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Erin Yates, PA-C, is a Louisiana native who obtained her undergraduate degree in Toxicology/Chemistry from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  She obtained her Master's in Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Texas Medical Branch in 2005.  After graduation, she was awarded the AASLD NP/PA fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in 2006 and then joined Liver Specialist of Texas from 2007 to 2009.  During her first tenure with Liver Specilists of Texas, Erin was responsible for the coordination of care for those patients with hepatitis C, and the treatment they received. She was also a sub-investigator on all of the hepatitis C research protocols.

Departing Liver Specialists of Texas in 2009, Erin joined the staff at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She was deeply involved with the clinical organiation of patient care at UTMB, and the expansion of regional liver clinics.

After 4 years at the Texas Transplant Center at UTMB, working as a transplant coordinator and liver transplant program manager, she  rejoins us at Liver Specialist of Texas.  Erin's expertise includes management of hepatitis C and other chronic liver diseases, as well as liver transplant patient care. Erin Yates is the most experienced Physician Assistant in Houston with regard to outpatient care, clinical research, and the management of patients with hepatitis C.


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.