What is WALANT?
WAVR combines the WALANT surgical technique with Virtual Reality experiences.
WALANT is Wide Awake Local Anesthetic No Tourniquet surgery. It is well established with over twenty years of successful outcomes and is now practiced regularly in hand, wrist, and minor surgeries all over the world.
WAVR is Wide Awake Virtual Reality
WAVR is a better and safer way for people to experience surgical procedures without the need for general anesthesia. When patients use VR to mitigate against anxiety, surgeons can use local anesthetic in the comfort and safety of their offices.
WAVR uses the WALANT surgical technique, adding the immersive power of VR to increase patient acceptance by 10X and substantially reducing the costs of common procedures.
Office-based Carpal Tunnel Surgery with WAVR = $1,500 to $1,900
Hospital-based Carpal Tunnel Surgery without = $5,500 to $7,500
…and WAVR patients have exponentially higher SATISFACTION scores with no general anesthetic risk, procedural waste, or needless anxiety.