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Dr. Robert Rahimi

Hepatology
Dallas, TX
10 years experience male

Locations

Office

Dallas, TX

Address

3410 Worth Street, Suite 860, Dallas, TX
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My office hours

Tuesday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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Fax

2148200993

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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.

Hepatology

Gastroenterology

Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

165 Answers
125 Agrees
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
2 new drugs: Within the last few month, 2 new drugs have come out that are in pill forms and FDA approved (without interferon injections) that cure hepatitis C in ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
NO Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as peo... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Prior : Prior to answering your question, avvo's terms of use state, "such information should be used only as a starting point for addressing your medical iss... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Gilbert's syndrome: You probably have a harmless genetic condition called gilbert's syndrome (very common benign liver condition). Your liver doesn't properly process a s... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Depends: Liver enzymes can fluctuate daily depending on many causes, however I am assuming that your doctor mentioned it could be due to antibiotics which in c... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
No: Hemochromatosis is a genetic disease (iron overload disease) from the blood and has nothing to do with ironing clothes.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
No: If you have been immunized (vaccinated) for hepatitis a and b, and you have developed antibodies against hepatitis a and b (which can be checked by an... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
No: No 'liquid bandaid' or other home remedies kills hepatitis c. There are newer medicines that are being used to cure patients with hepatitis c. See a l... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as peo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as peo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as peo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
YES, Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as peo... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as peo... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
No. Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as peo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Depends: Depends on a number of factors, however without knowing more, it is hard to say, although i would lean toward your alcohol intake as being the culprit... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
I would wait to use: Usually when being treated with peg interferon and ribavirin, you become immunosuppresed (i.e. Low immune system), so any other injections like juvede... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Prior : Prior to answering your question, avvo's terms of use state, "such information should be used only as a starting point for addressing your medical iss... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Probably normal: Total bilirubin is broken down into direct and indirect bilirubin. Different labs report different values that fall in the normal range for total bil... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Low but still presen: Hepatitis c can be transmitted through sexual contact. However, if you are in a monogamous relationship, hepatitis c is transmitted sexually at a low ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Yes: Having hepatitis c usually doesn't cause signs or symptoms until cirrhosis develops. The new cdc recommends that everyone born between 1945-1965 get t... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Not contagious unles: Hepatitis c is not contagious unless you come in contact with that person and their blood or use IV drugs (sharing needles with them), sexually, shar... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Hep B high,Hep C low: Hepatitis is a broad term and there are viral and non-viral causes. Assuming you are talking about contracting hepatitis b or c, then hepatitis b is c... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Gallbladder or ulcer: Without knowing more, it is difficult to say what the cause is, however it can be related to your gallbladder (gallstones) or stomach (ulcer disease)... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Weight loss: Fatty liver is usually diagnosed with an ultrasound showing fat deposits in the liver. Usually liver enzymes are elevated (ALT and AST). Most people w... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Depends: If your total hep a ab was high, it means you either were vaccinated for this, or had a previous infection when you were younger which is common and n... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
NO, Don't use them: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as peo... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as peo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Hepatologist or GI: If you have a transplant hepatologist near your home, I would advise you to see them for a consultation. Practicing gastroenterologists can also manag... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Hepatitis B: If you have a positive hepatitis B surface antigen, then you have active hepatitis B infection. You can see a hepatologist (liver doctor) to check som... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as peo... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
NO, don't use: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as peo... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Depends: It depends on what type of hepatitis you have (as there are many different types including viral, non-viral, autoimmune, alcohol or non-alcohol causes... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as peo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Can vary: Cirrhosis can lead to complications like fluid build up in your abdomen (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices that can bleed, and liv... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
NO: Hepatitis C is an RNA virus circulating in your bloodstream and causes inflammation of the liver. Although washing your hands is great for killing bac... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Depends, but yes: There are many causes of hepatitis besides alcohol. Hepatitis = inflammation of the liver. This can occur from virus (hepatitis A, B, C), autoimmune ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as peo... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Probably not: The liver is located under the right side of your rib cage. Usually this doesn't cause pain, however sometimes inflammation of the liver causing the c... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Concern not dangerou: Sgpt is the same as alt, a "liver enzyme". It can be due to a number of causes like fatty liver disease (very common now a days) or inflammation from ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Depends: Elevated liver enzymes (alt and ast) can be due to a number of causes. Without knowing more information, it is difficult to answer. However, it can be... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
No: You are young and i would recommend seeing a liver specialist to determine if you have a chronic hepatitis b state that is "active" or "inactive" to ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Depends: It depends on the underlying cause of the liver enzyme elevations. The most common cause these days is a one to five fold increase in liver enzymes du... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Can vary: Chronic liver disease can be asymptomatic and over time can lead to cirrhosis. Signs like fluid build up in the abdominal cavity (ascites), easy bruis... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
RNA vs DNA virus: Hepatitis c is an RNA virus and hepatitis b is a dna virus. Both can lead to chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. Those with hepatitis b do not need t... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Depends: From a hepatitis c treatment standpoint, using Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) in combination with Ribavirin and a protease inhibitor can have dramati... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
See a liver doctor: Cirrhosis is severe scarring of the liver. Complications like fluid build up in your abdominal cavity (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
You don't have hep C: I am assuming your hepatitis C (HCV) antibody came back positive, but the HCV viral load was undetectable which is the confirmatory test, hence when t... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as peo... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
Depends: It depends on the underlying cause, how high your bilirubin peaked and when this happend. It can take days to weeks depending if it is an acute or ch... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 years experience
I think so: I would recommend you both get tested and if not already immune to hepatitis b then you should get vaccinated to protect both of you. See a liver spe... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rahimi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rahimi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you sir...for your reply..I m getting a regular Check up since yr.2000 against Hepatitis B by a liver specialist in Gastroenterology
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! seen at ER had a gallbladder ultra sound its my gallbladder thank u
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm assuming green tea is acceptable and good for detox

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia
Graduated 2009MD

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School
Graduated 2006MD

Medical/Graduate school

Finch University of Health Sciences
Graduated 2001MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 2012MD

Residency

University of Virginia Medical Center

Awards

Teamwork and Professionalism Award, UT Southwestern
Distinguished Fellowship Research Award, UT Southwestern
Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals American Registry

Affiliations

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Gastroenterological Association
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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