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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae

Pain Management
Williamsville, NY
40 years experience male

Locations

Integrative Pain and Wellness Associates

Williamsville, NY

Address

1360 N. Forest Road, Williamsville, NY, United States
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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About

Bio

Graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Did my Internship in Internal Medicine, Surgery and OB/GYN Did 6mo in Critical Care Medicine Did 12 mo in Anesthesia In the USA did 12 mo in Pediatrics Did Full Anesthesia Residency Was Chief Resident Fellowship was in Pain Managment and Pediatric Anesthesia

Specialties
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Pain Management

Addiction Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida, New York

Languages spoken

Gujarati, Swahili

Doctor Q&A

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pinched nerve: Yes if it affects the same nerves that innervate the stomach muscles.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Disc: At your age there is a very good chance for full recovery. PT and exercise should be started after your initial bed rest.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Percocet: This really depends on how long, how frequent and how strong the Percocet was.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Cocaine pain killers: Cocaine use is definitely bad. However, if you abuse or misuse pain killers this is also bad.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Vasospasm: Yes this can cause pain. The vasospasm decreases blood flow to the nerves in the area causing ischemia and hence pain. TReatment is to have something ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Kicked: This is quite normal - especially as you were kicked which is not normal.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Opioid addiction: 2.1mil abuse/addicted to prescription opioids. THis excludes those that obtained the opioid without a prescription and those who use Heroin. This is c... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Gaba and Gralise: Both are the same - Gabapentin. The gralise is a special formulation that slowly releases the gabapentin so that maximum uptake can be obtained. Grali... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Drinks: As you get older you get set in a routine - you tend to always wake up at around the same time - so if you sleep at 4am you are cutting down sleep hou... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
THC: If you smoked it once 20 days ago you should be okay. If you were a regular daily smoker then traces may still show up.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Etoh and xanax (alprazolam): This is a bad combination. You never take a sedative after excessive consumption of alcohol. 6 glasses of wine is considered excessive. Alcohol may ma... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Post-op IV: The most common is Hydromorphone IV, MOrphine IV is also used
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Overdose: Any overdose should always be treated - hence yes go to the hospital.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Codeine: There is nothing you can do to get a doctor to prescribe exactly what you want. Prescribing is based on your history, the exam, your age etc... and wh... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Hand pain: Firstly we have to determine the cause - osteoarthritis etc... Once this is known then you can get targeted treatment.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Hairy ears: Hair on the ears is totally normal in people. If you cannot stand this then see if one of the laser hair removal facilities can assist you.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Sperm: Sperms do not live for long outside the body. I would guess its no more than a few minutes.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Nose: Sorry no natural way to do this - surgery is probably the only way.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Cast heel pain: I would go and see the doctor that put the case on - it may be too tight.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Infection: Any infection after surgery is bad. You probably need IV antibiotics and get a culture from the infected site. This my need a readmission for proper t... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Veins: The location of the veins makes this very tricky. Unless its absolutely awful to look at - I would like it alone. There are lots os issues to consider... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Yes some people can you breathing techniques to diminish the severity of pain. Sometimes holding your breath after a deep aspiration helps. This may n... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Mepergan fortis: This is Meperdine and Promethazine - it will work on pain but has to be limited in duration of use.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Nucynta: This is an analgesic that has a Norepinephrine effect as well. Its a dual mechanism medication. withdrawal is mild in most cases. Comes in both extend... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Abortion: This may be your period which is heavy or it may be some retained products of conception. HAve it checked out. Bleeding for 2 weeks non stop is not no... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Methadone: First find out if he really using this. Secondly find out if its a legitimate script or is he buying off the streets. The latter is bad and you will h... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Adhesions: Adhesions do not grow. They are almost impossible to see on CT-Scan unless they are significantly large. Sometimes you can make out the locations beca... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Alcohol: The truth is that both are bad for the liver. Of the two the second is the worst. Best is not to drink - alcohol is bad for your health
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A female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
?pregnant: If this was the normal time for your period - then very unlikely that you could be pregnant.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Shingles: This is not country specific. Shingles arises due to previous exposure to chickenpox.
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A female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Jogging: Its probably due to the increase in respiratory rate causing drying of the trachea, bronchi etc... making them feel "raw"
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Alcohol: Alcohol is highly irritant. In you it is causing gastric irritation - so the best is not to drink
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Horizant: The only way to prevent this is to decrease the dose. This is a normal side effect with this medication. It is self limiting ( you will gain weight an... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Poop with sex: This is totally normal as the rectal region is right below and very close to the vagina. The vaginal pressure produces the feeling like you want to po... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Scrotal motion: Motion of the scrotum skin and the testis is very normal.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
DJD: Certainly a hard surface may be better. But this is not true for everyone. The best was to determine this is to try it out.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Foot pain: The knee pain is probably not related to the foot pain. Foot pain sounds like metatarsalgia probably from cycling - I would suggest PT
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Electric shock: This is merely the discharge of static electricity that you build up. Touching anything metal causes this to discharge and that is how you feel the el... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Back surgery: You appear to be very highly motivated and cognizant of your medication use. I would probably stay with a Physiatrist or an Anesthesiologist who does ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Voltaren (diclofenac): without knowing what other medication you are taking - the question cannot be answered.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Repression: You should always start with an evaluation and counseling as forms of treatment. You may have some inner childhood experiences that might be making yo... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
LA in brain: You would develop what is know as a "total spinal" - you would become unconscious, stop breathing, drop your blood pressure etc.. You would need to ge... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Knee injection: You are taking an anti-coagulant - the risk when having injections is possible bleeding and in your case into the joint. While some MD's will do the i... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
No period: If you did have regular periods before and you are absolutely sure you are not pregnant then you must see your ob/gyn. THIS MAY BE A HORMONAL ISSUE TH... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Coffee beer: Firstly - not everyone likes coffee - so try a different beverage like tea. Regarding beer - if you feel well with beer this is a problem as this may ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Coma: We do not understand the biophysiology of COMA totally - the brain is unique and anything is possible.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Shoulder blade: You symptoms are not related to the surgery. From what you describe it sounds muscular in nature.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Fever bruises: This sounds like Impetigo - an antibiotic is the treatment.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Coccyx: Alone exercises may be quite painful. One thing use a doughnut cushion when sitting. Secondly a nerve block will definitely help with pain. A topical ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Micro infarcts on mr: This really depends on what symptoms you are having. Probably the first person you should see is a neurologist for a full evaluation.
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Jun 17, 2013
An excellent physician. Well regarding nationally. Frequently asked to speak to groups on a national level.
Aug 23, 2013
Very Knowledgeable. Thank you for your input.
Jan 16, 2013
An excellent physician. Very knowledgeable.
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Thank you. The kind I had arnt able to be cut in half. I have completely run out and am horribly sick. Not vomiting thankfully but feel like death. It will be a hard few weeks. I don't have an opport...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for confirming that the UR doctor that denied my doctors RFA for ESI is absolutely an idiot. I am now more confident when I go before a judge at the WCAB. He h...Read More
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Have seen copays go up over years. Have to be on Aetna because 2 hospital systems control both healthcare and insurance markets in Pittsburgh. UPMC won't take Highmark. Visa Versa. Thank you!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of the Witwatersrand
Graduated 1982MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Buffalo, NY - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Buffalo, NY - Winter
2013
Top Pain Management Specialist , First Place, New York - Winter
2013

Affiliations

International Association for the Study of Pain
International Neuromodulation Society
North American Neuromodulation Society
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