Wide Awake Virtual Sedation

Imagine a better, safer, less costly, more sustainable surgical experience

  • Take your routine medicines and eat lunch before surgery
  • Have surgery while completely awake, without fear 
  • Explore an entirely new, highly realistic, soothing environment while surgery is happening 
  • Dialogue with Dr. Badia during your procedure 
  • Remain aware during the procedure and in recovery 
  • Eat immediately after the procedure
  • Safer than sedation
  • Most effective in the most anxious patients
  • Fewer infections
  • More fun
  • Less anxiety
  • Less pain
  • 30% to 60% less costly

It’s Always Safer to be Awake!

WAVR’s practice of utilizing customized, original, virtual reality content with wide-awake patients during surgery eliminates the danger and expense of traditional anesthesia.


Studies: The use of the main OR for CTR is almost four times (4x) as expensive, and less than half as efficient as it is in an ambulatory setting. The overall efficiency of the ambulatory setting is therefore more than twice that of the main operating room in the same hospital.

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.

WAVR patients have exponentially higher SATISFACTION scores with no general anesthetic risk, procedural waste, or needless anxiety.

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- Awake surgery videos