Dr. Emilio Ayats trained as a neurosurgeon at the Hospital de Sant Pau from 1996 to 2001. He carries out his practice at the Oliver-Ayats Neuroinstitut, Teknon Medical Center and University Hospital Mutua de Terrassa.
His main interest and dedication is focused on treating the whole span of brain and spine pathology. He is part of the endoscopic skull base team for the minimally invasive treatment of pituitary pathology and brain tumors. Regarding his spine surgery practice, he exclusively performs minimally invasive surgery by functional conservation techniques and biomechanics of the cervical and lumbar spine. He trained in endoscopic anterior approaches to the spine at the Texas Back Institute and Unfallklinik in Murnau (Germany), becoming a pioneer in Spain in the endoscopic treatment of thoracic disk herniations, spinal fractures and spinal tumors. Within Functional Neurosurgery, he specializes in the surgical treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression.