Tissue Handling and Dissection


Model 1: Pelvic Sidewall Dissection

Model 2: Anterior Vaginal Wall Dissection


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Contributing Authors

  • Jeffrey Cornella, MD, Mayo Clinic - Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Marlene Corton, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Rajiv Gala, MD, Ochsner Health System
  • Oz Harmanli, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Jamie Bashore Long, MD, Director, Center for Pelvic Health and Chief of Urogynecology, Reading Health System - Pennsylvania
  • Doug Miyazaki, MD, Novant Health - North Carolina
  • Michael Moen, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University
  • Mikio Nihira, MD, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Amy O’ Boyle, MD, Captain, USN, MC, Fellowship Director Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • John Riggs, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
  • Robert Rogers, MD, Kalispell Regional Medical Center - Montana
  • Carmen Sultana, MD, Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Cornell Medical College