Women’s Health

Team Breast Friends Rack Run!

Join Team Breast Friends for their 1st Annual 5K Rack Run on Sunday, October 11 Terry Trueblood Recreation Park, Iowa City, IA. Details and Registration Information can be found here or on the attached flyer! BF Rack Run 5K flyer

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Board Certifications

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Routine Annual Exams

Annual exams are a once-a-year visit to your gynecologist that include a breast exam and pap smear. An annual exam isn’t meant to discuss new problems, but rather to check your overall health as a woman. Annual exams are also known as routine check-ups, yearly exams, annual paps, and preventive visits. It is recommended that […]

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Adolescent Care

An adolescent gynecologist addresses common issues teens may not feel comfortable talking to their general practitioner about; like sexual activity, birth control methods, eating habits, and lifestyle choices. It is recommended that that girls start seeing a gynecologist between ages 18 to 20 to build a comfortable relationship. While some girls are reluctant to come […]

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Colposcopy

A Colposcopy is a simple, painless, 10- to 15-minute procedure performed in a gynecologist’s office. Acetic acid (such as common table vinegar) is placed on the cervix and then viewed through a colposcope, an electric microscope with a bright light on the end of it. Tissue samples, or biopsies, are taken from any abnormal areas […]

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Labor and Delivery Care

Dr. Smollen is an experienced obstetrician who has helped to deliver babies for the last 29 years. She is a competent, confident, caring woman who is available to help you plan and bring your baby into the world. Call Dr. Smollen at 319-887-BABY (2229) and set up a plan for the delivery of your baby today!

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Gynecologic Care

From your first annual gynecologic exam to post-menopause, quality gynecologic care is an important part of living a long, happy, and healthy life as a woman. Dr. Smollen is a board certified Gynecologist with over 29 years of experience. Women should see a gynecologist annually, so set up your appointment today!

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Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Smollen is an experienced Gynecologist with significant surgical experience. She is dedicated to the health and well-being of her patients and works hard to ensure that any necessary procedures are minimally invasive and are preformed with the utmost care. Dr. Smollen has dedicated herself to continuing her education concerning Gynecology and Gynecologic Surgical Procedures and is skilled with […]

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Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Dr. Smollen is committed to offering her patients safer alternatives to normal gynecologic surgeries. These procedures can be needed as a result of Endometriosis, or Benign Gynecological Tumors. Minimally invasive surgical techniques can involve the use of robotic assistance like the da Vinci® Surgical System. Surgeries that can be done in this way include: Laparoscopic […]

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High and Low Risk Obstetric Care

All pregnancies have some risk of problems. They can be caused by conditions you may already have or conditions you develop over the course of your pregnancy. These conditions can also include being pregnant with multiples, previous pregnancies where you have had a problem, or by being over the age of 35. If you have […]

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