Minimally invasive approaches to the lumbar spine

Minimally invasive approaches to the lumbar spine

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Curriculum: Participants will learn essential neurosurgical anatomy of the lumbar spine, the concept of planning and performing minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures on the lumbar spine including open procedures and endoscopic procedures. Handling of neurosurgical equipment, and advanced neurosurgical approaches to the lumbar spine.

Date: 10. – 11.03.2023

 Social Activities: A networking dinner will take place March 10th in Zagreb. The cost of the dinner is included in the course fee.


Day 1: Friday March 10th

08:30 – 08:40

Welcome and introduction

Lectures and Hands-on dissection

08:40 – 09:00

Basic concepts of minimally invasive spinal surgery on the lumbar spine

09:00 – 09:20

Basic neurosurgical anatomy of the lumbar spine

09:20 –11:00

MIN lumbar discectomy via midline approach

11:00 – 13:00

MIN lumbar extraforaminal discectomy via lateral approach

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 15:45

Endoscopic discectomy via transforaminal approach

16:00 – 18:00

Endoscopic discectomy via interlaminar approach


Networking Dinner


Day 2: Saturday March 11th

Lectures and Hands-on dissection

08:30 – 08:50

Basic MIN techniques for dorsal instrumentation of the lumbar spine

08:50 – 13:30

Screw and cage placement via MIN TLIF – dorsal percutaneous transforaminal approach

13:30 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 15:30

Free hands-on training on all stations


End of course and handout of certificates of attendance






Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 1



TEL: 385 1 6057 483
FAX: 385 1 6057 480




Accommodation during all courses:

The registration fee includes all expenses during the course (lunches, coffee, networking dinner, etc.) The hotel room will be booked by the organizing team on your behalf and at your expense.

Additional nights can be booked but must be announced to our traveling agency Ban tours via e-mail: