Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 31, Issue 10, pp 3791–3800 | Cite as

Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS): a clinical spotlight review

  • Teresa deBeche-AdamsEmail author
  • Imran Hassan
  • Stephen Haggerty
  • Dimitrios Stefanidis
SAGES Clinical Spotlight Review


The following clinical spotlight review regarding transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) is intended for physicians who manage and treat rectal pathology. It is meant to critically review this technique and the available evidence supporting its safety and efficacy. Based on the level of evidence, recommendations may or may not be given for its use in clinical practice.


Guidelines for clinical practice and spotlight reviews are intended to indicate preferable approaches to medical problems as established by experts in the field. These recommendations will be based on existing data or a consensus of expert opinion when little or no data are available. Spotlight reviews are applicable to all physicians who address the clinical problem(s) without regard to specialty training or interests, and are intended to convey recommendations based on a focused topic; within the defined scope of the review, they indicate the preferable, but not necessarily the only acceptable...


Compliance with ethical standards


Dr. deBeche-Adams reports personal fees for Applied Medical and consulting for TransEnterix. Dr. Hassan has nothing to disclose. Dr. Haggerty reports personal fees for Covidien/Medtronic, as well as Honorarium from Bard. Dr. Stefanidis reports personal fees from WL Gore and Davol.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teresa deBeche-Adams
    • 1
    Email author
  • Imran Hassan
    • 2
  • Stephen Haggerty
    • 3
  • Dimitrios Stefanidis
    • 4
  1. 1.Florida HospitalOrlandoUSA
  2. 2.Mercy Medical CenterCedar RapidsUSA
  3. 3.NorthShore UniversityHighland ParkUSA
  4. 4.Indiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

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