Dr. Robert Rahimi

Hepatology
Dallas, TX
11 years experience male

Locations

Office

Dallas, TX

Address

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

Thursday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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Fax

2148200993

About

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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Depends: Liver cancer can arise from cirrhosis which is called a primary liver cancer or hepatocellular cancer (HCC), or a secondary liver cancer meaning the c... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Usually Insurance: Assuming you are ready to be treated with peg interferon from your doctor, the prescription usually gets submitted to the pharmacy and from there the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Google it: Since i don't know what specific information you need, it is difficult to answer in a concise manner given the limitation of our responses. Honestly i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
It depends: With your age and symptoms, you could have a number of causes, including infectious or inflammatory causes, but inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) coul... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
I wouldn't: 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
It depends: The liver is located under the right side of your rib cage, however the left lobe of your liver can cross into your mid area. Usually this doesn't cau... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Need more info: Cirrhosis=stage 4 scarring of the liver. Complications like fluid build up in your abdominal cavity (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), an... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Symptom control: Dementia from cirrhosis is actually called hepatic encephalopathy (build up of toxins like ammonia in the brain), with the common theme resulting in c... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Maybe: Possibly, but without more information it is difficult to say. Certain liver conditions can cause itching, however other medical skin disorders can re... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Depends: Could be a thyroid or other medical condition, so see a doctor to get this evaluated. Also depends on your net total daily calorie intake. If calorie ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Not recommended: While receiving medication treatment, physicians generally recommend staying away from alcohol since both get metabolized in the liver, the interactio... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
None do it naturally: There are many advertisements discussing "weight loss supplements", however be cautious as these supplements or online products cause more harm than g... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Many: Hepatitis c treatment has come a long way and the new medications are much more effective at curing the disease. There is pegylated interferon and Rib... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
I agree however: I agree with the other answer, however you should see a liver specialist to run some other lab tests to determine the cause. Your bilirubin level is i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
I agree however: I agree w/the previous answer, however we need more information. If you are asking about being a donor or recipient of a living donor liver transplan... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Just an association: Assuming your actin antibody is actually a f-actin smooth muscle antibody (asma or sma) this is checked in patients as a chronic liver disease workup.... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
See a doctor: "acute" liver failure can be very serious and due to a number of causes, with the most common cause in the U.S. Due to overdose of tylenol (acetaminop... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
No "best medicine": There is no "best medicine" for liver cirrhosis besides controlling the underlying condition and symptoms that caused the cirrhosis. I would see a liv... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Depends: Cirrhosis = stage 4 fibrosis, and can be "compensated" or decompensated-- like fluid build up in your abdominal cavity (ascites), confusion (hepatic e... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
It depends: It takes many years (in the majority of people) to develop cirrhosis with chronic hepatitis c, however there are excellent therapies available now and... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Depends: You are young and without knowing more information, hard to say. However, some can clear hepatitis b on their own, while most people have a lifelong c... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Maybe in your case: Assuming you have confusion due to your liver disease called hepatic encephalopathy, some people don't respond to lactulose over time or might not lik... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Depends: It means you are either on treatment for hepatitis C or that you are spontaneously clearing the virus on your own. It could also be a lab error. I wou... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Depends: People with cirrhosis can live many years, but once they start developing complication of ascites (fluid build up in belly), confusion (hepatic enceph... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Diet and exercise: It really depends on your net total daily calorie intake and your total energy expenditure. If calorie intake is less than calories burned on a daily ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
800 IU: If you have biopsy proven nash, the studies recommend 800 iu per day.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Do it naturally: There are many advertisements discussing "weight loss supplements", however be cautious as these supplements or online products cause more harm than g... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
See a liver doctor: Cirrhosis=stage 4 scarring of the liver. Complications like fluid build up in your abdominal cavity (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), an... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Usually yes: Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a chronic condition leading to confusion when toxins build up in the body due to cirrhosis of the liver. Of these toxi... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Don't use it NOTsafe: 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 11 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
I wouldn't: As you are undergoing the new hep c therapy, you can probably wait 3 months until your end of treatment to give you the highest chance of curing your ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Depends: Cirrhosis can be "compensated" or "decompensated"-- like fluid build up in your abdominal cavity (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), bleedi... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Yes if you drink alc: Usually alcoholism and alcoholic liver disease causes chronic damage to the liver that can lead to cirrhosis. If you drink alcohol a couple times per ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Don't use it NOTsafe: 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Diet and exercise: It really depends on your net total daily calorie intake and your total energy expenditure. If calorie intake is less than calories burned on a daily ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Blood borne disease: Can be transmitted in different ways. Most common are: IV drugs (sharing needles), sexually (hep b more than hep c), tattoos, blood transfusion before... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
?stage 3 or 4: Cirrhosis=stage 4 (not 3), or advanced liver scars.Complications like fluid build up in your abdominal cavity (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalop... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Depends: Your doctor probably checked a HBV viral count to see if you have active hepatitis B and depending on that level and other labs, you might need treatm... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Yes: In short, yes you can get hepatitis C from "snorting drugs" and from using intravenous drugs. This is the most common cause of contracting hepatitis C... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
See doc 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
See a liver doc: I am not sure what you mean but assuming you are positive for hepatitis B surface antigen which means you have active hepatitis B. If this is the case... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
No, can be harmful: There are no "cleansers" for liver cirrhosis besides controlling the underlying condition and signs/symptoms that caused the cirrhosis. I would see a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 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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Testimonials
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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
HealthTap member
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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