Aksis is the leading Croatian hospital for neurosurgery of the spine and orthopedics of the entire locomotor system. We are focused on minimally invasive treatment methods.

Medical services
Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Vertebris International Spine Hospital was founded early in 2010 by a group of enthusiasts (neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons and anesthesiologists led by Robert Saftic MD, spinal neurosurgeon) tired of poor results and patient outcomes with traditional back surgery here in Croatia. The plan was to bring something new, something innovative, something better, something minimally-invasive that will ensure high patient satisfaction and reduce medical system expenses. After almost three successful years of work, in September 2012, we expanded the range of our services to minimally-invasive orthopaedic joint surgery. Since then, the hospital is internationally known as Axis Special Hospital for spinal and orthopaedic joint surgery.

Our mission is simple and consists of offering reliable information about spinal and joint diseases and conditions, minimally-invasive treatment options, providing second opinions and in the end organizing and coordinating possible surgical treatment in Croatia. Our specialities are endoscopic discectomy with annuloplasty (SED), METRx micro-endoscopic decompression, laser spinal surgery (PLDD) and minimally-invasive joint surgery. These methods represent a combination of minimally invasive surgical approaches with the maximum effect in treating degenerative diseases and spine ailments. We perform these surgeries in our state-of-the-art facility.

The range of our services includes doctor-patient communication and correspondence, translation services, documentation digitalization services and the full spectrum of services when you choose to be operated by our neurological or orthopaedic surgeons, and this can include managing visas and other documentation, airport or hotel pickup, accommodation, support line for family and friends back home, etc.

We are successfully applying the most advanced most innovative methods in minimally-invasive spinal neurosurgery and orthopaedic joint surgery. During years of our work and existence as one of the world’s top destinations and hospitals for treating spinal disorders and diseases with minimally-invasive surgical techniques, we have treated patients from all over the world, including patients from Spain, France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Romania, Hungary, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Egypt, Ghana, Tanzania, Canada, United States of America... Lately, we are becoming a recognizable destination for minimally-invasive orthopaedic joint surgery.

If you are looking for the proper diagnosis of your condition or if you are considering choosing a minimally invasive procedure as an alternative over the traditional methods of orthopaedic and neurological surgery (neurosurgery), our qualified staff will be more than glad to evaluate your case and give you advice on all the treatment options that are available to you.