Transanal Minimal Invasive Surgery (TAMIS)
It is a minimally invasive, transrectal access (TAMIS) surgery. It is a simple specialized method through which no incision is made in the body, but the tool is inserted through the anus itself until reaching the desired area.
TAMIS treats the following diseases:
- Removal of polyps
- Removal of some types of cancerous tumors if they are present in the rectum and lower sigmoid colon.
Comparison of TAMIS for conventional surgery
The benefit of TAMIS is that it is considered an organ preservation procedure, performed entirely through the body’s natural opening, and requires no skin incisions to access a tumor. This scar-free recovery provides a quick return to normal bowel function.
Removal of healthy parts of the large intestine
Unlike traditional surgery in which a large portion of the large intestine is removed, your surgeon with TAMIS will carefully remove diseased tissue, leaving the remainder of the normal bowel cavity intact to function normally.
Return to work the next day
Conventional surgery often requires a large incision and a hospital stay ranging from a few days to more than a week. The TAMIS procedure may require only an overnight stay in the hospital or it can be performed as an outpatient procedure, often allowing patients to return immediately to an active lifestyle.