- David E Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Professor and Chairman, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana, Ochsner Clinical School, University of Queensland School of Medicine, Brisbane, Australia
Handbook of Colorectal Surgery 3rd edition has been completely revised to present an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the diagnosis and management of colorectal diseases. Written with surgical trainees in mind, this text will also assist nurses and medical students who need a portable reference on colorectal surgery. The book opens with discussions of basic principles, examination procedures and diagnostic skills. Chapters dedicated to the practicalities of perioperative care then follow. The subsequent chapters, over half the book, cover the full spectrum of colorectal diseases and contain detailed discussion of assessment, medical management, and surgical skills and techniques. It reinforces understanding with rounds questions to highlight the fundamental teaching points at the end of each chapter. This book supplies rapid-access information in appendices on perioperative instructions and colorectal medicines. Fully referenced throughout, providing options for further study. This handbook remains an ideal portable reference for residents, students, and nurses. Experienced surgeons will find this manual helpful in their training of residents and fellows, and it may serve as a stimulus for additional thought and research.