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  • Focus Group on Laparoscopic Colectomy Education as Endorsed by the ASCRS and SAGES

    Focus Group on Laparoscopic Colectomy Education as Endorsed by the ASCRS and SAGES

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    2006 A Focus Group on Laparoscopic Colectomy Education was convened and has developed a guideline for educating trained surgeons in the use of laparoscopic colectomy ...

  • Detection of Colorectal Neoplasms

    Detection of Colorectal Neoplasms

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    2006 In 2003, an updated review of the colorectal cancer screening and surveillance guidelines was performed by the U.S. Multisociety Task Force on Colorectal Cancer. The report summarized ...

  • Principles of Privileging and Credentialing for Endoscopy and Colonoscopy

    Principles of Privileging and Credentialing for Endoscopy and Colonoscopy

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    2002 The purpose of this statement is to outline principles and provide practical suggestions to assist hospital privileging or credentialing committees in their task of ...

  • Treatment of Patients With Dominantly Inherited Colorectal Cancer

    Treatment of Patients With Dominantly Inherited Colorectal Cancer

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    2003 Inherited colorectal cancer includes two main syndromes in which predisposition to the disease is based on a germline mutation ...

  • Surgical Management of Crohn's Disease

    Surgical Management of Crohn's Disease

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    2007 A World Congress of Gastroenterology Working Party developed the Vienna Classification to help standardize the categorization of Crohn’s disease.  The group prospectively designed ...

  • Management of Perianal Abscess and Fistula-in-Ano

    Management of Perianal Abscess and Fistula-in-Ano

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    2011 Anorectal abscess is a potentially debilitating condition most often originating from a cryptoglandular infection in the anal canal, and remains one of the more common anorectal conditions ...

  • Anal Squamous Neoplasms

    Anal Squamous Neoplasms

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    2012 Squamous-cell carcinoma (SCC) of the anus remains a relatively rare malignancy, with the American Cancer Society estimating approximately 5,260 new cases (3,260 in women; 2,000 in men) and 720 ...

  • Management of Rectal Cancer (Revised)

    Management of Rectal Cancer (Revised)

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    2013 There have been significant changes in the management of rectal cancer over the past 10 to 15 years. A greater understanding of the disease process, more accurate radiological staging, ...

  • Management of Pilonidal Disease

    Management of Pilonidal Disease

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    2013 Pilonidal disease is a potentially debilitating condition affecting 70,000 patients annually in the United States alone. This practice parameter will focus on the evaluation and ...

  • Surgical Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis (Revised)

    Surgical Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis (Revised)

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    2014 Ulcerative colitis (UC) is characterized by a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the rectum and extends proximally into the colon for varying distances. Although various treatment ...

  • Evaluation and Management of Constipation

    Evaluation and Management of Constipation

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    2007 Constipation is a symptom-based disorder of unsatisfactory defecation that may be associated with infrequent stools, difficult stool passage, or both. The diagnostic criteria for functional ...

  • Treatment of Sigmoid Diverticulitis (Revised)

    Treatment of Sigmoid Diverticulitis (Revised)

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    2014 The prevalence of diverticulosis in the United States has increased dramatically over the past century, and it increases substantially with age. Although diverticulitis may affect any location in ...

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