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 problems and carefully manage complications.
Improved Outcomes in Colon and Rectal Surgery is a must read and essential reference for all colorectal surgeons, fellows and residents, as well as those working in gastroenterology and the medico-legal profession.
Table of Contents
Preexisting Conditions, Eric L Marderstein, Siyamek Neragi-Miandoab, and Conor P Delaney
Preoperative bowel preparation, David A Margolin and Sean Mayfield
Anesthesia and intraoperative positioning, Lebron Cooper and Larry R Hutson
Sepsis, Steven Mills and Michael J Stamos
Intraoperative anastomotic challenges, David E Beck
Other intraoperative challenges, James T McCormick and Sharon G Gregorcyk
Postoperative anastomotic complications, Daniel L Feingold
General postoperative complications, Scott R Steele and Clifford L Simmang
Care paths and optimal postop management, Surya P M Nalamati and Eric J Szilagy
Limitations of anorectal physiology testing, Thomas E Cataldo and Syed G Husain
Limitations of colorectal imaging studies, Travis J Blanchard, Wilson B Altmeyer, and Charles C Matthews
Transanal endoscopy, Terry C Hicks
Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, James W Fleshman and Jonathan S Chun 1
Medical legal issues, Charles F Gay Jr and Terry C Hicks
Miscellanous conditions, M Benjamin Hopkins and Alan E Timmcke
Quality and outcome measures, Janak A Parikh, Sushma Jain, Marcia L McGory, and Clifford Y Ko
Hemorrhoidal surgery, Dan R Metcalf and Anthony J Senagore
Nonoperative therapy for hemorrhoid disease, Kerry Hammond and Charles B Whitlow
Surgery and nonoperative therapy of perirectal abscesses and anal fistulas, Brian R Kann and Charles B Whitlow
Surgery and nonoperative therapy of anal fissure, Jaime L Bohl and Alan J Herline
Surgery for pilonidal disease and hidradenitis suppurativa, Paula I Denoya and Eric G Weiss
Surgical treatment of fecal incontinence, Ann C Lowry and Dimitrios Christoforidis
Surgery for rectal prolapse, Steven R Hunt
Operative and nonoperative therapy for diverticular disease, R Scott Nelson and Alan G Thorson
Abdominal surgery for colorectal cancer, Jason Hall and Rocco Ricciardi
Transanal approaches to rectal cancer, Sachin S Kukreja and Theodore J Saclarides
Abdominoperineal resection, W Brian Perry, Fia Yi, Clarence Clark, and Danny Kim
Indications and outcomes for treatment of recurrent rectal cancer and colorectal liver and lung metastasis, Harry L Reynolds Jr, Christopher T Siegel, and Jason Robke
Chemotherapy for colon and rectal cancer, Liliana Bordeianou and Judith L Trudel
Radiation therapy: Acute and late toxicity, Roland Hawkins
Surgery for ulcerative colitis, Patricia L Roberts
Surgery for Crohn’s disease, Jorge Canedo, Tolga Erim, and Steven D Wexner
Ostomies, Vance Y Sohn and Scott R Steele
Operative and nonoperative therapy for chronic constipation, Harry T Papaconstantinou
Colorectal trauma, S David Cho, Sharon L Wright, and Martin A Schreiber
Urologic complications of colorectal surgery, Scott Delacroix Jr and J Christian Winters
Charles B Whitlow MD, Program Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
David E Beck MD, Chairman, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is president-elect of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and Editor-in-Chief of Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery and the Ochsner Journal.
David A Margolin MD, Colon and Rectal Research Director, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an Associate Editor of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum.
Terry C Hicks MD, Associate Chairman, Department of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. President of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Alan E Timmcke, Staff Colon and Rectal Surgeon, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.