Informing patients about surgery procedures through use of virtual reality

Nurse Chong Pei San guiding Ms Angela Campos on the VR consent service as she watches a video on a breast-wide excision and sentinel lymph node biopsy.
Nurse Chong Pei San guiding Ms Angela Campos on the VR consent service as she watches a video on a breast-wide excision and sentinel lymph node biopsy.PHOTO: FEM SURGERY

SINGAPORE - Madam Monica Ramirez had the jitters when she underwent tonsillitis surgery as a young child, and again when she had her first caesarean section in 1993.

Both times, she did not fully know what to expect during the procedures, she said. She was stressed and did not have time to take note of everything as the doctors explained the procedures to her.

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