The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery


The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition is designed to provide a rapid access pocket reference for residents, fellows, private clinicians, and allied health professionals caring for patients with colorectal surgical diseases. The Manual, abstracted from the ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition, is intended to impart succinct, clinically relevant information for daily patient care. The chapters take an evidence-based approach and many provide ASCRS practice parameters. ...

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The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition is designed to provide a rapid access pocket reference for residents, fellows, private clinicians, and allied health professionals caring for patients with colorectal surgical diseases. The Manual, abstracted from the ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition, is intended to impart succinct, clinically relevant information for daily patient care. The chapters take an evidence-based approach and many provide ASCRS practice parameters. The contents are presented consistently, with concise overviews of the most clinically relevant topics. The disease chapters discuss etiology, anatomic considerations, patient evaluation, lab results, imaging, diagnosis and treatment. The surgical chapters address these same issues, in addition to discussion of minimally invasive versus open techniques, possible complications, and perioperative care. The Manual also includes anatomical and technique drawings, operative photos and algorithms.

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.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461484493
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 1/31/2014
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2014
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1170

Meet the Author

David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, New Orleans, LA, USA

Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCS, FRCS(Ed)
Cleveland Clinic Florida, Director, Digestive Disease Center, Chair, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Emeritus Chief of Staff
Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine, Affiliate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Florida International University College of Medicine, Clinical Professor and Affiliate Dean for Clinical Education, Weston, FL, USA

Tracy L. Hull, MD
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Digestive Disease Institute, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland, OH, USA

Patricia L. Roberts, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Lahey Clinic, Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Burlington, MA, USA

Theodore J. Saclarides, MD
Loyola University Medical Center, Professor of Surgery, Head, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Maywood, IL, USA

Anthony J. Senagore, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Central Michigan University School of Medicine, Chairman, Surgical Disciplines, Mount Pleasant, MI, USA

Michael J. Stamos, MD, FACS, FASCRS
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, John E. Connolly Chair, Professor of Surgery, Irvine, CA, USA

Scott R. Steele, M.D., FACS, FASCRS
Madigan Army Medical Center, Department of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Fort Lewis, WA, USA

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Anatomy and Embryology of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus

José Marcio Neves Jorge and Angelita Habr-Gama

Chapter 2

Colonic Physiology

Ursula M. Szmulowicz and Tracy L. Hull

Chapter 3

Anorectal Physiology

Richard E. Karulf

Chapter 4

Physiologic Testing

Anders F. Mellgren

Chapter 5


Charles B. Whitlow

Chapter 6


Jaime L. Bohl and Alan E. Timmcke

Chapter 7

Endoluminal Ultrasound

Donald G. Kim and W. Douglas Wong†

Chapter 8

Preoperative Management

Janice F. Rafferty

Chapter 9

Postoperative Management

Sharon L. Stein and Conor P. Delaney

Chapter 10

Postoperative Complications

David W. Dietz

Chapter 11


Marc Singer

Chapter 12

Anal Fissure

Rocco Ricciardi, Sharon L. Dykes, and Robert D. Madoff

Chapter 13

Anorectal Abscess and Fistula

Carol-Ann Vasilevsky

Chapter 14

Benign Anovaginal and Rectovaginal Fistulas

David A. Etzioni and Ann C. Lowry

Chapter 15

Pilonidal Disease and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Harry T. Papaconstantinou and J. Scott Thomas

Chapter 16

Dermatology and Pruritus Ani

Charles O. Finne and John R. Fenyk

Chapter 17

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Charles B. Whitlow, Lester Gottesman, and Mitchell A. Bernstein

Chapter 18

Fecal Incontinence

Dana R. Sands and Mari A. Madsen

Chapter 19

Pelvic Floor Disorders

Patrick Y. H. Lee and Guillaum Meurette

Chapter 20

Anal Cancer

Mark Lane Welton and Nalini Raju

Chapter 21

Presacral Tumors

Eric J. Dozois and Maria Dolores Herreros Marcos

Chapter 22

Diverticular Disease

Alan G. Thorson and Jennifer S. Beaty

Chapter 23

Colonic Volvulus

Jan Rakinic

Chapter 24

Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

Craig A. Reickert and Melissa Times

Chapter 25


Michael J. Snyder

Chapter 26

Trauma of the Colon and Rectum

David B. Hoyt and Michael E. Lekawa

Chapter 27

IBD: Diagnosis and Evaluation

Walter A. Koltun

Chapter 28

IBD: Medical Management

Bruce E. Sands

Chapter 29

Ulcerative Colitis: Surgical Management

Zuri Murrell and Phillip Fleshner

Chapter 30

Crohn’s Disease: Surgical Management

Scott A. Strong

Chapter 31

Intestinal Stomas

Laurence R. Sands and Floriano Marchetti

Chapter 32

Constipation and Functional Bowel Disorders

Madhulika G. Varma and Brooke H. Gurland

Chapter 33

Rectal Prolapse

Steven Mills

Chapter 34

Other Benign Colorectal Disorders

Justin A. Maykel and Scott R. Steele

Chapter 35

Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

Tonia Young-Fadok

Chapter 36


Paul E. Wise

Chapter 37

Hereditary Colorectal Cancer

James Church

Chapter 38

Colorectal Cancer: Epidemiology, Etiology, and Molecular Basis

Harvey G. Moore, Nancy N. Baxter, and Jose G. Guillem

Chapter 39

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Jason F. Hall and Thomas E. Read

Chapter 40

Colon Cancer Evaluation and Staging

Eric G. Weiss

Chapter 41

Surgical Management of Colon Cancer

Matthew Mutch and Christina Cellini

Chapter 42

The Preoperative Staging of Rectal Cancer

Susan L. Gearhart and Jonathan E. Efron

Chapter 43

Local Excision of Rectal Cancer

Peter A. Cataldo

Chapter 44

Surgical Treatment of Rectal Cancer

Ronald Bleday and Nelya Brindzei

Chapter 45

Rectal Cancer: Locally Advanced and Recurrent

Robert R. Cima

Chapter 46

Colorectal Cancer: Adjuvant Therapy

Kelli Bullard Dunn and Judith L. Trudel

Chapter 47

Colorectal Cancer: Metastatic (Palliation)

Elisabeth C. McLemore and Sonia Ramamoorthy

Chapter 48

Colorectal Cancer: Surveillance

Nadav Dujovny and Jon S. Hourigan

Chapter 49

Miscellaneous Neoplasms

Robin P. Boushey and Husein Moloo

Chapter 50

Pediatric Colorectal Disorders

Marc A. Levitt and Alberto Peña

Chapter 51

Health Care Economics

David A. Margolin and Lester Rosen

Chapter 52

Ethical and Legal Considerations

Ira J. Kodner, Mark Siegler, Daniel M. Freeman, and William T. Choctaw

Chapter 53

Medical Legal Considerations

Michael J. Meehan

Chapter 54

Surgical Education

David J. Schoetz

Chapter 55

Continuing Medical Education

Martin Luchtefeld

Chapter 56


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

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