"This is an update of a 2012 atlas of open, laparoscopic, and robotic abdominal colorectal surgery that covers all aspects of colon and rectal resections and reconstructions using accepted techniques. There are many high quality pictures and medical illustrations, bullet points on the surgical approach, short summaries on recovery and complications, and reviews of current literature at the end of every chapter. An accompanying ebook replicates the print version.
The purpose it to instruct and serve as a reference on all commonly performed intra-abdominal procedures. The book meets the objectives beautifully, and is a spectacular surgical atlas of contemporary abdominal colorectal surgery.
The audience is practicing colorectal surgeons or general surgeons performing a high volume of colorectal surgery. It is a great technical learning resource for residents and fellows. The book meets the needs of the intended audience and the authors are master surgeons and experts in the field of colon and rectal surgery.
The book covers the following operations: open, laparoscopic, and robotic right colectomy, left colectomy, low anterior resection, abdominoperineal resection, total colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis, total proctocolectomy (including restorative ileal pouch-anal anastomosis), pelvic exenteration, colostomy and ileostomy creation and post-stoma complications, colostomy takedown, strictureplasty, hernia repair, and rectal prolapse repair. Most chapters include high quality medical illustrations and/or operative photographs. Each chapter is followed by a short summary of outcomes and available data, complete with references. There is a glossary at the end of the book.
This book and website are of high quality, very useful for the intended audience, and of superb clinical value.”
Weighted Numerical Score: 85 - 3 Stars
Doodys Publishers' Club, June 2018