Third international workshop on endoscopic spinal surgery using the TESSYS® method incorporating live operations

joimax® and the ATOS Private Clinic Munich present their largest international endoscopy workshop so far.

Karlsruhe, 16th September 2009
: On 14th and 15th September a joimax® workshop on the endoscopic removal of disc herniations using the TESSYS® method took place in the ATOS Private Clinic Munich for the third time. A highlight of this international workshop was the transmission of three live operations, which the 25 participating orthopaedic and neurosurgeons were able to follow in the conference room in the neighbouring Sheraton Arabellapark Hotel.
Dr. med. Michael Schubert operated on three patients from Egypt, Denmark and Germany, describing the individual steps of the procedure and answering questions from the auditorium during the operations. Several workshop participants were also able to follow the operations directly from the operating theatre. The live operations followed a day of intensive training on cadavers in the Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich. The participants travelled from far and wide for the workshop, with surgeons from Germany, Austria, Spain, Turkey and several Asian countries taking part. Faculty member and course instructor Dr. Menno Iprenburg, who heads his own clinic in Veenhuizen, the Netherlands, claimed: “In my opinion this was the best workshop so far!”

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First TESSYS® OP performed in the Oberwallis Spitalzentrum in Switzerland

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Oberwallis / Switzerland, 24.07.09. The first intervertebral disc operation using the joimax® TESSYS® method for the endoscopic removal of herniated discs was recently performed in the Oberwallis Spitalzentrum in Brig, Switzerland. Dr. med. Uwe Schwarz (pictured left), Chief Physician of orthopaedic surgery, carried out the two and a half hour long procedure to remove a lumbar disc herniation together with spine specialist and joimax® Senior Faculty Member Dr. Florian Maria Alfen from Würzburg (pictured right). The patient was able to leave the hospital on the same day.

Second international workshop incorporating live operations using the endoscopic spinal surgery method TESSYS® at the ATOS Private Clinic in Munich

Karlsruhe, 22nd June 2009: On 15th and 16th June the second international joimax® workshop on the endoscopic removal of disc hernias using the TESSYS® method took place in the ATOS Private Clinic in Munich. The highlight of this workshop was the live transmission of three operations, which the 15 workshop participants were able to follow from the comfort of the conference room in the neighbouring NH Hotel. Dr. med. Michael Schubert performed the operations on patients from Germany and Denmark, describing the individual steps and answering questions from the doctors in the auditorium during the operation. Two workshop participants were able to go into the operating theatre for each operation to observe the live procedure.
The live operations followed a day of intensive training on cadavers, allowing the doctors from Germany, Spain, Italy, USA, Jordan and Israel to get the most benefit from the live operations. Lectures by experts in the field of minimally invasive endoscopic spinal surgery completed the workshop.

Image 1: Munich Center of Anatomy
Image 2: Workshop Station Dr. Schubert
Image 3: Dr. Iprenburg hosting live operation
Image 4: Group photo including participants and the joimax® Team

TES Operation: Renate Groenewold – 2009 speed skating world champion over 3000 meters

TES procedure L5-S1 with a large sequester caudally – operation performed by Dr. Menno Iprenburg

Click here to read a newspaper artical on Dutch speed skater Renate Groenewold (2009 world champion over 3000 meters) following her TES operation on 2nd May 2009.
The original article (in Dutch) can be found here.

First workshop with live operations on the endoscopic removal of disc herniations held in the ATOS Private Clinic, Munich

Karlsruhe, 11th March 2009: On March 9th and 10th a joimax® workshop on the endoscopic removal of disc herniations using the TESSYS® method took place in the ATOS Private Clinic in Munich. For the first time, participants were able to view the operation live from the conference room in the neighbouring Sheraton Hotel as it was transmitted from the clinic. Dr. med. Michael Schubert carried out the operation, explaining the individual steps and answering questions from the auditorium throughout the operation.
Intensive training on cadavers preceded the live operation, allowing all participating doctors to get the most out of the transmitted procedures. Presentations by experienced surgeons complemented the workshop on minimally invasive endoscopic intervertebral disc surgery.

Read more about the workshop at: ATOS Private Clinic Munich News