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Dr. Jacob Petrosky

General Surgery
Cleveland, OH
10 years experience male

Locations

Minimally Invasive / Bariatric Surgery

Cleveland, OH

Address

11000 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH
Directions

Practice website

Fax

8444847931

Insurances accepted

CIGNA Health Care

Medical Mutual of Ohio

Molina Healthcare Inc

United HealthCare Insurance Company

UnitedHealth Group

Aetna

Jacob A. Petrosky, MD

Chardon, OH

About

Specialties
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.

General Surgery

Bariatrics

General Practice

Licenses

United States: Ohio, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

184 Answers
58 Agrees
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Pain relief: I am sorry to know that you are having pain today. While cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant, it is unlikely to help your hemorrhoid pain. I would re... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Individual growth: The tooth next to the front incisor is not supposed to be as long as the middle tooth. Everyone's teeth are different, just like everyone's fingerprin... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Ignore: Diverticulosis is different than diverticulitis. Diverticulitis can be an emergency.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Very very unlikely: the stomach usually empties within 45 minutes to 1 hour
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A member asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Hernia advice: A strangulated hernia and incarcerated hernia are both different. A strangulated hernia can be a life-threatening emergency. An incarcerated hernia is... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Gallstones: Gallstones are a common finding. 1 in 10 patients have gallstones, and the gallbladder does not need to be removed unless the stones have started caus... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Basically the same: These two terms are interchangable in common use. When we warn patients of dangers we may say damage or harm. Depending on the situation, the many tim... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Flu season: Flu season has arrived :'( Your symptoms sound like typical symptoms from the common cold. At this point, you should focus on rest and hydration. The... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Don't be afraid: If you have a thyroid problem, it is very treatable. More often than not, a daily medication and occasional lab testing will be enough to get you back... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Urine output varies: How much you eat and drink has more to do with your volume of urine than your size. It's true a big guy who is 6'8" will make more urine than a little... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Attachment: I'm sorry for how you feel when you get emotionally close to others. It sounds as though you are subconsciously afraid to form an attachment or commit... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
It's possible: If you are constantly rubbing or manipulating your glands or lymph nodes, you can definitely irritate them. This irritation leads to inflammation, and... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Commonly speaking: Dry weather this time of year can be a major reason for it. It can lead to temporary dryness of the nasal lining (mucosa) which leads to decreased moi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Clinical significanc: This is a judgement call by your doctor or team of doctors. It means that after all of the tests, they aren't able to find anything concerning enough ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Home treatment: Keeping your stools soft with a stool-softener, drinking lots of water, and eating food high in fiber will help keep your stool soft so as not to irri... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Drug interactions: Depakote can affect the metabolism of medications by your liver. If can cause your Yaz pill to not be effective, and this may be why you are having bl... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Headache: You are having a headache. If you may try Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin as prescribed on the bottle to help with your pain. If you start to notice... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Hormonal changes: At your age, the most likely cause is cyclical hormonal changes related to ovulation and menstrual cycle. It is very normal to notice some breast pain... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Is it stable in size: As long as this is stable in size over a period of months, and hasn't increased any further. Nothing else is recommended. If you are willing to have a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Seek Immediate Help: These symptoms can be early signs of an allergic reaction or from aspiration/choking on a small object that is stuck in the airway. Another cause woul... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Not from Prednisone : Steroids may have other side effects including insomnia, mania, weight gain, increased hunger. Prednisones will not cause a urinary tract infection, h... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Postoperative pain: I am sorry you are having pain. Unfortunately one of the risks of surgery is postoperative pain. Either pain that has not resolved after surgery to tr... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Schedule appointment: Based on your brief description, it sounds like you may have a growing hernia. You should see your family doctor and get a referral to a surgeon if th... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Hold direct pressure: It is very unlikely that an insect could cause a puncture that will not stop bleeding. It's possible a rodent or a small mammal would be able to punct... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Need treatment: How was your UTI diagnosed? Did you have a urine test? Have you been prescribed antibiotics for the UTI? You're pain on both sides can be related to b... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Very common problem: internal hemorrhoids are very common. Did you have a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy for diagnosis? Are you having any symptoms from the hemorrhoids such... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Visit needed: When having severe throat pain, I always consider strep throat as a possible cause. You may want to go to a walk-in clinic and be seen by a nurse prac... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Consistent usage: It sounds as though you are taking your oral contraceptive pill (OCP) as directed. Your OCP will be maximally effective on your current regimen, howev... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Yes, faces change: As we grow older, the shape of our ears, eyes, nose, and mouth all change. You may notice that not only have your eyes changed but all of your facial ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Normal: This can sometimes happen from the mirena and the physical impact against the cervix and uterus. As long as the bleeding has completely stopped, it is... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
One option: Alexis, surgery is an option, however you must weigh the risks and potential complications of undergoing surgery before proceeding. A 2cm hiatal herni... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Yeast infections: Yeast infections are common, and can usually be treated with over the counter medication or washes such as vagisil. However, it is possible to treat y... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Ear drum injury: Sorry to hear about your problem. You may have accidentally injured your eardrum by going to far in with the Q-tip. You should make an appointment to ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Stool test: David, you should have a stool test ordered to check for parasites. These symptoms are consistent with a parasite infection, and definitely not normal... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Pain: If pain worsens you should see a doctor in person, however if the pain comes and goes keep track of it. Try to determine if it is related to anything ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Panic attack: You can safely take your normal dose of 0.25 mg Ativan as long as you are not drowsy or confused, or not experiencing a hangover from an episode of bi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
It's OK: Good afternoon, this combination of medications is safe to take, however you may become drowsy so be sure not to drive for the next few hours and do n... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Need follow-up: You do not need to worry at this time, however you should not forget that you have mild mitral regurgitation. Many people have mild mitral regurgitati... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
See an Eye Doc: Many people have floaters, some are more prominent than others. Depending on your eye health, and other medical problems this may be the reason behind... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Bloating: Many times bloating is related to something you ate, that didn't agree with your body. If you have made any new additions to your diet or had a new fo... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Can't tell by feel: A liposarcoma is a malignant "fatty tumor" while a lipoma is a benign "fatty tumor". Many times they will be similar on appearance... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Rest it to heal: You want this stress fracture to heal, so you'll want to take it easy. We say RICE Which stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Bones can ta... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Hormones: Nuvaring and Vyvense are both hormonal methods of contraception, The endothelial lining of the uterus is responsive to hormonal changes, and may take ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Very effective: Mag citrate is very effective. I recommend you start taking a daily stool softener, not a laxative. This will help you stay normal. Usually start with... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Most helpful test: The 24 urine cortisol testing is one of the most sensitive tests and gives a better picture over the course of the day instead of just getting a sampl... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Protein: Protein is your key to muscle mass. I typically recommend a vegetable based protein supplement like Orgain, this is Vegan, and GMO-free. You can obtai... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
It depends: There are so many factors that can cause dizziness, or light-headedness. If you just started taking celebrex it could be related, however it could be ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Do not be alarmed: This is normal for many people to have crepitus in their joints. It is not anything to be worried about.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Possible UTI: White blood cells are not common in the urine unless there is a kidney or bladder infection. You should have another urine test to determine whether b... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen): Hi, I would recommend motrin, and tylenol (acetaminophen) as first line pain medications for a mild skin burn. Aspirin is okay to use, but should be a... Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks. As clergy I often work with people struggling with mental health issues & it's often hard to know when to step in & get them help & when to just listen & be supp...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kansas School of Medicine, KS
Graduated 2012MD

Residency

CLEVELAND CLINIC HOSPITAL

Residency

CLEVELAND CLINIC

Awards

Founding Knowledge Editor, First Place, Ohio - Winter
2016
Most Influential, Third Place, the Cleveland Region - Spring
2017
Thought Leader, Third Place, the Cleveland Region - Spring
2017

Affiliations

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