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Lexa was born in Akron, Ohio and has recently moved to Houston this past year. After growing up in Ohio and attending Xavier University in Cincinnati, on an Honors Scholarship, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in 2013. While attending Xavier University, Lexa worked for Tri-Health Hospital System and spent most of her time volunteering with local hospitals and shadowing physicians in the areas of Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics, and Pediatrics.

Upon graduation from Xavier in the spring of 2013, Lexa moved to Houston to join the team at Liver Specialists of Texas and is currently serving as the scheduler for new patients and procedures. Lexa lives in Katy and is the oldest of three sisters and one brother. In her spare time, Lexa enjoys getting to know the city of Houston and being the news editor for “Your Health First” on NewsRadio 740AM KTRH with Dr. Galati. Lexa plans to attend Physician Assistant School, here in Texas, and pursue a career in Pediatrics. 

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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.