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Minimally Invasive Approaches to Colon and Rectal Disease

Technique and Best Practices

  • Howard M. Ross MD FACS FASCRS
  • Sang W. Lee MD, FACS, FASCRS
  • Matthew G. Mutch MD, FACS, FASCRS
  • David E. Rivadeneira MD, MBA,FACS, FASCRS
  • Scott R. Steele M.D., FACS, FASCRS

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Preoperative

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charlotte Kvasnovsky, Andrea Chao Bafford
      Pages 3-13
    3. Mehraneh Dorna Jafari, Michael J. Stamos, Steven Mills
      Pages 15-24
    4. Todd D. Francone, Ron G. Landmann
      Pages 25-50
  3. Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Steven Robert Hunt
      Pages 53-60
    3. Kirk A. Ludwig, Timothy Ridolfi
      Pages 61-69
    4. Toyooki Sonoda
      Pages 71-80
    5. Steven Lee-Kong, Daniel L. Feingold
      Pages 81-88
    6. Amanda V. Hayman, Eric J. Dozois
      Pages 89-101
    7. Kiyokazu Nakajima, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Riichiro Nezu
      Pages 103-110
    8. Govind Nandakumar, Sang W. Lee
      Pages 119-130
    9. Jennifer S. Davids, Justin A. Maykel
      Pages 131-141
    10. David A. Etzioni, Tonia M. Young-Fadok
      Pages 143-154
    11. Mia DeBarros, Scott R. Steele
      Pages 155-167
    12. Seth I. Felder, Zuri Murrell, Phillip Fleshner
      Pages 169-177
    13. Emre Gorgun
      Pages 179-188
    14. Joshua A. Tyler, Matthew G. Mutch
      Pages 189-197

About this book


This book provides a clear, reproducible, step-by-step guide for each colorectal surgery operation.  The format follows that of both a “how to” manual as well as an algorithm-based guide to allow the reader to understand the thought process behind the proposed treatment strategy.  Each chapter includes both operative technical details as well as perioperative “tips and tricks” that the authors utilize in the management of these complex surgical patients.  In addition, it addresses the optimal “next step” in dealing with more challenging situations such as pregnancy, emergent surgery, the elderly, and the obese patient.  Throughout the text, each author provides an ongoing narrative of his/her individual surgical techniques along with color illustrations and diagrams to “personally” take the reader through the crucial steps of the procedure, as well as key points of patient care inherent to that topic. Additionally, where appropriate, links to online or downloadable videos will give the reader an up-front look into technical aspects of traditional straight laparoscopic and hand-assisted minimally invasive surgery, as well as NOTES, transanal, robotic, single incision colectomy and combined laparoscopic-endoscopic resection.

Minimally Invasive Approaches to Colon and Rectal Disease: Technique and Best Practices will be of great utility to colorectal, general and oncologic surgeons who want to learn or improve their minimally invasive skills in colorectal surgery. Furthermore, this text will be of particular interest to the surgeons-in-training, and the general and colorectal surgeon who is often called upon to manage a variety of colorectal surgery conditions through a minimally invasive approach.

Supplementary video files are available for this book and can be accessed at


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Editors and affiliations

  • Howard M. Ross MD FACS FASCRS
    • 1
  • Sang W. Lee MD, FACS, FASCRS
    • 2
  • Matthew G. Mutch MD, FACS, FASCRS
    • 3
  • David E. Rivadeneira MD, MBA,FACS, FASCRS
    • 4
  • Scott R. Steele M.D., FACS, FASCRS
    • 5
  1. 1.Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery Department of SurgeryTemple University Health SystemPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryWeill-Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  4. 4.North Shore-LIJ Health System, Huntington HospitalHofstra University School of MedicineHuntingtonUSA
  5. 5.Department of Colon & Rectal SurgeryMadigan Army Medical CenterOlympiaUSA

About the editors

Howard M. Ross, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Howard M. Ross, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Professor of Surgery

Surgical Director, Digestive Diseases Center

Temple University School of Medicine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA


Associate Professor of Surgery and Associate Attending Surgeon

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Vice Chief of Colon & Rectal Surgery

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, New York USA

 Matthew G. Mutch, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Associate Professor of Surgery Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Washington University School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

St. Louis, Missouri USA

 David E. Rivadeneira, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS

Vice Chair of Suffolk County Surgical Strategic Initiatives for North Shore LIJ Health System

Director of Surgical Services at Huntington Hospital

Director of Colon & Rectal Surgery at Huntington Hospital

Professor of Surgery, Hofstra School of Medicine

Huntington Hospital/North Shore-LIJ

Huntington, New York

 Scott R. Steele, M.D., FACS, FASCRS

Chief, Colon & Rectal Surgery                      

Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, WA

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Olympia, Washington USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Minimally Invasive Approaches to Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Book Subtitle Technique and Best Practices
  • Editors Howard M. Ross MD FACS FASCRS
    Sang W. Lee MD, FACS, FASCRS
    Matthew G. Mutch MD, FACS, FASCRS
    David E. Rivadeneira MD, MBA,FACS, FASCRS
    Scott R. Steele M.D., FACS, FASCRS
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-1580-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4748-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-1581-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 415
  • Number of Illustrations 253 b/w illustrations, 200 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Colorectal Surgery
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Surgical Oncology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the book reviews:

“This book provides the critical information needed for minimally invasive colorectal surgery, not only procedural steps, but also relevant information on the tools, anatomic points, and special situations. … The audience includes all levels of surgeons, from trainees to professors, and is geared for all those who perform colon and rectal procedures. … This book stands alone and will be referenced frequently. It is clearly written and covers all the facets of minimally invasive colorectal surgery.” (Jennifer Erin Hrabe, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2015)