The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery: Second Edition / Edition 2

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Overview

Developed in conjunction with the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, this comprehensive textbook provides readers with the full scope of surgical practice for patients with diseases of the colon and rectum. Expert surgeons, all active both as educators and with busy clinical practices, have written concise and practical chapters on the most commonly done procedures while providing much-needed insight on less frequently presentations, as well.

The ASCRS Textbook is designed to meet the needs not only of colorectal specialists, but also the general surgeon in practice whose caseload includes patients with disorders and diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. Residents and fellows will also find a wealth of hands-on guidance and practical tips and tricks. The ASCRS Practice Parameters are incorporated in the book along with an appendix providing the most up-to-the minute access to best practice guidelines. Patient care and safety are addressed in each chapter.

"[The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery] is a long awaited textbook for those in the field and it does not disappoint. It is brief and to the point, but does not lack the necessary detail expected from a society-produced publication. [It has an] easy-to-read quality that enhances comprehension for the trainee. It is by no means just a student textbook. The inclusion of "hot" current topics, like the anal fistula plug, makes it fresh and useful for experienced surgeons. This is an excellent addition to the colorectal library." (Doody's Review)

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: John W Cromwell, M.D.(University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: Encompassing the breadth of the clinical practice of colon and rectal surgery, this book is an update of a 2007 first edition.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an evidence-based, standardized reference for colon and rectal surgery practice and training. This excellent edition improves upon the success of its predecessor. The prior edition has been used by the majority of residents in colon and rectal surgery and has been established as the reference standard for U.S. trainees.
Audience: The book targets the needs of trainees in colon and rectal surgery and practitioners of the specialty. It also would serve as a useful resource for gastroenterologists and an advanced source for medical students. The authorship is predominantly U.S. practitioners in colon and rectal surgery with a few international exceptions. The editorial board and authors are, without exception, leaders in the field.
Features: The book is organized in accordance with the core curriculum for colon and rectal surgery trainees by the Association of Program Directors in Colon and Rectal Surgery. This makes it an excellent reference for colon and rectal surgery residents preparing for the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery qualifying and certifying examinations. The depth of coverage in important aspects of colon and rectal surgery, such as colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, is excellent. As an example, colorectal cancer is covered over the course of 12 chapters, with each subtopic covered by authorities in the area. The book is rich in photos and illustrations, with no superfluous use. The editors maintain good consistency in the writing across most of the chapters and include coverage of very contemporary subjects such as robotic colorectal surgery and sacral nerve stimulation. The foreword promises an appendix with the Practice Parameters of the ASCRS Standards Committee, but I could not find it. This is one of the few drawbacks of the book.
Assessment: This is an excellent update of the authoritative reference standard for this specialty. With rare exception, it achieves its goals and should be within easy reach of all practitioners and trainees in the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441915818
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 6/9/2011
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 946
  • Sales rank: 1,170,117
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Anatomy and Embryology
J. Marcio N. Jorge and Angelita Habr-Gama

2. Colonic Physiology
Tracey L. Hull and Ursula Smulowicz

3. Anorectal Physiology
Richard E. Karulf

4. Physiologic Testing
Anders F. Mellgren

5. Endoscopy
Charles B. Whitlow

6. Radiology
Jamie Bohl

7. Endoluminal Ultrasound
Donald G. Kim and W. Douglas Wong

8. Preoperative Management
Janice F. Rafferty

9. Postoperative Management
Sharon L. Stein and Conor P. Delaney

10. Postoperative Complications
David W. Dietz

11. Hemorrhoids
Marc Singer

12. Anal Fissure
Rocco Ricciardi, Sharon L. Dykes, and Robert Madoff

13. Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
Carol-Ann Vasilevsky

14. Benign Anorectal and Rectovaginal Fistulas
Ann C. Lowry and David A. Etzioni

15. Pilonidal Disease and Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Harry T. Papaconstantinou and J. Scott Thomas

16. Dermatology and Pruritus Ani
Charles O. Finne and John R. Fenyk, Jr.

17. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Charles B. Whitlow, Lester Gottesman, and Mitchell A. Bernstein

18. Fecal Incontinence
Dana Sands and Mari Madsen

19. Pelvic Floor Disorders
Patrick Y.H. Lee and Guillaum Meurette

20. Anal Cancer
Mark Lane Welton and Nalini Raju

21. Presacral Tumors
Eric J. Dozois and Maria Dolores Herreros Marcos

22. Diverticular Disease
Alan G. Thorson and Jennifer S. Beaty

23. Colonic Volvulus
Jan Rakinic

24. Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Craig A Reickert and Melissa Times

25. Endometriosis
Michael J. Snyder

26. Trauma of the Colon and Rectum
David B. Hoyt and Michael E. Lekawa

27. IBD: Diagnosis and Evaluation
Walter A. Koltun

28. IBD: Medical Management
Bruce E. Sands

29. UC: Surgical Management
Zuri Murrell and Phillip Fleshner

30. Crohn’s Disease: Surgical Management
Scott A. Strong

31. Intestinal Stomas
Laurence R. Sands and Floriano Marchetti

32. Constipation and Functional Bowel Disorders
Madhulika G. Varma and Brooke H. Gurland

33. Rectal Prolapse
Steven Mills

34. Other Benign Colorectal Disorders
Justin A. Maykel and Scott R. Steele

35. Advanced Laparoscopy and NOTES
Tonia Young-Fadok

36. Polyps
Paul E. Wise

37. Hereditary Colorectal Cancer
James Church

38. Colorectal Cancer – Epidemiology, Etiology, and Molecular Basis
Harvey G. Moore, Nancy N. Baxter, and Jose G. Guillem

39. Colorectal Cancer: Screening
Jason F. Hall and Thomas E. Read

40. Colon Cancer Evaluation and Staging
Eric G. Weiss

41. Surgical Management of Colon Cancer
Matthew Mutch and Christina Cellini

42. The Preoperative Staging of Rectal Cancer
Susan L. Gearhart and Jonathan E. Efron

43. Local Excision of Rectal Cancer
Peter A. Cataldo

44. Surgical Treatment of Rectal Cancer
Ronald Bleday and Nelya Brindzei

45. Rectal Cancer: Locally Advanced and Recurrent
Robert R. Cima

46. Colorectal Cancer: Adjuvant Therapy
Kelli Bullard Dunn and Judith L. Trudel

47. Colorectal Cancer: Metastatic (Palliation)
Elisabeth C. McLemore and Sonia Ramamoorthy

48. Colorectal Cancer: Surveillance
Nadav Dujovny and Jon Hourigan

49. Miscellaneous Neoplasms
Robin P. Boushey and Husein Moloo

50. Pediatric Colorectal Disorders
Marc Levitt and Alberto Peña

51. Health Care Economics
David A. Margolin and Lester Rosen

52. Ethical and Legal Considerations
Ira J. Kodner, Mark Siegler, Daniel M. Freeman, and William Choctaw

53. Legal Considerations
Michael J. Meehan

54. Surgical Education
David J Schoetz, Jr.

55. Continuing Medical Education
Martin Luchtefeld

56. Quality
Formosa Chen, Hiroko Kunitake, Elise Lawson, Joan Ryoo, and Clifford Ko

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