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Dee is originally from the Northeast.  She was born in New York, and lived primarily in Connecticut until she was 16.  She moved with her family to Houston and has called Texas her home ever since. Between her and her husband they have 5  grown children and 14 grandchildren, all of which are spread out across the country. 

Dee is currently working on her Master’s Degree in health administration, and is planning a celebration for when she finishes in June of 2014.  She has been involved in the healthcare industry for over 30 years, so pursuing her Master’s in health administration was a logical choice for her.  She has worked for a variety of specialties.  She began her career in the Texas Medical Center working for an eye surgeon.  She has worked in neurology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, ENT, family/general practice, dermatology and now hepatology.  She joined the team at Liver Specialists of Texas in 2010 after a period of time living outside of Texas.  During this time, she realized how much she missed our great state and the level of care that is unique to The Texas Medical Center.

As Practice Manager for Liver Specialists of Texas, she oversees all of the day to day operations of the practice, including human resource and staffing, customer service, clinical care and research protocols, strategic planning, as well as billing and collection.

When Dee isn’t working or doing school work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading a good book or experiencing new things.   She loves to travel, especially taking road trips  and hopes to one day visit Italy.

Obesity and Fatty Liver Disease

Obesity, and all of its related complications, is more serious than most adults in America believe. More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and certain types of cancer, are some of the leading causes of preventable death. We are seeing an increase in the number of young children and adolescents developing obesity, and all of the related complications.

The cost of obesity is staggering, with annual medical cost of obesity exceeding $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars. The medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.

Dr. Galati and the Liver Specialists of Texas team are dedicated to evaluate, treat, and manage all aspects of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD and NASH), including the complication of cirrhosis and liver failure. Developing a customized plan of care for each patient they see is their objective.

Liver Transplant Resources

Dr. Galati has been involved in Liver Transplantation since 1989. As Medical Director for the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at Houston Methodist Hospital, Dr. Galati has cared for thousands of patients with advanced liver disease. In those with the most severe form of advanced liver disease and cirrhosis, liver transplantation is a life-saving surgery. For more information on liver transplantation, click here.

Indications for liver transplant include:

Online LIVER Second Opinion

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    From the comfort of your home, without the need to spend additional money on travel, lodging, and food, receive and expert second opinion from the expert physicians at Liver Specialists of Texas

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    There are five steps in the process of requesting a second opinion. We anticipate the steps will take you about 30-65 minutes to complete.

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    Have your medical records or those of your loved one on hand as you fill out the medical history questionnaire portion of the online process. The medical history questionnaire is detailed so having medical records to quickly reference will help make the process more efficient.

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    To start the process of an Online Liver Second Opinion, please fill out the initial contact form and fax back to our office. A representative from our office will call you for additional details.