Hospitals Bennington VT

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.

Southwestern Vermont Med Cntr
(802) 442-6361
100 Hospital Drive East
Bennington, VT
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Southwestern Vermont Med Cntr
(802) 442-6361
100 Hospital Drive East
Bennington, VT
Medicare Number
470012
Bed Count
109

North Adams Regional Hospital
(413) 663-3701
71 Hospital Avenue
North Adams, MA
Medicare Number
220051
Bed Count
98

North Adams Regional Hospital
(413) 664-5000
Hospital Ave
North Adams, MA
Specialty
Hospitals

Mary Mcclellan Hospital
(518) 677-2611
1 Myrtle Ave
Cambridge, NY
Specialty
Hospitals

North Adams Regional Hospital
(413) 663-3701
71 Hospital Avenue
North Adams, MA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
(802) 442-6361
100 Hospital Dr East
Bennington, VT
Specialty
Hospitals

Mcclellan Health System
(518) 677-2611
One Myrtle Avenue
Cambridge, NY
Medicare Number
330020
Bed Count
89

North Adams Regional Hospital Greylock Pavilion
(413) 664-5368
Hospital Avenue
North Adams, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

Vermont State Hospital
(802) 241-1000
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT
specialty
Psychiatric
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal

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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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