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Dr. Abdullah Mubarak

Hepatology
Dallas, TX
29 years experience male

Locations

DMPG

Dallas, TX

Address

9 Medical Parkway, Plaza 4 Ste 206, Dallas, TX
Directions

Fax

(469) 317-7705

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

Cigna

About

Bio

Experienced Hepatologist with Clinical Research. Provide outstanding service to my patients with liver diseases including diagnosis and treatment of Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, Autoimmune Liver disease, Acute Liver Failure

Specialties
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Hepatology

Languages spoken

Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Urdu

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
26 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Ignore: Patient's need family support when they develop confusion (Hepatic Encephalopathy).
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Ignore: Best time to get treated for Hepatitis C Genotype 1&2 is NOW... Talk to your provider.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
No biomarkers yet: Perhaps the defenitive answer to determine extent of liver damage would be a liver biopsy if one not done in the last 3-5 years.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Labs & Physical Exam: Liver is a large organ with natural ability to regenerate. When this process of regeneration reaches an endpoint you can develop what is called cirrho... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
It may be Normal: Evaluate with a physician to exclude any undiagnosed liver disease.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Yes & No: If it is related to alcohol consumption it may be reversible if there is no established liver scarring. Life style and dietary modification are the ma... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Perhaps: Fatty liver is an emerging epidemic of liver disease mirroring obesity epidemic in the US. Fatty liver has a large spectrum from benign fat deposition... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Bruised Liver: Inflammation or bruising to the liver is similar to having a burn. Some burns heal with a scar and others don't. Similarly inflammation of the liver b... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
No: Fatty liver can be caused by alcohol consumption. Non- alcoholic fatty liver disease is a result of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and in some pa... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Yes and No: The chances of liver failure from primary biliary cirrhosis is dependent on how scarred your liver is. Although the name of the disease suggests cirrh... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Confusion: It can vary in how it manifests which can be mild confusion to coma.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Depends: Cirrhosis without any complications ( confusion called hepatic encephalopathy, bleeding from varices in the esophagus or stomach, loss of muscle mass,... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Great Options: Recommend confirming hep c RNA and genotype in the blood. This will help the hepatologist determine treatment options including pegylayed interferon, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Bloating: Abdominal bloating, cramps and loose bowel movements. Some patients do not like the sweet taste.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
<1% if SVR: If you have successfully been treated for hepatitis c and your virus is negative 6 months after your last dose of hepatitis c treatment. You have achi... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Exclude Liver Diseas: I would recommend a through evaluation to exclude liver disease and cirrhosis. Cirrhosis causes portal hypertension which can lead to an enlarged sple... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Ignore: Liver Failure can be acute (eg. Tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity) or chronic from cirrhosis of various causes.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Living & Deceased: Liver transplant is done from organ donors who express the wish to donate after death. Liver transplant can also be done with living donors in select ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
No: Fatty liver mirrors the obesity epidemic in the us. You may not have any physical signs of fatty liver and your liver function tests may also be norma... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
More than 6 months: Recommend waiting 6 months or longer. One it is recommended after exposure of ribavarin as part of your hcv treatment regimen. Two, viral clearance wo... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Unlikely: Very unlikely to have alcoholic hepatitis at the moment with normal LFT's
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Depends: If the patient has significant liver damage on biopsy of the liver their prognosis may be worse than someone without any established liver scar.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Yes: Her mortality would depend on her MELD score. Should explore deceased and living donor transplant. Hepatitis C treatment has evolved with excellent cu... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Ignore: It is Self Limited Disease most of the time. There is an excellent vaccine to prevent Hepatitis A.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Ignore: Tylenol (acetaminophen) upto 2000 milligrams a day is safe with cirrhosis. Avoid NSAIDS ( Ibuprofen etc).
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
They are the same: Hepatoma and hepatocellular carcinoma are terms used interchangably to describe the same diagnosis, hence the treatment and prognosis are the same.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Yes: Recommend seeing a hepatologist.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
You may not: Tenofovir if taken as prescribed and you have a good response, it may delay complications of cirrhosis and hence delay the need for transplant. Make ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Inflamed bile ducts: Cholangitis can be caused by bile duct inflammation from infections, blockage of ducts by stones, rarely by strictures ( benign or from cancer), it is... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Scarred Liver: Liver damage and scarring of the liver from a variety of causes results in what is called cirrhosis of the liver. Alcohol, viral hepatitis, autoimmune... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
No: Liver cancer if confined to the liver is not painful but spread outside the liver especially bones can cause pain.
A member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Depends: The two new drugs approved (incivek, victrelis) with pegylated interferon and Ribavirin are very good choices. There are newer molecules in clinical t... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Treat Hepatitis C: There are very promising treatments with good cure rates. It can be cured with a combination of pills ( Incivek or victrelis (boceprevir) and ribaviri... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
No: If a patient has co-existing HIV which may have an impact on the immune system. Hepatiti c by itself does not cause immune deficiency.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
See Below: Yellow eyes(sclerae) or jaundice, leg swelling, abdominal swelling (ascites), loss of muscle mass, sleep pattern changes, cold intolerance, bleeding, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
What is the kPa: Fibroscan helps asessment of liver scarring. If your score of 5.5 is the estimated kPa then it is suggestive of you not having advanced liver scarring
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Vaccinate: Consider Hepatitis B booster vaccination to protect yourself from Hepatitis B infection.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Perhaps: If the individual has cirrhosis with hepatitis c. Dietary salt restriction and not consuming raw seafood is an optimal recommendation.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Acetaminophen upto 2000 milligrams is safe even in patients with established cirrhosis.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Yes: Liver biopsy gives the information needed to diagnose NASH
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Depends : There are timepoints we test for hep c while on treatment and there after to determine cure( svr).
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Likely Negative: Recommend seeing your physician to do additional tests that shows presence or absence of hepatitis virus in the blood. (hcv RNA quantitation).
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
CT Scan or MRI: Quadruple phase imaging protocol with either ct scan or MRI are good at diagnosing hepatoma. Elevated AFP in the blood supports the diagnosis.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Abnormal: Inflammation of the liver can increase ast levels. This elevation can be seen rarely from muscle disorders.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Ignore: Chronic Hepatitis B is asymptomatic and if appropriately treated : can decrease liver cancer risk.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Varies: Most patients thrive and do well after liver transplant. However, surgical complications, recurrence of the disease in the new liver (depends on reaso... Read More

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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mubarak is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mubarak is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
What is the appropriate testing for liver cancer And when do you need to get it I've been taking Viread since December . Thank you so much!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'll ask to be referred - but in UK,they may or may not agree! :/ thnx
HealthTap member
Thank you. I started the Asazan but had fevers and vomiting so I had to stop it.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Bellary Medical College
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

Mountainside Hospital

Residency

Maryland General Hospital

Awards

Best Doctors Hepatology D Magazine 2014
Best Doctors Hepatology D Magazine 2013

Affiliations

American College of Phyiscians
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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