Improved Outcomes in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Improved Outcomes in Colon and Rectal Surgery

by Charles B. Whitlow
     
 

Written by many of the world’s leading colorectal surgeons, this evidence-based text investigates the risks and benefits of colorectal surgeries. By using clinical pathways, algorithms, and case discussions, the authors identify the best practices for patient safety and positive outcomes to ensure that physicians correctly recognize potential problems and

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Written by many of the world’s leading colorectal surgeons, this evidence-based text investigates the risks and benefits of colorectal surgeries. By using clinical pathways, algorithms, and case discussions, the authors identify the best practices for patient safety and positive outcomes to ensure that physicians correctly recognize potential problems and carefully manage complications.

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.

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Reviewer: John C. Byrn, MD (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
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.
Reviewer: John C. Byrn, MD(University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420071528
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/17/2009
Pages:
420

Meet the Author

Charles B Whitlow MD, Program Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

David E Beck MD, Chairman, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is president-elect of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and Editor-in-Chief of Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery and the Ochsner Journal.

David A Margolin MD, Colon and Rectal Research Director, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an Associate Editor of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum.

Terry C Hicks MD, Associate Chairman, Department of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. President of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Alan E Timmcke, Staff Colon and Rectal Surgeon, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

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