About Dr. Joe Galati

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.
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Brett Sanders Discusses LifeGift: Update on Life Saving Open Heart Surgery

Listen to the recent interview with Brett Sanders with Heart Gift, and the charitable work they are doing for children around the world in need of life saving open heart surgery. Brett Sanders and Heart Gift: Update on Life Saving Surgery in Houston by Your Health First Radio on Mixcloud

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FDA Rejects Daily Aspirin Use to Prevent Heart Attack

Here is a behind the scenes look at our studio, and the making of the Medical Minute.

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Umbilical Hernia: Video Review

Take a look at this video, with a brief description of an umbilical hernia in a patient with cirrhosis.  

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Dr. Galati Discusses

Tonight on Your Health First, I did a segment on alcohol use, and the ill effects on the body. This is information that needs to be shared with those closest to you. Unfortunately, not everyone is up to date on this information, and only after years of alcohol misuse and or abuse, do they come […]

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Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer, and Bad New for Patients: It’s Never Easy

Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer, and Bad New for Patients: It’s Never Easy

Primary liver cancer, or hepatocellular carcinoma, is a growing problem we face in the care of patients with chronic liver disease, especially hepatitis C. The number of new cases of liver cancer I see each week has grown steadily over the past 15 years. A lot of this has to do with the aging population […]

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Childhood Obesity: New Research Released in New England Journal of Medicine

A new article in the NEJM sheds light on the origins of obesity. It seems obesity starts earlier than expected, and obese 5 year olds are at risk for life-long obesity. Listen to Dr. Galati’s podcast here.  

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New Hepatitis C Drug Sofosbuvir FDA Approved and Available Now.

Last Friday the FDA gave approval to Gilead approving their new HCV drug sofosbuvir, know as Solvadi. The indication for the HCV drug is wider than ever before, opening the door to a much wider range of patients that can benefit from treatment. Know that it is available, feel free to contact us for a […]

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New Gilead Drug Sovaldi FDA Approved: Improved Cure Rate Available

Yet another new drug to treat hepatitis C has been approved. The FDA announced the approval of sofosbuvir, commercially known as Sovaldi. Sovaldi is manufactured by Gilead. More details on this new therapy will be added this weekend, so stay tuned. For an office evaluation and opinion if you are a candidate for these new hepatitis […]

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New Hepatitis C Drug Approved: Janssen’s Hepatitis C Drug Simeprevir Now Available

This past week, the FDA gave approval to Janssen’s new drug to treat hepatitis C. Simeprevir, commercially know as OLYSIO, is the first new hepatitis C drug since the release of telapravir (Incevik) and boceprevir (Victrelis) in 2011. Simeprevir is a  NS3/4A protease inhibitor, used in combination with interferon and ribavirin. The release of simeprevir marks […]

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Colon Poop: Another Bad Colonoscopy Prep: Follow All Directions

From our YouTube page, another example of a poor bowel prep. This man did not fully follow the instructions. When going for a colonoscopy, follow all directions as given, or else you’ll have to repeat the colonoscopy which is no fun.

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