Colorectal Surgery - Print & E-Book

A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice

Edited by

  • Robin Phillips, Consultant Surgeon and Clinical Director
  • Sue Clark, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Colorectal Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a conclusion, and evidence suggesting that a recommendation can be reached on the balance of probabilities.

This is a title in the Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series whose eight volumes are an established and highly regarded source of information for the specialist general surgeon.

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  • Higher surgical trainees preparing for their final examinations.
  • Surgical residents preparing for the board exams in specific specialties.
  • Busy surgeons in practice who wish to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and evidence-based practice in their specialty.


Book information

  • Published: August 2013
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4965-1

Table of Contents

  •  Anorectal investigation
    • Colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy
    • Inherited bowel cancer
    • Colonic cancer
    • Rectal cancer
    • Adjuvant therapy for colorectal cancer
    • Anal cancer
    • Diverticular disease
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Incontinence
    • Functional problems and their surgical management
    • Functional problems and their medical management
    • Anal fistula: evaluation and management
    • Minor anorectal conditions
    • Sexually transmitted diseases and the anorectum
    • Minimally invasive surgery and enhanced recovery programmes in colorectal disease
    • Intestinal failure
    • Index