Dr. Emilio Ayats trained as a neurosurgeon at the Hospital de Sant Pau from 1996 to 2001. He worked breifly at the University Hospital Mutua de Terrassa, Barcelona.
Dr. Ayats is an expert at minimally invasive surgery which involves functional conservation techniques and biomechanics of the cervical and lumbar spine.
He trained in Endoscopic approaches to the anterior spine at the Texas Back Institute (US) and Unfallklinik in Murnau (Germany), becoming a pioneer in Spain in the endoscopic treatment of thoracic disk herniations, spinal fractures and spinal tumors.
In Functional Neurosurgery, he specializes in the surgical treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression.