The book, Dr. Levitt’s fourth textbook, focuses on sharing the knowledge he’s earned as the most experienced active pediatric colorectal surgeon in the world. The book provides inside expert information about the surgical and medical care of children with colorectal conditions.
The book includes surgical techniques and tips for medical management of:
- Anorectal and cloacal malformations
- Hirschsprung disease
- Function constipation & fecal incontinence
- Post-PSARP and Post Hirschsprung disease pull-through problems
- Bowel management
- Nursing care and contributions
The Pediatric Colorectal Surgery Tips and Tricks, 1st edition textbook can be purchased here.
Dr. Levitt is chief of the Division of Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction at Children’s National Hospital. He has cared for children from all 50 states and 76 countries and has performed more than 15,000 pediatric colorectal procedures, which is more surgeries covering the entire spectrum of problems involving the colon and rectum than any other surgeon in the world.
He is also a driving force around the world in enhancing the care of children with colorectal and pelvic reconstructive needs through the development of specialized, integrated and collaborative surgical centers. He is internationally recognized as an expert in conditions affecting the newborn, pediatric and adolescent population affected with anorectal malformations (imperforate anus), cloacal malformations, Hirschsprung disease, as well as a variety of conditions leading to fecal incontinence, such as spinal conditions and functional constipation.
He has written four textbooks and authored over 300 scientific articles on these subjects. His work extends beyond providing direct surgical care to educating medical students, medical doctors, surgeons and nurses, as well as developing collaborating centers throughout the world to ensure that all children have access to quality colorectal care. He has hosted hundreds of surgeons and nurses from hospitals across the globe, who have sought out education and training on advanced colorectal surgical techniques, management of patients and research outcomes. Dr. Levitt is the founder of the Colorectal Team Overseas (CTO), a group of international providers that travel to the developing world to provide care and teaching for patients with colorectal needs. He co-founded the Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Learning Consortium (PCPLC), which is an organization of collaborating colorectal centers across the globe.