This book presents a collection of abdominal and transanal surgical approaches and techniques for treating rectal cancer. Providing a thorough overview of minimally invasive surgery, this volume is organized in three parts, each consisting of chapters devoted to different clinical aspects and surgical approaches. Detailed step-by-step procedures with abundant figures will enable readers to gain a comprehensive understanding of each surgical technique, from the beginning to the final result. Surgical Techniques in Rectal Cancer is a valuable resource not only for surgeons specializing in colorectal surgery and interested in new innovative techniques, but also for digestive surgeons in training or those just starting in colorectal practice. With 31 chapters devoted to the clinical aspects of the disease, internists, gastroenterologists, endoscopists, radiologists, oncologists and radiotherapists involved in the treatment of rectal cancer will find this work thought provoking, instructive and informative.