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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.

Faculty Program


Fellowship Program

SKILl enhancement


expert training

Exchange Platform

knowledge exchange

Literature Highlight

Endoscopic Spine
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Recent Workshops

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News and Events

1. ESPINEA® Community Meeting

September 17-18, 2021 | Salzburg


ESPINEA® Round Table Meetings

Four Topics, four Speakers, four Round Table Meetings 


ESPINEA® Upgrade Workshops

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

Online & Onsite workshop | Level 1-2

This workshop will provide profound theoretical and practical knowledge on endoscopic deherniation/decompression and demonstrates endoscopic facet and SI joint therapy.

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.

Upcoming Events