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Learn more about colonic volvulus with this CREST® Core Sbject. This module will cover the epidemiology, types, diagnosis and management, both medical and surgical, of colonic volvulus.

This module will describe the techniques of EMR and ESD.

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the technique of EMR and ESD.
  2. Identify the role of EMR and ESD for colorectal pathology.
  3. Identify which patients would benefit from these procedural techniques.

As a Weekly Curriculum module, it is eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

To access this module, log in at the top of this page, click on MY ACCOUNT, then follow the link to the CREST® Online Learning Center.

This module is a review of the Prolapse and Hemorrhoids (PPH) as well as an update on the current use of PPH.

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

Moderated by Scott Strong, MD Speakers included David Dietz, MD and Alessandro Fichera, MD This webinar focused on the different surgical approaches available for treatment of Crohn's disease throughout the G.I. tract. Speakers also discussed the indication for surgery, as well as the medical management before and after surgery in regard to long-term outcomes.

Upon the completion of the program, participants should be able to:

This module will give an overview of the common sexually transmitted diseases of the anus and rectum.

Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

View the historical ASCRS Scrapbook and visit past eras of the specialty. The scrapbook begins with news articles dating back to 1898.  Enjoy the rich history of the Society and read about the early leadership and their many accomplishments.  

Intersphincteric resection (ISR) is a surgical approach that allows resection of low lying rectal cancers that abut or invade the sphincter complex while avoiding the creation of a permanent stoma. While removing a portion of or the entire internal anal sphincter, the goal of therapy is complete extirpation of the cancer while preserving the external sphincter for anastomosis and preservation of continence through the anal canal. The critical considerations revolve around cancer outcomes (local and distant recurrence rates), as well as bowel function/continence.

This is a discussion of recent literature regarding colonoscopy in the elderly and a review of recent guidelines for performing screening colonoscopy in the elderly.


Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

This module describes the safe techniques for the extraction of foreign bodies that are retained after transanal insertion.

Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Approach the work-up for a patient with a retained rectal foreign body.
  • Determine which approach is optimal: transanal versus transabdominal.
  • Utilize safe techniques for transanal extraction.

As a Core Subject, this module is eligible for 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This module serves as an update on foreign bodies for colorectal surgeons.

This module will discuss the management of anal fissure with either BOTOX® injections or lateral internal sphincterotomy.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

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