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To: NautiNurse
I didn't even know that one could have an endoscopy (I've had 10 or 11) or colonoscopy (3) in a clinic outside of a hospital environment.

My docs always explained that it was hospital outpatient "just in case of a tear or perforation" - which would require pretty immediate surgery.

21 posted on 03/02/2008 10:16:36 AM PST by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: ErnBatavia

An endoscopy center is typically set up much like an ambulatory surgery center. Likewise, the center should have emergency plans for immediate hospital transport in the unlikely event a procedure becomes complicated. At this point, I couldn’t wouldn’t venture a guess about what contingency policies and procedures the Las Vegas quack shop had in place.


23 posted on 03/02/2008 11:14:00 AM PST by NautiNurse (Plants are people too)
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To: ErnBatavia
I didn't even know that one could have an endoscopy (I've had 10 or 11) or colonoscopy (3) in a clinic outside of a hospital environment.

I've had colonoscopies at my gastroenterologist's office, however it's in a medical complex with a hospital attached, so in a worst case scenario, I suppose that a patient could be in the ER within a few minutes.

Mark

25 posted on 03/02/2008 12:08:05 PM PST by MarkL
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