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Individualized Nutrition Visits

There is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to successfully improving one’s health outcomes. Nutrition visits are catered to the client’s personal dietary and lifestyle habits and patterns as well as their current medical conditions. Interventions and treatment plans are developed jointly between the dietitian, medical providers, and the patient, and appropriate goals are planned with scheduled follow-up visits to help ensure that the patient’s progress is being monitored and interventions are adjusted accordingly.

 

Nutrition Concerns We Assist With

Weight Management Liver Disease
Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Kidney Disease
High Blood Pressure Heart Disease
High Cholesterol Inflammation
High Triglycerides Cancer
GI Disorders Dietary Restrictions
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Food Intolerances
Malnutrition/Underweight General Nutrition and Health

 

Meet Our Dietitian

Helen Yuan, MS, RD, LD is the in-house Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Liver Specialists of Texas. She received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016, then went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University here in Houston, TX. While attending graduate school, Helen completed her supervised practice hours in the Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s Dietetic Internship Program. Helen previously worked as an outpatient dietitian at Harris Health System before joining the Liver Specialists of Texas in April 2019, where she now provides a number of client-oriented nutrition services. 

 

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.