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TransAnal Minimally Invasive Surgery

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How TAMIS works

The TAMIS device is inserted into the rectum and nearly doubles the length that a surgeon can reach into the body, eliminating the need for invasive surgery through the abdomen. Unlike traditional transanal surgery which is limited by poor visualization and shorter reach of only seven to eight centimeters, TAMIS allows surgeons to remove lesions up to 18 centimeters into the body.  TAMIS primarily benefits patients the most, offering much quicker recovery times and no scarring.

A Revolutionary Step Forward in Colorectal Treatment

TAMIS (Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery) was developed by our physicians in 2009. We currently have the largest series of TAMIS for the local excision of rectal neoplsia (n=100). The technique has been adopted worldwide, and there are now two devices which are FDA approved specifically for TAMIS. Since the date the team at the Center for Colon & Rectal Surgery (CCRS) introduced TAMIS, 16 peer-reviewed publications have been reported by investigators in Europe, America and Asia. Combined, these publications demonstrated that 179 TAMIS cases have been successfully performed and both feasibility and efficacy have been proven time and time again.

TAMIS has opened the gateway for a new era in rectal cancer surgery: Transanal TME. Around the world, there are currently less than five centers with expertise in this unique approach, which has a particular advantage over more conventional approaches to proctectomy, especially in morbidly obese patients where access the pelvis is difficult. The CCRS physicians have submitted their work on the initial 20 patients who have undergone transanal TME using TAMIS and this work has been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

To learn more about treatment with TAMIS, please call our office at 407.303.2615 or contact us via our online form.

TAMIS is Taught Around the Globe

Hands on Educational Initiatives

The surgical team has been invited to several cities, both in the United States and internationally, to teach and train other colorectal surgeons on TAMIS. While the number of destinations is expanding, in 2013 the current list of locations that the Center for Colon & Rectal Surgery surgeons have traveled to train other surgeons in this specialized technique include:

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Houston, TX, USA San Antonio, TX, USA
Atlanta, GA, USA London, ON, Canada San Diego, CA, USA
Cairns, Australia London, UK St. Louis, MO, USA
Celebration, FL, USA New Jersey, USA Syracuse, NY
Dallas, TX, USA New York, NY, USA Tampa, FL, USA
Dublin, Ireland Orlando, FL, USA Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hollywood, FL, USA Phoenix, AZ, USA  

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TAMIS Training by CCRS Physicians in the United States
Countries where TAMIS is now being performed
TAMIS Training by CCRS Physicians abroad