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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 Francis Hospital
(302) 421-4100
Seventh And Clayton Streets
Wilmington, DE
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Catholic Health East

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Select Specialty Hospital
(302) 421-4545
7 Clayton Street
Wilmington, DE
specialty
Long-Term Acute Care
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Select Medical Corporation

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Rockford Center
(302) 996-5480
100 Rockford Drive
Newark, DE
specialty
Psychiatric
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Universal Health Services, Inc

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Meadow Wood Behavioral Hlth
(302) 328-3330
575 South Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE
specialty
Psychiatric
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal
Hospital System
Horizon Health Corporation

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Jennersville Regional Hospital
(610) 869-1000
1015 West Baltimore Pike
West Grove, PA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Community Health Systems, Inc

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Veterans Affairs Med Center
(302) 994-2511
1601 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, federal
Hospital System
Department of Veterans Affairs

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Christiana Care Hlth System
(302) 733-1000
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Christiana Care Health System

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Alfred I Dupont Hospital
(302) 651-4000
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE
specialty
Children's general
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Delaware Psychiatric Center
(302) 255-2700
1901 North Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE
specialty
Psychiatric
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal

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Union Hospital
(410) 398-4000
106 Bow Street
Elkton, MD
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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