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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.

Turquoise Lodge
(505) 841-8978
6000 Insleta Boulevard
Albuquerque, NM
Medicare Number
777777
Bed Count
30

Nor-Lea General Hospital
(505) 396-6611
1600 North Main Avenue
Lovington, NM
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal
Hospital System
Covenant Health System

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Peak Behavioral Health Servs
(505) 589-3000
5065 Mcnut Road
Santa Teresa, NM
specialty
Psychiatric
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Psychiatric Solutions

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San Juan Regional Medical Ctr
(505) 325-5011
801 West Maple Street
Farmington, NM
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Kindred Hospital - Albuquerque
(505) 242-4444
700 High Street NE
Albuquerque, NM
specialty
Long-Term Acute Care
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Kindred Healthcare

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Phs Indian Hospital
(505) 671-4441
Mescalero, NM
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, federal
Hospital System
U S Indian Health Service

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Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital
(505) 291-2000
8300 Constitution Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Presbyterian Healthcare Servs

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Lea Regional Medical Center
(505) 492-5000
5419 North Lovington Highway
Hobbs, NM
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Community Health Systems, Inc

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Dr Dan C Trigg Mem Hospital
(505) 461-0141
301 East Miel De Luna Avenue
Tucumcari, NM
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Presbyterian Healthcare Servs

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Roosevelt General Hospital
(505) 359-1800
14121 U S Highway 70
Portales, NM
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal
Hospital System
Covenant Health System

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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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