In this book, contributions from both gastroenterologists describe the history, diagnosis, nutrition, medical management, and surveillance of Crohn's disease. Chapters from general and colorectal surgeons detail common clinical techniques, minimally invasive surgical approach and management of perianal disease. In addition, surgical complications specific to Crohn's disease are also reviewed.
This book provides all of the essential information needed in the surgical management of Crohn's disease in one simple volume. It aims to be a useful resource for practicing surgeons and surgical residents as well as gastroenterologists. The authors wish readers to understand the complex decision making and sophisticated surgical techniques that these patients often demand.