Surgery for Crohn’s Disease

Stephen M. Kavic, MD (Editor)
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Series: Digestive Diseases – Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED031000

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Crohn’s disease is a chronic illness that afflicts millions of patients worldwide. Despite its increasing recognition as a medical specialty within gastroenterology, there has been little attention devoted to Crohn’s from a surgical perspective. This volume fills that void and acts as the first catalogue to address the surgical management of Crohn’s disease. The goal of this work was to provide surgeons with the latest medical and surgical information to manage patients with Crohn’s disease effectively.

In this book, contributions from both gastroenterologists describe the history, diagnosis, nutrition, medical management, and surveillance of Crohn’s disease. Chapters from general and colorectal surgeons detail common clinical techniques, minimally invasive surgical approach and management of perianal disease. In addition, surgical complications specific to Crohn’s disease are also reviewed.

This book provides all of the essential information needed in the surgical management of Crohn’s disease in one simple volume. It aims to be a useful resource for practicing surgeons and surgical residents as well as gastroenterologists. The authors wish readers to understand the complex decision making and sophisticated surgical techniques that these patients often demand.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Overview: History, Epidemiology, and Etiology
(Leyla J. Ghazi, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Maryland, USA)

Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease
(Mark H. Flasar, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Maryland, USA)

Medical Management
(Michael Engels, and Raymond K. Cross, Jr, Fellow in Gastroenterology, University of Maryland Medical Center, USA, and others)

The Role of Nutrition and Short Gut Syndrome
(Runa Watkins, and Sandra Quezada, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA, and others)

Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques and Outcomes
(Jonathan P. Ferrari, Srikant Sivaraman, and Stephen M. Kavic, Fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery
University of Maryland Medical Center, USA, and others)

Foregut Surgery
(Emily S. Reardon, Daniel Mansour, and Stephen M. Kavic, Resident in Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, USA, and others)

Small Bowel Surgery
(Eric Wise, Stephen P. Gadomski, and Stephen M. Kavic, Resident in Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, USA, and others)

Colon Surgery
(William A. Teeter, and Andrea C. Bafford, Resident in Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, USA, and others)

Perianal Crohn’s disease
(Jonathan Chun, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Maryland, USA)

Special Circumstances: Pediatric Crohn’s, Crohn’s in Pregnancy, and Extra –intestinal Manifestations
(Iris Lee, and Leon McLean, Fellow in Gastroenterology, University of Maryland Medical Center, USA, and others)

Complications of Surgery
(Sarwat Ahmad, and Stephen M. Kavic, Resident in Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, USA)

Surveillance and Follow up
(Seema Patil, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Maryland, USA)

Index

Audience: Physicians, Surgeons (general and colorectal), Gastroenterologists, Surgical residents, Fellows in gastroenterology, Nurses who care patients with Crohn’s disease, Enterostomal therapists, Patients with Crohn’s disease

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