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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.

New England Baptist Hospital
(617) 754-5800
125 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA
specialty
Orthopedic
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Children'S Hospital Boston
(617) 355-6000
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
specialty
Children's general
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Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr
(617) 667-7000
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
specialty
General medical surgical
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Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Kindred Hospital-Boston
(617) 254-1100
1515 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Kindred Healthcare

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Boston Medical Center
(617) 638-8000
One Boston Medical Ctr Place
Boston, MA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
(617) 632-3000
44 Binney Street
Boston, MA
specialty
Cancer
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Brigham And Women'S Hospital
(617) 732-5500
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Partners HealthCare System

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Caritas St Elizabeth'S Med Ctr
(617) 789-3000
736 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Caritas Christi Health Care

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Franciscan Hosp For Children
(617) 254-3800
30 Warren Street
Boston, MA
specialty
Children's rehabilitation
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Tufts-New England Med Center
(617) 636-5000
750 Washington Street
Boston, MA
specialty
General medical surgical
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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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