McGraw-Hill Manual Colorectal Surgery

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McGraw-Hill Education, 2009 - Medical - 746 pages
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A “find-it-now” point-of-care guide to colorectal surgery--complete with ICD-9 codes

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

"As a busy surgical resident who is often bombarded with information from several different resources, I found this book to be a comprehensive quick reference to refresh my memory about the diagnosis, management, and operative technique associated with colorectal diseases. It is useful when I'm on the run, particularly when faced with multiple patients in the ER and clinic. Using this book has helped me to supplement and reinforce my knowledge of colorectal diseases. Surprisingly, I have come across very few surgical subspecialty reference guides such as this. It is a rare entity to find a surgical reference guide that is concise yet all inclusive, well organized, intuitive, and worthwhile. Most other surgical handbooks are appropriate only for junior residents. Furthermore, these other books are often written in paragraph form, making it more difficult to find information. Finally, most of these handbooks include all general surgery topics, not just information on one surgical subspecialty. This book is superior to other handbooks in that it can be used by all types of physicians and trainees and its outline and bulleted format make it an easy read. 3 Stars."---Doody's Review Service

McGraw-Hill Manual Colorectal Surgery provides the information you need for every kind of colorectal surgery, conveniently presented in at-a-glance bulleted lists and tables. Concise chapters provide high-yield summaries of symptoms, diseases, differential diagnoses, management, and potential complications, along with step-by-step technical instructions for operations.


  • Brief thumbnail descriptions of symptoms and diagnosis; evaluation tools; anatomy and physiology; diseases and problems; operative techniques; adjuvant and conservative treatment; perioperative management; and more!
  • Can be used as a guide, a resource, a refresher, or a board review
  • Two-color design with tabbed pages facilitates on-the-spot look-up
  • Tables of drugs with both trade and generic names, plus important dosing and safety information
  • New medical illustrations created for this resource
  • ICD-9 codes tagged for each relevant chapter for domestic and international reference
  • Handy slim design and stain resistant covers
  • Helpful appendices on medications, tumor staging, Amsterdam/Bethesda criteria, and incontinence scores

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About the author (2009)

Andreas M. Kaiser MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Clinical Colorectal Surgery
USC Department of Colorectal Surgery
Keck School of Medicine, University of
Southern California, Los Angeles

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