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Rectal Cancer Surgery

There are 2 types of rectal cancer surgeries, depending on the stage of the cancer.

TransAnal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS)

If rectal cancer is detected early, a new procedure called a transanal local excision can be performed through the anus and without an incision to the abdomen. It is an option for patients with small early-stage rectal cancer that is near the anus opening but has not spread to the anus or sphincter. This procedure is minimally invasive, requires less operative time, and offers faster recovery.

Rectal Resection Surgery

For more advanced cancers, rectal resection surgery can be performed in which our surgeons remove the diseased section of the rectum, plus nearby lymph nodes. This is called a low anterior resection. After removing the diseased section, the two healthy parts of the intestine are reattached. We utilize a minimally invasive approach to speed recovery and minimize complications versus traditional open surgery performed through an abdominal incision. There are two surgery options:

  • Robotic-assisted surgery – Made possible with da Vinci® technology, fewer, smaller incisions are made for insertion of surgical equipment and a camera for viewing to complete the procedure.
  • Laparoscopic – Again, using small incisions, long-handled tools are inserted to perform surgery while viewing magnified images from the laparoscope (camera) on a video screen.

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Gladstone Office

6060 North Oak Trafficway
Suite 101
Gladstone, MO 64118
Phone: (816) 941-0800

Leawood Office

4370 W 109th St.
Overland Park, KS 66211
Phone: (816) 941-0800

Overland Park Office

10100 W 87th St.
Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: (816) 941-0800

Independence Office

19550 E 39th St
Suite 320
Independence, MO 64057
Phone: (816) 941-0800

Lee’s Summit

1980 SE Blue Parkway
Suite 2330
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Phone: (816) 941-0800