© 2017


A Practical Guide

  • John Beynon
  • Dean Anthony Harris
  • Mark Davies
  • Martyn Evans


  • Written by internationally renowned experts in their field

  • The topics contained in this book are at the forefront of medical interest

  • This bool will cover a wide subject matter to bring the reader the most up to date and topical knowledge in this area


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Samuel O. Adegbola, Kapil Sahnan, Philip J. Tozer, Omar Faiz, Ailsa Hart
    Pages 1-27
  3. Iain David Anderson, Jonathan Epstein
    Pages 29-49
  4. Malcolm S. Wilson, Omer Aziz
    Pages 51-70
  5. David Jayne
    Pages 71-86
  6. Laura Hancock, Peter Sagar
    Pages 87-106
  7. Alexander G. Heriot, J. Alastair D. Simpson
    Pages 107-131
  8. Matthew Cassar, Ghazi Yahya Ismael, Ronan A. Cahill
    Pages 133-160
  9. F. Borja DeLacy, Marta Jiménez-Toscano, Antonio M. Lacy
    Pages 161-178
  10. Jonathan Morton, Justin Davies
    Pages 179-207
  11. Ben Creavin, Desmond Winter
    Pages 209-239
  12. Andrew J. Herd, Michael J. Solomon
    Pages 241-259
  13. Abigail Vallance, James Hill
    Pages 287-309
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 311-319

About this book


The topics covered in this book have been specifically chosen to give guidance to surgeons established in practice and those embarking on their careers. Examples include the changing management in the treatment of the catastrophic abdominal wall, perianal Crohn’s disease in the biological era, decision making in rectal cancer that responds to radiotherapy, and the assessment of outcomes in colorectal cancer surgery.

Recent years have seen the introduction of technical advances with respect to robotics in colorectal surgery and trans-anal total meso-rectal excision, and which are rapidly becoming established in clinical practice. Chapters also cover those aspects of colorectal practice, which are common to all, and provide guidance on management of topics including complications of radiotherapy, management of pouch dysfunction and iatrogenic complications in pelvic cancer surgery.


Abdominal wall reconstruction Colonoscopy Colorectal Surgery Long terms complications Rectal Cancer Sentinel Node

Editors and affiliations

  • John Beynon
    • 1
  • Dean Anthony Harris
    • 2
  • Mark Davies
    • 3
  • Martyn Evans
    • 4
  1. 1.Colorectal SurgerySingleton HospitalSwanseaUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Colorectal SurgerySingleton HospitalSwanseaUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of Colorectal SurgerySingleton HospitalSwanseaUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Department of Colorectal SurgerySingleton HospitalSwanseaUnited Kingdom

About the editors

John Beynon is currently Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon at Singleton Hospital and honorary professor at Swansea University's School of Medicine. Professor Beynon trained at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College qualifying in 1980 and subsequently undertook surgical training in Cardiff, Bristol and St Mark’s Hospital London. He is currently Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon in Singleton Hospital Swansea & Honorary Professor Swansea University, School of Medicine. He was awarded his Certificate of Accreditation in General Surgery RCS in 1992 and is an accredited colonoscopist/colonoscopist assessor for Bowel Screening Wales. Professor Beynon is also a former Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of England & recipient of the John of Arderne Medal Royal Society of Medicine.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Coloproctology
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Guide
  • Editors John Beynon
    Dean Anthony Harris
    Mark Davies
    Martyn Evans
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-55955-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85790-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-55957-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 319
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Colorectal Surgery
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“This is an easily readable textbook aimed primarily at coloproctology trainees and junior consultants. … It is certainly helpful to trainees preparing for examinations. I enjoyed reading it and it would be of interest to coloproctologists at all levels and also to gastroenterologists.” (Michael J. Hershman, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol. 79 (5), May, 2018)