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Susan Galandiuk, MD
ISSN: 0012-3706
Online ISSN: 1530-0358
Frequency: 12 issues per year
Ranking: Gastroenterology and Hepatology 39/93, Surgery 31/212
Impact Factor: 3.9


Official Journal of the
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons​​

Monthly issue summary: OCTOBER 2023

Summary of the issue from Editor-in-Chief Susan Galandiuk, MD.

Video Vignette: OCTOBER 2023 -- Intraoperative Double Navigation With Fluorescence and Holographic Guidance Using a Mixed Reality Technique for Splenic Flexure Cancer

Video Vignettes are peer-reviewed monthly features in DC&R that contain video as the major component.

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International Content

Rodrigo Oliva Perez, MD, PhD
Section Editor

International Societies

International societies, partners, and multinational associations and federations.

Latin-American (LatAm) DC&R Journal Discussion Forum

Session language: SPANISH

Date: Monday, October 9, 2023 

Time: 7 pm EST​

Author/Speaker: To be named

ModeratorRodrigo Oliva Perez, MD, PhD

​To receive Zoom meeting details, we ask participants to sign up at http://eepurl.com/ilDzSr. For announcements, follow us on Twitter and on Inst​agram​. The LatAm session will be moderated in Spanish.


European/Iberic Discussion Forum 

Session language: SPANISH

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​To receive Zoom meeting details, we ask participants to sign up at http://eepurl.com/ilDzSr. For announcements, follow us on Twitter and on Inst​agram​. The European/Iberic Forum will be moderated in Spanish.


These discussions in Spanish about a single journal article are not meant to replace the curriculum-based monthly DCR journal club that meets the last Monday of each month; rather, it is focused on discussing a single article in a recent DCR issue with a Spanish-speaking author.

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Clinical Practice Guidelines​

Ian M. Paquette, MD
Chair, ASCRS Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee

The Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee focuses on the creation of clinical practice guidelines​ for various procedures to assist physicians in caring for patients with colon and rectal cancer.

Current Status Review

Karim Alavi, MD, MPH
Section Editor

Prospective authors interested in submitting a systematic review or meta-analysis manuscript now have the option of submitting a detailed outline of the proposed article.

Didactic Video Collection

Alessandro Fichera, MD
Section Editor

Featuring educational videos. Prospective authors interested in submitting a didactic video may view the already published content here​​​.​

Free Article of the Week​​​​

Joshue I. Bleier, MD
Section Editor

Featured weekly and announced on Twitter. ​​​

New Technology Collection​

Patricia Sylla, MD
Section Editor

Featuring video content that highlights novel/emerging technologies.


Kyle G. Cologne, MD
Section Editor

Featuring monthly podcasts, interviews with select lead authors, and commentary by an official reviewer. Listen ​to a particular issue in its entirety on your way to work.

Selected Abstracts​​

Sean J. Langenfeld, MD
Section Editor

Contributing Abstractors (pictorial roster​)

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Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach to Total Pelvic Exenteration​​​

Beppa, Naochito; ​​Song, Jihyung; Takenaka, Yuuya; More​

September  2023​

Customized Denonvilliers' Fascia Excision: An Advanced Total Mesorectal Excision Technique for Anteriorly Located Rectal Cancer​ ​​

Bae, Sung Uk; Varela, Cristopher; Nasser, Manar, More

June  2023

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Didactic Video Collection

Laparoscopic Anterior Resection With Colovesical Fistula Takedown ​​

Cramer, Christopher L.; ​Young, Andrew M.; Friel, Charles M.​​

October 2023​​

Laparoscopic Enterectomy ​With Intracorporeal Anastomosis for Stricturing ​​Crohn's Disease of the Small Bowel​  ​​

Sobrado, Lucas Faraco​; ​Frugus, Marcus Onofre​; Sobrado, ​Carlos Walter

October 2023​​​

Sphinkeeper Prosthesis for Fecal Incontinence  ​​​

Bhamidipaty, Madhu; ​Riss, Stephen; Ong, Eugen J.

​​October 2023​​

Endorectal Advancement Flap Repair of Rectovaginal Fistula​​

Cerdan Santacruz, Carlos; ​Gancedo Quintana, Alvaro; Cerdan Miguel, Javier;​

​​October 2023​​

Step-by-​Step ​Laparoscopic Radical Transversectomy With Central Vessel Ligation and Complete Mesocolic Excision   ​

Varela, Cristopher L.; Mohammed Nasar, Manar; Min, Byung Soh

September 2023​​

Rubber Band Ligation of Internal Hemorrhoids​   ​

Lew, Felicia H.; Ailabouni, Luay D.

September 2023​​​

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​​Patie​nt P​​ortal​​​

​Deborah Keller, MS, MD​​
Section Editor

The patient portal was designed to be a place where colorectal patients can get answers to common questions and summarized in a way that everyday patients can easily understand.


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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​DCR Journal Club | October 30, 2023​​​

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Email: [email protected]

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