What is endoscopic spine surgery?

It is minimally invasive, innovative spine surgery (MIS), safer than the traditional one. This treatment is characterized by a high success rate and low complication proportion. The method is based on the use of an endoscope, which reaches the place of the disease, and through which the necessary tools for the surgery are introduced. By using this technique, the incision is only a few millimetres, the injury associated with access to the spine is kept to a minimum, the patient doesn’t lose blood, and the danger of a decrease in immunity is eliminated. The patient gets up from the hospital bed as early as one hour after the procedure and is independent. Endoscopic surgery enables patients to return quickly to full strength and health.

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  • Quick recovery
  • High efficiency
  • It does not change the stability of the spine
  • Little blood loss
  • The treatment on the same day as 24 hours hospitalization
  • Small incision, minimal scar
The diseases we treat
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  • 01

    Cervical discopathy

    Cervical discopathy is the herniation of nucleus pulposus in the cervical spine. In the process of aging, the intervertebral discs get gradually damaged as it’s a mobile and vulnerable segment. Cervical discopathy is a natural process involving intervertebral discs of the spine. At the time of progressive degeneration, when fragments of damaged discs press on the nerve structures, spinal cord, nerve roots, you may experience nagging pain, hand numbness, balance disorders, and in more serious cases, even limb paresis.
  • 02


    Stenosis or narrowness is a narrowing of the spinal canal that causes a lack of space for the nerve structures in this canal. Most often, the narrowing, which becomes the cause of ailments, occurs in the lumbar region. Degenerative lesions narrowing the spinal canal tighten on the nerve roots like a vice, gradually damaging the nervous structure. This leads to painful pressure on the roots that form nerves in the lower extremities and the urogenital area. This is reflected in lumbar, often radiating, pain in the lower extremities, sciatica, and so-called neurogenic claudication consisting in difficulty walking. The first signal is the appearance of pain after walking, which disappears after leaning forward. After a while the distance that can be walked on shortens, and serious difficulties arise. Stenosis usually affects people who lead a sedentary lifestyle for a long time, now it is even called a civilization disease.
  • 03

    Lumbar discopathy

    In other words, bulging of the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc is a disease of the intervertebral discs that build our spine in its lowest and most loaded lower part. Symptoms appear when the intervertebral joints are overloaded as a result of these lesions, which results in lumbar pain, and when a damaged fragment of the disc (bulging, herniation, disc sequestration) damages the nerve root. Irritation, damage to the intervertebral disc gives symptoms of sciatica or femoral neuralgia. In extreme damage cases, foot paresis, as well as disorders of urination and defecation may occur. More and more people who lead a passive and sedentary lifestyle are exposed to this type of discopathy because the lumbar region is under a heavy load.
Doctor Piotr Winkler
Spine surgeon
I have been involved in neurosurgery and spine surgery for 20 years. I specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques of the spine, endoscopic surgery of the lumbar and cervical spine, the use of the latest techniques and the latest implants allowing comprehensive treatment of the spine. I completed training at the best German spinal clinics. In 2017, I became an international instructor-expert in RIWO SPINE endoscopic surgery techniques. I conduct training for surgeons in endoscopic operations, among others in Germany and Israel.
  • 10 years
    Experience in endoscopic surgery
  • 3 000+
    Spine surgeries performed
  • 1 000+
    Endoscopic surgeries performed

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