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Dr. Kenneth Fasanella

Gastroenterology
Pittsburgh, PA
male

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Pittsburgh, PA

Address

200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh, PA
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Gastroenterology

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12 Answers
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Fasanella
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Esophagus?: The tissues behind the trachea is typically the esophagus. If you are having any symptoms of heartburn, difficulty with food getting stuck when you s... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Fasanella
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Gastroenteritis: You may have a stomach infection or food poisoning. However, difficulty breathing or catching your breath is always a potentially concerning symptom,... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Fasanella
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Gastroparesis?: Patients with delayed stomach emptying often have worse symptoms over the course of the day as each meal piles on top of the last. After a prolonged ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Fasanella
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Neuroendocrine tumor: While I'm not sure how often this is seen in type 1 diabetics, I would have your doctor check an insulin level on you. If you have a tumor that produ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Fasanella
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Not likely: Hiatal hernias are usually asymptomatic, and if symptomatic, usually just cause acid reflux. Your symptoms of eructation ardmore likely due to acid r... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Fasanella
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Not likely celiac: Celiac disease is not typically associated with LUQ abdominal pain, and is more likely associated with loose stools, gas and bloat. I'd be more conce... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Fasanella
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Could be stomach: The GI tract is tough to diagnose. Symptoms in the abdomen can be from the GI tract or other organs, such as the spleen, liver, musculoskeletal syste... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Fasanella
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Infection: Sounds like a viral gastroenteritis. You could try pepto-bismol safely. Should you develop any blood in your diarrhea, or high fevers it is more lik... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Fasanella
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Esophageal disorder: Your symptoms could be related to esophageal function versus a scarring or narrowing of the esophagus, and deserve further workup. How they tie into ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Fasanella
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Absolutely: I have diagnosed many patients with abdominal pain referred from the spine. Additionally, nerve impingement from a herniated disk can certainly cause... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Fasanella
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Pancreas related?: Abdominal pain in the upper middle abdomen that radiates to the back (typically between the shoulder blades) could be related to the pancreas. Other ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Fasanella
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Varicose vein!: Without seeing a picture, it's hard to know. Certainly varicose veins can give such an appearance. There is nothing that should herniate in that are... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fasanella is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Thanks,I've spent hours looking at nerve tree anatomy need evaluation
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Thank you! I wouldn't have considered the meds. Makes sense!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Graduated 2001MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia
MD

Residency

Duke University Medical Center

Affiliations

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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