Dr. Robert Saftic

Neurology & Neurosurgery

Doctor Robert Saftić is a pioneer of endoscopic spine surgery in the Republic of Croatia and Southeast Europe. He is an internationally recognized expert in laser, METRx microendoscopic and endoscopic spine surgery, as evidenced by his memberships in leading world associations, regular invitations to leading minimally invasive spine surgery congresses, and the publication of professional articles in reference medical journals.

Qualifications

June 1996 – Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb September 2001 - December 2001 - Training in spinal neurosurgery - Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Vienna, Austria March 2006 – Weill-Cornell Seminar "Spinal Neurosurgery" Salzburg, Austria January 2007 - December 2007 - subspecialization in minimally invasive spine surgery, METRx operating system, Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, USA January 2007 – 28th International Course in Percutaneous Endoscopic Spinal Surgery with Complementary Minimally Invasive Techniques, Bethania Hospital Zurich, Switzerland March 2008 – Endoscopic spinal surgery – Department of Spinal Surgery and Pain Therapy, Orthopedic Center, St. Anna-Hospital Herne, Germany April 2008 – Interspinous implants – HartmannSpital Vienna, Austria May 2008 – Laser spine surgery, Casa di Cura Villa Anna, San Benedetto del Tronto, and Casa di Cura Pierangeli, Pescara, Italy

Membership

EANS – European Association of Neurosurgical Societies WFNS – World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies SMISS – Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (USA) ISMISS – International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery IITS – International Intradiscal Therapy Society IMLAS – International Musculoskeletal Laser Society AAMISS – Asian Academy of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Clinic

Aksis

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.