The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Fourth Edition (2022), is the official textbook of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). This book serves as a valuable resource for surgeons and health care providers at all stages of their career caring for patients with colorectal disease. This edition provides all newly written chapters, organized around the “pillars” of colorectal disease: perioperative (including endoscopy); anorectal disease; benign disease (including inflammatory bowel disease); malignancy; pelvic floor disorders; and a “miscellaneous” section that covers aspects both inside and beyond the operating room. Chapters are formatted to follow that of a “how to” manual as well as an algorithm-based guide to allow the reader to understand the thought process behind a proposed treatment strategy. 

Written by experts in the field from around the world, this book exposes the many critical gaps in our knowledge base and inspires the next generation to answer them through thoughtful and high level scientific inquiry.

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

The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Fourth 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.