Welcome To

ESPINEA® - Endoscopic Spine Academy


ESPINEA® was founded by Wolfgang Ries in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2019. The overriding goal of ESPINEA® and its Academy is to support professionals in providing the highest standard of patient care. To accomplish this mission, the globally-acting ESPINEA® Endoscopic Spine Academy offers a specially tailored training and education program for spine surgeons. 


→ Using the endoscopic systems from our supporter, joimax® GmbH, we are set up to provide an open academic platform for interested spine physicians all over the world to discover and be educated in new spinal therapy concepts focused in the field of minimally invasive, preferable endoscopic spinal therapy.

→ ESPINEA® training standards and skill levels are CLEARLY defined and is provided for beginning endoscopic spine surgeons, as well as for those with existing experience to deepen and extend knowledge and expertise. In addition, the entire surgical team will be trained and will benefit from the program as well.

We have created the Endoscopic Spine Academy ESPINEA® with the accreditation of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in the belief that education can best help our customers and surgery teams worldwide to grow in minimally-invasive endoscopic spinal care and to gain maximum value from the technology in which they have invested.

ESPINEA® World Summit 2023

On July 13th-15th, 2023 ESPINEA® – the world-leading Academy in Endoscopic Spine Surgery organized an exclusive, state-of-the-art World Summit at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Endoscopic Workshops

Online & On-Site workshop | Level 3-4

This workshop will provide profound theoretical and practical knowledge on endoscopic decompression at lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine as well as minimally-invasive stabilization.

On-site Upgrade Workshop

Upgrade workshops are strategically designed for surgeons that are looking to take their first steps deep into Endoscopy.

Faculty Program


Fellowship Program

SKILl enhancement


expert training

Exchange Platform

knowledge exchange

News and Events

The 4th station of ESPINEA® China

3,5 days of comprehensive endoscopic spine lectures and cadaver workshops took place under the direction of Prof. Yue Zhou, MD, PhD and Prof. Xiaojian Ye at Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine affiliated TongRen Hospital from March 21-24.

5 Year Anniversary of ESPINEA® !

The ESPINEA® Endoscopic Spine Academy is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year. With the overriding goal of supporting professionals in providing the highest standard of patient care, Mr. Wolfgang Ries, CEO and Founder of the joimax® group, founded ESPINEA® Endoscopic Spine Academy in 2019.

ESPINEA® China Henan Zhengzhou

November 2023 | 2-4 Henan Zhengzhou, China