Use of Virtual Reality for Pediatric Minor Surgical Procedures

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT04125004


This project is looking to use virtual reality for minor general surgery procedures in addition to local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia.

Official Title

Evaluation of Technology-Based Distractions In Pediatric Patients During General Surgery Minor Procedures

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - less than 18 years of age

   - parental consent/patient assent

   - undergoing minor procedure(s)

Exclusion Criteria:

   - participants and patients who do not consent

   - have significant cognitive impairment

   - have a history of severe motion sickness

   - currently have nausea

   - history of seizures or currently experiencing seizures

   - have visual or auditory impairment

   - clinically unstable or require urgent/emergent intervention and/or American Society of
   Anesthesiologist class 4 or 5

   - history of claustrophobia

   - Glasgow Coma Scale <15

   - currently taking anxiety medication

   - currently taking narcotics

   - facial trauma


device: Samsung Virtual Reality Headset

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Stephanie Chao, MD
(650) 723-6439