Hospitals Wasilla AK

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.

Mat-Su Regional Medical Center
(907) 746-8600
2500 South Woodworth Loop
Palmer, AK
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Community Health Systems, Inc

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Valley Hospital
(907) 352-2860
515 East Dahlia Street
Palmer, AK
Medicare Number
20006
Bed Count
36

South Peninsula Hospital
(907) 235-8101
4300 Bartlett Street
Homer, AK
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal

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Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital
(907) 852-4611
P O BOX 29
Barrow, AK
specialty
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Type
Government - Federal

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Providence Alaska Medical Ctr
(907) 562-2211
3200 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Providence Health & Services

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Valley Hospital
(907) 352-4850
515 E Dahlia,Po Box 1687
Palmer, AK
Specialty
Hospitals

Mat-Su Regional Medical Center
(809) 971-4813
2500 South Woodworth Loop Palmer, AK 99645
Wasilla, AK
specialty
Emergency Department
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Community Health Systems, Inc

Bristol Bay Area Health Corp
(907) 842-5201
6000 Kanakanak Road
Dillingham, AK
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Sitka Community Hospital
(907) 747-3241
209 Moller Avenue
Sitka, AK
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal

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Alaska Psychiatric Institute
(907) 269-7100
2800 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK
specialty
Psychiatric
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal

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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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