The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is a national association of colon and rectal surgeons and other surgeons dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and practice of the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum and anus. It is dedicated to assuring high quality patient care by advancing the science through research and education for prevention and management of disorders and diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus.
The society believes that people deserve the best quality care for these diseases. Improvement in recognition, treatment and ultimate eradication of these diseases is enhanced by the professionalism, development of knowledge and dissemination of information fostered by the fellowship of Society members.
The letters FASCRS (Fellow of the American Society of Colorectal Surgeons) after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have met rigorous standards and have been found to be consistent with the standards established and demanded by the Society.