My First Surgery
By Stradigi Inc
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
If you are a parent whose child needs surgery, it is normal to feel anxious and unsure about what to expect. Designed by a practicing pediatric surgeon, this app allows you and your child to explore the operating room environment at your own pace. You can learn about the process of preparing for an operation, meet the people that work there and learn what to expect in the recovery room and at home. Having a child undergo surgery is never easy; this app is designed to make it a little bit easier.
- “Child view” with 5 easy-to-use scenes featuring interactive characters and equipment;
- “Parent View” providing tips and information every parent should know prior to the date of surgery;
- Your child’s picture can be embedded within the app for a personalized experience;
- Embedded videos by a practicing pediatric surgeon provide additional information about what to expect.
- French and English versions available (loads automatically depending on iPad language settings)
The stated mission of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Division of Pediatric General Surgery is to provide state-of-the-art, evidence-based surgical care to children in a friendly, compassionate, and patient and family-centered environment. The app ”My First Surgery‟ was created through a seed grant through the McGill Center for Bioinformatics as a partnership between Dr. Robert Baird (pediatric surgeon at the Montreal Children’s) and Stradigi (digital development company).
The My First Surgery family would like to keep the information contained within this app accessible to everyone, and to always remain free. If you would like to support this initiative, visit our website www.myfirstsurgery.com
We are very grateful for your help.
My first surgery is intended to be used by parents of pre-literate children under the age of 13 and in association with such children. Adult supervision of children under the age of 13’s use of the Program is recommended at all times.
My First Surgery does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or listened to on the My First Surgery mobile application.
We take your and your child’s privacy very seriously. We do not collect or share information about you or your child, nor do we include any third party advertising. We do not market to children. For more information, please visit www.myfirstsurgery.com
What's New in Version 2.0.1
- Now available in French
- Updated character and scene design
- New fun music
- General navigation improvements
- Enhanced user experience