Hospitals Yankton 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 Sacred Heart Hospital
(605) 668-8000
501 Summit Avenue
Yankton, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Avera Health

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Avera Sacred Heart
(605) 668-8000
501 Summit Avenue
Yankton, SD
Medicare Number
430012
Bed Count
331

Lewis And Clark Specialty Hospital
(605) 665-5100
2601 Fox Run Parkway
Yankton, SD
Specialty
Hospitals

Phs Indian Hospital
(605) 867-5131
Pine Ridge, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, federal
Hospital System
U S Indian Health Service

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Sanford Deuel County Med Ctr
(605) 874-2141
701 Third Avenue South
Clear Lake, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Sanford Health

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Lewis And Clark Specialty Hosp
(605) 665-5100
2601 Fox Run Parkway
Yankton, SD
specialty
Surgical Hospital
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal

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Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
(605) 668-8000
501 Summit
Yankton, SD
Specialty
Hospitals

Phs Indian Hospital
(605) 964-7724
317 Main Stree
Eagle Butte, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, federal
Hospital System
U S Indian Health Service

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Coteau Des Prairies Hospital
(605) 698-7647
205 Orchard Drive
Sisseton, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Spearfish Regional Hospital
(605) 644-4000
1440 North Main Street
Spearfish, SD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Regional 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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