Dr. Igor Smelyansky, MD


Pain Medicine | Male

OMEGA PAIN MANAGEMENT, Knoxville, TN 9217 Park West Blvd Ste E1 Knoxville, TN 37923 Get Directions
Dr. Igor Smelyansky, MD
Dr. Igor Smelyansky, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Knoxville, TN. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Smelyansky is affiliated with Turkey Creek Medical Center.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Knoxville, TN |
After experiencing negative encounters from other clinics, I was wary and prejudiced when I came to Omega Pain Management. M,y concerns were completely without merit. As an RN, I have been on both sides of the stretcher, both provider and patient. Dr. Smelyansky and staff are stellar examples of professionalism. I have never waited after signing in more than a few minutes, never waited for the labwork, and again, prompt attention in the exam room. I 100% recommend Omega and Dr. Smelyansky.
Nashville, TN |
DR Smelyansky follows the rules. He's caring and offers any relief he can. I'm so happy that I found him.
in Newport, TN |
—I couldn't ask for a better doctor. Like someone else said, he treats you like someone needing help instead of a drug adic. Everyone in the office is wonderful. The dr. and everone in the office has my greatest respect.
Would not bring my worse enemy here! After 3 years of treatment on 10 mg daily of methadone, at a reputable pain management doctor in Atlanta b4 returning to TN, on my 1st visit here this dr pulls me off of it cold turkey because"it is baby dose and I am not methadone clinic" - neither was my other pain doctor! I spent 6 days in withdrawal which I had never experienced and was horribly sick! He says not possible w/such low dose. Gave me rx for 30 pills told me to figure out taper!
in Maryville, TN |
He and his NP already decided before they came into talk to me that they were not going to treat me. They talk loud and have not so thick walls. I was not even given a fair shot at getting to talk.
in Jasper, TN |
For a year I had been stuck on the couch afraid to move because the pain I was experiencing was horrible.The "other" pain clinic never could seem to get my pain under control.If your stuck in a terrible position because of pain,Dr.Smelyansky is your man.I'm no longer crying my eyes out everyday.I'm able to do physically activity for the first time in a year.
in Oak Ridge, TN |
Dr. Smelyansky does not listen to what you are telling him. Has long list of procedures that he performs,but when ask about having something done says not set up at his office to do them. A couple of nurses in back very rude.
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Dr. Smelyansky's Care Philosophy

The goal of our office is to provide patients with means to get better and to assist them along the way in a very compassionate fashion.

Dr. Smelyansky's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Neurology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


  • Medical School
    Wayne State University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Staten Island U Hosp

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Nyu-Nyu Med Ctr

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute

    Completed in 2004

    Virginia Commonwealth Univ VCU/MCV

    Completed in 2011

  • Undergraduate School
    Wayne State Univ

    Graduated in 1995

  • Other Education
    Acgme Accredited Pain Management Fellowship

    Completed in 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

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  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection