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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.

North Shore Medical Center
(978) 741-1200
81 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Partners HealthCare System

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Kindred Hospital North Shore
(978) 531-2900
15 King Street
Peabody, MA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Kindred Healthcare

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Baldpate Hospital
(978) 352-2131
83 Baldpate Road
Haverhill, MA
specialty
Psychiatric
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)

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Winchester Hospital
(781) 729-9000
41 Highland Avenue
Winchester, MA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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New England Rehabilitation Hsp
(781) 935-5050
Two Rehabilitation Way
Woburn, MA
specialty
Rehabilitation
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Five Star Quality Care

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Shaughnessy-Kaplan Rehab Hosp
(978) 745-9000
Dove Avenue
Salem, MA
specialty
Long-Term Acute Care
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Partners HealthCare System

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Hallmark Health System
(781) 979-3000
585 Lebanon Street
Melrose, MA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Lawrence F Quigley Mem Hosp
(617) 884-5660
91 Crest Avenue
Chelsea, MA
specialty
Other specialty
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal

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Isham Health Center
(978) 749-4455
180 Main Street
Andover, MA
specialty
Children's other specialty
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Anna Jaques Hospital
(978) 463-1000
25 Highland Avenue
Newburyport, MA
specialty
General medical surgical
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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