Only manual in colorectal surgery to include ASCRS Practice Guidelines.
Richly illustrated with anatomical and technique drawings, operative photos
All chapters are written and abstracted by experts in their fields.
Colorectal Surgery has continued to experience tremendous growth in both the community and
academic settings over the past few years. The recent increase in demand for colorectal
specialists has been fueled by an overwhelming number of applications to fellowship training
programs, resulting in some of the most coveted and competitive positions. Furthermore, the
accumulation of experience, knowledge, and wisdom from pioneers in the field, combined with
major recent technological advances, has transformed the clinical management of diseases of
the colon and rectum. Colorectal Surgeons have embraced advances ranging from minimally
invasive approaches for complex problems to novel training methods for future generations.
Additionally, we have spearheaded innovations in the management of colorectal cancer, pelvic
floor disorders, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and anorectal conditions. Despite
these improvements, there remains a seemingly never-ending mixture of complex patient
disease processes and complications resulting from the care of these patients. Even in cases
where the technical challenges were managed successfully, complications or poor function
may result in dramatic life-long consequences, reduced quality of life, as well as having
economic implications. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is the
premiere professional organization of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.