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From The CriticsReviewer: Daniel L Feingold, MD (Columbia University Medical Center)
Description: This companion to The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Wolff et al. (Springer, 2007), provides succinct, clinically relevant information for daily patient care and enough detail to stimulate interested readers to seek more extensive information in the textbook.
Purpose: The purpose of this manual is to provide a condensed version of the textbook for readers to easily access.
Audience: Students, residents, and clinical fellows would all benefit from this manual, as it provides a hands-on, practical review of the field of colorectal surgery.
Features: The manual covers all of the major topics in modern day colorectal surgery including anatomy and physiology, benign conditions, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Several unique chapters cover healthcare economics, ethical and legal considerations, and the future of surgical education.
Assessment: This is a high quality manual covering the spectrum of colorectal diseases with an emphasis on clinically relevant content.