Complexities in Colorectal Surgery

Decision-Making and Management

  • Scott R. Steele
  • Justin A. Maykel
  • Bradley J. Champagne
  • Guy R. Orangio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Preoperative

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lee E. Smith, Anjali S. Kumar
      Pages 3-16
    3. W. Donald Buie, Anthony R. MacLean
      Pages 17-28
  3. The Abdomen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Patricia L. Roberts
      Pages 47-61
    3. Björn L. D. M. Brücher, Avital Itzhak, Anton Bilchik, Aviram Nissan, Alexander Stojadinovic
      Pages 63-89
    4. Steven Mills, Michael J. Stamos
      Pages 91-104
    5. Willem A. Bemelman, Marja A. Boermeester
      Pages 105-119
    6. Eric Keith Johnson
      Pages 121-145
    7. Alia Whitehead, Adrian Seah, Peter Cataldo
      Pages 147-156
    8. Leif Hultén, Helge E. Myrvold
      Pages 157-169
  4. The Pelvis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Ann C. Lowry, Jennifer Lynn Irani
      Pages 185-201
    3. Tracy L. Hull
      Pages 203-218
    4. Todd D. Francone, Martin R. Weiser
      Pages 231-249
    5. Ravi Pokala Kiran, Victor W. Fazio
      Pages 259-275
    6. Nathan Smallwood, Matthew G. Mutch, James W. Fleshman
      Pages 277-304
    7. Amit Merchea, Bruce G. Wolff
      Pages 305-310
  5. Anorectal Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Stefan D. Holubar, David E. Rivadeneira
      Pages 313-331
    3. David E. Beck
      Pages 333-349
    4. Richard P. Billingham, Amir L. Bastawrous
      Pages 363-375
  6. Special Situations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. Joshua I. S. Bleier, Robert D. Fry
      Pages 393-402
    3. Jonathan E. Efron, H. David Vargas
      Pages 403-416
    4. Tiffany Tanner, Nathan P. Zwintscher, Robert A. Cusick, Kenneth S. Azarow
      Pages 417-433
    5. Lillias Holmes Maguire, Stanley Goldberg, Liliana Bordeianou
      Pages 435-445
    6. Ilun Yang, Robin P. Boushey
      Pages 447-462
    7. H. Randolph Bailey, Terah C. Isaacson
      Pages 463-475
    8. Joongho Shin, Sang W. Lee
      Pages 477-486
    9. Deborah S. Keller, Conor P. Delaney
      Pages 487-500
    10. Bradley Davis, Janice F. Rafferty
      Pages 501-515
    11. Matthew J. Martin, Carlos V. R. Brown
      Pages 517-543
    12. Benjamin W. Starnes
      Pages 545-550
  7. Beyond the Operating Room

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 551-551
    2. David A. Rothenberger, Howard M. Ross
      Pages 553-564
    3. Bradley J. Champagne, Helen MacRae
      Pages 565-575
    4. Jason D. Keune, Ira J. Kodner
      Pages 587-597
    5. Anthony J. Senagore
      Pages 599-604
    6. David J. Schoetz Jr.
      Pages 605-609
    7. Alan G. Thorson
      Pages 611-616
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 617-632

About this book


Complexities in Colorectal Surgery: Decision-Making and Management  provides a unique, modern, practical guide 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 text is formatted as both a “how-to” manual as well as an algorithm-based guide allowing the reader to understand the thought process behind the proposed treatment strategies. By making use of evidence-based recommendations, each chapter will include not only diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines, but also 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. This test includes chapters on the assessment of risk and nutritional intervention methods utilized to minimize perioperative complications. In addition, sections on medical and surgical therapies for abdominal, pelvic and anorectal disease are incorporated. Moreover, the technical challenges of managing complications resulting from the original or subsequent operations is addressed. The underlying focus throughout the text is to provide pragmatic and understandable solutions that can be readily implemented by surgeons of varying experience to successfully treat complex colorectal problems. The text also goes beyond the technical aspects of Colorectal Surgery and includes special sections highlighting the essence of a surgeon.  These include chapters describing the importance of the first encounter, building patient rapport, and demonstrating confidence and competence while showing humility and avoiding arrogance.  Additionally, aspects involving the medical-legal, ethical, and economic challenges confronting surgeons are covered.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Scott R. Steele
    • 1
  • Justin A. Maykel
    • 2
  • Bradley J. Champagne
    • 3
  • Guy R. Orangio
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery Department of SurgeryMadigan Army Medical CenterFort LewisUSA
  2. 2.Division of Colorectal Surgery Department of SurgeryUMass Memorial Medical Center University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA
  3. 3.Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery Department of SurgeryCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine University HospitalsClevelandUSA
  4. 4.Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery Department of SurgeryLouisiana State University Health Science Center LSU School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-9021-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-9022-7
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