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Dr. Wagner presents the results of three clinical studies during the ISMISS in Istanbul

During the third conference of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (ISMISS) in Istanbul (Turkey), Dr Wagner talked about the results and experiences of endoscopic discectomy and spine surgery at the APEX SPINE Center.

Dr. Schubert talks during the conference of orthopedic specialists from southern Germany

The internationally acknowledged spine specialist presented the results of his scientific work during two talks on two different studies. One clinical trial was on endoscopic surgery of slipped discs in the lumbar spine and the other on a similar approach for herniated discs in the neck. Both surgical options had proved tissue-protecting, safe and efficient in these clinical trials and results were received with great interest by the more than 4000 specialists that participated at the conference.

The 58th annual conference of the orthopedic specialists from southern Germany took place in Baden Baden.
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Dr. Schubert obtained visiting professorship at the University of Shanghai

On the occasion of the 10th Meeting for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Dr. Schubert was awarded a visiting professorship by Professor Wang, President of Tongji University in Shanghai.

Visiting Professor Dr. Schubert Prof. Dr. Wang presents the certificate to Dr. Schubert

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4th international live-surgery workshop on endoscopic spine surgery

Joimax ® and APEX Spine Center in the ATOS Privatklinik organized the Munich International Endoscopy Workshop with participants from all over the world. Karlsruhe, March 29, 2010: Already for the fourth time, on March 25 and 26, 2010 the joimax® workshop on endoscopic removal of herniated disks with the TESSYS® method took place in the ATOS Privatklinik München. Two live surgeries were clearly the highlight of this seminar. They could be followed by the participating spine surgeons in the close-by conference hall of the Sheraton Hotel. The surgeries were carried out by Dr. med. Michael Schubert who is the head of the spine surgery department. He extensively explained all steps of the intervention and answered the many questions from the auditory. The day before the live-surgeries all participants had the opportunity to intensively train their skills on an anatomic model at the University of Munich. Participants were physicians from Germany, Austria, Spain, India, China and Turkey.

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Dr. Helmbrecht in an interview for medicine-TV


(This video is available in German only)

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Successful ski race with two spinal disk prostheses

Mrs Fouturi suffered from most severe back problems for several years. No physician was able to help her. US spine specialists favored a stiffening surgery (fusion or spondylodesis) as a last option. After extensive diagnostics including a discography, the problem could soon be identified. The spinal disks L4/5 and L/S1 were badly worn out and caused severe pain.

Since an artificial disk replacement surgery three years ago Mrs Fouturi is pain free. She even made the third place at a ski race that had been organized by the Sporthotel Achensee for the hotel guests.

The APEX SPINE Team congratulates her on that great success.




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Live surgery on the German Spine Congress in Munich

During the 4th annual conference of the German Society of Spine Surgery Dr. Schubert carried out an endoscopic lumbar discectomy as a live surgery for the first time in congress history. The intervention was directly transmitted to the conference rooms and could be watched by more than 100 interested physicians.

The event was also in the 18.45 News on the Bavarian Television Channel.

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Dr. Schubert workshop leader and guest speaker at San Francisco General Hospital of the University of California

Vortrag Dr. Schubert am Francisco Generel Hospital der Universität  von Californien, USA Dr. Schubert wärend des workshop mit interessierten amerikanischen  Wirbelsäulenspezialisten

Lecture by Dr. Schubert at Francisco Generel
Hospital of the University of California, USA

Dr. Schubert during the workshop with interested
American spine specialists

During the world’s largest spine congress (NASS) from November 11-14, 2009 Dr. Schubert lead a workshop on endoscopic spine surgery. It was received with great interest by the US-American colleagues and Dr. Schubert could provide great support with advice.

He presented his experiences and results on endoscopic spine surgery also during an oral presentation in front of a larger audience.

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Dr. Helmbrecht as a visiting surgeon in China

Dr. Helmbrecht mit chinesischen Kollegen (Universität von Peking)

Dr. Helmbrecht with Chinese
colleagues (University of Beijing)

Dr. Helmbrecht – one of the leading specialists in disk prostheses - did a one-week lecture tour through great parts of China. At several universities he trained his colleagues on the very sophisticated surgical technique required for artificial disk replacements. His last stop was at the University of Beijing.

He carried out successful live surgeries at the cervical spine on several patients. This was received with great interest not only by the Chinese spine specialists but also by the press.

During a conference Dr. Helmbrecht held an oral presentation on his experiences and results with this cutting-edge surgical technique.

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3rd international live surgery workshop on endoscopic spinal surgery

Internationales Gruppenfoto

International group photo

joimax ® and the APEX SPINE Center organize the up to date biggest international workshop on endoscopic surgery in the ATOS Privatklinik München.

Karlsruhe, September 16, 2009: On September 14 and 15 the joimax® workshop on endoscopic removal of herniated disks with the TESSYS® method took place for the third time in the ATOS Privatklinik München.

Three live surgeries were clearly the highlight of this seminar. They could be followed by the 25 participating orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons in the close-by conference hall of the Sheraton Hotel. The surgeries in three patients of Egypt, Denmark and Germany were carried out by Dr. med. Michael Schubert who is the head of the spine surgery department. He extensively explained all steps of the intervention and answered the many questions from the auditory. Some of the participants of the workshop were able to witness the surgeries directly in the operating theatre. The day before the live-surgeries all participants had the opportunity to intensively train their skills on an anatomic model at the University of Munich.
The international participants were physicians from Germany, Austria, Spain, India, China and Turkey. Faculty member and reference physician Dr. Menno Iprenburg who runs an own clinic in Veehuizen/Netherlands stated: “In my opinion this was the best workshop we’ve ever had!”

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2nd international workshop in the ATOS Clinic Munich

Another workshop on endoscopic treatment of herniated disks with live-surgeries in the ATOS Privatklinik München.

For the second time the workshop “endoscopic nucleotomy with the TESSYS® method“ took place in the ATOS Privatklinik München on June 15 and 16, 2009. Under the medical direction of Dr. med. Michael Schubert and in cooperation with joimax®, the participating physicians were introduced into the endoscopic, minimally invasive method for tissue-preserving removal of herniated lumbar disks.

Among the participants were physicians from the USA, Germany, Spain, Italy, Israel and Jordan. Additionally to scientific oral presentations and discussions the two-day workshop offered intensive training on an anatomic model and the opportunity to follow several live-surgeries that were transmitted to a close by conference hall. For two to three physicians there was -as always - the chance of witnessing the surgeries directly in the operating theatre.

Due to great interest more workshops will be organized. The next one is scheduled for September 14-15, 2009 in Munich. There are still some places available. For more information please call joimax® under +49 (0)7221 255 14 0 or write an email to JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING available.

Dr. Schubert zeigt interessierten Kollegen die spezielle  OP-Technik

Dr. Schubert im Gespräch mit chinesischen Gastärzten

Dr. Schubert shows the special surgery technique
to his interested colleagues
Dr. Schubert in discussion with Chinese visiting physicians
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Surgery is better than injections!.... Recent study in the Spine Journal shows:

Patients that had undergone surgery for their herniated disk were better off than those under conservative treatment. The up to now largest multicenter study with 2000 patients from the USA could show that a minimally invasive intervention lead to a notably better quality of life after 3 months, 12 months and also after 2 years. The obtained symptom relieve was significantly better with surgery than with conservative therapy. SPINE JOURNAL 2008

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1st International workshop in the ATOS Clinic Munich

ATOS Workshop

APEX Workshop

Under the direction of Dr. Michael Schubert an international workshop for endoscopic disk surgery took place for the first time now in the ATOS Privatklinik München.

Additionally to scientific oral presentations the interested colleagues could benefit from following step-by-step the endoscopic nucleotomy method during several live surgeries.

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Dr. Schubert as a guest in China

Dr. Schubert zu Gast in China

Dr. Schubert visiting China

During the 3rd Chinese congress for minimally invasive spine surgery in Chongquing/China Dr. Schubert presented his innovative surgical techniques. Special focus was on surgical therapy of a great number of intervertebral disk diseases in the lumbar spine.

At several hospitals – among others at the University of Chongquing and at the second hospital of Chongqing – Dr. Schubert carried out successful live surgeries on several patients. This was received with great interest not only by fellow specialists but also by the press.

During the conference Dr. Schubert additionally held an oral presentation on his experiences and results with this cutting-edge surgical technique.

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Cooperation with the Vanden Berge Golf Academy

 

Jörg Vanden Berge und Dr. Michael Schubert

Dr. Schubert and the APEX SPINE Center are glad to announce reinforced cooperation with the Vanden Berge Golf Academy. Dr. Michael Schubert is now scientific and medical advisor of this renowned academy. Already last year there was a close and intensive co-operation. In several television programs there were reports about Dr Schubert’s statements and advice on golf specific back problems.

Jörg Vanden Berge and Dr. Michael Schubert

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Ski & Spine Spitzingsee

1st Congress on Spinal disease in skiing

On Saturday, January 12, 2008 we organized the 1st congress on spinal diseases and skiing in cooperation with the German Ski Verband and the Medical Park Bad Wiessee.

Director of the conference was Dr. Armin Helmbrecht who is neurosurgeon and skiing instructor.

The Bayerische Landesärztekammer granted 7 CME points for participation at the congress.