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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.

Va Central Iowa Hlth Care Syst
(515) 699-5999
3600 30th Street
Des Moines, IA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, federal
Hospital System
Department of Veterans Affairs

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Mercy Medical Ctr-Des Moines
(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Catholic Health Initiatives

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Iowa Methodist Medical Center
(515) 241-6212
1200 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Iowa Health System

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Va Central Iowa Hlth Care Syst
(515) 699-5999
3600 30th Street
Des Moines, IA
Medicare Number
777777
Bed Count
327

Broadlawns Medical Center
(515) 282-2200
1801 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA
Medicare Number
160101
Bed Count
108

Broadlawns Medical Center
(515) 282-2200
1801 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal

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Iowa Lutheran Hospital
(515) 263-5612
700 East University Avenue
Des Moines, IA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Iowa Health System

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Mercy Capitol
(515) 643-1000
603 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Catholic Health Initiatives

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Broadlawns Medical Center
(515) 282-2200
1801 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Hospitals

Mercy Medical Center
(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Medicare Number
160083
Bed Count
572

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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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