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Spinal Surgery in Croatia – The New Revolution

Axis Special HospitalAxis Special Hospital (formerly Vertebris International Spine and Joint Hospital) is European leader in non-fusion spine technology and artificial disc replacement to treat back pain and neck pain.Located in Zagreb, Croatia, Axis Special Hospital cares for patients regionally, nationally, and internationally. Why?The reason is simple: spine research.There is more spine research conducted at Axis Special Hospital than in all the hospitals in the former Yugoslavia.Axis Special Hospital is a national Spine Center of Excellence, where you’ll find some of the most experienced spine surgeons in the Europe.They are dedicated to introducing and developing bold, new spine treatments while perfecting existing ones to improve the quality of life for their patients.

Procedures we perform on daily basis

Operating room gallery

Conditions we treat on daily basis

Images taken during laser spine surgery

Who operates?

  • Robert Saftic, MD, MS, Neurosurgeon – neurosurgeon and pioneer in 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 of treating spinal disorders and diagnosis of pain in low back, neck, legs and arms. Internationally accepted and known expert in field of laser, METRx and endoscopic spine surgery which is proved by invitations to all leading spinal congresses and by publishing results in medical journals.
  • Willem Zeegers, MD – World wide experience with perfect diagnosis and treatment options. He is an artificial disc replacement specialist since twenty years with more then 1.900 implantations. Drs. Zeegers has over 20 years extensive worldwide experience since 1989, with > 1900 disc replacements, single and multi level procedures. He knows the pitfalls and conditions to be successful. Drs. Zeegers is able to select a treatment solution of a list of available options. Multilevel Artificial Disc Implantation (ADR) is common. Also he has experience with combinations of ADR, stabilization, fusion, and other treatments.

Why in Croatia?

Here in Croatia, we can offer you world-class neurosurgical techniques and services, for far less money then anywhere else in the world.Also, our minimally-invasive spine surgeons are young and capable of doing modern spine surgeries.

  • Save money – You can make significant savings compared to your country costs
  • Save time – You can beat national health care system waiting lists
  • Excellent quality – Our surgeons are world’s best
  • Effective and seamless after care program
  • Treat yourself and your family member – You can even turn your trip into a holiday

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Contact information

e-mail: axis@axis-hospital-croatia.comtelephone: +385 95 805 67 97skype: spinesurgerycroatia