Preoperative Management

  • Janice F. Rafferty


Preoperative management of a patient who requires surgery of the colon, rectum, or anus mandates thoughtful consideration of associated conditions that may result in perioperative morbidity and mortality. Understanding risks associated with certain comorbid conditions and disease processes allows the surgeon to stratify patients into risk categories, manage them appropriately, and improve short- and long-term outcomes.



This chapter was written by Conor P. Delaney and John M. MacKeigan in the first edition of this textbook.


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  • Janice F. Rafferty
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  1. 1.Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA

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