Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery

Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) is a new, minimally invasive approach to rectal surgery that is performed through one of the body’s natural orifices — the anus. It can be used for the removal of rectal tumors but also for other indications, including treatment of benign rectal strictures.  In this video, Gabriel R. Chedister, M.D., a resident at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), narrates endoscopic footage from a recent case at MUSC Health in which TAMIS was used to remove a benign rectal stricture that had necessitated a colostomy. The procedure was performed by Virgilio V. George, M.D., Section Head of Colorectal Surgery at MUSC Health, with the assistance of MUSC Health colorectal surgeon Pinckney J. Maxwell, M.D.,  and Chedister. The stricture had not been caused by radiation or intestinal bowel disease. Several months after TAMIS, the colostomy was successfully reversed.

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Virgilio George, MD.

Virgilio George, MD

Virgilio V. George, M.D., joined the Department of Surgery as associate professor and head of the section of colon and rectal surgery in 2015. His primary academic and clinical focus is in the field of colorectal surgery including benign ...

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Pinckney Johnstone Maxwell, MD.

Pinckney Johnstone Maxwell, MD

Dr. Pinckney Maxwell earned his medical degree here at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New ...

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