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Dr. Stefan Hariskov

Anesthesiology
Framingham, MA
16 years experience male

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Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

English

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66 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 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!
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: You will be asleep but without airway device and comfortable.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: You can, but not needed. Local is safe and enough for a cavity.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: No it should be long gone from your body.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 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.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Yes, I am not aware of a contraindication between local anesthetic for dental procedures and alcohol.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Usually, Lidoderm patches would not affect blood pressure.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Depends on your weight, age, and if you've taken narcotics before and various other factors.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Lidocaine hci can be used used in the vaginal area and aloe can be applied to the vulva.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Yes, there is no contraindication of taking tylenol (acetaminophen) with Lidocaine cream.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: I am not aware of an adverse effect in taking sertraline and oxycodone.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Anesthesia usually would not affect your period y itself . Pain, surgery, other stressors could very much affect your period.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Usually depends on type of anesthesia. Often bladder control is lost with neuraxial anesthesia.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Lidocaine can be used with poison ivy exposure to provide pain control.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Not really, Lidocaine is a local anesthetic and is not monitored with drug tests.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Back pain usually does not last after epidural. Chronic back pain is extremely uncommon vs headache which could occur in one out of a hundred patients... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Need for admission will be determined by the treating physician. Nowadays, there are effective outpatient treatment options for various types of pain.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Sometimes. Do not combine sedatives and alcohol.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: All narcotics can cause itching. Some people have more itching than narcotics than others thus even small dosages can cause itching.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: It depends on many factors including dose and hoe sooner after the previous dose you want to re-dose. Please consult with the prescribing physician to... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: General anesthetic should not affect the metabolism of birth control medications.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Not usually. Stress, surgery, pain can.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: It depends where on the skin but it usually takes about 20-30 mins for most effective numbness to be achieved.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: It should not be a problem mixing Ibuprofen and oxycodone/acetaminophen since they have different mechanisms of action. You should avoid tramadol at t... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Most back pain goes away in several days or weeks. Chronic back pain from an epidural is extremely uncommon.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Blurry vision can occur immediately after general anesthesia, often relating to a lubricant applied in the eyes. Blurry vision can also occur also fro... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Sometimes: If you have not received a paralytic agent, you could be breathing on your own during general anesthesia. If paralysed, you might not be able to more ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Volatile anesthetics and a paralytic called succinylcholine.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream applied over large surfaces can cause toxicity. It should be reserved for small areas of the skin.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Codeine is a narcotic which is precursor of oxycodone. How strong of a narcotic it is depends on the dose of each.
A male asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Long term narcotic use can potentially cause low testosterone.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: They have different side effect profile, but usually the local anesthetic-novocain would have more benign effects.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 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.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: I am not aware of a contraindication between Claritin (loratadine) and hydrocodone.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Usually relates to narcotics as part of the general anesthetic.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 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.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 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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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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