Transanal Approaches: Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS)

  • John P. Burke
  • Matthew R. AlbertEmail author


Following the popularization of colorectal cancer screening, the incidence of large rectal polyps and early-stage cancer is increasing [1]. Due to the suboptimal functional outcomes following proctectomy, an aging population, stoma aversion, and improving response rates following neoadjuvant chemoradiation, local excision of large polyp early-stage rectal cancer is increasingly being requested by patients and utilized in clinical practice [2]. The modalities available for the local excision of both large polyps and early-stage rectal cancers include traditional transanal excision (TAE), colonoscopic/endoscopic mucosal resection, and transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM).


Proctectomy Transanal excision Transanal endoscopic microsurgery Transanal endoscopic operation TAMIS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Colon & Rectal Surgery, Florida HospitalOrlandoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Colon & Rectal SurgeryCenter for Colon and Rectal Surgery, Florida HospitalOrlandoUSA

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