Description: An offshoot of two previous books which were directed at minimizing and managing colorectal surgical complications, this book addresses key colorectal disease processes and procedures from the perspective of outcomes management.
Purpose: It presents the current knowledge about the outcomes of colorectal disease processes and techniques in an attempt to minimize and manage complications while optimizing quality outcomes. The book makes great progress toward meeting this elusive goal and is a tremendous addition to the colorectal literature.
Audience: It is written for general surgical residents, colorectal residents, and trained surgeons of all specialties, including colorectal surgeons.
Features: The book covers all major topics in colorectal surgery, including benign and malignant colon and rectal diseases, anorectal processes, endoscopy, and pelvic floor evaluations, and includes significant chapters on the perioperative management of patient outcomes. The innovative approach of case-based discussion with a focus on outcomes control is successful, important, and engaging.
Assessment: This is a breath of fresh air easy to read and engaging. The case-based discussions and outcomes information are backed up with expert opinion, thorough reviews of the literature, and good common sense. It is a great book to read cover to cover for its new perspective on colon and rectal surgery. I will enjoy using this reference for myself and my surgical residents.