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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.

Saint Mary'S Regional Med Ctr
(775) 770-3000
235 West Sixth Street
Reno, NV
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Catholic Healthcare West

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West Hills Hospital
(775) 323-0478
1240 East Ninth Street
Reno, NV
specialty
Psychiatric
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Psychiatric Solutions

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Northern Nevada Health Service
(775) 688-2001
480 Galletti Way
Sparks, NV
specialty
Psychiatric
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal

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Renown Regional Medical Center
(775) 982-4100
1155 Mill Street
Reno, NV
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Renown Health

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Northern Nevada Medical Center
(775) 331-7000
2375 East Prater Way
Sparks, NV
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Universal Health Services, Inc

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Tahoe Pacific Hospitals
(775) 355-5970
10405 Double 'r' Boulevard
Reno, NV
specialty
Long-Term Acute Care
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
LifeCare Management Services

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Va Sierra Nevada Health Syst
(775) 786-7200
1000 Locust Street
Reno, NV
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, federal
Hospital System
Department of Veterans Affairs

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Willow Springs Center
(775) 858-3303
690 Edison Way
Reno, NV
specialty
Children's psychiatric
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Psychiatric Solutions

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Renown Rehabilitation Hospital
(775) 982-3500
1495 Mill Street
Reno, NV
specialty
Rehabilitation
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Renown Health

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Renown South Meadows Center
(775) 982-7000
10101 Double 'r' Boulevard
Reno, NV
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Renown 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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