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Casey Gonzales, RN, NP


Hepatology Nurse Practitioner , Advanced Practice Provider


Casey Gonzales is a Texas native who from a young age knew healthcare was her calling.

She attended Houston Baptist University where she graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Upon graduation from nursing school she worked for over 11 years at Baylor CHI St. Luke's in the cardiovascular recovery room. There she cared for a wide range of patients recovering from cardiovascular surgery to transplant patients.

After many years at bedside she wanted to achieve her ultimate goal of completing her Master's of Science in Nursing. In 2022, she graduated with her Master's from the University of Texas in Arlington as a certified Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. As a provider, Casey is passionate about the whole-person approach to health and wellness for her patients.

At Liver Specialists of Texas, she carries on this pursuit, and is always seeking more knowledge on how to best serve her patients. Casey's enthusiasm for wellness and fitness spills over outside of work where she is an avid crossfitter. Her passion for teaching others about health, prevention, and fitness allowed her husband and herself to open a crossfit gym to help their community achieve their goals in wellness.

She greatly enjoys spending time with her family in the outdoors and watching her boys play baseball. 

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.