Endoscopic Spine Surgery Courses | Endoscopic Spine Academy

ESA Endoscopic Spine Surgery Courses

Eliminate your patients’ dependence on opioids, cure their pain, and add thousands of dollars of revenue annually with Endoscopic Spine Academy

ESA shows you the entire success path - everything you need to succeed as an endoscopic surgeon - from patient assessment all the way to coding, billing, and follow up.

Everything you need to know to operate with confidence

Each course includes 9 online modules that walk you step by step through the success path for the procedure:

  • Overview
  • Diagnostics
  • Scheduling and Consent
  • Instruments and Equipment
  • Anesthesia and Positioning
  • Detailed Procedure Demonstration
  • Post Op
  • Dictation
  • Coding and Billing

1-day in-person lab intensive

If you have some endoscopic spine surgery experience, the online course may be all you need. If you purchase an online course and decide you need a Lab Intensive, we’ll give you a credit toward your lab intensive.

The Benefits of Endoscopic Spine Academy

There are 4 courses that begin with a low-risk, confidence-building procedure

Course 1 is designed to introduce you to the endoscopic experience with the lumbar facet debridement. Courses 2, 3, and 4 teach more difficult procedures and build on experience gained. The order of courses is “The Pathway” to make steady progress.

Videos for learning and reference

Each course consists of 9 detailed videos that present the featured endoscopic surgical procedure, which you can review as often as you like. Every course includes a basic video that demonstrates the proper way to hold the endoscope.

Every course in the program consists of 9 modules

They’re all designed to elevate your confidence by showing you all the details necessary to perform an endoscopic procedure. These are the kinds of details that are not revealed in company courses or meetings but are essential for you to get started, succeed and get paid.

How to implement the procedures in your office

You’ll learn how to implement these procedures in your practice with all the necessary details, including the CPT codes for your office staff and the pick sheets for your facility. There are modules for consent forms, equipment needed, operating-room setup, and anesthesia requirements.

When you have this detailed information at your fingertips, your confidence will be increased and your resistance to doing the procedures will be reduced.

Since you can review videos of the procedures at any time, you’ll be able to increase your confidence even if you haven’t done a case in years.

No or little professional conflict to be concerned about

These courses demonstrate how to treat problems that are not inside the spinal canal. Painful conditions that most fellowship-trained spine surgeons aren’t interested in. This distinction will enable you to introduce endoscopic spine surgery in your community with little or no professional conflict.

This is the way to learn a new skill set without taking time away from your practice

Endoscopic Spine Academy (ESA) is the first surgical organization with a comprehensive online training program available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. So you can learn on your own schedule.

An opportunity to transform your practice and lives of your patients

Properly implemented, these courses can enable you to transform your practice and the lives of your patients. It makes no difference whether you have a legal, insurance, or cash practice.

Don’t just manage back and neck pain, cure it.

Why limit your practice to pain management when you can learn to cure neck and back pain with endoscopic spine surgery? This is a much more viable strategy than a “prescription practice” with opioids, especially with increasing pressure from the government, big pharma and insurance companies to limit opioid use.  

Why Endoscopic Spine Surgery?

  • We believe that pain management physicians like you are in a perfect position to evaluate and perform endoscopic spine procedures that fall outside the spinal canal.
  • The majority of Orthopedic and Neurosurgeons specialize in surgeries that involve the spinal canal, so you can safely and competently perform these procedures without significant conflict from your esteemed colleagues.
  • If you are performing spinal blocks, you’re already performing the differential diagnosis, so why not take the next step?
  • Opioid prescribing and compliance is becoming more and more complex. Endoscopic spine surgery gives you the ability to cure pain and limit your patient’s potential for addiction.
  • Endoscopic spine surgery can be reimbursed at significantly higher rates than an office visit - you can add hundreds of thousands of dollars to your practice by performing a few surgeries per week..

Safely and seamlessly incorporate endoscopic spine surgery into your pain management practice today!

founder endoscopic spine academy
Tony Mork, MD, Founder of the Endoscopic Spine Academy

My driving force in 1998 to learn endoscopic spine surgery was to relieve back and neck pain without a fusion. Since then I’ve done over 9,000 endoscopic surgical procedures and cured the back and neck pain of thousands of grateful patients. I’ve taught some of the top physicians around the world on the same endoscopic techniques that you can learn with Endoscopic Spine Academy.

I’ve had a 100% endoscopic spine surgery practice since 1998, purchased my first transforaminal instrument tray in 2001, and have never performed a fusion.

I’ve also been able to combine state-of-the-art endoscopic equipment with some basic science to develop a “cure” for many cases of facet syndrome and annular tears.

Why limit your practice to pain management when you can learn endoscopic spine surgery with me and start to cure most kinds of back and neck pain?

What painful conditions of the spine can be cured with endoscopic surgery?

There are many painful conditions that endoscopic spine surgery can eliminate entirely or significantly reduce. They’re the conditions that are still often managed for temporary relief with ablation, injections, or medications.

The conditions include:

  • Annular tears
  • Facet syndrome
  • Disc herniation
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica
lower back pain

The expertise you build through ESA gives you a powerful way to address these conditions while allowing you to more positively impact your patients’ lives.

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The course is designed primarily for pain management physicians

ESA courses were designed primarily for pain management physicians who want to incorporate endoscopic surgery into their practices.

  • The courses cover procedures used to treat the most frequently seen causes of pain in your practice
  • Many of these procedures are typically not of interest to surgeons
  • Your diagnostic capability allows you to more accurately assess and utilize these procedures for conditions that evade diagnosis with an imaging study
  • The ESA program gives you the ability to practice at the top of your license and opens a completely new way to treat your patients and add revenue to your practice

Can pain management physicians safely perform endoscopic surgery?

YES, with two conditions:

The endoscopic procedure performed should be outside the spinal canal.

The physician should be properly trained and mentored for each procedure performed.

Transition your pain management practice to an endoscopic spine surgery practice and learn how to cure back and neck pain, not just manage it.

Be the first in your area to offer a cure for pain, instead of just managing it

You’ll be providing the solution your patients want – a cure for their pain. You’ll also be providing something else they want – an alternative to fusion.
In addition, the opioid crisis guarantees that government and insurance companies will continue to apply pressure against the use of narcotics to manage pain.
So you have every reason to transition your practice to endoscopic spine surgery.