Menno Iprenburg – Orthopaedic Surgeon and Spinal Hernia Specialist
The Iprenburg Spine Clinic is led by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Menno Iprenburg, who is the most experienced surgeon in the Netherlands in the field of spinal hernia surgery using the endoscopic technique known as PTED (Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy).
For 27 years, Dr. Iprenburg worked at the Wilhelmina Hospital in Assen, where he operated on more than 20,000 patients. He has been carrying out spinal hernia procedures since 1977, initially during his clinical training at the University Hospital in Bonn, Germany, and later at the Wilhelmina Hospital, in Assen. Dr. Iprenburg’s career has been always marked by innovation. In 1986 he was one of the first surgeons to perform microscopic discectomies, and in 2000 he became a pioneer on the field of lumbar microendoscopic discectomies. Dr. Iprenburg has performed endoscopic surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome on approximately 2,400 patients.
Since 2004, Dr. Iprenburg has exclusively focused on what currently is the most innovative technique for the surgical treatment of spinal hernias. This involves the removal of spinal hernias using an endoscope and through a small lateral incision, under local anesthesia and on an outpatient basis. This technique is known as PTED (percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy), and is also known by the international medical community as TESSYS (transforaminal endoscopic surgical system).
More than 5100 spinal hernia operations
Dr. Menno Iprenburg (BIG registration number / Dutch Medical Register 69,021,757,801) has performed more than 5100 spinal hernia operations, and more than 2700 of those were carried out using endoscopic techniques.
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Iprenburg SpineClinic was named after Dr. Iprenburg. Here you will be looked after by a team of highly experienced anesthetists, nurse anesthetists, theatre assistants, and radiographers, before, during, and after surgery.
On 20 June 2015, Dr. Menno Iprenburg received an award in Mainz, Germany, in recognition of his life’s work.
Iprenburg Spine Clinic
Iprenburg Spine Clinic is located along the scenic Hospital Road, in Veenhuizen (Drenthe province).
Iprenburg Spine Clinic is a health care institution licensed to offer specialist medical care in accordance with the Health Care Institutions Accreditation Act (WTZi). On 31 May 2007, the CIBG (an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports) granted Iprenburg Spine Clinic a license to operate pursuant to Article 5, paragraph 1 of the Health Care Institutions Accreditation Act (WTZi). Dr. Menno Iprenburg’s BIG registration number / Dutch Medical Register is 69,021,757,801.