Dr. Scott Smelser MD

  • Anesthesiology San Luis Obispo, CA

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About

Dr. Scott Smelser, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Luis Obispo, CA, with other offices in San Luis Obispo, CA and Arroyo Grande, CA. He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Smelser is affiliated with Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, French Hospital Medical Center and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. He speaks English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Scott Smelser has the following 1 area of expertise, 1 specialty and 1 board certification.

Anesthesiology

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

French Hospital Medical Center

1911 Johnson Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Coastal Anesthesiologist Medical Association

1010 Murray Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Coastal Anesthesiologist Medical Association

345 S Halcyon Rd
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

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