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Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III

Anesthesiology
Middletown, CT
33 years experience male

Locations

Anesthesiology of Middletown

Middletown, CT

Address

51 South Main St, Middletown, CT
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About

Bio

Son of teenage parents. Lucky to be married to a nurse and we have two great children. I practice anesthesiology in CT. Snow skiing and cycling are my favorite exercise. Good food and wine are a hobby as is shooting.

Specialties
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Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

41 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Idk BUT: If you are seeing any doctor he deserves to know you are pregnant. All narcotics cross to the baby. But if you need them for a short time it is ok. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
No I can't: Iv sedation can be mild, like being drunk. Moderate, like black-out drunk. Or deep, where you are breathing but may need some help to do so. Virtual... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
You could die: Wellbutrin (bupropion) and those drugs could cause a high blood pressure crisis that could cause a stroke, heart attack or death even in young people... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Probably nothing: But a quick exam by a doctor can tell if it's something that needs attention.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Not the same: The epidural space is in the spinal column and the skull. An epidural hematoma is a medical emergancy in both places. If a ct scan was normal you did ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Hyperventilation?: I don't believe you can forget how to breath. If you can't catch your breath we call that sob, shortness if breath. There should be a reason. Before ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
It shouldn't be: Lidocaine does not last that long. It only stops nerves from working for 1-1.5 hours. The jaw numbness is from something else.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Start with OTC: The worst headache of your life deserves a trip to the er. But otherwise over the counter meds work for many people. Tylenol (acetaminophen) works for... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Yes: If your diastolic blood pressure, the bottom number, is 90-92 on the metoprolol then you need something for blood pressure. If you occasionally feel l... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Ask your Doc: Maybe your primary medical doctor has some records. Real allergy to anesthetic meds is uncommon. There are many reactions mistaken for am allergy. The... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
No: 20 mg of hydrocodone is a good dose. No alcohol for 8 hours if i were you.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Maybe there is!: At a pharmacy you can get an ear flush kit. Only use as directed. Never stick anything in your ear. Or it may be hard wax. Wax removers are also s... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
For what?: It sounds like your spouse had a chronic pain problem. Does he have a diagnosis? Are two different doctors sure i'd his primary problem? Has he had ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Yes, BUT: I say yes only if the same doc gives both perscriptions.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Yes, BUT: Yes, but you really deserve to know so get a pregnancy test. The sooner you know that answer the better for all.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Tinnitus: Ringing in the ear is called tinnitus. It can be from nerve irritation from the infection. A throat infection can spread to the ears. Or it can be ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
A lot : The sympathetic nerves take care if the behind the scene stuff in your body. Blood pressure, temperature etc. If they misbehave you can get burning ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Severe?: When people use the word severe I tend to tell them to see a doctor. If the bad enough to stop your daily activities then a visit is more than justif... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
It depends: For surgery lasting minutes to hours the patient wakes up in 5-30 minutes. If given for days in the ICU it may take days to wake up. You can get "p... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
What surgery?: Those are all serious problems. To figure it out the kind of surgery and all the care you had needs to be reviewed as well as your history. My bet is ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Tinnitus: Ringing in the ears is called tinnitus. It can be from many things. Listening to music too load. Taking too much aspirin. Or from disease. If it p... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Get it moving. : You need to un-freeze the joint. Or you will lose function . Physical therapy with some Percocet before you get there is a start. Ask the surgeon if... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Epidural : The epidural dose not block the phrenic nerve that comes down deep in the neck and give branches to the heart lungs and the covering tissue if all the... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
No: No, call the dr who gave you the injection. If you can't get him a trip to the er is a very good idea.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Please see a doctor.: Much if medicine is ruling out the worst thing first. Or at leat making sure you don't need urgent treatment. With diverticulitis i would worry the br... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
General/regional: Not sure what your asking. We have only two ways of putting people to sleep, general anesthesia. Medicine into the blood through an intravenous or bre... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Maybe : Some formulations have alcohol. Those should not be mixed with narcotics. The alcohol free types are ok. Also make sure there is no tylenol(acetamin... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
YES IT IS: A child with a fever that is acting normal, eating, peeing, pooping and playing is less a a concern. However a fever over 101 is always more serious ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Go to ER: Any seizure deserves an er visit regardless of the reason. Add hard to control diabetes and withdrawal and it would be smart to go to the hospital.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Did they see it?: If they see the crack(fracture) on an x-ray or ct scan and explain it only needs pain medicine and will heal then that's ok. I would not accept that ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Muscle spasm: Heat i great for breaking the cycle of muscle spasm, decreased blood supply and pain from acid built up in the muscle. Narcotics don't fix the spasm. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
No: The chemistry of your blood will eventually fix hyperventilation. You will either pass out or calm down and then breath less but it will not cause sp... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
It varies: Steroid injections can relieve pain for 2 weeks or 2 years. It varies tremendously. I mostly offer epidural steroids. Some people never get better. So... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Hard to tell: You will pee half of it out ever 4 to 5 hours. In general we consider drugs gone from any effect after 5-7 half-lifes. So that is 24-36 hours. But i d... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Yes: I have never done it. But if a handicaped person needs it it be still for blood tests that will make a real difference in their treatment it will not ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
No: Penicillin and Midazolam are not related at all. And each is in a class of medicines that are unique. So just tell medical people about those two and... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Yes to all: Nitrous oxide, n2o, by itself can not put totally to sleep. Depending on the person like alcohol it can relax you and make time go by faster or it ca... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
No: If you had gynecological surgery tell the dr. Otherwise narcotics should not increase bleeding.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Go to ER: Red-brown urine with back pain could mean you blood cell are breaking down and clogging your kidneys. You could get kidney failure and wind up on dial... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Fiber and enemas: First you need to unclog with enemas and or suppositories. Warm tap water enemas and glycerine supositories are gentile. To prenent further clogging, ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Home now?: If the alcohol was 2-4 hours ago your probably out of the woods but it was not a good idea. Hydrocodone can last 6 hours. Also the hydrocodone with 50... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fiasconaro III is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fiasconaro III is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, I went to er and doctor called it steroid flushing syndrome. It still comes and goes and my mouth burns inside, but I guess is ok
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Thank you! I was wondering if I was correct about that possibility or just being paranoid. I really appreciate your time! I'll find out.
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Thanks! I have manipulation scheduled for march 26. I just wondered if there was something I could do in the interim.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, NY
Graduated 1989MD

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

The New York Hosp, Cornell Med Center

Awards

Top Anesthesiologist, First Place, Connecticut - Winter
2013
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