intervertebral discs-op-pretoria01 Munich, October 2012 - Dr. Michael Schubert from the Apex Spine Center in Munich was the first in South Africa to perform an endoscopic disc operation in October 2012 at the University of Johannesburg. So far, the South African colleagues have not operated on a herniated disc endoscopically like Schubert, but conventionally open. The enthusiasm was great and so the next visit by Dr. Schubert in planning.