Hospitals Beckley WV

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.

Raleigh General Hospital
(304) 256-4100
1710 Harper Road
Beckley, WV
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
LifePoint Hospitals, Inc

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Beckley Arh Hospital
(304) 255-3000
306 Stanaford Road
Beckley, WV
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Appalachian Reg Healthcare

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Summers County Arh Hospital
(304) 466-1000
Terrace Street
Hinton, WV
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Appalachian Reg Healthcare

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Veterans Affairs Med Center
(304) 255-2121
200 Veterans Avenue
Beckley, WV
Medicare Number
777777
Bed Count
90

Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital
(304) 255-3000
306 Stanaford Road
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Hospitals

Veterans Affairs Med Center
(304) 255-2121
200 Veterans Avenue
Beckley, WV
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, federal
Hospital System
Department of Veterans Affairs

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Plateau Medical Center
(304) 469-8600
430 Main Street
Oak Hill, WV
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Community Health Systems, Inc

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Beckley Arh Hospital
(304) 255-3000
306 Stanaford Road
Beckley, WV
Medicare Number
510062
Bed Count
173

Raleigh General Hospital
(304) 256-4100
1710 Harper Road
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Hospitals

Raleigh General Hospital
(304) 256-4100
1710 Harper Road
Beckley, WV
Medicare Number
510070
Bed Count
225

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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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