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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.

St Peter'S Hospital
(406) 442-2480
2475 Broadway
Helena, MT
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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St Peter's Hospital
(406) 442-2480
2475 Broadway
Helena, MT
Medicare Number
270003
Bed Count
62

Va Montana Healthcare System
(406) 442-6410
Highway 12 And William Street
Fort Harrison, MT
Medicare Number
270196
Bed Count
75

Va Montana Health Care System
(406) 442-6410
1892 Williams Street
Fort Harrison, MT
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, federal
Hospital System
Department of Veterans Affairs

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Sheridan Memorial Hospital
(406) 765-1420
440 West Laurel Avenue
Plentywood, MT
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Va Montana Health Care System
(406) 442-6410
1892 Williams Street
Fort Harrison, MT
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, federal
Hospital System
Department of Veterans Affairs

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St Peters Community Hospital
(406) 442-2480
2475 Broadway
Helena, MT
Specialty
Hospitals

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

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Marias Medical Center
(406) 434-3200
640 Park Drive
Shelby, MT
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal

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Northern Montana Hospital
(406) 265-2211
30 13th Street
Havre, MT
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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