Evergreen Healthcare, a community-based health care organization, has introduced a colorectal procedure called transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS).
The TEMS procedure is used to remove precancerous or early-stage tumors of the rectum that are difficult to reach through conventional surgical methods.
The minimally invasive procedure helps in removing colorectal tumors without an abdominal incision, allowing patients to avoid colostomies as well as reducing local cancer recurrence, pain and the risk of complications.
Evergreen Healthcare CEO Bob Malte said the company is pleased with the results it has seen since Harry Kahn first rolled out the minimally invasive surgical technique.
"Evergreen remains committed to offering a full complement of minimally invasive surgical options to address each individual patient’s need, and we are proud to be the only hospital in Washington providing this procedure," Malte added.