CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Hemorrhoids Bradley R. Davis, M.D. • Steven A. Lee-Kong, M.D. • John Migaly, M.D. Daniel L. Feingold, M.D. • Scott R. Steele, M.D. Prepared by the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons he American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons ing the propriety of any specific procedure must be made (ASCRS) is dedicated to assuring high-quality pa- by the physician in light of all of the circumstances pre- Ttient care by advancing the science, prevention, sented by the individual patient. and management of disorders and diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. The Clinical Practice Guidelines Com- STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM mittee is composed of Society members who are chosen because they have demonstrated expertise in the specialty Symptoms related to hemorrhoids are very common in of colon and rectal surgery. This committee was created to the Western hemisphere and other industrialized societies. 1,2 lead international efforts in defining quality care for condi- Although published estimates of prevalence are varied, tions related to the colon, rectum, and anus. This is accom- it represents one
Diseases of the Colon & Rectum – Wolters Kluwer Health
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