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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia

Surgery
Upland, PA
40 years experience male

Locations

Crozer Chester Transplant and Hepatobiliary center

Upland, PA

Address

1 medical center boulevard, POB II, Suite 220, Upland, PA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

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Amerigroup

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania

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Cigna

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Health Net

Health Partners Of Philadelphia Inc

Health Plan Adminstrators, Inc. (HPA)

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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Independence Blue Cross Group

John Hancock Life Insurance Company

Jefferson National Life Insurance Company

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Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company

Nationwide Life Insurance Company

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State Farm Insurance Companies

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Office

Upland, PA

About

Bio

Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon. Areas of interest are multiorgan transplant, including liver and kidney, liver resections, pancreas surgery and biliary tract surgery

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Surgery

General Surgery

Transplant Surgery

Doctor Q&A

211 Answers
41 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Pain: In stomach radiating to the back.
A 21-year-old female asked:
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Trauma: To the liver is either self limited (not requiring surgery), or quite dramatic and life threatening requiring immediate intervention to stop the bleed... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Varies: If its a large defect, it's mostly an unsightly bulge and a loss of strength. If the defect is smaller, risks include incarceration or strangulation o... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Not often: Most of them are malignant, especially if solid. And many cystic lesions are premalignant..
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Yes, but...: Only to a certain point...Since it appears that cirrhosis, once established is irreversible...Though progression can be halted.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Nothing: Its not associated with disease states.
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Tell: People about it. Sign your organ donor card or make your drivers license reflect this wish of yours.
A 27-year-old member asked:
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Two causes: First a retained stone. Or biliary dyskinesia a condition in which the exit muscle at the tip of the bile duct becomes abnormal and causes obstruction... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Depends on therapy: Its really therapy dependent. Most hcc are related to cirrhosis, usually extensive and multiple and not amenable to therapy. Only early hcc can be a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Complex but beBeth: Complex as there is need for immunosuppressive, but bett since it removes the need for Insulin and prevents progression of the "opathies" such as gast... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Sensitization: Patients can become sensitized to other antigens while on dualisms, especially if they receive blood transfusions.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Inflammation: Of the liver, also known as hepatitis.
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Not usually: Unless stress causes you to binge eat fatty foods.
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Buzzzzzz!!: You are in time out for a period of time, usually between 3-6 months...But you may get a red card and be out altogether. It is decided in a multidisc... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Three modalities: ultrasound, ct scan (imaging) and alpha-fetoprotein levels (blood). Most clinicians will alternate AFP and us every six months, res... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
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Depends: Phtn due to liver disease is curable with liver transplant. This is not very common. Most phtn is primary and related to established damage to the pul... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
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About: Two hours for most cases.
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Yes: It may take up to 6 months to improve. Sharp pain at that level after that period should bevevaluatedvfor abnormal nerve regroths (neuromas).
A 22-year-old member asked:
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Every six months: Guidelines and recommendations are to screen every six months with either us and/or afp. However, this interval may be shortened if patients have addi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Various: Inflammation (hepatitis, other infections), infiltration (fatty liver, storage diseases) or lesions in liver (tumors).
A 22-year-old member asked:
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Not very: Likely. I would venture that less than 10% of all HAV infections take a fulminant course.
A 70-year-old male asked:
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Likely benign: But if not cystic, warrants further work up and possible excision or biopsy.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Quite common are simple cysts, and are benign without risk of cancer. Rarely they are all over the liver and cause liver enlargement (polycystic dise... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Too vague: Usually a combination of pain, jaundice and fever, depending on the cause.
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Same way: As without a liver transplant: avoid stressors, meditate, get massages, etc.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Between : 3-5 days prior to discharge. It may take weeks to months until you feel as good as before the surgery.
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Acceptance: Acceptance of the transplanted foreign organ as your own, avoiding need for immunosuppressive therapy.
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Depends: On what period. Early on (0-6 months) nmost complications are technical (related to the procedure), immunological (rejections) or medication related... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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High: If you don't reach a hospital before exsanguination.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Delayed gastric func: Usually delayed gastric function. I see this less in my patients in which i preserve the pylorus
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Either: To have active progressive disease ( which can lead to cirrhosis or cancer), or carrier status, with little liver damage but still at risk for cancer.
A 24-year-old member asked:
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85%: Survival at one yer can be up to 85% or even more depending on the cause necessitating transplant and the quality of the organ receiver. Cause of dea... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Variable: Most operations last about 6 hours, but depends of cause for liver transplant and immediate function of the transplanted liver. I have performed them... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Factors: You may need to either adjust doses, add bone marrow stimulating factors or both. In extreme cases, therapy may need to be interrupted altogether.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Synonyms: Cirrhosis of the liver is synonymous with the microscopic image classified as"stage 4". Cirrhosis per sevis largely asymptomatic. However, end-stage ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Yes: But most organs will not be considered. Liver may be the only organ that may be used.
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Depends: Depends on the type. For colon, the most common, can be up to 40% in selected cases treated with combinations of surgery (resection) and chemotherapy.
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Usually not long: It is quite dismal. Most cancers are discovered late and are unresectable. For localized cancers, resection offers the best chance of cure, and even... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
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Nothing specific: But you may want to avoid greasy foods if your gallbladder still in place.
A member asked:
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No: It's contraindicated for cancer of the pancreas.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Removal : Of the diseased liver and implantation of the healthy new liver.
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Two answers: Hemngiomas are congenital. Anemia is multifactorial. They are not necessarily related.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Very poor: Rare tumor with almost no known 5-year survival rates. Can't quotevexactvfigures due to the rarity.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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No: But it can lead to existing ones rupturing.
A 39-year-old female asked:
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See a doctor: This forum is not meant to take the place of one. Your symptoms can be due to many causes, but a thorough physical an test review by a professional i... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
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Could be: A hernia or the beginning of one. Should see a surgeon.
A 28-year-old male asked:
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Pathology: Usually is described as a calcific pancreas in a patient w multiple prior acute episodes, pancreatic insufficiency, and frequently a history of alcoho... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Not long: But it's mostly not covered by insurance. So if there's a need to pay outside insurance that may delay the procedure.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Many causes: Cirrhosis is the way the liver heals itself after repeated, severe or ongoing insults. These can be multifactorial, such as toxins (alcohol, certain ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
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Look for: Gastritis or retained stones. Also could be pancreatitis. An uppe endoscopy and/or a ct scan would be indicated.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Manzarbeitia is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Manzarbeitia is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Hi! Bilateral br dc. Right upper quad thickening tendrness with abn US and mri. Symptoms 10 weeks. Biopsy tues. want to understand washout
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Stopped therapy,bone marrow won't work after 6 units of blood, what is my problem or next step?
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thx but all tests are negative. i dno what to do.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Docs Philadelphia
us news & world report top doc 2012
Top General Surgeon , Second Place, Pennsylvania - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Advanced Surgery Institute, PC
Crozer Transplant Program
Gift of Life
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