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Hepatology Nurse Practitioner , Advanced Practice Provider
I was born in Manila, Philippines but raised in Alief. I received my Bachelor’s in Nursing at UTMB Galveston and Master’s at TWU in Houston. I have been an NP since 2009.
I began my NP career as a diabetes clinician at Completes Diabetes Care, KATY, TX, Thereafter, I became the Diabetes Program Coordinator at CHI St. Luke’s. Prior to my current role, I was the Clinical Science Liaison for South Texas in the Cardio Metabolic therapeutic area for AstraZeneca
As a clinician and provider at Liver Specialists of Texas, my responsibilities include clinically managing all facets of liver diseases including fatty liver, genetic disorders, viral hepatitis (including hepatitis B and hepatitis C), autoimmune conditions, cirrhosis, and liver transplant recipients. I also advocate for patient participation in research and promote liver health in the community through various platforms.
In my years of managing liver disease and as a son of someone who had cirrhosis, I have first-hand experience as a clinician and a family member. With that first-hand experience, it is important to show empathy, and ensure that our patients and their loved ones understand their condition and plan of care we outline for them.
It’s important to convey to the community that alcohol is not the sole source of liver disease. Other factors, most importantly, is how obesity affects the function of the liver. Modifiable behaviors can greatly impact liver health. It's important to understand the an individual's dietary and lifestyle decisions impacts good liver function and appearance. It's just as important that the individual surround themselves with disease experts, such as our team at Liver Specialists of Texas.
For leisure, I enjoy, coaching girls basketball, golfing when I can, and taking vacations with my family
I love anything 80's and I have a blast when I Karaoke with my Framily. I am married to my high school sweetheart w/ 3 beautiful daughters # girldad #fattyliver #metabolicsyndrome #obesity
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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.