Hospitals Great Falls MT

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.

Benefis Healthcare System
(406) 455-5000
1101 26th Street South
Great Falls, MT
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Benefis Healthcare
(406) 455-5505
1101 26th Street South
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Hospitals

Central Montana Surgical Hosp
(406) 216-8000
1411 9th Street South
Great Falls, MT
specialty
Surgical Hospital
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)

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Benefis Healthcare System
(406) 455-5000
1101 26th Street South
Great Falls, MT
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Northern Rockies Medical Ctr
(406) 873-2251
802 Second Street Se
Cut Bank, MT
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Central Montana Surgical Hosp
(406) 216-8000
1411 9th Street South
Great Falls, MT
specialty
Surgical Hospital
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)

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Benefis Healthcare
(406) 455-5000
1101 26th Street South
Great Falls, MT
Medicare Number
270012
Bed Count
467

Clark Fork Valley Hospital
(406) 826-4800
10 Kruger Road
Plains, MT
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Mountainview Medical Center
(406) 547-3321
16 West Main Street
White Sulphur Spgs, MT
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Garfield County Health Center
(406) 557-2500
101 Levette Avenue
Jordan, MT
specialty
General medical surgical
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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