Champions of Health Interview with
Mr. Wolfgang Ries – CEO and Founder of joimax®

Champions of Health: Spotlight On Leaders Shaping Germany’s Healthcare

We are delighted to inform that an interview with the CEO and Founder of joimax®, Mr. Wolfgang Ries, has been published in the Champions of Health magazine.

The Interview

In this insightful interview, Mr. Ries shares the inspiring story behind the founding of joimax® and provides an in-depth look at our cutting-edge products and innovations that are shaping the future of minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery. 

I believe in fostering a culture of collaboration and teamwork as well as empowerment within the organization. By encouraging open communication and valueing diverse perspectives, I ensure that decisions are well-informed and reflective of the collective wisdom of the team.

Mr. Wolfgang Ries
CEO and Founder of joimax® 

This publication serves as an opportunity to showcase the dedication of joimax® to advancing endoscopic minimally invasive spine spine surgery technology and improving patient care.

joimax® Unveils New Website, Celebrates 20 Years of TESSYS® at Global Spine Congress (GSC) in Bangkok

KARLSRUHE, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–German-based joimax®, the market leader in technologies and training methods for full-endoscopic and minimally invasive spinal surgery, announces the launch of its new website alongside a significant presence at the Global Spine Congress (GSC) in Bangkok, May 15 – 18. This dual celebration marks a pivotal moment for the company as it showcases its latest product innovations and commemorates two decades of excellence with TESSYS®, a pioneering technique that has revolutionized endoscopic spine surgery.

“These advancements are game-changers in endoscopic spine surgery, especially the transforaminal approach and will undoubtedly revolutionize how to tackle complex spinal procedures.”

The new website provides a seamless digital experience for customers and partners, worldwide. With enhanced features and user-friendly navigation, serves as a comprehensive hub of information on joimax®’s cutting-edge endoscopic spine surgery solutions.

At GSC, joimax® is not only celebrating 20 years of TESSYS®, but also exhibiting an array of product innovations, such as TESSYS® Trans SAP with the newest Double Drill, ilESSYS® Biportal, the RoboFIX® robotorized Arm, and the Camsource® Duo, which further enhances surgical precision and visualization, ultimately improving patient outcomes.

“We are immensely proud of the impact TESSYS® has had on the field of endoscopic spine surgery,” stated joimax® CEO and President Wolfgang Ries. “joimax® has pioneered the transforaminal approach, building upon and enhancing Parviz Kambin’s original concept, influencing our path to endoscopic fusion. Our commitment to excellence remains unwavering as we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in minimally invasive spine surgery.”

Feedback from surgeons has been overwhelmingly positive, with many expressing enthusiasm for joimax®’s “fireworks of innovations”. Dr. Frank Hassel, Chief Physician Spinal Surgery and Medical Director, Loretto Krankenhaus Freiburg, Germany; Prof. Junseok Bae, President, Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, South Korea; and Prof. Christoph P. Hoftstetter, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Cape Cod Healthcare, Hyannis, USA issued this group statement: “These advancements are game-changers in endoscopic spine surgery, especially the transforaminal approach and will undoubtedly revolutionize how to tackle complex spinal procedures.”

Also at GSC, joimax® is hosting expert talks, and leading basic and advanced workshops. From groundbreaking technologies to intuitive surgical tools, joimax® continues to lead the way in providing surgeons with the necessary resources to address a wide-range of spinal issues. To learn more about joimax®’s innovations, visit or stop by the joimax® GSC booths 2 and 3.