Course Overview

This course highlights both Laparoscopic and Robotic approaches to TAMIS. Utilizing a strong practice focus, this course will include anatomical, clinical, and surgical lectures, excised animate dissection with hands-on training led by a group of world-renowned surgeons.

The excised animate dissection portion of the course focuses on the robotic and laparoscopic technical aspects for the safe and successful implementation of partial and full thickness transanal resection with closure. The didactic experience provides lectures on proper patient selection and indications, operating room setup, patient positioning, anesthesia, and principles of safe transanal insufflation for both traditional and robotic TAMIS. The course also offers procedural recordings with round table faculty and attendee discussions.

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Course Directors

Matthew Albert, MD

Matthew Albert, MD

Course Director

AdventHealth Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Garrett Friedman, MD

Garrett Friedman, MD

Las Vegas Complex Surgical Specialists



Day 1: Fri, May 20, 2022

  • 7:30-8:00 Welcome/Introduction/Breakfast
  • 8:00-9:00 History of Transanal Surgery: Local excision, TEM, and TAMIS
  • 9:00-9:45 TAMIS: Indications for benign and malignant rectal neoplasms
  • 9:45-10:00 Break
  • 10:00-11:00 How to Perform TAMIS: Anesthesia, Setup, Excision, & Closure
  • 11:00-12:00 Robotic TAMIS: Setup, Instrumentation, & Docking
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00 Video Review/ Complications and Pitfalls
  • 2:00-4:00 Cadaveric Laboratory
  • 4:00-4:15 Closing Remarks/Q&A


Marriott Autograph Collection, Bohemian Hotel Celebration

Marriott Autograph Collection, Bohemian Hotel Celebration

In partnership with the Marriott Autograph Collection Bohemian Hotel Celebration, we offer a special rate for guests of our courses. For further questions regarding hotel accommodation, please contact cfl.nicholsoncentereducation.info@adventhealth.com.

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Directions & Parking

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place

Celebration, FL 34747