» » »

Hospitals Nashua NH

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.

Southern New Hampshire Med Ctr
(603) 577-2000
8 Prospect Street
Nashua, NH
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

Data Provided by:
Saints Medical Center
(978) 458-1411
One Hospital Drive
Lowell, MA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

Data Provided by:
Northeast Rehab Hospital
(603) 893-2900
70 Butler Street
Salem, NH
specialty
Rehabilitation
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)

Data Provided by:
Nashoba Valley Medical Center
(978) 784-9000
200 Groton Road
Ayer, MA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Essent Healthcare

Data Provided by:
Catholic Medical Center
(603) 668-3545
100 Mcgregor Street
Manchester, NH
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

Data Provided by:
Lowell General Hospital
(978) 937-6000
295 Varnum Avenue
Lowell, MA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

Data Provided by:
Parkland Medical Center
(603) 432-1500
One Parkland Drive
Derry, NH
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
HCA

Data Provided by:
Elliot Hospital
(603) 669-5300
One Elliot Way
Manchester, NH
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

Data Provided by:
Caritas Holy Family Hospital
(978) 687-0151
70 East Street
Methuen, MA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Caritas Christi Health Care

Data Provided by:
Lawrence General Hospital
(978) 683-4000
1 General Street
Lawrence, MA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

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.


Set as favorite Bookmark Email this Comments (0) Add Comment feedSubscribe to this comment's feed
Write comment You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet. busy

Click here to read more from Single Edition