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Liver Specialists of Texas: Our Services

Liver Specialists of Texas provides a wide range of specialized care to patients with digestive and liver disorders. Dr. Joseph S. Galati has been practicing in the Texas Medical Center since 1994.

Our main office, located in Scurlock Tower, a 4566 square foot facility, with a spacious waiting room, 7 examinations rooms, a patient/family education classroom, and physician consultation offices. Our warm receptive staff is available for all of your needs. At this location, all of the outpatient consultations take place. Detailed medical histories are obtained along with a thorough physical examination. Prior medical records are reviewed by the physicians, as well as previously performed x-rays  and liver biopsies if previously performed. When necessary, these x-rays and biopsies are reviewed directly with the patient. A full report to your referring physician is dictated immediately once the visit is complete. For foreign visitors, a wide range of interpreter services is available.

Abdominal ultrasounds are performed at this location, a common procedure in patients with liver and digestive disorders.

Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is available daily to assist our patients and clients with a variety of nutrition needs, including (but not limited to) weight management, fatty liver disease, GI disorders, diabetes, heart disease, or any other metabolic conditions or general nutrition concerns.

Patients that require hospitalization for more complicated problems are admitted exclusively to The Methodist Hospital, located directly across Fannin Street, and attached to ScurlockTower.The Methodist Hospital is one of the finest hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, and home of the world-renowned DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. The Methodist Hospital is consistently listed in U.S. News and World Report as one of the leading hospital in the country. A superb staff of specialists’ practice at The Methodist Hospital, assisting in the care of our liver patients when called upon.

Patients that require outpatient endoscopic procedures have them performed at Texas International Endoscopy Center. Here, day surgeries are performed including liver biopsies, upper endoscopies, and colonoscopies. The caring nursing staff of TIEC makes your brief visit enjoyable, in a caring and respectful manner. TIEC's phone number is 713-520-8432. They are located in the Baylor Clinic Building at 6620 Main Street, Suite 1500 (15th Floor).

The comprehensive care we provide includes the following disorders and services:



Viral hepatitis

Liver Biopsy

Hepatitis C


Hepatitis B

Upper Endoscopy


Banding of Esophageal Varicies

Portal Hypertension

Liver Transplantation

Gastrointestinal bleeding


Liver Cancer


Hemochromatosis/Iron Overload


Liver Failure