Hospitals Mitchell SD

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.

Avera Queen Of Peace
(605) 995-2000
525 North Foster
Mitchell, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Avera Health

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Avera Queen Of Peace
(605) 995-5701
525 N Foster
Mitchell, SD
Specialty
Hospitals

Sanford Mid Dakota Medical Ctr
(605) 234-5511
300 South Byron Boulevard
Chamberlain, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Sanford Health

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Community Memorial Hospital
(605) 775-2621
Eighth And Jackson
Burke, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Sanford Health

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Fall River Hospital
(605) 745-3159
209 North 16th Street
Hot Springs, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Avera Queen Of Peace
(605) 995-2000
525 North Foster
Mitchell, SD
Medicare Number
430013
Bed Count
183

Wagner Community Mem Hospital
(605) 384-3611
Third And Walnut
Wagner, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Avera Health

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Hand County Memorial Hospital
(605) 853-2421
300 West Fifth Street
Miller, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Avera Health

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Avera St Luke'S
(605) 622-5000
305 South State Street
Aberdeen, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Avera Health

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Sioux Valley Vermillion Med
(605) 624-2611
20 South Plum Street
Vermillion, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Sanford Health

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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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