Dr. Martin Smolik Jr MD

  • Anesthesiology Iowa City, IA

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Dr. Martin Smolik Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Iowa City, IA, with other offices in Minot, ND and Sedalia, MO. Their specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Smolik is affiliated with Trinity Hospitals. They speak English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Martin Smolik Jr has the following 1 specialty and 1 board certification.


Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.

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Locations & Directions

200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242

1 Burdick Expy W
Minot, ND 58701

601 E 14th St
Sedalia, MO 65301

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