Operative Techniques in Thoracic Surgery is a new, comprehensive text/atlas of procedures and techniques for thoracic fellows, practitioners, and general surgeons. It graphically depicts procedures in a consistent format that is composed of concise bulleted text, full color illustrations, and full color instraoperative photography. Photographs are frequently paired with illustrations for a more complete view of steps and techniques in the procedures. Coverage is extensive, including encyclopedic reviews of trachea, lung, esophagus, diaphragm, mediastinum, paraesophageal hernias, GERD, esophageal cancer, and esophageal perforation. Each procedure briefly covers intraoperative considerations before stepping through each technique. Techniques are lavishly illustrated in full color. All currently used open, laparoscopuic, endoscopic, and endovascular procedures are reviewed.