Minimally Invasive Approaches to Colon and Rectal Disease

Technique and Best Practices

  • Howard M. Ross MD FACS FASCRS
  • Sang W. Lee MD, FACS, FASCRS
  • Matthew G. Mutch MD, FACS, FASCRS
  • David E. Rivadeneira MD, MBA,FACS, FASCRS
  • Scott R. Steele M.D., FACS, FASCRS

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Preoperative

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charlotte Kvasnovsky, Andrea Chao Bafford
      Pages 3-13
    3. Mehraneh Dorna Jafari, Michael J. Stamos, Steven Mills
      Pages 15-24
    4. Todd D. Francone, Ron G. Landmann
      Pages 25-50
  3. Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Steven Robert Hunt
      Pages 53-60
    3. Kirk A. Ludwig, Timothy Ridolfi
      Pages 61-69
    4. Toyooki Sonoda
      Pages 71-80
    5. Steven Lee-Kong, Daniel L. Feingold
      Pages 81-88
    6. Amanda V. Hayman, Eric J. Dozois
      Pages 89-101
    7. Kiyokazu Nakajima, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Riichiro Nezu
      Pages 103-110
    8. Govind Nandakumar, Sang W. Lee
      Pages 119-130
    9. Jennifer S. Davids, Justin A. Maykel
      Pages 131-141
    10. David A. Etzioni, Tonia M. Young-Fadok
      Pages 143-154
    11. Mia DeBarros, Scott R. Steele
      Pages 155-167
    12. Seth I. Felder, Zuri Murrell, Phillip Fleshner
      Pages 169-177
    13. Emre Gorgun
      Pages 179-188
    14. Joshua A. Tyler, Matthew G. Mutch
      Pages 189-197
  4. Technical Challenges and Tips

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Eric K. Johnson
      Pages 201-211
    3. M. Shane McNevin
      Pages 213-220
    4. Brian R. Englum, M. Benjamin Hopkins, John Migaly
      Pages 221-233
  5. New Horizons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Mark H. Whiteford
      Pages 263-271
    3. Mehraneh Dorna Jafari, David E. Rivadeneira, Alessio Pigazzi
      Pages 273-282
    4. Francisco Quinteros, Kumaran Thiruppathy, Matthew R. Albert
      Pages 283-291
    5. Kelly A. Garrett, Sang W. Lee
      Pages 293-299
  6. Special Situations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Rodrigo Pedraza, Eric M. Haas
      Pages 303-308
    3. Joshua I. S. Bleier, Brian R. Kann
      Pages 309-319
    4. Arida Siripong, H. David Vargas
      Pages 321-335
    5. Marco E. Allaix, Alessandro Fichera
      Pages 345-356
    6. Melissa M. Alvarez-Downing, David J. Maron
      Pages 373-379
    7. Anthony J. Senagore
      Pages 381-384
    8. Jennifer Leahy, Rocco Ricciardi
      Pages 385-395
  7. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. Howard M. Ross, Matthew Miller Philp
      Pages 399-406
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 407-415

About this book


This book provides a clear, reproducible, step-by-step guide for each colorectal surgery operation.  The format follows that of both a “how to” manual as well as an algorithm-based guide to allow the reader to understand the thought process behind the proposed treatment strategy.  Each chapter includes both operative technical details as well as perioperative “tips and tricks” that the authors utilize in the management of these complex surgical patients.  In addition, it addresses the optimal “next step” in dealing with more challenging situations such as pregnancy, emergent surgery, the elderly, and the obese patient.  Throughout the text, each author provides an ongoing narrative of his/her individual surgical techniques along with color illustrations and diagrams to “personally” take the reader through the crucial steps of the procedure, as well as key points of patient care inherent to that topic. Additionally, where appropriate, links to online or downloadable videos will give the reader an up-front look into technical aspects of traditional straight laparoscopic and hand-assisted minimally invasive surgery, as well as NOTES, transanal, robotic, single incision colectomy and combined laparoscopic-endoscopic resection.

Minimally Invasive Approaches to Colon and Rectal Disease: Technique and Best Practices will be of great utility to colorectal, general and oncologic surgeons who want to learn or improve their minimally invasive skills in colorectal surgery. Furthermore, this text will be of particular interest to the surgeons-in-training, and the general and colorectal surgeon who is often called upon to manage a variety of colorectal surgery conditions through a minimally invasive approach.

Supplementary video files are available for this book and can be accessed at


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Editors and affiliations

  • Howard M. Ross MD FACS FASCRS
    • 1
  • Sang W. Lee MD, FACS, FASCRS
    • 2
  • Matthew G. Mutch MD, FACS, FASCRS
    • 3
  • David E. Rivadeneira MD, MBA,FACS, FASCRS
    • 4
  • Scott R. Steele M.D., FACS, FASCRS
    • 5
  1. 1.Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery Department of SurgeryTemple University Health SystemPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryWeill-Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  4. 4.North Shore-LIJ Health System, Huntington HospitalHofstra University School of MedicineHuntingtonUSA
  5. 5.Department of Colon & Rectal SurgeryMadigan Army Medical CenterOlympiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1580-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1581-1
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