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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

Phs Indian Hospital
(505) 248-4000
801 Vassar Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, federal
Hospital System
U S Indian Health Service

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Guadalupe County Hospital
(505) 472-3246
535 Lake Drive
Santa Rosa, NM
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal

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Carrie Tingley Hospital
(505) 272-5200
1127 University Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM
specialty
Children's orthopedic
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal
Hospital System
University of New Mexico

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St Vincent Regional Med Center
(505) 983-3361
455 St Michael's Drive
Santa Fe, NM
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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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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Heart Hospital Of New Mexico
(505) 724-2000
504 Elm Street
Albuquerque, NM
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
MedCath, Inc

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Holy Cross Hospital
(505) 758-8883
1397 Weimer Road
Taos, NM
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
QHR

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Union County General Hospital
(505) 374-2585
301 Harding Street
Clayton, NM
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Brim Healthcare, Inc

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Phs Indian Hospital
(505) 786-5291
Crownpoint, NM
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, federal
Hospital System
U S Indian Health Service

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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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