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.

2019 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Management of Appendiceal Neoplasms
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Use of Bowel Preparation in Elective Colon and Rectal Surgery
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Management of Pilonidal Disease
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2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Prevention of Venous Thromboembolic Disease in Colorectal Surgery
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Treatment of Chronic Radiation Proctitis
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Management of Hemorrhoids
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Anal Squamous Cell Cancers
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Anorectal Physiology Testing and Pelvic Floor Terminology
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2017 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Multispecialty Guideline on Reprocessing Flexible GI Endoscopes
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Surgical Treatment of Patients With Lynch Syndrome
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Management of Anal Fissures
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Enhanced Recovery
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Management of Inherited Polyposis Syndromes
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Treatment of Colon Cancer
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Treatment of Rectal Prolapse
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2016 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Evaluation and Management of Constipation
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Colon Volvulus and Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction
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Management of Anorectal Abscess, Fistula-in-Ano, and Rectovaginal Fistula
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2015 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Treatment of Fecal Incontinence
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Surveillance of Patients After Curative Treatment of Colon and Rectal Cancer
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Ambulatory Anorectal Surgery
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Surgical Management of Crohn's Disease
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Management of Clostridium Difficile Infection
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Ostomy Surgery
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2014 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Surgical Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis
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Treatment of Sigmoid Diverticulitis
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2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Management of Hemorrhoids
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Management of Rectal Cancer
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Management of Pilonidal Disease
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2012 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Anal Squamous Neoplasms
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Management of Colon Cancer
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2011 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Management of Rectal Prolapse
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Management of Perianal Abscess and Fistula-in-Ano
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2006 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Focus Group on Laparoscopic Colectomy Education as Endorsed by the ASCRS and SAGES
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Detection of Colorectal Neoplasms
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Prevention of Venous Thrombosis
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Consensus Document on Bowel Preparation Before Colonoscopy
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2003 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Treatment of Patients With Dominantly Inherited Colorectal Cancer
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2002 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Principles of Privileging and Credentialing for Endoscopy and Colonoscopy
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2000 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Antibiotic Prophylaxis Clinical Practice Guideline: Supporting Documentation
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Antibiotic Prophylaxis Clinical Practice Guideline
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The following parameters have been published in other scientific journals.