© 2014

The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • David E. Beck
  • Steven D. Wexner
  • Tracy L. Hull
  • Patricia L. Roberts
  • Theodore J. Saclarides
  • Anthony J. Senagore
  • Michael J. Stamos
  • Scott R. Steele

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jose Marcio Neves Jorge, Angelita Habr-Gama
    Pages 1-25
  3. Ursula M. Szmulowicz, Tracy L. Hull
    Pages 27-48
  4. Richard E. Karulf
    Pages 49-61
  5. Anders F. Mellgren
    Pages 63-77
  6. Charles B. Whitlow
    Pages 79-94
  7. Jamie L. Bohl, Alan E. Timmcke
    Pages 95-140
  8. Donald G. Kim, W. Douglas Wong
    Pages 141-161
  9. Janice F. Rafferty
    Pages 163-173
  10. Sharon L. Stein, Conor P. Delaney
    Pages 175-188
  11. David W. Dietz
    Pages 189-209
  12. Marc A. Singer
    Pages 211-234
  13. Rocco Ricciardi, Sharon L. Dykes, Robert D. Madoff
    Pages 235-244
  14. Carol-Ann Vasilevsky
    Pages 245-272
  15. David A. Etzioni, Ann C. Lowry
    Pages 273-285
  16. Harry T. Papaconstantinou, Thomas E. Read
    Pages 287-299
  17. Charles O. Finne III, John R. Fenyk Jr.
    Pages 301-314
  18. Charles R. Whitlow, Lester Gottesman, Mitchell A. Bernstein
    Pages 315-333
  19. Dana Reiver Sands, Mari A. Madsen
    Pages 335-353
  20. Patrick Y. H. Lee, Guillaume Meurette
    Pages 355-369

About this book


The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition is designed to provide a rapid access pocket reference for residents, fellows, private clinicians, and allied health professionals caring for patients with colorectal surgical diseases. The Manual, abstracted from the ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition, is intended to impart succinct, clinically relevant information for daily patient care. The chapters take an evidence-based approach and many provide ASCRS practice parameters. The contents are presented consistently, with concise overviews of the most clinically relevant topics. The disease chapters discuss etiology, anatomic considerations, patient evaluation, lab results, imaging, diagnosis and treatment. The surgical chapters address these same issues, in addition to discussion of minimally invasive versus open techniques, possible complications, and perioperative care. The Manual also includes anatomical and technique drawings, operative photos and algorithms.


Concise yet comprehensive, The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition is very useful for physicians and researchers dealing with diseases of the colon and rectum.

Editors and affiliations

  • David E. Beck
    • 1
  • Steven D. Wexner
    • 2
  • Tracy L. Hull
    • 3
  • Patricia L. Roberts
    • 4
  • Theodore J. Saclarides
    • 5
  • Anthony J. Senagore
    • 6
  • Michael J. Stamos
    • 7
  • Scott R. Steele
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of Colon and Rectal SurgeryOchsner Clinic FoundationNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Department of Colorectal Surgery Digestive Disease CenterCleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Colorectal SurgeryThe Cleveland Clinic Foundation Digestive Disease InstituteClevelandUSA
  4. 4.Department of Colon and Rectal SurgeryLahey Hospital and Medical CenterBurlingtonUSA
  5. 5.Division of Colon and Rectal SurgeryLoyola University Medical Center Professor of Surgery, HeadMaywoodUSA
  6. 6.Chairman, Surgical DisciplinesCentral Michigan University School of MedicineMount PleasantUSA
  7. 7.Department of Surgery John E. Connolly ChairUniversity of California, Irvine School of MedicineIrvineUSA
  8. 8.University of Washington Department of SurgeryMadigan Army Medical Center Department of Colon & Rectal SurgeryFort LewisUSA

About the editors

David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, New Orleans, LA, USA

Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCS, FRCS(Ed)
Cleveland Clinic Florida, Director, Digestive Disease Center, Chair, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Emeritus Chief of Staff
Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine, Affiliate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Florida International University College of Medicine, Clinical Professor and Affiliate Dean for Clinical Education, Weston, FL, USA

Tracy L. Hull, MD
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Digestive Disease Institute, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland, OH, USA

Patricia L. Roberts, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Lahey Clinic, Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Burlington, MA, USA

Theodore J. Saclarides, MD
Loyola University Medical Center, Professor of Surgery, Head, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Maywood, IL, USA

Anthony J. Senagore, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Central Michigan University School of Medicine, Chairman, Surgical Disciplines, Mount Pleasant, MI, USA

Michael J. Stamos, MD, FACS, FASCRS
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, John E. Connolly Chair, Professor of Surgery, Irvine, CA, USA

Scott R. Steele, M.D., FACS, FASCRS      
Madigan Army Medical Center, Department of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Fort Lewis, WA, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Editors David E. Beck
    Steven D. Wexner
    Tracy L. Hull
    Patricia L. Roberts
    Theodore J. Saclarides
    Anthony J. Senagore
    Michael J. Stamos
    Scott R. Steele
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-8449-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-8450-9
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XVII, 1005
  • Number of Illustrations 208 b/w illustrations, 91 illustrations in colour
  • Topics General Surgery
    Colorectal Surgery
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the book reviews:

“An update of a manual first published in 2009, this is a broad overview of the most important day-to-day concepts in colorectal surgery … . The target audience includes medical students, residents, clinicians, and physician extenders, and the material is appropriate for this group. … it is the finest quick reference in this specialty area that I have seen.” (John W. Cromwell, Doody’s Book Reviews, July, 2014)