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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.

Specialty Hosp Of Washington
(202) 546-5700
700 Constitution Avenue NE
Washington, DC
specialty
Long-Term Acute Care
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Specialty Hospitals of America

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Children'S National Med Center
(202) 884-5000
111 Michigan Avenue NW
Washington, DC
specialty
Children's general
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Providence Hospital
(202) 269-7000
1150 Varnum Street NE
Washington, DC
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Ascension Health

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Veterans Affairs Med Center
(202) 745-8100
50 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, federal
Hospital System
Department of Veterans Affairs

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Washington Hospital Center
(202) 877-7000
110 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
MedStar Health

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Howard University Hospital
(202) 865-6100
2041 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Hsc Pediatric Center
(202) 832-4400
1731 Bunker Hill Road NE
Washington, DC
specialty
Children's rehabilitation
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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George Washington Univ Hosp
(202) 715-4000
900 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Universal Health Services, Inc

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National Rehabilitation Hosp
(202) 877-1000
102 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC
specialty
Rehabilitation
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
MedStar Health

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Georgetown University Hospital
(202) 444-3000
3800 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
MedStar 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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