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English language   Croatian language   German language   Czech Language   Swedish language   Romanian language Robert Saftić, – neurosurgeon Robert Saftić, – neurosurgeon

Doctor Robert Saftic, fellowship trained and board certified spinal neurosurgeon. Pioneer of minimally-invasive spinal surgery in Croatia and south-eastern Europe. Special interests include minimally-invasive spinal surgery with philosophy of choosing most effective and least invasive methods. Internationally accepted and known expert in field of laser, endoscopic and micro-endoscopic spine neurosurgery which is proved by invitations to all leading spine congresses and by publishing results of his work in medical journals. Educated at School of Medicine at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. ¸

Additional education and training at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York with Roger Hartl MD, International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery (ISMISS) with Hansjörg F. Leu MD, Laser Spine Center in Italy with Gian Paolo Tassi MD, St. Anna Hospital in Germany with Sebastian Ruetten MD, Orthopedic Clinic Munich with Michael H. Mayer MD, Word Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Techniques (WCMISST) with Anthony Yeung MD. Member at all leading spinal societies around the world.

Big part of his cases are FBSS (failed back surgery syndrome) patients, in which he gives additional hope for patients by combining laser disc decompression, selective endoscopic discectomy, differential provocative discography, intradiscal steroids infiltration, intraforaminal steroids infiltration and sympathetic nerve infiltration.

Doctor Robert Saftic is regular lecturer at leading congresses, we can note:

  • First congress of minimally-invasive spinal surgery (WCMISST 1, Hawaii, USA)
  • Second congress of minimally-invasive spinal surgery (WCMISST 2, Las Vegas, USA)
  • Spine Day (Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Third symposium Maribor Spine (Maribor, Slovenia)
  • 29th course of percutaneous endoscopic spinal surgery and techniques (Zurich , Swiss)
  • 4th ISMISS congress (Anatalya, Turkey)
  • MINOD congress (Anatalya, Turkey)
  • 5th ISMISS congress (Anatalya, Turkey) in 2012.
  • International 30th Jubilee Course for Percutaneous Endoscopic Spinal Surgery and Complementary Minimal Invasive Techniques (Zurich , Swiss)


  • 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
  • Spinoteka – Croatian Society for Spine Diseases

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