Dr. Stefan Hariskov

Anesthesiology
Framingham, MA
17 years experience male

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Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

66 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Contact a physician: Please contact a physician. There are couple of medications, one over the counter which effectively treat hair loss. Your doctor need to determine the... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Usually not for an adult patient but might cause problems for a pediatric patient.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: You would fill a pinch with the shot as well as some pressure/burning in the immediate period when the local anesthetic is injected. After that, it wi... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Maximum dosage of opioid intake depends if patient is opioid naïve vs used to opioids. It also depends on individual metabolism as well as size of pat... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: If you mean an epidural catheter, it could be left for 5-7 days or more if used for chronic pain treatment.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Narcotics have various strength in opioid naïve versus patients who are taking opioids. It is a significantly stronger medication for pain control tha... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: They have different side effect profile, but usually the local anesthetic-novocain would have more benign effects.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Usually relates to narcotics as part of the general anesthetic.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: There is no real way to prevent it as an adult. Acute epiglottitis is a relatively rare condition, unlikely to recur.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Ibuprofen could be taken with oxycodone in order to decrease the dose of oxycodone taken for pain control.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Oxycodone half-life (50% decomposed) is around 4 hrs. The detectable levels might last much longer-days.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: I am not aware of a contraindication between Claritin (loratadine) and hydrocodone.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Depending where injected it could be between 1 and 5 hrs.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Yes, you should see a doctor. Lidocaine should be reserved for small areas to avoid toxicity.
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A male asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Long term narcotic use can potentially cause low testosterone.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: I am not aware of PPD in hair dye to have any relation to and an allergic reaction with epidurals.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: You should definitely consult an orthopedic surgeon. Meanwhile, you can consider taking some tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, apply ice for 10 mins... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Oxycodone and Acetaminophen treat pain via different receptors and different pathways. Thus they supplement each other in pain management.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Depending on the type of pneumonia you have, the Azithromycin might be the appropriate medication for it. Please follow up with your doctor on your co... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Detection window for Midazolam (versed) usually is up to 48hrs.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: You should avoid drinking alcohol while talking narcotic medications.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Epidural steroid injections are localized to the epidural space and generally do not affect significantly other organs and specifically the liver.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Local anesthesia can be used for inclusion cyst as sole anesthetic or in combination with additional sedative anesthetics.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: I am not aware of contraindication of using Claritin (loratadine) with oxycodone.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Test: An easy way will be to purchase an over the counter urine pregnancy test. It takes couple of minutes for give you an accurate answer. Good luck!
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Very likely that the difficulty hearing is related to the cold. Wax usually would not cause sudden difficulty hearing. Please contact a primary care d... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Anbesol is not indicated for using in the vaginal area. Lidocaine 2% or 4% cream can be potentially used with application about 10-15 mins prior to in... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: No it should be long gone from your body.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Yes, you can take a sleeping pill. I should not affect the general anesthetic the next day. Most sleeping pills should be mostly out of your system by... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Side effects with cervical epidural could be severe but thankfully are extremely rare: infection, bleeding, nerve damage, puncture of the lining of th... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Depends on dose and mode of administration. Iv administered narcotics are most potent. As for dosage, fentanyl is the most potent of the listed medica... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Yes: Alcohol can affect any organ and system in your body. Nervous system damage, heart and vascular system damage, liver and kidney damage, and various ot... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Proper hydration: Water is vital for cellular function of all cells in the body. Normal hydration is desirable, both severe dehydration and severe over-hydration could ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Lidocaine can be used with poison ivy exposure to provide pain control.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Usually, Lidoderm patches would not affect blood pressure.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Usually depends on type of anesthesia. Often bladder control is lost with neuraxial anesthesia.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Not really: The surgeons might not know, but your anesthesia provider will be most likely aware. We monitor your vital signs as well as potentially brain function... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Yes, I am not aware of a contraindication between local anesthetic for dental procedures and alcohol.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Not really, Lidocaine is a local anesthetic and is not monitored with drug tests.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Yes, there is no contraindication of taking tylenol (acetaminophen) with Lidocaine cream.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
See your doctor: Please contact your doctor, and x-ray might be needed to determine if there is a fracture (if the finger is broken). Additionally, your physician need... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Consult your podiatrists. You can also look for a second opinion. Anesthesia is unlikely to have an effect on the risk of infection in hammertoe surge... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: It would depend on the dose and way of administration. Morphine IV would potentially cause more problems that oral formulations.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: I am not aware of an adverse effect in taking sertraline and oxycodone.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Lidocaine hci can be used used in the vaginal area and aloe can be applied to the vulva.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Depends on your weight, age, and if you've taken narcotics before and various other factors.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: You can, but not needed. Local is safe and enough for a cavity.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Anesthesia usually would not affect your period y itself . Pain, surgery, other stressors could very much affect your period.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Various issues with vision can occur soon after waking up from general anesthesia. In few minutes all those disappear. If you have continuous symptoms... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Insomnia could vary. Withdrawal symptoms should be over in a week or 10 days while insomnia might improve or not depending if there are additional fac... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hariskov is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hariskov is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I didn't know this much consideration went into dosing opioids. Thanks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you doctor I'll do
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, CT
Graduated 2006MD

Awards

Top Anesthesiologist, First Place, Massachusetts - Summer
2013
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