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Joseph S. Galati, M.D.
Dr. Joe Galati is a Liver Specialist practicing in Houston, Texas. His practice, Liver Specialists of Texas is dedicated to the care of patients with all facets of liver disease.
Interests: photography, backpacking, and cooking.
Recent Activity
Effective January 1, 2011, our blog has been relocated to this new site, providing a better platform for both readers and contributers. My practice website for Liver Specialists of Texas has also been redesigned, with greater acces to social media,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
I spend a good part of my day doing endoscopic procedures, such as colonoscopies and upper endoscopies. While I am a Hepatologist and Liver Transplant Physician, I have been first trained as a Board Certified Gastroenterologist. Attached in this photo... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
Telaprevir, Boceprevir Improve HCV Cure Rates. The new therapies for chronic hepatitis C are closer than ever. While we have been participating in conducting may of these trials, it has never been more exciting for both patients and physicians who... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
In this post, Lauren Thomas, our nurse practitioner in our office, discussed with me various aspects of anti-viral therapy for chronic hepatitis C. Lauren provides a common-sense approach to dealing with the side effects, and how we successfully manage them,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, NAFLD, remains a large public health concern, and a common disorder we see in our practice. Dr. Khaderi and I sat down and reviewed some of the more common features and suggested guidelines for the care... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
Tonight I held an interview on my weekly radio program, Your Health First, with three Strake Jesuit High School juniors, Alex Trevino, Joseph Galati, and Blake Holbrooke. They discussed issues related to teen driving, and steps they take to reduce... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
Melinda Beck from the Wall Street Journal wrote an excellent article on Hepatitis C that was published today. It features a number of our patients, and their experience with the new research studies we are performing. The article can be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
Dr. Paul Kwo was on Your Health First with Dr. Joe Galati this past Sunday evening, discussing the latest results published this past week in the medical journal Lancet, which discussed the new finding with the drug Boceprevir. The response... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
New regulations for controlling obesity. Good idea, but there are better ways to solve the obesity epidemic. Read the full article here. Listen here to my views. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX) reported strong results from the first of three key late-stage studies of hepatitis-C treatment, telaprevir, showing success in three-quarters of patients using the drug for 12 weeks. This is very good news for both patients and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
You can eat where every you'd like to. Eat as much as you want. I cannot control that behavior. What I try and do, both with my own patients, and listeners of Your Health First, is to enlighten them to... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
Listen to the podcast of this article. Summer Pool Safety Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
We talk about excessive salt in the American dail all the time. Heinz has decided to cut 15% of the salt ouot of their world famous ketchup. This amounts to a 30 mg drop per serving. While this is a... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
TThe Institute of Medicine this past week came out with a report - once again - stating we are all taking in too much salt in our diet. Listen to this audio file for more details. Let me know what... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
Our practice, Liver Specialists of Texas, recently produced a video outlining what is involved with a liver biopsy. Send us your comments. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
Jolene Vanderzyl, a Registered Dietitian with Sugar Lakes Family Practice, will join Dr. Galati tonight to discuss the problem of excessive dietary sodium (salt) in the American diet. For the past five years, we have been discussing the salt problem... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
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Mar 15, 2010
I had the pleasure, though brief opportunity to meet Harry Smith several years ago at CBS Headquarters in New York City - we shared a video editing room while I waited for Dan Rather to show up for a photo... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
March is Colon Cancer Awarenessmonth. One of the methods for screening for colon cancer is a colonoscopy. For most patients, there is anxiety over the need to take the bowel preparation, which is a sometimes bad tasting solution that is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Listen below to an audio file from Dr. Galati regarding general issues related to colon cancer. Colon Cancer Month Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
A delightful new patient was seen in the office today with the diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease that unfortunately had progressed to cirrhosis. She was accompanied by her sister. They we both obese, on the borderline of morbid obesity.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
Today in the office, it was another hectic day seeing patients. I was struck by how often I had to discuss obesity with patients and their family. The educational need in this area is overwhelming. Basic facts on calorie, salt,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infect liver cells, and persistent infection can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and/or a form of liver cancer known as hepatocellular carcinoma. Over 4 million Americans have hepatitis C, many... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
An article published this week suggests, and I happen to agree, that napping after lunch is good for you, and helps with learning. Can you imagine schools acroos America allowing our teenagers to nap after lunch, or better yet, your... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog
Image more bad news on childhood obesity. Studies this past week point to the fact that obese children have a far greater chance of not living past 55 years of age. Another way to put it...the children of today may... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2010 at Dr. Joe Galati's Blog