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
For some readers of this book, a minimally invasive approach to colorectal disease may add a new dimension to the management of these patients. For others, it is the opportunity to learn helpful tips, specifics about a certain procedure, or to fine-tune what has already become a routine part of their practice. Even if you have successfully overcome many of the technical challenges of minimally invasive surgery, the pre-operative evaluation, peri-operative decision-making, and management of post-operative complications can be demanding and consuming. Wherever you may be on this spectrum, Minimally Invasive Approaches to Colon and Rectal Disease: Technique and Best Practices has something to offer. The underlying focus throughout the text is on providing pragmatic advice and reproducible techniques that can be readily implemented by surgeons of varying experience to successfully treat complex colorectal problems through minimally invasive methods.
Our author experts have years of experience with minimally invasive approaches to colorectal disease, and in some cases, have been the pioneers in this field. Despite extensive training and a wealth of clinical experience, many surgeons do not have the resources or volume to garner the skills and experience to feel completely comfortable with, or in some cases, master these techniques. In this text, our authors have cogently and equitably provided a unique, practical guide that covers the evaluation, step-by-step technical approach, and detailed management techniques. Within each chapter, they focus on the details to help overcome the issues that make these procedures and disease processes challenging. Yet, this is more than a “how to” manual or an algorithm-based guide.
Minimally Invasive Approaches to Colon and Rectal Disease: Technique and Best Practices will be of great utility to colorectal, general and oncologic surgeons who want to learn or improve their minimally invasive skills in colorectal surgery. Furthermore, this text will be of particular interest to the surgeons-in-training, and the general and colorectal surgeon who is often called upon to manage a variety of colorectal surgery conditions through a minimally invasive approach.
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.
The Concept has been endorsed by the American Society Of Cytopathology, and the International Academy of Cytology.
The book covers anorectal anatomy, physiology, and embryology as a foundation to a detailed description of preoperative, intraoperative, and post-operative patient management. All surgical procedures are shown in step-by-step detail by leading surgeons and gastroenterologists.
This book will be relevant to general, colon, and rectal surgeons in training and practice, gastroenterologists, and other practitioners with an interest in anorectal diseases.