Author: drjoegalati

Acetaminophen Liver Toxicity Dangers

Every holiday season, we bring up the potential for accidental acetaminophen (Tylenol) over dose and the risk of liver failure. How does this happen? Party goers may want to pre-medicate themselves against a potential hangover. Expecting excess alcohol may be consumed, they feel they’re being proactive. The combination of acetaminophen and alcohol makes the combination […]

The Power of the Family Meal

I have the great privilege, as a physician, to talk with thousands of families every year. It is all part of the interview process which is an essential piece of caring for patients. From the start, based on lessons I learned from my own family, developing effective communication skills if vital to all our endeavors.  […]

Dietary Salt: An Update for Liver Patients

We are always discussing with our patients the need to limit their dietary sodium (salt) intake. When you have chronic liver disease, such as cirrhosis, there is an interplay between the liver and the kidneys resulting in the formation of edema. Edema is the excess fluid that builds up under the skin and other places […]

Why is the MELD Score Important for Liver Patients?

If there is one question that is asked of me daily, it is patients and family members wanting to know what their MELD score is, and how does this value impact their ability to get a liver transplant? What’s Cirrhosis? Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease that can result from various causes such as alcohol […]

Thanksgiving Recipe e-Book

Nutritious Eating on Thanksgiving Our team has written an e-book with all of the recipes you will need for a healthful Thanksgiving dinner. Making sure the recipes are appropriate for calories, sugar, salt, and fat, they offer a healthy alternative to the usual high calorie feast. Download the e-book here. Feel free to share it […]

Liver Cancer Treatment: Complication of Cirrhosis

The Basics to Know Liver cancer is a complication of cirrhosis. At our practice, Liver Specialists of Texas, we see a large number of cases of liver cancer. Understanding why is important. We prepared this brief video as an introduction to the topic. Cirrhosis, which is scarring of the liver, is a major risk factor […]

Best Liver Team in Texas

The Beginning Liver Specialists of Texas is the best liver team in Texas. Let me explain. I’ve been involved in the care of liver patients since 1988. It was July of that year that I cared for my first liver transplant patient. It was a young boy in New York City. He was in dire […]

Talking to Your Doctor: New FREE Webinar

Register Today We feel that a big part of healthcare is the communication between the patient and their physician. My entire career I have placed a premium on this relationship. Good communication builds trust, comfort, and overall improves the results. While having a good communication-relationship with your physician won’t cure cancer, it does help with […]

Healthy Food Is Too Expensive – Is It?

Sign up for our FREE Webinar on September 1, 2022 at 5p CST What’s the Issue? One of the most common conversations I have with patients is related to their diet. Most patients that see me have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease related to type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity. Our team councils patients on […]


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