Additional colon and rectal conditions

To learn more about these significant colon and rectal conditions click below and open a new window in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons website:

The Latest Technologies

Our skilled surgeons perform thousands of diagnostic and surgical colorectal procedures each year using leading edge technologies. In addition to the procedures presented throughout this site, our areas of expertise also include the following minimally invasive advanced techniques:

da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists' surgeons are trained and certified in leading edge technology for minimally invasive colon surgery. The da Vinci® robotic technology allows our physicians to perform complex colon surgeries with precise incisions, providing our patients with a quicker recovery time and minimal pain.

Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection (STARR)

This procedure treats a condition resulting in chronic constipation called obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS), by correcting the anatomic disorder and allowing patients to improve rectal emptying. Surgical intervention involves the use of a circular stapling device to remove the prolapsing rectum via the anus.

Polyp Removal by Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS)

Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS) is a minimally invasive procedure to remove rectal polyps or growths through the anus, that are too large to remove via the colonoscopy or other endoscopy methods. Patients typically feel no pain during the outpatient procedure. TEMS has a reduced recurrence rate, meaning the polyps recur less often, compared to standard transanal removal. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery is used specifically to treat early stage rectal cancers.

Polyp Removal by Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS)

Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) is a minimally invasive technique for performing local excision of well-selected rectal neoplasms. It utilizes a single-incision laparoscopic port as access into the rectal vault. TAMIS provides a quality of surgical resection similar to TEM.


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