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After graduating in Germany in 1995 and research from 1994 to 1996 (PhD) Mr Hess trained in trauma surgery in St. Moritz, Switzerland and at the Spine Center at Orthopaedische Klinik Muenchen-Harlaching. After a fellowship in spine surgery and interventional radiology at the University Hospital in Quebec City, Canada, he was appointed Lead of the Back Pain Center at Orthopaedische Klinik Muenchen-Harlaching.
Mr Hess is Medical Director at EuroPainClinics (EPC) in Prague, Czech Republic, and Bratislava, Slovakia, as well as consultant at Wirbelsaeuleninstitut Muenchen (WIM).
For more than 15 years his main interest is in endoscopic procedures, where he has a broad experience in several techniques and approaches. Mr Hess was co-surgeon of the worldwide first successful full-endoscopic nucleus replacement surgery in 2009 and is today the principal clinical investigator for a novel nucleus implant.
Mr Hess is the Past President of the German Interventional Spine Society (GIW e.V.) and serves as Master Instructor for Spine Intervention Society (SIS) in the US and Europe since 2003.
Mr Hess is an internationally renowned expert in the field of minimal-invasive spine surgery and interventional pain therapy. He is lecturer of more than 200 scientific presentations and is invited worldwide as a guest surgeon.
Endoscopic disc surgery, Nucleus replacement, minimal invasive surgical techniques, image-guided spinal injections