Education and Training

The RIWOspine education program offers excellent opportunities to learn more about the full-endoscopic technique for spine surgery.  It is a comprehensive training concept consisting of different modules that progress physicians toward successful implementation of these innovative techniques in their hospitals or surgery centers.

Over the years, the program has been refined by the experiences of our world-class instructors, and by feedback from attendees, to convey the most information and technical skill as possible in an efficient and enjoyable manner.  The standardization of techniques and optimized course programs help ensure attendees are ready for their first cases. 

Let us tailor an education and clinical support plan to your needs. Contact your RIWOspine representative.


Clinic & Science

Those wishing to learn about endoscopic spine surgery have a number of options. Initial information is available on this website and in RIWOspine literature and scientific articles. Videos on this website can provide an excellent introduction to possibilities of full-endoscopic spine surgery techniques.

International symposia provide the opportunity, through didactic sessions and live surgery observation, to learn more about endoscopic spine surgery and its possibilities.  Opportunities also exist to attend an international clinical observation session, to view the full-endoscopic spine techniques and discuss the techniques with expert practitioners. 

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Surgical Skill Training

Training courses are tailored to the backgrounds and experience levels of the participants.  In beginner courses, the most basic and safest techniques are taught to help ensure successful outcomes for appropriate indications.  As the physician’s ability progresses, courses teaching more advanced techniques are provided to expand the number of potential indications while still advancing successful outcomes.

Courses include didactic and discussion by recognized leaders in spine endoscopy, and cover anatomy, indications, anesthesia, techniques, and clinical pearls.  The majority of the course is devoted to demonstrations and hands-on cadaver training for all steps of the techniques.

Courses are held regularly during the year at Prima Vista Academy in the Chicago area, and periodically at other locations throughout the country.  A range of courses are also provided internationally.  Contact your RIWOspine rep for more information.



Application Support

Our clinical team, trained by the world’s most renowned endoscopic surgeons, will be there to support your first cases.  They will make sure you have everything you need and that your staff is well trained to ensure you have the best chance for success from the very first case. 

Our Training Modules

Basic Training

In this one-day course, you will receive an excellent introduction to the theory and techniques of endoscopic spine surgery.  Much of the day will be spent in the hands-on lab to prepare you for your first basic cases.

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Intensive Training

The focus of this two-day course is to provide extensive instruction and hands-on experience in spine endoscopy.  Through didactic instruction, case observation, discussion and intensive training and practice in the lab, you will have excellent preparation for your first clinical cases.

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Master Class Training

This is a two-day course intended for experienced users of the RIWOspine systems, who want to learn advanced techniques and instrumentation (e.g., central spinal canal stenosis and cervical operations).  Extensive time will be spent in the lab practicing the techniques under the proctorship of the world’s leading practitioners.

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