Hospitals Sioux Falls 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 Mckennan Hospital
(605) 322-8000
800 East 21st Street
Sioux Falls, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Avera Health

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Sanford Usd Medical Center
(605) 333-1000
1305 West 18th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Sanford Health

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Sioux Falls Surgical Center
(605) 334-6730
910 East 20th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
specialty
Surgical Hospital
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)

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Canton-Inwood Mem Hospital
(605) 987-2621
440 North Hiawatha Drive
Canton, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Sanford Health

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Sioux Valley Hospital
(605) 333-6688
1100 S Euclid Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Hospitals

Royal C Johnson Vet Mem Center
(605) 336-3230
2501 West 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, federal
Hospital System
Department of Veterans Affairs

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Childrens Care Hospital & Schl
(605) 782-2300
2501 West 26th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
specialty
Children's rehabilitation
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Avera Heart Hospital
(605) 977-7000
4500 West 69th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
specialty
Heart
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
MedCath, Inc

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Avera Dells Area Health Center
(605) 428-5431
909 North Iowa Avenue
Dell Rapids, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Avera Health

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Avera McKennan Hospital/(BHS) Behavioral Health Services Program
(605) 322-4079
800 East 21st Street
Sioux Falls, SD
 
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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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