Clinical Practice Guidelines

The role of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee focuses primarily on the creation of practice parameters for various procedures to assist physicians in caring for patients with colon and rectal disease. The following clinical practice guidelines have been published in the ASCRS scientific journal Diseases of the Colon and Rectum.

2022 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Perioperative Evaluation and Management of Frailty Among Older Adults Undergoing Colorectal Surgery
Guideline PDF | Podcast | Visual Abstract

Management of Colon Cancer
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2021 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Management of Colonic Volvulus and Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction
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Surgical Management of Ulcerative Colitis
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Management of Clostridioides difficile Infection
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Surveillance and Survivorship Care of Patients After Curative Treatment of Colon and Rectal Cancer
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2020 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Management of Rectal Cancer
Guideline PDF | Podcast | Visual Abstract

Surgical Management of Crohn's Disease
Guideline PDF | Podcast | Visual Abstract

Treatment of Left-sided Colonic Diverticulitis
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2019 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Management of Appendiceal Neoplasms
Guideline PDF | Podcast | Visual Abstract

Management of Pilonidal Disease
Guideline PDF | Podcast | Visual Abstract

Use of Bowel Preparation in Elective Colon and Rectal Surgery
Guideline PDF | Podcast | Visual Abstract

2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Treatment of Chronic Radiation Proctitis
Guideline PDF | Podcast | Visual Abstract

Anal Squamous Cell Cancers
Guideline PDF | Podcast | Visual Abstract

Anorectal Physiology Testing and Pelvic Floor Terminology
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Management of Hemorrhoids
Guideline PDF | Visual Abstract

Prevention of Venous Thromboembolic Disease in Colorectal Surgery
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2017 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Treatment of Rectal Prolapse
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Management of Inherited Polyposis Syndromes
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Enhanced Recovery
Guideline PDF | Podcast | Visual Abstract

Surgical Treatment of Patients With Lynch Syndrome
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Multispecialty Guideline on Reprocessing Flexible GI Endoscopes
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Management of Anal Fissures
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2016 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Management of Anorectal Abscess, Fistula-in-Ano, and Rectovaginal Fistula
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Evaluation and Management of Constipation
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2015 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Treatment of Fecal Incontinence
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Ambulatory Anorectal Surgery
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Ostomy Surgery
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The following parameters have been published in other scientific journals.