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, 3rd Edition (2019), 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.

An ASCRS manual was produced in in 2009 and 2014, each accompanying their original textbooks. This has been formed by abstracting the textbook into a bullet format; all figures and most tables were retained. The 3rd edition of the Textbook (published by Springer) included completely new chapters and authors. This 3rd edition of the Manual is indicated to conform to the new edition of the Textbook and incorporate newer information in the field of colon and rectal surgery.  This Manual will serve as a very useful resource for physicians and researchers dealing with diseases of the colon and rectum.  It will provide a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that will help guide education, patient management and stimulate investigative efforts.  All chapters were written and abstracted by experts in their fields and will include the most up to date scientific and clinical information.

This edition was edited by Drs. Tracy L. Hull, Neil Hyman, Justin A. Maykel, Thomas E. Read, Scott R. Steele and Charles B. Whitlow.

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