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TransAnal Resection

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.

TransAnal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)

TEM is an advanced, minimally invasive procedure to remove noncancerous tumors and early-stage rectal cancers. It does not require any surgical incisions. It is performed through the rectum with specially designed microsurgical instruments that can remove lesions high inside the rectum. In the past, major abdominal surgery was needed to reach the lesions. Not only do our surgeons have longer reach and better visibility, but there is also less bleeding, less risk of infection or complications, less risk of bowel obstruction after surgery, and faster recovery.

The bowel must be completely cleansed prior to surgery. This may include a combination of enemas or laxatives and maintaining a liquid diet for several days prior. General anesthesia is needed. 

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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