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is an examination most often performed in an outpatient setting. It is most often used to look for early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum. And although, you'll need to take it easy for a few hours afterwards, you will start to feel like yourself again very soon after the sedation wears off.

Devereux Treatment Network
(770) 427-0147
1291 Stanley Road NW
Kennesaw, GA
specialty
Children's psychiatric
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Devereux

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Wellstar Paulding Hospital
(770) 445-4411
600 West Memorial Drive
Dallas, GA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
WellStar Health System

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ManorCare Rehab Center - Marietta
(770) 971-5870
4360 Johnson Ferry Pl
Marietta, GA
Types of Care
Nursing Care

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AG Rhodes Home - Cobb
(770) 427-8727
900 Wylie Rd
Marietta, GA
Types of Care
Nursing Care

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Wellstar Cobb Hospital
(770) 732-4000
3950 Austell Road
Austell, GA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
WellStar Health System

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Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
(770) 793-5000
677 Church Street
Marietta, GA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
WellStar Health System

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Cartersville Medical Center
(770) 382-1530
960 Joe Frank Harris Parkway
Cartersville, GA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
HCA

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Northside Hospital - Cherokee
(770) 720-5100
201 Hospital Road
Canton, GA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital
(770) 644-1000
2540 Windy Hill Road
Marietta, GA
specialty
Long-Term Acute Care
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
WellStar Health System

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Ridgeview Institute
(770) 434-4567
3995 South Cobb Drive SE
Smyrna, GA
specialty
Psychiatric
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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What to Do When Solo for Surgical Procedures

Q: I have to go in for a colonoscopy. The problem is I live far away from my folks and most of my friends have to work. Is it really necessary for me to have someone take me home after this procedure?

 

 

Yes, because you will receive sedation, you will need someone to drive you home. Colonoscopy is an examination most often performed in an outpatient setting. It is most often used to look for early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum. And although, you'll need to take it easy for a few hours afterwards, you will start to feel like yourself again very soon after the sedation wears off.

Here are some tips that will hopefully help you out:

1. Make Car Concierge Arrangements: Many cities and hospitals, such as Cleveland Clinic, offer car transportation services for singles or out-of-state patients.

2. End of Day or Weekend Scheduling: Try to set up your appointment later in the day or find a Physician that will do the procedure on Saturday so that you can be accompanied.

3. Extend Down Time: The amount of time you can rest afterward may vary from place to place, so ask your physician if you can stay longer, especially if you're still feeling groggy.

4. Fuel Up: Since you will not have eaten prior to the procedure, it is important that you bring a nourishing snack along like orange juice, some almonds and yogurt to get you back on your feet.


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