Hospitals Ewa Beach HI

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.

St Francis Medical Center-West
(808) 678-7000
91-2141 Fort Weaver Road
Ewa Beach, HI
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Sisters of Saint Francis

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Kapiolani Med Ctr At Pali Momi
(808) 486-6000
98-1079 Moanalua Road
Aiea, HI
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Hawaii Pacific Health

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Tripler Army Medical Center
(808) 433-6661
1 Jarret White Road
Honolulu, HI
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, federal
Hospital System
Department of the Army

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Hawaii Medical Center East
(808) 547-6011
2230 Liliha Street
Honolulu, HI
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Sisters of Saint Francis

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Straub Clinic & Hospital
(808) 522-4000
888 South King Street
Honolulu, HI
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Hawaii Pacific Health

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Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health
(808) 671-8511
91-2301 Old Fort Weaver Road
Ewa Beach, HI
specialty
Psychiatric
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Sutter Health

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Kaiser Permanente Medical Ctr
(808) 432-0000
3288 Moanalua Road
Honolulu, HI
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

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Rehab Hospital Of The Pacific
(808) 531-3511
226 North Kuakini Street
Honolulu, HI
specialty
Rehabilitation
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Kuakini Medical Center
(808) 536-2236
347 North Kuakini Street
Honolulu, HI
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Queen'S Medical Center
(808) 538-9011
1301 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Queen's Health Systems

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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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