Dr. Gun Choi, M.D., president of Wooridul Hospital in Pohang, Republic of Korea, is one of the spine endoscopic procedure experts in the world who performed over 3,000 cases and issued 10 SCI international academic journals. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree and completed his residency training at the Hanyang University of Korea. And he went on to receive Master’s Degree and Doctor of Medicine in neurosurgery. Currently he is serving as a representative of Asian Society of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and the president and chairman of World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques (WCMISST) .
Dr Robert Saftic is medical director at the Axis Specialty hospital in Croatia. Spinal neurosurgeon and pioneer in endoscopic spine surgery in South-East Europe. Always following the philosophy of choosing the most effective and least invasive methods of treatment for his patients. Since the year 2010, many patients from 20 different countries visited him in Croatia for treatment. Internationally accepted and recognized expert in field of endoscopic spine surgery.
Atif Malik, M.D., trained in percutaneous and endoscopic spine surgery under world renowned spine surgeon, Dr. Thomas Hoogland of the Alpha Klinik in Munich, Germany and fellowship trained in advanced spinal surgical technique developed by Wooridul Hospital in Soul, Korea. Dr. Malik has been one of the first physicians to educate and train endoscopic spine surgeons in the United States in a bloodless and minimally invasive technique to preserve normal disc tissue.
In 2008 I started to work in private Hospital of Endoscopic surgery in Żory as a consultant where I am till now. I am specialized in minimally invasive procedures in lumbar spine. In 2012 I took part in a workshop in Bonn with dr Thomas Hoogland, and it was a breakthrough in my look at disc surgery. I started to perform endoscopic procedures and since 2015 I have been cooperating with MaxMoreSpine as a tutor, leading workshops in Munich.
MUDr. Palea Ovidiu Nicolae, Consultant in Pain Medicine, is an anesthesiologist and intensivist certified in Romania and the United States. He is an expert in the field of pain treatment under radiological and ultrasound guidance.
Memberships: Romanian Society of Anesthesia and Intensive Care as well as Romanian Medical Association
Dr. Rao’s vast experience in Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy (PELD) and LASE (Laser Assisted Spinal Endoscopy) – Percutaneous Endoscopic Laser Annuloplasty (PELA) technique for lumbar disc prolapse (SCIATICA) coupled with his specialisation in Endoscopic spine surgery allows his team in India to perform Spine Surgeries in a Day Care environment.
Beat Wälchli is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, specialized in the treatment of spinal diseases. Areas of expertise include the conservative and surgical treatment of degenerative changes of the spine (e.g. endoscopic and microsurgical disc surgery, minimal invasive spinal surgeries and complex revision surgeries).
I am a orthopedic surgeon. I have been working in University Hospital in Zakopane since 2007 to 2017, where in October 2008 Dr Thomas Hoogland was made the first endocopic lumbar dyscectomy using MaxMore System in Poland. After training I started to carry out endoscopic procedures since January 2009 and performed over 400 cases up to 2017. I am specialized in MaxMore interlaminar procedures in lumbar spine. My practice in Zakopane include also the conservative and surgical treatment of degenerative, trauma and congenitial changes of the spine.
Dr. Rudolf Morgenstern and Dr. Christian Morgenstern
Dr. Rudolf Morgenstern and Dr. Christian Morgenstern are one of the most experienced endoscopic spine surgery teams in Europe. Dr. Rudolf Morgenstern is the head of the Morgenstern Spine Institute at the private Centro Médico Teknon in Barcelona, Spain where they treat national and international patients. He is a fellowship trained spine surgeon with 20 years of experience in endoscopic spine surgery. He has continuously developed and innovated techniques in the field of spine surgery, holding patents in areas such as endoscopic decompression and percutaneous fusion techniques. He was the first to develop and use an expandable cage for percutaneous fusion via an endoscopic approach. Dr. med. Christian Morgenstern was trained at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin hospital in orthopedic and trauma surgery. Additionally, he holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and an engineering degree (Dipl.-Ing.) by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Together they hold more than 150 publications in international journals and international conference proceedings.