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Veronica, who joined Liver Specialists of Texas in 2007, is responsible for all patient clinic appointment  and the scheduling of procedures, including liver biopsy, colonoscopy, and upper endoscopy. In most situations, procedures that need to be scheduled following a clinic visit with Dr. Galati or Erin Yates, PA-C will be scheduled the day of the clinic visit. This will allow greater flexibility is making arrangements for a prcedure on a day that is best suited to your schedule.
For new patients that are requesting an appointment with Dr. Galati, Veronica will attempt to schedule appointments that work best for the patient and their family members. In cases where appointment dates are several week out, we can contact you for an appointment sooner than scheduled if cancellations occur. Keep in mind that you may only have a days notice to come to the alternate appointment.
It is important to provide Veronica with as much information as possible so we can communicate with you. E-mail communication is becoming more popular with patients, and we will ask for both a work or home e-mail. In addition to your home phone number, kindly provide us with your cell, work, and next of kin numbers. All of these measures help in communicating with our patients.

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.