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Dr. John Stork

Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH
44 years experience

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Cleveland, OH

Address

Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital, 11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH
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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.

Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

English

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Rheumatologist: This falls under the category of connective tissue disease, or autoimmune disorder, and is usually treated by a rheumatologist.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
For what?: More "cures" are developed every day. Smallpox has been virtually eradicated, aids is now treatable. But new problems continually arise- epidemic obes... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Awake during surgery: Sometimes, particularly during neurosurgery, it is necessary to check a response or function. In a wake up test the level of anesthesia is purposefull... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Depends: Depends on what is the cause of the pain. Chronic back pain is a common problem and can be difficult to treat. A pain specialist may be able to help.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Possibly.: Hydrocephalus is caused by a blockage in cerebrospinal fluid flow. Depending on exactly where the blockage is, it might be amenable to an endoscopic 3... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Depends: Congenital heart disease covers a wide range from life-threatening to benign. Start with your pediatrician, who can refer you to a pediatric cardiolog... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Sciatica?: A pain radiating from the buttock down the leg is called sciatica, and could be due to a herniated spinal disc, putting pressure on a nerve root. Coul... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Light sedation?: There are varying degrees of sedation; with light sedation you may be somewhat awake, and usually a local or regional anesthetic is used to relieve p... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Often quick: Usually a quick procedure and can be done with minimal sedation. Some cramps afterward, but not too bad.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Non-steroidals: Back pain after an epidural is usually short term, and related to the passage of the needle through the tissues. If the pain is severe, or associated ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Joints...: Cartilage is the smooth substance lining most joints. Some disorders are hereditary, involving production and structure of the cartilage. Much more co... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Age and severity: Coronary artery disease is now often treated with stents placed during a cardiac cath, instead of open heart surgery. What is unclear is whether stent... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Balanced...: Good balanced meal with adequate protein. Protein will help keep you satisfied, and prevent quick return of hunger. Some carb is good to help fuel bra... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Depends..: Congenital heart disease covers a wide range from life-threatening to benign. Start with your pediatrician, who can refer you to a pediatric cardiolog... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Genetics...: Different individuals may have varying sensitivities to anesthetics. Habitual drug use, especially of narcotics, may lead to the development of tolera... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Yes: The drug will disappear from your bloodstream over a few hours.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Chloroform or ether: Either chloroform or either, anesthetic agents no longer in common use, as there are better and much safer alternatives. It doesn't work as quickly as... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Yes: Nitrous is very safe, and in low concentrations especially so. But it is standard of care to monitor with at least pulse oximetry. If something goes w... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Difficult: Rapid weight loss is difficult, and potentially dangerous. Additionally, if you lose weight slowly, you are more likely to maintain weight loss. If yo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Symptomatic relief: Salt water gargles, warm liquids like tea. Pain medicines, such as Ibuprofen (anti-inflammatory effect) or acetaminophen. If severe, possibly with fev... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Several: Acetaminophen. If pain is more severe a narcotic such as oxycodone, or a combination such as Percocet or vicodin, but these are prescriptions. Nsaids ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
No effect: Would not expect any interaction among these drugs.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Yes: Congenital heart disease is a cardiac defect present from birth; there are many different variations. Coronary artery disease is stenosis of the arter... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
May take longer.: Some strains are slow to improve. If pain persists, or if there is any numbness, tingling or weakness, nerve or spine injury could be involved, and yo... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Yes: In addition to epidural injections, facet injections are sometimes also used for back pain. No injection is a fool proof cure for back pain, although ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Spinal OK: Recent animal studies raise concerns that some anesthetics might interfere with brain development. However we know that surgery without anesthesia is ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Yes: Yes, the epidural may be more difficult, but can usually be done without problems. Scoliosis, unless extremely severe, should have little effect on th... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Open to suggestion: Hypnosis is a state, often accompanied by relaxation, in which you focus your awareness and are open to suggestion. Hypnosis is always self-hypnosis -... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Several tests: 1) physical exam and history 2) echocardiogram 3) cardiac catheterization 4) cardiac mri. Any or all of these may be needed to fully delineate a defec... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Maybe.: Ketamine is an anesthetic agent which may be useful in some chronic pain conditions, such as crps (complex regional pain syndrome). Usually given as a... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Very safe...: Can have local soreness from the needle, while bleeding or infection in the epidural space is a more serious, but very rare complication. If the needl... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Nasal intubation: If you are having general anesthesia for dental work, it is common to do nasal intubation. The tube is gently placed into the pharynx through the nose... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Many possibilities..: Massive blood loss, mechanical problems with ventilation, misplaced endotracheal tube, bronchospasm are a few.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Not sure?: A reasonably complete history and physical on a new paatient should take about an hour, although there can be a wide range depending on what sort of p... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Can help, not magic: Hypnosis can be helpful. But therapist cannot wave wand and command you to stop. Change will require commitment and effort from the patient and ongoi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Lifestyle changes: Everything we should do before open heart surgery - reasonable diet, exercise, stress relief, medications if needed. Your cardiologist and cardiac reh... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
No: Hypnosis is drug free, although conditions being treated, such as chronic pain, may also require some drug therapy.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Ibuprofen or similar: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, such as Ibuprofen are best for sprains. Icing the knee intermittently can also help, while elevation may help keep s... Read More
A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Possibly: Your surgeon should also be able to address these questions, as they are certainly well-versed in the complications related to bypass, and also what s... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Can be dangerous: Inflammation of the epiglottis, a small piece of cartilage, at the opening of the larynx, usually caused by infection. Swelling can cause sudden and ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Probably not serious: This pain is probably due to the local irritation from the needle used for the block. It should be short lived, and is best treated with a nonsteroida... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Not your heart...: Probably not your heart. Protracted violent vomiting can cause a tear in the esophageal lining which can the cause pain, sometimes called a mallory we... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Blood flow...: Guess you mean a disorder where blood flow to a region is abnormal. Can be due to atherosclerosis, as in the legs with pad, or as in coronary artery ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Might be...: Could be environmental allergy, or many of our environments are dusty. Forced air heat in winter also leads to drying of mucus membranes, leading to i... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Yes: Often a congenital problem, so present from birth. May be missed, sometimes for years, depending on symptoms, so can present at any age.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Maybe: Some operations require muscle relaxation or paralysis, which also paralyzes the respiratory muscles. In this case the anesthesia provider will provi... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
NSAIDs and rest: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen and rest. Once you return to activity, gentle stretching exercises are important. Steroid injection... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Mild sedation: General anesthesia is usually not needed for endoscopy. Most adults can easily tolerate the procedure with mild sedation. For safety however, the seda... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Yes: It may be necessary and life-saving, depending on the defect. Neonatal cardiac surgery requires a center with extensive experience, and a dedicated te... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Not really: Epidurals for back pain usually involve steroid injections, which should not affect sex drive. The back pain itself may affect sex drive or performanc... Read More

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Sep 10, 2013
great answers! very helpful!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Stork is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stork is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! I am from Flint, MI. and am on Metgadone 40mg daily for pain. Now I have medicare/medicaid and can not find a
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This saved my life. Thank You! Yeah thanks. Because I already have breathing problems in the c.w.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for easing my worries.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1978MD

Awards

Best Doctors 2011
Best Doctors 2012
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