The Miya Model has made vaginal hysterectomy simulation easier and more cost-effective than ever. Our team wants to make sure learners have all the tools and information they need to optimize their vaginal hysterectomy practice.

In this blog, we discuss…

  • Our recommended vaginal hysterectomy learning standards for surgical students.
  • Our tips for using the Miya Model for vaginal hysterectomy practice.
  • And critical information about the Miya Model’s unique design.


Before You Operate…

There are various standards every surgical student should be able to meet before attempting a vaginal hysterectomy simulation.

Learners should be able to:

  • List the benefits of a vaginal hysterectomy – Including lower morbidity, less pain, rapid recovery, faster return to normal activities (compared to abdominal hysterectomy), and lower cost.
  • Determine vaginal hysterectomy indicators – Including benign uterine pathology and precancerous or early stage cancer of cervix or endometrium.
  • List vaginal hysterectomy prerequisites – Such as the absence of malignancy evidence, a pelvic mass of unknown origin, a tubo-ovarian abscess, or no possibility of a size reduction.
  • Document the Exam Under Anesthesia process – Including pathology, the degree of descensus with a tenaculum on the cervix, and pelvic floor support.
  • Identify key anatomy – Including the bladder border, safe entry point in the posterior fornix, uterosacral and cardinal ligaments, and ureter near cervix.


Using the Miya Model for Vaginal Hysterectomy

Below, we’ve listed valuable tips for learners using the Miya Model to simulate a vaginal hysterectomy,

  • Treat the Miya Model the same way you would treat a patient.
  • Use generous lubricant on anterior and posterior surfaces.
  • For the best results, use a 0-Vicryl pop-off suture.
  • Tie knots slowly. The suture can tear the silicone, especially if the pedicle is too small.
  • Place the Miya Model in the Trendelenburg position.
  • Enter the anterior culdesac sharply, about 1 cm above the cervico-vaginal junction.
  • Enter the posterior culdesac sharply, about 1 cm below the cervico-vaginal junction.
  • Place Sharps Containers at each station before starting the simulation.
  • Focus on working within the correct tissue planes. Straying into incorrect planes can make the procedure more difficult.

More About the Miya Model

The Miya Model vagina and uterus cartridges are bonded to avoid amputating the cervix. There are no ureters on the model. The tube included on the model is the uterine artery.

By design, the Miya Model encourages good technique and proper clamp placement. Additionally, it boasts realistic “negative feedback” features and will bleed if not properly ligated.


Miyazaki Enterprises – The Miya Model

The current standard for vaginal surgery training relies on risky live surgery and expensive training cadavers. The Miya Model changes that! A safe, realistic alternative, the Miya Model allows learners to gain the practice they need, without all the risks and costs. 

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