Hospitals Marshalltown IA

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.

Marshalltown Med & Surg Ctr
(641) 754-5151
3 South Fourth Avenue
Marshalltown, IA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque
(563) 589-8000
250 Mercy Drive
Dubuque, IA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Trinity Health

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Grinnell Regional Medical Ctr
(641) 236-7511
210 Fourth Avenue
Grinnell, IA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Select Specialty Hospital
(563) 468-2000
1111 West Kimberly Road
Davenport, IA
specialty
Long-Term Acute Care
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Select Medical Corporation

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Mitchell County Reg Hlth Ctr
(641) 732-6000
616 North Eighth Street
Osage, IA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal
Hospital System
Trinity Health

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Marshalltown Med & Surg Ctr
(641) 754-5151
3 South Fourth Avenue
Marshalltown, IA
Medicare Number
160001
Bed Count
111

Stewart Memorial Comm Hospital
(712) 464-3171
1301 West Main
Lake City, IA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Lucas County Health Center
(641) 774-3000
1200 North Seventh Street
Chariton, IA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal

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Hamilton Hospital
(515) 832-9400
800 Ohio Street
Webster City, IA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal

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Grape Community Hospital
(712) 382-1515
2959 Us Highway 275
Hamburg, IA
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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