The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 3rd Edition (2016), is the official textbook of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) and adheres to the principals of evidence-based practice. The updated version covers the strategic evaluation, specific approaches and detailed management techniques used by colorectal surgeons caring for patients with complex conditions. The format of the book provides both a “how-to” manual as well as an algorithm-based guide that allows readers to understand the thought process behind the proposed treatment strategy.

The distinguished editorial group for the third edition includes Drs. Scott Steele, Tracy Hull, Thomas Read, Theodore Saclarides, Anthony Senagore and Charles Whitlow. With 72 chapters, the ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery is the standard text for the field and a must-have reference for residents and fellows in training, as well as practicing surgeons.

The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 3rd Edition, is available for purchase from the publisher.


The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2nd Edition (2014), was designed to provide a rapid access pocket reference for residents, fellows, private clinicians, and allied health professionals caring for patients with colorectal surgical diseases.


The manual (abstracted from the ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2nd edition) is intended to impart succinct, clinically relevant information for daily patient care. The chapters take an evidence-based approach and many provide ASCRS practice parameters. The contents are presented consistently, with concise overviews of the most clinically relevant topics. The disease chapters discuss etiology, anatomic considerations, patient evaluation, lab results, imaging, diagnosis, and treatment. The surgical chapters address these same issues, in addition to discussion of minimally invasive versus open techniques, possible complications, and perioperative care. Anatomical and technique drawings, operative photos, and algorithms are included. Each chapter also correlates with the core curriculum developed by the Association of Program Directors for Colon and Rectal Surgery.

This edition was edited by Drs. David E. Beck, Steven D. Wexner, Tracy L. Hull, Patricia L. Roberts, Theodore J. Saclarides, Anthony J. Senagore, Michael J. Stamos and Scott R. Steele.

The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2nd Edition, is available for purchase from the publisher.