Written by many of the world's leading colorectal surgeons, this evidence-based text investigates the risks and benefits of colorectal surgeries. By using clinical pathways, algorithms, and case discussions, the authors identify the best practices for patient safety and positive outcomes to ensure that physicians correctly recognize potential probl
Perioperative. 1. Preexisting Conditions. 2. Bowel Preparation for Elective Colon Surgery. 3. Anesthesia and Intraoperative Positioning. 4. Sepsis. 5. Intraoperative Anastomotic Challenges. 6. Other Intraoperative Challenges. 6. Postoperative Anastomotic Complications. 7. General Postoperative Complications. 8. Care Paths and optimal postoperative management. 9. Limitations of Anal Physiology Testing. 10. Limitations of Colorectal Imaging Studies. 11. Transanal Endoscopy. 12. Laparoscopic Surgery. 13. Medicolegal Issues. 14. Miscellaneous Conditions. 15. Quality and Outcome Measures. Disease or Operation Specific. 16. Hemorrhoidal Surgery. 17. Nonoperative Therapy for Hemorrhoidal Disease. 18. Surgery and Nonoperative Therapy of Perirectal Abscesses and Anal Fistulas. 19. Surgery and Nonoperative Therapy of Anal Fissures and Anal Stenosis. 20. Surgery for Pilonidal Disease and Hidradenitis Suppurativa. 21. Surgery for Fecal Incontinence. 22. Surgery for Rectal Prolapse. 23. Surgery and Nonoperative Therapy for Diverticular Disease. 24. Abdominal Surgery for Colorectal Cancer. 25. Transanal Surgery for Rectal Cancer. 26. Abdominoperineal Resection. 27. Surgery for Metastatic Disease. 27. Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer. 28. Acute and Late Toxicity of Radiation Therapy. 29. Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis. 30. Surgery for Crohn's disease. 31. Ostomies. 32. Surgery for Constipation. 33. Colorectal Trauma. 34. Urologic Complications of Colorectal Surgery.