Hospitals Las Cruces NM

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.

Memorial Medical Center
(505) 522-8641
2450 South Telshor Boulevard
Las Cruces, NM
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
LifePoint Hospitals, Inc

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Mesilla Valley Hospital
(505) 382-3500
3751 Del Rey Boulevard
Las Cruces, NM
specialty
Psychiatric
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Psychiatric Solutions

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Memorial Medical Center
(505) 522-8641
2450 South Telshor Boulevard
Las Cruces, NM
Medicare Number
320018
Bed Count
243

Mountainview Surgery Ctr
(575) 532-3300
4351 E Lohman Ave # 102
Las Cruces, NM

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Lovelace Westside Hospital
(505) 727-2000
10501 Golf Course Road NW
Albuquerque, NM
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Ardent Health Services

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Mountainview Regional Med Ctr
(505) 556-7600
4311 East Lohman Avenue
Las Cruces, NM
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Community Health Systems, Inc

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Memorial Medical Center Inc
(505) 522-8641
2450 South Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Hospitals

Bhc Mesilla Valley Hospital
(505) 382-3500
3751 Del Rey Boulevard
Las Cruces, NM
Medicare Number
324010
Bed Count
107

Mesilla Valley Hospital
(575) 382-3500
3751 Del Rey Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
specialty
drug/alcohol rehab, behavioral health
Hospital Type
Freestanding
Hospital System
UHS
Doctors
Psychiatrists, rehab therapists/counselors
Reception Hours
24/7/365

Lincoln County Medical Center
(505) 257-7381
211 Sudderth Drive
Ruidoso, NM
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Presbyterian Healthcare Servs

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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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