Applications Beyond Local Excision

  • Deborah S. Keller


Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) is an advanced videoscopic endoluminal platform that blends single-incision laparoscopy with local excision techniques. Since its inception, TAMIS has been used increasingly worldwide as an alternative to traditional transanal excision and transanal endoscopic microsurgery for local excision of benign and early-stage rectal cancers in the distal and mid rectum. With the benefits and success of rectal lesion excision, the applications have continued to evolve. In this chapter, we review several applications of TAMIS beyond local excision, for performing established procedures in a minimally invasive transanal approach, facilitating new technology and the development of new approaches, and managing complications.


Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) TAMIS-ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (TaIPAA, TaPouch) Robotic TAMIS Vaginal access minimally invasive surgery (VAMIS) Transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Deborah S. Keller
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryNewYork–Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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