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Dr Georg Hess

Specijalist ortopedije, spinalni kirurg
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Dr Georg Hess Personal Data

Birth date: April 9, 1969
Birthplace: Neu-Ulm, Germany
Citizenship: German
Civil status: married with Dipl. Ing. Bettina Hess, civil engineer, 4 children
Medical Education and Certification
(Oct. 1988 – April 1994) University of Ulm
(May 1994 – May 1995) Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf („summa cum laude“)
(March 2001) Board certificate “Orthopedic Surgery”
(July 2003) Board certificate “Special Pain Therapy”

Residency

(1.7.1995 – 1.12.1996) Orthopädische Fachklinik Marienkrankenhaus Düsseldorf/Kaiserswerth
(Medical Director Dr. med. B. Maaz)
Junior Resident Orthopedic Surgery
( 1.1.1997 – 30.6.1998) Klinik Gut, Center for Bone and Joint Surgery, St. Moritz, Switzerland
(Medical Director Dr. med. J.P. Ackermann, Prof. Dr. med. R. Marti and Dr. med. A. Urfer)
Resident Traumatology (1 yr.) and Orthopedic Surgery (1/2 yr.)
( 1.7.1998 – 7.3.2001) Orthopädische Klinik München-Harlaching
(Medical Director PD Dr. med. H.M. Mayer)
Senior Resident Orthopedic Surgery (Spine)
(1.12.1999 – 30.4.2000) Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, Hôpital Saint-François d`Assise,
Québec, Canada
(P. Montminy, MD, FRCS (C) and J.F. Roy, MD, FRCS (C)
Senior Resident Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

President GIW e.V. (German Interventional Spine Society), Munich, Germany
Chairman European Chapter of the International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS)
Master Instructor (USA and Europe) International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS), San Raffael, CA, USA
Member DWG e.V. (German Spine Society)
Member Interventional Pain Medicine Research Group, British Pain Society (BPS), London, UK
Founding Member World Federation of Minimal Invasiv Spine Surgery and Techniques Societies
Reviewer “Pain Medicine”

Employment History

(8.3..2001 –  31.3.2003) Orthopädische Klinik München-Harlaching (Medical Director PD Dr. med. H.M. Mayer)
Head Back Pain Center and Staff Surgeon Spine Center
(1.7.2003 – ) OCM – Orthopädische Chirurgie München
Consultant Private Practice and Private Hospital for Orthopedic Surgery

Gupta S, Gupta M, Nath S, Hess GM: Survey of European Pain Medicine Practice. Pain Physician 2012; 15:E983-E994.

Hess GM, Block JE: Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET): Background, Description and Procedure. In Husson J-L (ed.): Spine Multimedia Collection. A global multimedia overview on spinal conditions & surgery: Gold standards, new treatments & researches. Springer, Paris 2009.

Hess GM: Sacroplasty for the treatment of sacral insufficiency fractures. Unfallchirurg 2006; 109:681-686.

Hess GM: Sacroplasty for the treatment of insufficiency fractures of the sacrum.  Orthopaede 2006; 35:865-870.

Hess GM, Mayer HM: Percutaneous Vertebroplasty in Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures. In Mayer HM (ed.): Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (2nd edition). Springer, Berlin 2005.

Hess,GM: Intradiskale Elektrothermale Therapie (IDET). In Jerosch, Steinleitner (eds.): Minimalinvasive Wirbelsäulen-Intervention. Deutscher Ärzte-Verlag, Köln, 2005.

Hess GM: Intradiskale Elektrothermale Therapie (IDET). In Jerosch, Heisel, Imhoff (eds.): Fortbildung Orthopädie – Traumatologie. Die ASG-Kurse der DGOOC, Band 10: Wirbelsäule und Schmerz. Steinkopff Verlag, Darmstadt, 2004.

Hess GM: Die Intradiskale Elektrothermale Therapie. In Bartl R et al. (eds.): Orthoprof.-professionell 2/04. Edition Nymphenburg, 2004.

Hess GM, Mayer HM: Percutaneous Vertebroplasty in Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures – What can we learn from the bad results? In Gunzburg R, Szpalski M (eds.): Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures. Lipincott, Williams and Wilkins, New York 2002.

Hess GM, Korge A, Mayer HM: Microsurgical decompression for symptomatic lumbar epidural lipomatosis. Eur Spine J 2002; 11(S1):55.

Hess GM, Roy JF, Moisan C: MR-guided Cryosurgery of the sacroiliac joint – technique and preliminary results. Osteologie 2002; 11(S2):82.

Endoscopic Discectomy. Beijing Jishuitan Hospital of Peking University, Beijing, PRC, 19.08.2014.

Endoscopic Discectomy. Tenth People’s Hospital of Tongji University, Shanghai, PRC, 18.08.2014.

Endoscopic Discectomy. Dr. Lütfi Kirdar  Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey, 19.06.2014.

Endoscopic Discectomy. Ankara University, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Ankara, Turkey, 18.06.2014.

Endoscopic Discectomy. Medical Center of Diagnostic, Treatment and Ambulatory Surgery, Bucharest, Romania, 10.06.2014.

Endoscopic Discectomy. Southern Medical University, Nanfang Hospital, Guangzhou, PRC, 18.05.2014.

Endoscopic Discectomy. Beta-Klinik, Bonn, Germany, 28.02.2014.

Interventional Spine Procedures. Al Salam Intl. Hospital, Kuwait. 08.-13.11.2013.

Endoscopic Discectomy. Kings Hill Medical Center, West Malling, UK, 24.05.2012, 12.07.2012, 04.10.2012

Endoscopic Discectomy. Casa di Cura Salus, Battipaglia, SA, Italy, 31.03.2012

Endoscopic Discectomy. American Spine Center, Frederick, MD, USA, 24.02.2012.

Casa di Cura Villa dei Fiori, Accera, NA, Italy, March 2011 to October 2011.

Casa di Cura GEPOS, Telese Terme, BN, Italy, September 2009 to October 2010.

Endoscopic Discectomy. Ospedale Aziendale di Brunico, Brunico, Italy, 19.11.2010.

Endoscopic Discectomy. Städtisches Krankenhaus München-Harlaching, München, 12.02.2010.

Endoscopic Discectomy. Al Razi Orthopedic Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait, 26. – 30.09.2009.

Endoscopic Discectomy. Hadi Clinic, Hawally, Kuwait, 16.-21.5.2009.

Intradiscal Therapies and Radiofrequency Denervation. Al Razi Orthopedic Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait, 22. – 24.03.2009.

Intradiscal Therapies. Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC, 26.09.2008.

Intradiscal Therapies and Radiofrequency Denervation. Central Military Hospital, Bucharest, Romania, 13.06.2008.

Intradiscal Therapies. Hospital Abreu Sodre, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 28.03.2008.

Radiofrequency Denervation. Hospital Mater Dei, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 29.10.2007.

Intradiscal Therapies. Hospital Abreu Sodre, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12.05.2006

Radiofrequency Denervation. Bloemfontein, South Africa, 04.05.2006.

Radiofrequency Denervation. Strand Private Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, 03.05.2006.

Vertebroplasty and Intradiscal Therapies. Belhoul Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 08.04.2006.

Radiofrequency Denervation. International Modern Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11.03.2006.

Vertebroplasty. Colchester General Hospital, Colchester, England, 31.01.2006.

Intradiscal Therapies. Diakonessenhuis, Utrecht, Netherlands, 17.11.2005 and 21.04.2006.

Intradiscal Therapies. Hospital Nove de Julho, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 05.08.2005.

Intradiscal Therapies and Radiofrequency Denervation. Copa d’Or Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 04.08.2005.

Intradiscal Therapies. Krankenhaus der Missions-Benediktinerinnen, Tutzing, Germany, 12.05.2005.

Intradiscal Therapies. Osdedale A. Manzoni, Lecco, Italy, 30.04.2005.

Intradiscal Therapies and Radiofrequency Denervation. Neurospinal Hospital, Dubai, UAE, 08.03.2005.

Vertebroplasty. Streekziekenhuis Midden Twente, Hengelo, Netherlands, 19.07.2004.

Intradiscal Therapies. Centre Hospitalier de Niort, Niort, France, 29.01.2004.

Intradiscal Therapies. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, 20.11.2003.

Intradiscal Therapies. Ospedale Fattebenefratelli, Milano, Italy, 06.11.2003.

Intradiscal Therapies. Regional Hospital, Sundsvall, Sweden, 16.05.2002.

Hess GM: Endoscopic lumbar discectomy and Decompression using a transforaminal approach. 2nd Southern Medical Spine Meeting, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, PRC, 17.05.2014.

Hess GM: Cervical spinal stenosis: Overview and therapeutic options. CME Sana Hospital, Munich, 04.12.2013.

Hess GM: Course Director and Instructor ISIS Cervical Workshop. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 09./10.11.2013.

Hess GM: Endoscopic Discectomy: Is it as good as Micro-discectomy? 14th EFFORT Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 07.06.2013.

Hess GM: Modic changes and degenerative scoliosis. The interesting case. 1st ISIS Instructor Academy, Biddeford, ME, USA, 01.06.2013.

Hess GM: Endoscopic denervation of the lumbar facet joints: Feasibility and early results. 31th ISMISS Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, 24.01.2013.

Hess GM: The sacroiliac joint – Anatomy and clinical and interventional examination. Pain conference. Munich, 25.08.2012.

Hess GM, Hoogland T: Two years follow-up of 172 cases of endoscopic abrasion discoplasty  in DDD (A prospective study). III WCMISST, Praia do Forte, Brazil, 16.08.2012

Hess GM: Anatomy and fluoroanatomy of the cervical and lumbar spine. 13th Algesiologic Symposium, Munich, Germany, 07.07.2012.

Hess GM: Instructor ISIS Workshop Discography. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 17./18.03.2012.

Hess GM: Transforaminal endoscopic discectomy: Indication and results. Endoscopy workshop, Frederick, MD, USA, 24.02.2012, 08.06.2012.

Hess GM: Spinal epidural lipomatosis as a possible risk factor in endoscopic lumbar discectomy. 30th ISMISS Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, 26.01.2012.

Hess GM: Interventionelle Diagnose und Differentialdiagnose bei LWS-Schmerzen. Dt. Gesellschaft für Schmerztherapie e.V., Burghausen, Germany 26.11.2011.

Hess GM: Diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in degenerative lumbar spine disorders. 3rd Conference on Rehabilitation of Degenerative Lumbar Spine Disease, Ioannina, Greece, 18.11.2011.

Hess GM: Cervical epidural injections. Visiting Professor’s Day, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece, 17.11.2011.

Hess GM: Instructor ISIS Workshop Radiofrequency. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 13./14.11.2011.

Hess GM: Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of low back pain. CME-Symposium Sana Klinik, Munich, Germany, 18.07.2011.

Hess GM: How will I know … where the low back pain comes from? On the use of targeted injections in diagnosing LBP. 12th Algesiologic Symposium, Munich, Germany, 02.07.2011.

Hess GM: Transforaminal endoscopy in disc herniation tretment. Indications and results. 12th EFFORT Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark, 04.06.11.

Hess GM: Endoscopic lumbar discectomy using a transforaminal approach. 29th ISMISS Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, 27.01.2011.

Hess GM: Instructor ISIS Workshop Cervical. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 13./14.11.2010

Hess GM: Modern minimal invasive treatment for spinal pain problems. MIS symposium, Maidstone, UK, 13.09.2010

Hess GM: Managing lumbar disc related pain: Fusion or total disc replacement? 18th Annual Scientific Meeting International Spine Intervention Society, Maui, Hawaii, USA, 16.07.2010.

Hess GM: The herniated, bulging or protruding cervical disc. Treatments: Conservative, needles, surgery. 18th Annual Scientific Meeting International Spine Intervention Society, Maui, Hawaii, USA, 14.07.2010.

Hess GM: When to consider surgery in the treatment of lumbar spine pathologies? North American Spine Society Spine Masters III, Dubai, UAE, 27.05.2010.

Hess GM: Percutaneous disc decompression and electrothermal therapies. North American Spine Society Spine Masters III, Dubai, UAE, 27.05.2010.

Hess GM: Patient selection and diagnosis of cervical z-joint pain. North American Spine Society Spine Masters III, Dubai, UAE, 26.05.2010.

Hess GM: Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty. North American Spine Society Spine Masters III, Dubai, UAE, 25.05.2010.

Hess GM: Instructor ISIS Workshop Cervical. Muenster, Germany, 24./25.10.2009.

Hess GM: Transforaminal epidural steroid injections in the cervical spine: PRO. 6th Meeting of the European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC), Lisbon, Portugal, 12.09.2009.

Hess GM, Assietti R: IDET. 6th Meeting of the European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC), Lisbon, Portugal, 12.09.2009.

Hess GM: Endoscopicdsc surgery: possibilities and limitations. 3rd OCM Symposium, Munich, 18.07.2009.

Hess GM: Discogenic low back pain: Minimal-invasive techniques. 58. Jahrestagung der Norddeutschen Orthopädenvereinigung, Hamburg, 20.06.2009.

Hess GM: Endoscopic discectomy using a transforaminal approach. 4th European ISIS Meeting, Porto, Portugal, 05.06.2009.

Hess GM: IDET – State of the art 2009. 4th European ISIS Meeting, Porto, Portugal, 04.06.2009.

Hess GM: The role of RF and IDET in the treatment of low back pain. Al Razi Orthopedic Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait, 24.03.2009.

Hess GM: Instructor ISIS Workshop Disc Stimulation. Spartanburg, SC, USA, 21./22.02.2009.

dr Georg Hess: Fitnesstraining bei Rückenschmerzen. Munich, 19.02.2009.

dr Georg Hess: Rheumatoide arthritis of the cervical spine. Deutsche Rheuma-Liga, Munich, 18.02.2009.

dr Georg Hess: Percutaneous treatment of radicular pain. 1a Reunião Nacional de Cirurgia Raquidiana Minimamente Invasiva. Porto, Portugal, 14.02.2009.

dr Georg Hess: Disc stimulation – Indications and controversies., 10th  European ISIS Workshop using Cadavers –  Disc stimulation, Münster, 25./26.10.2008.

dr Georg Hess: Intradiscal electrothermal therapy: The evidence and outcome. Workshop on lumbar spinal injection. Hong Kong, PRC, 26.09.2008.

dr Georg Hess: The role of provocative discography. Workshop on lumbar spinal injection. Hong Kong, PRC, 26.09.2008.

dr Georg Hess: Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) – State of the art 2008. COMINCO I, Gramado, Brazil, 29.08.2008.

dr Georg Hess: Limitations of percutaneous procedures. COMINCO I, Gramado, Brazil, 28.08.2008.

dr Georg Hess: Was tun bei Rückenschmerzen? Munich, 09.07.2008.

Hess GM, Kniesel B.: Stechen wo’s Spaß macht? Oder gibt es den spezifischen Rückenschmerz? Workshop Tutzinger Schmerzsymposium, Tutzing, 05.07.2008.

dr Georg Hess: Instructor, 9th European ISIS Workshop using Cadavers –  Basic Cervical, Bristol, England, 21./22.06.2008.

dr Georg Hess: Electrothermal therapy, disc decompression and RF-Denervation. 11th International Workshop, Hamburg, 07./08.05.2008.

dr Georg Hess: Radiofrequency rhizozomy in the treatment of chronic low back pain. V. International Symposium of minimally invasive Spine Surgery, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 29.03.2008.

Hess GM: The usefullness of fluoroscopic injections in diagnosing low back pain. V. International Symposium of minimally invasive Spine Surgery, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 29.03.2008.

Hess GM: Endoscopic discectomy using a transforaminal approach. V. International Symposium of minimally invasive Spine Surgery, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 28.03.2008.

Hess GM: Intradiscal electrotherapy for low back pain and contained disc herniation. V. International Symposium of minimally invasive Spine Surgery, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 28.03.2008.

Hess GM: Osteoporotic vertebral fractures: Vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty? 4th Annual Meeting DGWT, Stuttgart, 08.03.2008.

Hess GM: IDET in the treatment of discogenic low back pain. SIMBIDOR 8, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 26.10.2007

Hess GM: Radiofrequency denervation of the facet joints in the treatment of low back pain. SIMBIDOR 8, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 26.10.2007

Hess GM: The use of fluoroscopy-guided injections in diagnosing low back pain. SIMBIDOR 8, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 26.10.2007

Hess GM: Endoscopic techniques in the lumbar spine  – Presence and future. Symposium OCM, Munich, 06.10.2007.

Hess GM: Sacroplasty in the trestment of sacral insufficiency fractures. 15th Annual Meeting ISIS, Baltimore, USA, 20.07.2007.

Hess GM: Instructor, 7th  European ISIS Workshop using Cadavers –  Advanced Lumbar, Bristol, UK, 16./17.06.2007.

Hess GM, Grevitt MP. IDET – how does it compare to surgery? 3rd European Scientific Meeting Intl. Spine Intervention Society, Antwerp, Belgium, 27.04.2007.

Hess GM, Bogduk N. critical evatuation of intradiscal therapies. 3rd European Scientific Meeting Intl. Spine Intervention Society, Antwerp, Belgium, 27.04.2007.

Hess GM: Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty and Sacroplasty in osteoporotic vertebral fractures. 3rd Annual Meeting DGWT, Berlin, 03.03.20007.

Hess GM: Diagnose différentielle et traitement percutanée des lombalgies chronique. Workshop SOFTER, Bordeaux, France, 12.01.2007.

Hess GM: Instructor, 6th  European ISIS Workshop using Cadavers –  Advanced Cervical and Thoracic, Münster, 28./29.10.2006.

Hess GM: The role of provocative discography. Eurospine 2006, Istanbul, Turkey, 25.10.2006.

Hess GM: Sacroplasty in the treatment of sacral insufficiency fractures. Simposio Internacional de Coluna, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 11./12.08.2006.

Hess GM: Radiofrequency denervation for facet pain. Simposio Internacional de Coluna, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 11./12.08.2006.

Hess GM: Intradiscal therapies for discogenic low back pain. Simposio Internacional de Coluna, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 11./12.08.2006.

Hess GM: Percutaneous vertebroplasty in osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures – Tipps and Tricks. 3rd Simposio Internacional de Cirurgia Minima-mente Invasiva da Coluna Vertebral, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 12.05.2006.

Hess GM: IDET in the treatment of discogenic low back pain – OCM experience. 3rd Simposio Internacional de Cirurgia Minima-mente Invasiva da Coluna Vertebral, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 12.05.2006.

Hess GM: Diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm chronic low back pain and sciatica. Pain Symposium Christiaan Barnard Memorial, Cape Town, South Africa, 02.05.2006.

Hess GM: Diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm chronic low back pain, the role of spinal injections. 1st  Pain (SA) Conference, Magaliesburg, South Africa, 28.04.2006.

Hess GM: Intradiscal electrothermal therapy in the treatment of discogenic pain. 1st  Pain (SA) Conference, Magaliesburg, South Africa, 28.04.2006.

Hess GM: Vertebroplastie osteoporotischer Wirbelkörperfrakturen. Prien, 28.03.2006.

Hess GM: Instructor, 5th  European ISIS Workshop using Cadavers – Phase 2 Advanced Lumbar, Vienna, Austria, 25./26.03.2006.

Hess GM: Electrothermal therapy, disc decompression and RF-Denervation. 10th International Workshop, Cologne, 17./18.03.2006.

Hess GM: IDET dans le traitement des lombalgies: expérience depuis 1999. 18. GIEDA Inter Rachis, Paris, France, 9./10.12.2005.

Hess GM: Instructor, 4th  European ISIS Workshop using Cadavers – Phase 4 Advanced Radiofrequency, Münster, 29./30.10.2005.

Hess GM:  Wertigkeit und Indikationen der Intradiskalen Elektrothermalen Therapie (IDET). DGOOC, Berlin, 22.10.2005.

Hess GM: Electrothermal therapy and disc decompression. 9th International IDET Workshop, Queen’s University Hospital, Nottingham, England, 29./30.09.2005.

Hess GM: Instructor, 4. IGOST OP-Kurs Wirbelsäule, Münster, 23./24.09.2005.

Hess GM: The role of disc stimulation. EuroSpine, Barcelona, Spain 21.09.2005.

Hess GM: Percutaneous vertebroplasty in osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures. 4th Dubai Spine Conference, Dubai, UAE, 15.09.2005.

Hess GM: Tratamento eletrotérmico minimamente invasivo de patologia discal. Sao Paulo, Brasil, 05.08.2005.

Hess GM: Diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm in the treatment of low back pain and sciatica. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 04.08.2005.

Hess GM: Effective uses of cervical spinal injections – radicular pain. 3rd Meeting World Spine Society, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 03.08.2005.

Hess GM: Differential diagnosis of cervical pain syndromes and myelopathy. 3rd Meeting World Spine Society, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 31.07.2005.

Hess GM: Diagnostischer und therapeutischer Algorithmus chronischer Lumbalgien. 2. Interventioneller Workshop WS, OCM und KMB Tutzing. München, 02.07.2005.

Hess GM: Surgical options in the treatment of lumbar radicular pain. 2nd European Scientific Meeting Intl. Spine Intervention Society, Hamburg, 11.06.2005

Hess GM: IDET and TDD – Patient selection and case reports. 1st European User Meeting, Milano, Italien, 29.04.2005.

Hess GM: Diagnostischer und therapeutischer Algorithmus bei chronischen Lumbalgien. 11. Irschenhauser Hausärztliche Fortbildung, Irschenhausen, 27.04.2005.

Hess GM: Instruktor, 3rd  European ISIS Workshop using Cadavers – Phase 3 Cervical, München, 19./20.03.2005.

Hess GM: Percutaneous vertebroplasty – complications and their management. International Vertebroplasty Workshop, Düsseldorf, 11.03.2005.

Hess GM: Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy in the treatment of discogenic lumbar pain. 3rd Dubai Spine Conference, Dubai, UAE, 10.03.2005.

Hess GM: Targeted disc decompression. 3rd Dubai Spine Conference, Dubai, UAE, 10.03.2005.

Hess GM: Instructor, 3. IGOST OP-Kurs Wirbelsäule, Münster, 04./05.03.2005.

Hess GM: Vertebroplastik und Kyphoplastik in der Behandlung osteoporotischer Wirbelkörperfrakturen. Bad Wiessee, 22.02.2005.

Hess GM: Electrothermal therapy and disc decompression.  8th International IDET Workshop, Queen’s University Hospital, Nottingham, England, 11.02.2005.

Hess GM: Percutaneous vertebroplasty – complications and their management. International Vertebroplasty Workshop, Düsseldorf, 22.11.2004.

Hess GM: Die Intradiskale Elektrothermale Therapie. 6. Update für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Neuss, 12.11.2004.

Hess GM:  Wertigkeit und Indikationen der Intradiskalen Elektrothermalen Therapie (IDET). 90. Tagung DGOOC, Berlin, 23.10.2004.

Hess GM: Instructor, 2nd  European ISIS Workshop using Cadavers – Phase 2 Lumbar Advanced, Münster, 16./17.10.2004.

Hess GM: Instructor, 2. IGOST OP-Kurs Wirbelsäule, Münster, 24./25.09.2004

Hess GM: Vertebroplastik und Kyphoplastik in der Behandlung osteoporotischer Wirbelkörperfrakturen. Symposium OCM, München, 18.09.2004.

Hess GM: Update Wirbelsäule: Neue Optionen in der Behandlung chronischer Lumbalgien. Fortbildungszirkel Sendlinger Tor, München, 16.09.2004.

Hess GM: Electrothermal therapy and disc decompression. 7th International IDET Workshop, Queen’s University Hospital, Nottingham, England, 01.09.2004.

Hess GM: Algorithm of low back pain. Modern options in the treatment of degenerative disc disease. Baskent University Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, 07./08.07.2004

Hess GM: Diagnostischer und therapeutischer Algorithmus chronischer Lumbalgien. Interventioneller Workshop LWS, Tutzinger Schmerzkurs. München, 03./04.07.2004.

Hess GM: Anatomie und Fluoro-Anatomie der Lendenwirbelsäule. Interventioneller Workshop LWS, Tutzinger Schmerzkurs. München, 03./04.07.2004.

Hess GM: Int. Spine training course and workshop on IDET. LMU München, 21./22.06.2004

Hess GM: IDET success stories. Spineweek 2004, Porto, Portugal, 03.06.2004.

Hess GM: Qualität und Qualitätsdaten: Erfahrungen der OCM – Orthopädischen Chirurgie München. Die Spital 2004, Vienna, Austria, 26.05.2004.

Hess GM: Percutaneous vertebroplasty in vertebral compression fractures. Streekziekenhuis Midden Twente, Hengelo, Netherlands, 11.05.2004.

Hess GM: Chairman 1st European Meeting International Spinal Injection Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 23./24.04.2004.

Hess GM: Percutaneous vertebroplasty in osteoporotic fractures. 3rd Symposium on Emerging Technologies, Hamburg, 19.04.2004.

Hess GM: Innovative intradiskale Verfahren: Was können wir derzeit von ihnen erwarten. 15. Deutscher Schmerztag, Frankfurt, 27.03.2004.

Hess GM: Percutaneous vertebroplasty – complications and their management. International Vertebroplasty Workshop, Oswestry, England, 17.03.2004.

Hess GM: Corso Italo-Tedesco per il trattamento del dolore lombare discogenico. OCM, München, 12.03.2004.

Hess GM: Percutaneous vertebroplasty – complications and their management. International Vertebroplasty Workshop, Düsseldorf, 13.02.2004.

Hess GM: The IDET procedure. Managing low back pain. Course and workshop. University of Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium, 31.01.2004.

Hess GM: Instructor, 1. IGOST OP-Kurs Wirbelsäule, Münster, 23./24.1.2004.

Hess GM: Electrothermal therapy and disc decompression. 6th International IDET Workshop, München, 17.01.2004.

Hess GM:  Intradiskale Elektrothermale Therapie (IDET). Fortbildungskurs, 89. Tagung DGOOC, Berlin 13.11.2003.

Hube R, Hess GM, Dreinhöfer K, BrandtJ: Operative Versorgung osteoporo-tischer Frakturen. 67. Jahrestagung DGU, Berlin, 12.11.2003.

Hess GM: Corso Italo-Tedesco per il trattamento del dolore lombare discogenico. Ospedale Fattebenefratelli, Mailand, Italien, 06.11.2003.

Hess GM: Instructor, 1st European ISIS Workshop using Cadavers – Phase 1 Lumbar, Münster, 01./02.11.2003.

Hess GM: Electrothermal therapy and disc decompression. 5th International IDET Workshop, London, England, 17.10.2003.

Hess GM: Electrothermal therapy and disc decompression – overview. 4th International IDET Workshop, Bordeaux, France, 26.9.2003.

Hess GM: Intradiskale elektrothermale Therapie in der Behandlung chronischer Lumbalgien. Universitätsclub, Bonn, 24.9.2003.

Hess GM: All about percutaneous vertebroplasty. 2nd Symposium on Emerging Technologies, Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands, 2.9.2003.

Hess GM: : Percutaneous vertebroplasty – complications and their management. International Vertebroplasty Workshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 18.6.2003.

Hess GM: Electrothermal therapy and disc decompression – overview. 3rd International IDET Workshop, Basel, Switzerland, 7.6.2003.

Hess GM, Quose I: Spine arthroplasty: A new option in the treatment of degenerative disc desease? Spine conference State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA, 12.5.2003.

Hess GM: Modern options in the treatment of degenerative disc desease: IDET and spine arthroplasty. Spine symposium, Maidstone, England, 11.4.2003.

Hess GM: Percutaneous vertebroplasty: Procedure overview, technical aspects and hints and pitfalls. International Cadaver Course on Vertebroplasty, Bangkok, Thailand, 20.-22.3.2003.

Hess GM:  Collagen modification and treatment effects of the IDET procedure. 4th Int. Swiss Spine Symposium, Basel, Switzerland, 12.10.2002.

Hess GM:  Hints and pitfalls of percutaneous vertebroplasty. European Vertebroplasty Workshop, Genf, Switzerland, 3./4.10.2002.

Hess GM, Mayer HM: Perkutane Vertebroplastik osteoporotischer Wirbelkörperkompressionsfrakturen – Was können wir von schlechten Operationsergebnissen lernen? 88. Deutscher Orthopädenkongress, Berlin, 25.9.2002.

Hess GM: Vertebroplasty: A technical note on vertebral augmentation with bone cement. EuroSpine, Nantes, France, 11.9.2002.

Hess GM: Technik und Ergebnisse der epiduralen Injektion an der LWS. Wirbelsäulensymposium, Vogtareuth, 20.7.2002.

Hess GM, Roy JF, Moisan C: MR-gesteuerte Kryochirurgie des Iliosakralgelenkes. Technik und 2-Jahres-Ergebnisse. 51. Norddeutscher Orthopädenkongreß, Essen, 15.6.2002.

Hess GM:  Technik und Ergebnisse der intradiskalen Therapie (IDET) bandscheibenbedingter Schmerzsyndrome der LWS. 2. Wirbelsäulen-symposium an der Ostsee, Timmendorfer Strand, 15.5.2002.

Hess GM: Vertebroplasty and osteoporotic compression fractures. 2nd Meeting Spine Arthroplasty Society, Montpellier, France, 6.5.2002.

Hess GM: Pathoanatomy of the lumbar disc. 2nd International IDET Workshop, Basel, Switzerland, 8.2.2002.

Hess GM: Intradiscal electrothermal therapy. International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS), Edinburgh, Scotland, 21.06.2001.