© 2011

The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • David E. Beck
  • Patricia L. Roberts
  • Theodore J. Saclarides
  • Anthony J. Senagore
  • Michael J. Stamos
  • Steven D. Wexner


  • EBM approach based on the Core Curriculum established by the Association of Program Directors in Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Written by expert surgeons with unique perspectives

  • A source of guidance for colorectal surgeons


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. José Marcio Neves Jorge, Angelita Habr-Gama
    Pages 1-22
  3. Ursula M. Szmulowicz, Tracy L. Hull
    Pages 23-39
  4. Richard E. Karulf
    Pages 41-48
  5. Anders F. Mellgren
    Pages 49-61
  6. Charles B. Whitlow
    Pages 63-75
  7. Jaime L. Bohl, Alan E. Timmcke
    Pages 77-106
  8. Donald G. Kim, W. Douglas Wong
    Pages 107-123
  9. Janice F. Rafferty
    Pages 125-135
  10. Sharon L. Stein, Conor P. Delaney
    Pages 137-156
  11. David W. Dietz
    Pages 157-173
  12. Marc Singer
    Pages 175-202
  13. Rocco Ricciardi, Sharon L. Dykes, Robert D. Madoff
    Pages 203-218
  14. Carol-Ann Vasilevsky
    Pages 219-243
  15. David A. Etzioni, Ann C. Lowry
    Pages 245-259
  16. Harry T. Papaconstantinou, J. Scott Thomas
    Pages 261-275
  17. Charles O. Finne, John R. Fenyk
    Pages 277-294
  18. Charles B. Whitlow, Lester Gottesman, Mitchell A. Bernstein
    Pages 295-307
  19. Dana R. Sands, Mari A. Madsen
    Pages 309-322
  20. Patrick Y. H. Lee, Guillaum Meurette
    Pages 323-335

About this book


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)

Editors and affiliations

  • David E. Beck
    • 1
  • Patricia L. Roberts
    • 2
  • Theodore J. Saclarides
    • 3
  • Anthony J. Senagore
    • 4
  • Michael J. Stamos
    • 5
  • Steven D. Wexner
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Colon and Rectal SurgeryLouisiana State University Health Sciences CenterNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Department of Colorectal SurgeryLahey Clinic, Tufts University School of MedicineBurlingtonUSA
  3. 3.Section of Colon and Rectal SurgeryRush Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgerySpectrum HealthGrand RapidsUSA
  5. 5.Department of SurgeryUCI Medical CenterOrangeUSA
  6. 6.Department of Colorectal SurgeryCleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Editors David E. Beck
    Patricia L. Roberts
    Theodore J. Saclarides
    Anthony J. Senagore
    Michael J. Stamos
    Steven D. Wexner
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information ASCRS (American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons) 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-1581-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-3847-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-1584-9
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 946
  • Number of Illustrations 95 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Jointly published with The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Topics Colorectal Surgery
    General Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the reviews:

"The goals of this textbook … were to provide state-of-the-art information on colon and rectal surgery for residents in training and for fully trained surgeons seeking recertification. Dr. Fleshman and his fellow editors should be congratulated for achieving these goals … . In summary, this book represents a succinct yet comprehensive and up-to-date review of colon and rectal surgery. It is already proving popular with our own trainees, and I suspect it will become required reading on both sides of the Atlantic." (John Hartley, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Vol. 51, 2008)

From the reviews of the second edition:

“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. … This is an excellent update of the authoritative reference standard for this specialty. … it achieves its goals and should be within easy reach of all practitioners and trainees in the field.” (John W. Cromwell, Doody’s Review Service, October, 2011)