Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, Second Edition is fully revised and updated and reflects an authoritative, team-oriented approach to the latest state-of-the-art laparoscopic colorectal procedures and surgical techniques. Written by pioneers in the field, this text will supply surgeons with all the information necessary to accomplish advanced laparoscopic procedures. Comprehensive discussions of positioning, instrumentation, cannulas, surgical techniques, special considerations, and considerations in cancer surgery are featured for a wide variety of major operative procedures. This new Second Edition includes updated information on laparoscopic colorectal procedures, including hand-assisted laparoscopic procedures and new chapters on the physiology of pneumoperitoneum, laparoscopic anatomy of the colon and rectum, and evidence-based discussion of outcomes. The text is complemented by over 200 line drawings created exclusively for the textbook.