Pre-Surgery Program (Royal Oak and Troy)
Surgical Safari is a one-hour interactive program that teaches
children and parents about what it means to have surgery. This fun,
hands-on presentation is intended to answer common questions about the
surgical experience and to help reduce anxiety for families at what can
be a very stressful time.
The program is presented by surgical staff at Beaumont Hospital,
Royal Oak and at Beaumont Hospital, Troy. It is open to children (ages 3
to 18 in Royal Oak and 3 to 12 in Troy) and their parents or guardians.
Your Surgical Safari will include a video about what to expect on the
day of surgery and visits to the pre-operative area and an operating
room to touch and see special equipment. The program will answer many
common questions, including:
- What should I bring to the hospital?
- Who will I meet at the hospital?
- Where will the surgery take place?
- What should I do the day of my child's surgery?
"I have found that the Surgical Safari program provides a tremendous
benefit to patients and their families. The tour helps alleviate anxiety
because when the family does come in for the surgery it is no longer a
brand new experience," says Jeffrey Settecerri, M.D., pediatric
Please take this class at the hospital your child will be having
surgery at - either Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak or Beaumont Hospital,