TEMS: Transanal Endoscopic Micro Surgery
Transanal Endoscopic Micro Surgery is an efficient, minimally invasive surgical technique that has become the procedure of choice for the treatment of certain colorectal conditions. The Division of Colorectal Surgery uses TEMS to remove rectal polyps and tumors on an outpatient basis. An advanced technique that requires special instrumentation and training, TEMS eliminates the need for radical surgery and a trans-abdominal approach. Compared to open surgery, TEMS provides benefits including reduced morbidity, better post-operative function, faster recovery, and reduced likelihood of needing an ostomy (temporary or permanent).