November 10, 2017

Cartoon Showing What Surgery Day is Like from a Child's Perspective

Too often, parents expressed to me that online surgery videos like tonsillectomy and ear tubes were too "violent" for them to watch with their child. What is needed is a video that they can watch safely with their child that shows what will happen from a child's perspective, but rated G. No blood, no cuts, and no grossness included.

Due to such requested demand, I finally created two videos that can be considered "kid-safe" showing what surgery day will be like for them thru their eyes. The first video used "real-life" actors and can be watched here. The other is a cartoon animation as shown above.

I deliberately made the video generic enough such that it could apply to any type of pediatric surgery whether neck mass incision, tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, ear tubes, or even hernia repair.

Check it out!

Overall, when it comes to medicine and surgery, free video offerings geared towards children are quite limited. Our office has recently started to make attempts to correct this deficiency.

Other child-safe ENT medical videos include:

• How Allergy Vials are Made for Allergy Shots
• Pediatric Hearing Testing

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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