Hospitals Albemarle NC

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.

Stanly Regional Medical Center
(704) 984-4000
301 Yadkin Street
Albemarle, NC
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Stanly Memorial Hospital Inc
(704) 982-3888
301 Yadkin St Box 1489
Albemarle, NC
Specialty
Hospitals

Firsthealth Montgomery Memorial Hosp
(910) 572-1074
520 Allen Street
Troy, NC
Specialty
Hospitals

Angel Medical Center
(828) 524-8411
120 Riverview Street
Franklin, NC
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Holly Hill Hospital
(919) 250-7000
3019 Falstaff Road
Raleigh, NC
specialty
Psychiatric
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Psychiatric Solutions

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Firsthealth Montgomery Hosp
(910) 572-1301
520 Allen Street
Troy, NC
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
FirstHealth of the Carolinas

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Stanly Memorial Hospital
(704) 984-4000
301 Yadkin Street
Albemarle, NC
Medicare Number
340119
Bed Count
119

Firsthealth Montgomery Hosp
(910) 571-5022
520 Allen Street
Troy, NC
Medicare Number
340063
Bed Count
66

Naval Hospital
(252) 466-0266
Cherry Point, NC
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, federal
Hospital System
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

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Duke University Hospital
(919) 684-8111
Erwin Road
Durham, NC
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Duke University Health System

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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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