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Complex Spine Symposium Zurich – Surgical Pearls

The Complex Spine Symposium Zurich 2023 will focus on valuable tricks for different surgical techniques. World-renowned spine surgeons will reveal their surgical pearls, give live demonstration and hands-on trainings.

The main focus is surgical pearls in minimal invasive surgical techniques, standard procedures and management of intraoperative complications. Knowledge of powerful surgical techniques result in faster and safer surgery with better outcomes.


Stefanie Pfister
Coordinator Congresses and Events
+41 44 386 38 33

Live-Demonstration at the Auditorium

International faculty

Michael Betz, MD
Senior Consultant Spine Surgery, Balgrist University Hospital Zurich

Mazda Farshad, MD
Professor and Chair of Orthopedic Surgery, Surgeon-in Chief, Balgrist University Hospital Zurich

Federico P. Girardi, MD
Professor, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Vincent Hagel, MD
Senior Consultant, Asklepios Klinik Lindau

Marios Lykissas, MD
Ass. Professor of Orthopedic of Spine, Chief, Department of Spine Surgery, Metropolitan Hospital, Athens, Greece

Christian Morgenstern, MD
Morgenstern Institute of Spine, Centro Médico Teknon Barcelona, Spain

Dominique Rothenfluh, MD
Professor, Directeur & Chef de service, Centre de chirurgie spinale, Lausanne

Josh Schroeder, MD
Director Spinal Deformities Surgery, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Stephan Sehmisch, MD
Professor, Chief of clinic, Klinik für Unfallchirurgie, Hannover

José Spirig, MD
Consultant Spine Surgery, Balgrist University Hospital Zurich

Alexander Vaccaro, MD
President, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Philadelphia

Jonas Widmer
Head of Spine Biomechanics, Balgrist University Hospital Zurich

James J. Yue, MD
Associate Professor, Connecticut Orthopaedics, Hamden

Impressions 2021

The symposium took place in virtual form - over 180 participants from all over the world followed the event online. In addition to a live surgical demonstration, exponents of Swiss university hospitals and world-renowned experts in spine surgery shared the latest knowledge on revision surgery.

Program (PDF)

Impressions 2019

By clicking the link below, you will find all videos of the Complex Spine Symposium 2019, topic: spinal deformity. You are welcome to join the lectures, workshops and case discussions on our congress archive.

See all videos

Impressions 2018

Besides myelopathy, the experts addressed surgical access to the cervical vertebrae, trauma, tumours and deformities of the cervical spine. After a detailed overview of imaging procedures, they presented complex cases. Participants benefit from cutting-edge scientific knowledge but also had the opportunity to interact in the case presentations.

Congress archvie