Dr. Joseph Galati, MD

Dr. Joseph Galati, MD

HepatologyMaleAge 62

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(713) 794-0700

Dr. Joseph Galati, MD is a Hepatology Specialist in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Brazosport Regional Health System and Houston Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Galati to book an appointment.

Locations

Liver Specialists of Texas PA

Liver Specialists of Texas PA6560 Fannin St Houston, TX 77030
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Dr. Galati's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Galati

3.4

Based on 45 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
35.55555555555556%
(16)
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What went well
  • Office environment (30)
  • Explained conditions well (27)
  • Listened & answered questions (27)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (14)
  • Appointment was rushed (13)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (13)
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Very good service and a great team! I'm seeing Dr Galati, best of the best. very attentive, explains in detail. I would very much recommend Liver Specialists of Texas
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chris – May 19, 2021
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Very good service and a great team! I'm seeing Dr Galati, best of the best. very attentive, explains in detail. I would very much recommend Liver Specialists of Texas
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chris – May 19, 2021
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Dr. Galati could be the best hepatologist on the planet, but if no one answers the phone or responds to email or voice mail, what’s the point??? His staff is absolutely awful about follow up and any communication in general. The patient portal is useless. The staff is constantly passing the buck and blaming someone else in the office for not doing their job. I’ve seen Galati twice...during my intake appt. and when he did my endoscopy. I’ve dealt with NPs and medical assistants since. Initially Galati was great, and gave me hope and has helped me, but it’s been a frustrating downhill every day since. Hey coach, your team is dropping the ball! I’m afraid I’m going to start looking for a new hepatologist who spends less time on Facebook and Instagram and more time with his patients and making sure his practice is run correctly.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't explain conditions well
4 people found this helpful
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Disappointed in Houston – Jul 20, 2020
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Dr. Galati has been my doctor for over 15 years and I have always received excellent and compassionate care. He has continued to care for me since my liver transplant in 2008. He is an advocate and is top in his field. I would highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Cheryl – May 30, 2020
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Village Family Practice referred me to Dr. Galati. I definetly want to say thank you to Dr. Galati and his team for helping me get everything I needed. Worth the wait. Ultrasound. Another test for my liver. and dietitian. Dr. Galati your staff is great!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Charles Beasley – Feb 28, 2020
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Very pleasant staff. Called me the day before to prepare me for my visit with Dr. Galati. Small wait. But I would guess it comes with the acuity of patients. They took their time with me which provided comfort as I was very worried about my liver.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Feb 26, 2020
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I owe my life,and the quality of my life to Dr.Galati and his staff.I have been a patient of his for 6years.I can never thank or repay him and his staff enough.my family and I know he is the best doctor in his field.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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James in Tomball, TX – Feb 17, 2020
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The negative reviews below are very accurate. I had the same experience. After the first visits they take the money and run with no feedback on your results and they postpone all future visits.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Jan 11, 2020
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Dr Galati is my liver doctor, I could not be happier! He is always available when we need to make an appointment and is very knowledgeable!! My husband came with me and they worked the staff worked in him - they went above and beyond. Very compassionate!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Georgina Harvey – Oct 16, 2019
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You don't hear back from your doctor's office regarding your results. Even if they look okay, they should provide them if it is requested. I requested my lab results (from May) in June, August, and September for 3times, no response. If they are not communicating with patients, what is the purpose of having a patient portal?
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Pinar – Sep 25, 2019
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You only get to see Dr Galati ONE time. The rest you only see a nurse. I think Dr Galati cares for the money ?? more than his patients. Dr Galati sends lab work to his own lab which is GALA Pathology/GALA Histology. He does not care if it’s out of network because if the insurance doesn’t pay everything he makes the patient pay!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Sep 23, 2019
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Dr Galati cares deeply for his patients. He communicates this concern and exudes confidence in his ability to help with your particular illness. I trust him. He commands the most up to date research and remedies. I recommend Dr Galati in the strongest way.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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May 10, 2019
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I've been a patient of Dr. Galati's for over 18 yrs. He is very Professional and has Great Attitude! Sometimes he is very busy but his staff is Excellent! He uses the latest technology and answers questions a layman can understand.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Brad in Deer Park, TX – Jan 25, 2018
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Him and his staff saved my life. Literally.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Thomas Ballis in Houston, TX – Sep 12, 2017
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My patient went there first time. She was told that she will Dr. Galati only once. After that the PA will take over. That is unacceptable. I am not sure why doctors are getting lazy! White coat and stethoscope does not make you a good provider. It is the history taking skills and connection between it and the well trained brain that makes a real doctor a good doctor. Insist on real doctors only!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
11 people found this helpful
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Lake Jackson, TX – Aug 23, 2017
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Dr. Gulati saved my life I am indebted to him forever
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Houston, TX – Jul 05, 2017
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Dr. Galati is excellent. His staff is awful.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
8 people found this helpful
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Van Vleck, TX – May 06, 2017
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Yes I would always recommend Dr. Galati. He is the Best in his Area of Medicine. I have seen him for 17 years and tried several clinical trial medications to get curried of Hepatitis C. He help me along even though my dieses would not give in and die out. With Harvoni that he got me on I am now curried. An I have received a new liver by now and I saw him several times while in the Methodist Transplant facility. You cannot do any better that this facility or by going to Dr. Galati. His office st
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Ken McNemar in Huntsville, TX – Apr 04, 2017
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I usually see his PA. I have had no issues with her. Very professional and kind.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Apr 03, 2017
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Terrible bedside manner, patient care, cant reach him or his staff for anything. Hes just another sociopath specialist in it for the money. I wouldnt recommend him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Chad Davis in Houston, TX – Feb 28, 2017
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Galati's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Viral Hepatitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Galati treats Viral Hepatitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Galati treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Galati treats Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Galati treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Galati treats Abdominal Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Galati treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Galati's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Liver Tumor
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Variceal Bleeding
  • Varices
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Preferred PPO
Meritain Health
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Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Joseph S. Galati is a native of Long Island, New York. He received his undergraduate degree at Syracuse University and attended St. George's University...Read more

Specialties

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

Education

University Nebr
Fellowship Hospital
SUNY Health Science Ctr/Kings Co
Residency Hospital
SUNY Hlth Sci Ctr
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Joseph Galati, MD?

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Does Dr. Joseph Galati, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Galati has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Joseph Galati, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Joseph Galati, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Galati frequently treats Viral Hepatitis, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, and Abdominal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Galati treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Galati, MD's office located?

Dr. Galati's office is located at 6560 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Joseph Galati, MD speak?

Dr. Galati speaks Spanish, Chinese, Mandarin, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Galati is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Brazosport Regional Health System

Lake Jackson, TX

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

33 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

Sugar Land, TX

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

Shenandoah, TX

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

Houston, TX

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center

Liberty, TX

85% Patient Experience Rating, 16% higher than the national average

Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center

Houston, TX

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital

Houston, TX

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)