© 2019

The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Scott R. Steele
  • Tracy L. Hull
  • Neil Hyman
  • Justin A. Maykel
  • Thomas E. Read
  • Charles B.  Whitlow


  • Only manual in colorectal surgery to include ASCRS Practice Guidelines

  • Richly illustrated with anatomical and technique drawings, operative photos and algorithms

  • All chapters are written and abstracted by experts in their fields


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Perioperative/ Endoscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joseph C. Carmichael, Steven Mills
      Pages 3-27
    3. Joshua I. S. Bleier, Kirsten Bass Wilkins
      Pages 29-36
    4. Vitaliy Y. Poylin, Thomas E. Cataldo
      Pages 37-43
    5. Kurt Davis, Michael A. Valente
      Pages 45-72
    6. Jennifer S. Davids, Justin A. Maykel
      Pages 85-94
    7. Conor P. Delaney, Raul Martin Bosio
      Pages 95-103
    8. Andrew Russ, Gregory D. Kennedy
      Pages 105-118
    9. Steven R. Hunt, Matthew L. Silviera
      Pages 119-133
    10. Konstantin Umanskiy, Neil Hyman
      Pages 135-141
  3. Anorectal Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Amir L. Bastawrous
      Pages 145-151
    3. Martin Luchtefeld, Rebecca E. Hoedema
      Pages 153-169
    4. Kim C. Lu, Daniel O. Herzig
      Pages 171-178
    5. Bradley R. Davis, Kevin R. Kasten
      Pages 179-200
    6. Giulio A. Santoro, Maher A. Abbas
      Pages 201-219
    7. Jamie A. Cannon
      Pages 221-232
    8. Eric K. Johnson
      Pages 233-242

About this book


This book provides a valuable resource for surgeons and health care providers who care for patients with colorectal disease at all stages of their careers. In line with previous editions, it aims to build upon the collective experience and expertise from national and international experts in the field, providing a completely revamped, up-to-date tome covering the wide breadth of colorectal disease organized around the “pillars” of colorectal surgery including perioperative care (including endoscopy); anorectal disease; benign disease (including inflammatory bowel disease); malignancy; pelvic floor disorders; and a “miscellaneous” section that covers aspects both inside and beyond the operating room that are pertinent to providers at every level. In addition, each chapter contains several Key Concepts that succinctly depict the major learning objectives for individual sections and are in line with the Core Curriculum for Colon and Rectal Surgery provided by Association of Program Directors in Colon and Rectal Surgery and the key topics used by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. 

The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery 3rd Edition serves as a relevant and practical tool to provide information, recommendations, and ultimately help improve the care and outcome for our patients.


Endoscopy Anorectal Disease Malignant Disease Benign Colorectal Disease Pelvic Floor Disorders Diverticular Disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Scott R. Steele
    • 1
  • Tracy L. Hull
    • 2
  • Neil Hyman
    • 3
  • Justin A. Maykel
    • 4
  • Thomas E. Read
    • 5
  • Charles B.  Whitlow
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Colorectal SurgeryCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Colorectal SurgeryCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Chicago MedicineChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Division of Colon and Rectal SurgeryUniversity of Massachusetts Memorial Medical CenterWorcesterUSA
  5. 5.Division of Gastrointestinal SurgeryUniversity of Florida College of MedicineGainesvilleUSA
  6. 6.Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Medical CenterNew OrleansUSA

About the editors

Scott R. Steele, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS

Department of Colorectal Surgery

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH


Tracy Hull, MD

Department of Colorectal Surgery Surgery, 

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH



Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery

University of Chicago Medicine

Chicago, Illinois


Justin A. Maykel, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery  

University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center  

Worcester, MA


Thomas E. Read, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery

University of Florida College of Medicine

Gainesville, FL


Charles B. Whitlow, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA


Bibliographic information

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“This book is written for senior surgical residents, colorectal surgery fellows, or practicing colorectal surgeons. … This is a nice book that will be a valuable resource to its readers. It is a short and efficient primer on a number of colorectal issues and will serve as a nice adjunct to the much larger textbook.” (Peter Nau, Doody's Book Reviews, May 17, 2019)