The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Scott R. Steele
  • Tracy L. Hull
  • Thomas E. Read
  • Theodore J. Saclarides
  • Anthony J. Senagore
  • Charles B. Whitlow

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joseph C. Carmichael, Steven Mills
      Pages 3-26
    3. Joshua I. S. Bleier, Kirsten Bass Wilkins
      Pages 27-35
    4. Vitaliy Poylin, Thomas E. Cataldo
      Pages 37-44
    5. Kurt Davis, Michael A. Valente
      Pages 45-77
    6. Jennifer S. Davids, Justin A. Maykel
      Pages 93-106
    7. Conor P. Delaney, Raul Martin Bosio
      Pages 107-120
    8. Andrew Russ, Gregory D. Kennedy
      Pages 121-140
    9. Steven R. Hunt, Matthew L. Silviera
      Pages 141-160
    10. Konstantin Umanskiy, Neil Hyman
      Pages 161-171
  3. Anorectal Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Amir L. Bastawrous
      Pages 175-182
    3. Martin Luchtefeld, Rebecca E. Hoedema
      Pages 183-203
    4. Kim C. Lu, Daniel O. Herzig
      Pages 205-214
    5. Bradley R. Davis, Kevin R. Kasten
      Pages 215-244
    6. Giulio A. Santoro, Maher A. Abbas
      Pages 245-274
    7. Jamie A. Cannon
      Pages 275-288
    8. Eric K. Johnson
      Pages 289-307
    9. Wolfgang B. Gaertner, Genevieve B. Melton
      Pages 309-324
    10. Cindy Kin, Mark Lane Welton
      Pages 325-342
    11. Rocco Ricciardi
      Pages 343-353
  4. Malignant Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. Tushar Samdani, Garrett M. Nash
      Pages 357-371
    3. John Migaly, Christopher R. Mantyh
      Pages 373-382
    4. Evie H. Carchman, Charles P. Heise
      Pages 417-431
    5. Cary B. Aarons, Najjia N. Mahmoud
      Pages 433-442
    6. Matthew G. Mutch
      Pages 443-470
    7. Andrea Cercek, Julio Garcia-Aguilar
      Pages 481-494
    8. Mark H. Whiteford
      Pages 495-505
    9. George J. Chang
      Pages 507-515
    10. Emmanouil P. Pappou, Martin R. Weiser
      Pages 517-533
    11. W. Donald Buie, Anthony R. MacLean
      Pages 535-545
    12. Stephen M. Sentovich, Marwan Fakih
      Pages 547-554
    13. Scott E. Regenbogen, Karin M. Hardiman
      Pages 555-570
    14. Eric J. Dozois, Dorin T. Colibaseanu
      Pages 571-588
    15. Glenn T. Ault, Kyle G. Cologne
      Pages 589-616
    16. Constantine P. Spanos, Andreas M. Kaiser
      Pages 617-629
  5. Benign Colorectal Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 643-643
    2. Jason Hall
      Pages 645-667
    3. Karim Alavi, Charles M. Friel
      Pages 669-695
    4. Brian R. Kann, H. David Vargas
      Pages 697-715
    5. Michael J. Snyder
      Pages 717-733
    6. W. Brian Perry
      Pages 735-747
    7. Tara M. Connelly, Walter A. Koltun
      Pages 749-769
    8. Matthew M. Philp, Howard M. Ross
      Pages 771-786

About this book


This third edition text provides a completely revised and updated new version of this unique, modern, practical text that covers the strategic evaluation, specific approaches, and detailed management techniques utilized by expert colorectal surgeons caring for patients with complex problems–whether they result from underlying colorectal disease or from complications arising from previous surgical therapy. 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. By making use of evidence-based recommendations, each chapter includes not only background information and diagnostic/therapeutic guidelines, but also provides a narrative by the author on his/her operative technical details and perioperative “tips and tricks” that they utilize in the management of these complex surgical challenges. Distinctive to this book, is the reliance on experts in the field including past presidents of the ASCRS, as well as multiple other national and internationally recognized surgeons, to lend their personal insight into situations where data may be more sparse, but individual and collective experience is paramount to making sound decisions and thereby optimizing patient outcomes. The text includes chapters on the assessment of risk and methods utilized to minimize perioperative complications. In addition, it incorporates sections covering the medical and surgical therapies for abdominal, pelvic and anorectal disease. Moreover, the technical challenges of managing complications resulting from the original or subsequent operations is addressed. The underlying focus throughout the text is on providing pragmatic and understandable solutions that can be readily implemented by surgeons of varying experience to successfully treat complex colorectal problems. However, it also goes beyond the technical aspects of colorectal surgery and includes special sections highlighting the essence of a surgeon; covering aspects involving the medical-legal, ethical, and economic challenges confronting surgeons. Throughout the text, each author provides an ongoing narrative of his/her individual surgical techniques along with illustrations and diagrams to “personally” take the reader through the crucial steps of the procedure, and key points of patient care inherent to that topic. Additionally, where appropriate, links to online videos give the reader an up-front look into technical aspects of colorectal surgery.


Anorectal disease Benign Colorectal Disease Colorectal Cancer Endoscopy Pelvic Floor Disorders Perioperative Evaluation

Editors and affiliations

  • Scott R. Steele
    • 1
  • Tracy L. Hull
    • 2
  • Thomas E. Read
    • 3
  • Theodore J. Saclarides
    • 4
  • Anthony J. Senagore
    • 5
  • Charles B. Whitlow
    • 6
  1. 1.Division of Colorectal SurgeryUniversity Hospitals Case Medical Center Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Tufts University School of MedicineLahey Hospital & Medical CenterBurlingtonUSA
  4. 4.Ambrose and Gladys BowyerLoyola UniversityChicagoUSA
  5. 5.University of Texas Medical Branch at GalvestonGalvestonUSA
  6. 6.Ochsner Medical CenterNew OrleansUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information ASCRS (American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25968-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25970-3
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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