Scott R. Steele, M.D., FACS, FASCRS
Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Professor of Surgery
Case Western Reserve University
Tracy Hull, MD
Professor of Surgery
9500 Euclid AvenueCleveland, OH 44195
Thomas Read, MD
Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
Lahey Hospital & Medical CenterBurlington, MA
Theodore Saclarides, MD
Ambrose and Gladys Bowyer, Professor of Surgery
Anthony Senagore, MDCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Charles Whitlow, MD
Chief, Colorectal Surgery
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA
Improved Outcomes in Colon and Rectal Surgery is a must read and essential reference for all colorectal surgeons, fellows and residents, as well as those working in gastroenterology and the medico-legal profession.
This is a title in the Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series whose eight volumes are an established and highly regarded source of information for the specialist general surgeon.The Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series provides a current and concise summary of the key topics within each major surgical sub-specialty.
Each volume highlights evidence-based practice both in the text and within the extensive list of references at the end of every chapter.
An expanded authorship team across the series includes additional European and World experts with an increased emphasis on global practice.
The contents of the series have been extensively revised in line with recently published evidence. The contents highlight the increasing use of laparoscopic surgical technique in the management of HPB disease.
The contributions incorporate the latest oncological approaches to the management of HPB malignancy.
The Concept has been endorsed by the American Society Of Cytopathology, and the International Academy of Cytology.
Nearly 100 succinct chapters, just 3 or 4 pages each, written by leading experts in colorectal surgery.
Five chapters devoted exclusively to different aspects of rectal cancer.
Other key topics include minimally invasive surgery, reparative surgery, maturing outcomes, and managing surgical risk.New chapters focus on hot topics such as intestinal transplants, enhanced recovery programs, and the management of peristomal hernias.
Updated information on the molecular biology of colorectal cancer and its implications for therapy.
Finally, it focuses on specific “tips and tricks” that experts in the field have learned. The format follows that of both a “how to” manual as well as an algorithm-based guide to allow the reader to understand the thought process behind the proposed treatment strategy. Throughout the text, each author provides an ongoing narrative of his/her individual techniques along with color illustrations and diagrams to “personally” take the reader through the crucial steps of the procedure, and key points of patient care inherent to that topic. Additionally, where appropriate, links to online videos will give the reader an up-front look into technical aspects of EMR, ESD, endoscopic stent placements, CELS, as well as NOTES. The editors and contributors to this book are those with nationally and internationally recognized expertise in lower gastrointestinal endoscopic and endoluminal interventions, have taught many international courses, and have numerous peer-reviewed publications.
This book will be useful to colorectal surgeons, general surgeons, and gastroenterologists who want to learn or improve their skills in lower gastrointestinal endoscopy and advanced endoscopic interventions. Furthermore, this book will be of particular interest to the surgeons-in-training, and gastroenterologist-in-training that are often called upon to manage a variety of colorectal conditions through an endoscopic approach. This would ultimately serve as an invaluable reference for any physician or surgeon with a vested interest in caring for patients with simple or complex colorectal disease.
Concise yet comprehensive, The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition is very useful for physicians and researchers dealing with diseases of the colon and rectum.