Current Therapy in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Current Therapy in Colon and Rectal Surgery

3rd Edition - September 13, 2016

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  • Editors: Victor Fazio, James Church, Conor Delaney, Ravi Kiran
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323296915
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323280921

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For more than 25 years, Current Therapy in Colon and Rectal Surgery has been the go-to resource for preparing for the American Board of Surgery certification exam. Following in this tradition, the 3rd Edition offers a comprehensive, contemporary summary of treatment options for colorectal diseases, with a focus on practical clinical science and applications. In a single, portable volume, you’ll find complete coverage of new diagnostic modalities, medical therapeutics, and surgical treatment options, including minimally invasive surgery. Easy to read and digest, it provides a quick consultation with experts on the essentials of colon and rectal surgery.

Key Features

  • Consult this title for a quick overview before you enter the OR, and use it as a review tool for board certification and recertification.
  • Nearly 100 succinct chapters, just 3 or 4 pages each, written by leading experts in colorectal surgery.
  • Five chapters devoted exclusively to different aspects of rectal cancer.
  • Other key topics include minimally invasive surgery, reparative surgery, maturing outcomes, and managing surgical risk.
  • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Table of Contents

  • Management of fecal incontinence

    Rectal stricture

    Management of fecal impaction

    Abdominal approaches to rectal prolapse

    Management of solitary rectal ulcer

    Rectocele management

    Rectal foreign bodies

    Management of sacral and retrorectal tumors

    Management of rectal villous tumors

    Evaluation of rectal cancer: assessment of operative risk strategy

    Cancer of the rectum: neoadjuvant therapy

    Cancer of the rectum: operative management

    Rectal cancer: local and transanal treatment

    Rectal cancer: local recurrence, resection, surgery and follow-up

    Management of perineal hernia


    Preoperative preparation and risk assessment of the patient for colon and rectal surgery

    Medical treatment of ulcerative colitis and other colitides

    Chronic ulcerative colitis: surgical options

    Management of acute toxic colitis and megacolon

    Pelvic pouch anastomotic complications and management

    Pouchitis and functional complications of the pelvic pouch

    The continent ileostomy: evolution, construction and management of complications

    Unhealed perineal wound

    Medical treatment of Crohn’s disease

    Management of Crohn’s colitis

    Perianal Crohn’s disease: management

    Cecal ulcer

    Pseudomembranous colitis

    Cytomegalovirus ileocolitis and Kaposi’s sarcoma in AIDS

    Diagnosis and management of acute colonic diverticulitis

    Diverticulitis and fistula: surgical treatment and complications

    Lower gastrointestinal bleeding

    Large bowel obstruction

    Volvulus of the colon

    Pseudo-obstruction (Ogilvie’s syndrome)

    Management of the malignant polyp

    Treatment of colorectal adenomas: screening, follow-up and surveillance

    Molecular genetics of colorectal cancer

    Polyposis syndromes

    Desmoid tumors

    Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer

    Cancer of the appendix and pseudomyxoma peritonei management

    Surgical management of cancer of the colon

    Chemotherapy and adjuvant therapies for metastatic colon cancer

    Management of colorectal liver metastasis

    Resection of colorectal pulmonary metastases

    Management of non-epithelial colonic and rectal tumors, and gastrointestinal stromal tumors

    Management of colonic ischemia

    Management and Treatment of Colon and Rectal Trauma

    Endometriosis of the colon and rectum

    Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis



    Small bowel obstruction

    Medical management of short bowel syndrome

    Indications and management of intestinal transplant

    Crohn’s disease of the duodenum, stomach, and esophagus

    Management of small bowel Crohn’s disease

    Small bowel neoplasms

    Carcinoid tumors of the large and small bowel

    Enterocutaneous fistula: small and large bowel

    Acute and chronic mesenteric ischemia of small intestine

    Radiation enteritis and proctocolitis


    Colorectal surgery in the high-risk patient

    Reoperative pelvic surgery

    Nutritional support in colorectal surgery

    Prevention and management of sepsis

    Management of anastomotic leak

    Complications of colonoscopy

    The management of hemorrhage during pelvic surgery

    Urologic complications of colorectal surgery

    Prevention and treatment of complications of laparoscopic intestinal surgery

    Prevention and management of stoma complications

    Stoma and wound considerations: nursing management

    Outcomes analysis and measurement of quality of life

    CPT coding in colorectal surgery

    Enhanced recovery pathways after colorectal surgery

    Managing complex ventral hernia during colorectal surgery

Product details

  • No. of pages: 536
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2016
  • Published: September 13, 2016
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323296915
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323280921

About the Editors

Victor Fazio

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Rupert B. Turnball, Jr. MD, Chair, Emeritus Emeritus Chairman, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

James Church

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Colorectal Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Conor Delaney

Affiliations and Expertise

Chairman, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Ravi Kiran

Affiliations and Expertise

Kenneth A. Forde Professor of Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center and Mailman School of Public Health, Chief and Program Director, Division of Colorectal Surgery Director, Center for Innovation and Outcomes Research, New-York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

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