Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)

Colon and Rectal Surgery at Danbury Hospital offers Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM). TEM is an exciting new minimally invasive technique for the excision of rectal tumors and lesions. A significant improvement over traditional rectal surgeries, TEM provides surgeons with longer reach and enhanced visibility throughout the entire rectum.

Before this option existed, major abdominal surgery was often the only course of treatment. TEM technology provides surgeons with a much less invasive approach, giving patients a faster and virtually pain-free recovery.

While still relatively uncommon in the United States, TEM has been in use for more than two decades in Germany and other parts of Europe.

For More Information

To learn more about the TEM procedure, please talk to your doctor about Danbury Hospital. Need a doctor? Call 1-800-511-8639 for a physician referral or search our Find a Doctor online tool.

We also invite you to visit our patient and visitor information section for more detailed information about Danbury Hospital.