Improved Outcomes in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Edited by Charles B. Whitlow, David E. Beck, David A. Margolin, Terry C. Hicks

Contributor: Alan E. Timmcke

© 2010 – CRC Press

408 pages | 200 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:
Hardback: 9781420071528
pub: 2009-12-18

e–Inspection Copy

About the Book

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


About the Author/Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Surgery / General