Over a decade after the last edition, Operative Thoracic Surgery, Sixth Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by a team of prestigious international contributors. Particular emphasis is given to new and emerging techniques, particularly minimally invasive procedures, ensuring that the book remains an essential resource for surgeons in training, residents and fellows in thoracic and esophageal surgery, and fully qualified practitioners needing a definitive reference. Additional text describes the principles and justification of choosing each procedure, pre-operative assessment and preparation, post-operative care and outcomes.

Print Versions of this book also include access to the ebook version.

section |291 pages

Thoracic surgery

chapter 2|9 pages

Pectus deformities

chapter 6|8 pages


chapter 7|12 pages

Tracheal resection

chapter 11|6 pages


chapter 12|13 pages

Right-sided pulmonary resections

chapter 18|6 pages


chapter 20|8 pages

Superior sulcus tumors

chapter 24|14 pages

Lung transplantation

section |160 pages

Esophageal surgery

chapter 27|13 pages


chapter 28|5 pages

Esophageal stents

chapter 33|14 pages

Left thoracic subtotal esophagectomy