?This Atlas will focus on the description of approaches and surgical techniques used to treat the entire spectrum of esophageal diseases. Surgical 'pearls' and tips on how to select and perform the correct operation will be included and based both on evidence-based data and the experience of the Editors. Step-by-step descriptions of 14 operative procedures in esophageal surgery will be provided. Each chapter will describe the current indications, perioperative management strategies, and a detailed operative approach with relevant technical considerations. The description of approaches and surgical techniques used in esophageal surgery will be outlined in an easily understandable manner for the specific target audience.