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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.

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​

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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.

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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

Literature Highlight

Endoscopic Spine
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Recent Workshops

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News and Events

ESPINEA® China Henan Zhengzhou

November 2023 | 2-4 Henan Zhengzhou, China

New Animation – “Minimally Invasive Treatment of Herniated Disc with the lateral TESSYS® method by joimax®”

October 2023 | 24 Karlsruhe, Germany

The Official Recap

July 2023 | 13-15 Edinburgh, Scotland

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Masterclass Endoscopic Spine Course

July 2023 | 13-15 Edinburgh, Scotland



March 2023 | Karlsruhe, Germany

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First ESPINEA® Summit China

March 2023 | Xiamen, China

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First ESPINEA® AMERICAS Community Meeting

October 2022 | Irvine, California

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joimax® announces major spike in attendance at
its ESPINEA® workshops, reports record revenues 

April 2022 | Karlsruhe

First ESPINEA® APAC Community Meeting

July 2022 | Singapore

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ESPINEA® Round Table Meetings


ESPINEA® Upgrade Workshops

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

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