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About Axis Special Hospital

Axis Special HospitalVertebris International Spine Hospital was founded early in 2010 by group of enthusiasts (neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and anesthesiologists lead by Robert Saftic MD, spinal neurosurgeon) tired of poor results and patient outcomes with traditional back surgery here in Croatia. 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 have expanded range of our services to minimally-invasive orthopedic joint surgery. Since then, hospital is internationally known as Axis Special Hospital for spinal and orthopedic 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 opinion and in the end organizing and coordinating possible surgical treatment in Croatia. Our specialties 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 approach with the maximum effect in treating degenerative diseases and spine ailments. We perform this surgeries in our state-of-the-art facility which you can see under Multimedia – Image Gallery (main menu).


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

Internationally Accepted

We are successfully applying most advanced most innovative methods in minimally-invasive spinal neurosurgery and orthopedic joint surgery. During years of our work and existence as one of the world’s top destination 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 recognizable destination for minimally-invasive orthopedic joint surgery.

Second opinion

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 orthopedic 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.

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