Colorectal Surgery

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OUP Oxford, Sep 30, 2010 - Medical - 602 pages
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Colorectal Surgery is an essential revision tool for general surgical trainees preparing for the FRCS examination, and in particular those declaring colorectal surgery as an area of special interest. It provides easy access to relevant, up-to-date information in a portable format which can be used at work or for study. All topics are covered in depth with reference given to important papers, guidelines and meta-analyses. There are sections on related specialties and basic applied anatomy, while further chapters address the presentation of colorectal disease in the outpatient clinic, a review of colorectal assessment tools, and detailed, practical information regarding the management of benign and malignant colonic and anorectal conditions. The handbook has been written specifically to address the curriculum designed and approved by the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Project and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. While aimed at senior trainees, Colorectal Surgery will also be of interest to new consultants wishing to update their knowledge of colorectal surgery, junior surgical trainees, specialist nurses dealing with patients with colorectal disease as well as general practitioners and allied healthcare professionals.

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Graham MacKay is a specialist registrar in general surgery on the West of Scotland rotation. As part of the final year of his clinical training he is currently undertaking an Ethicon fellowship in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery. He has a keen interest in academic surgery having completed an MD degree at Glasgow University. His main area of research interest is enhanced recovery after surgery. Richard Molloy is a consultant surgeon in colorectal surgery, with a special interest in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. He graduated from University College Cork, Ireland and initially worked in Ireland before travelling to Boston to work at the Brigham and Women's hospital where he performed his research towards an MD. He subsequently worked in Glasgow and Edinburgh before working as a Colorectal Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio under the direction of Dr. Vic Fazio. His research interests include investigation of benign anorectal disorders, laparoscopic colorectal surgery and the investigation and management of patients with colorectal cancer. He acts as lead clinician for the Department of Surgery at Gartnavel General Hospital and the Western Infirmary and the Clinical Lead for the West of Scotland Colorectal Cancer Managed Clinical Network Patrick J O'Dwyer is Professor of Surgery at Glasgow University and Consultant Surgeon at the Western Infirmary and Gartnavel Hospitals. His clinical interests include management of soft tissue tumours of the abdomen and pelvis, adrenal tumours, advanced colorectal cancer and abdominal wall hernias. His research interests include clinical trials in surgery.

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