© 2010


  • Andrew P. Zbar
  • Steven D. Wexner

Part of the Springer Specialist Surgery Series book series (SPECIALIST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-xiv
  2. Raul D. Bernabe, Ronghua Zhao, Marcia R. Cruz-Correa
    Pages 1-12
  3. Martin R. Weiser, Mark Y. Sun
    Pages 13-20
  4. Thomas M. Raymond, Mike C. Parker
    Pages 21-25
  5. Ashok D. Nikapota, Mark Harrison, Rob Glynne-Jones
    Pages 27-54
  6. Aroor Rao, Maher A. Abbas
    Pages 55-67
  7. Jared C. Frattini, Jorge E. Marcet
    Pages 69-79
  8. Richard M. Devine
    Pages 81-91
  9. R. John Nicholls, Paris P. Tekkis
    Pages 93-108
  10. Klaus E. Matzel
    Pages 109-119
  11. Sowsan Rasheid, Dana R. Sands, Laurence R. Sands
    Pages 121-138
  12. Brooke H. Gurland
    Pages 139-148
  13. Scott A. Strong
    Pages 149-160
  14. Avraham Belizon, Eric G. Weiss
    Pages 161-168
  15. Daniel Lawes, Jonathan Efron
    Pages 169-184
  16. Andrew P. Zbar, Marc Beer-Gabel
    Pages 185-201
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 217-221

About this book


Coloproctology is an essential aid for those who need a practical understanding of particularly complex procedures in this specialty.

Edited and authored by outstanding surgeons in their fields, this book brings the reader expertise in surgery and management across the various conditions encountered in colorproctology, from Sigmoid Diverticulitis to colorectal cancer.

Didactic in its approach, this book is key reading for trainees in coloproctology as well as senior surgical coloproctologists who wish to extend their knowledge of this important field.


Surgery cancer coloproctology colorectal cancer colorectal surgery incontinence neurosurgery transplantation tumor ultrasound vascular surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew P. Zbar
    • 1
  • Steven D. Wexner
    • 2
  1. 1.Tamworth, NSWAustralia
  2. 2.Dept. Colorectal SurgeryCleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA

About the editors

Andrew P. Zbar, MB BS, FRCS (Ed.), FRCS (Gen.), FRACS, FCCS Professor of General and Colorectal Surgery Queen Elizabeth Hospital Barbados 2002-PRESENT. Trained in Australia in General Surgery 1978-1993. Postgraduate colorectal work in anorectal physiology and colorectal cancer immunology and immunotherapy London Hammersmith Hospital 1993-1999. Co-Director of Coloproctology at Kaplan Hospital Tel Aviv 2000-2002. Specialist areas of interest are in functional anorectal disorders, colorectal cancer immunology and imaging of complex anorectal disorders.

Steven D Wexner, MD, FACS, FRCS, FRCSED, Chair, Advisory Council for Colon and Rectal Surgery (1998-2003), American College of Surgeons; Chair (2003), Intl Committee, Chair (2003), Intl Advisory Committee, Chair (2003), Membership Committee, Program Committee (2003), American Society for Colon and Rectal Surgeons; In 1993 helped establish the Young Surgeons Committee which offers an exchange program with the Association of Coloproctology of GB & Ireland; Ed Board of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum.

John S.P. Lumley, MS, FRCS, DMCC, FMAA(Hon), FGA, Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of London, Civilian Consultant to the Royal Navy in Vascular Surgery; Honorary Consultant Surgeon, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Coloproctology
  • Editors Andrew P. Zbar
    Steven D. Wexner
  • Series Title Springer Specialist Surgery Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Specialist Surgery Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-84882-755-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-2543-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84882-756-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 221
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Colorectal Surgery
    General Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the reviews:

“This concise book explores the most technically difficult and debatable aspects of colon and rectal surgery. … It is targeted at residents in training and practicing surgeons, but, in my estimation, the most appropriate audience is practicing colon and rectal specialists. … This is an excellent reference, providing expert opinion and relevant and current references in addressing … most advanced issues in colorectal surgery. I will use this as a starting point in tackling the most difficult problems my patients present.” (John C. Byrn, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2010)

“Edited and written by a team of experts in their respective fields with 57 illustrations this is essentially an educational manual with an algorithm approach and valuable reading for trainees in coloproctology … . The editors set out to address some of the most difficult and controversial problems as well as new areas of development for practitioners of colorectal surgery. It will be invaluable as a reference source and guide for those who are seeking practical information about complex procedures.” (ICS News, Vol. 7 (1), January, 2011)