Dr. Mark Arts


Mark Arts studied medicine at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and graduated in 1999 cum laude. He did his residency neurosurgery at the Haaglanden Medical Center in The Hague and Leiden University Medical Center. In 2010 he defended his thesis on minimal invasive surgery of lumbar herniated disc. Besides his practice as neurosurgeon, Mark participated in numerous national and international clinical studies. Innovation is one of his priorities in order to improve the quality of healthcare. In 2014, for example, he was the first surgeon to implant a 3D printed titanium cage in the cervical spine. He is very practical, likes to work with his hands and with people. He enjoys his job very much, because “when you like your job, you never have to work”. As a neurosurgeon he is fully dedicated into spine and is one of the few surgeons in the Netherlands who operate on thoracic herniated disc.

Specialty/areas of interest

Spine pathology in general with special interest in complex spine, like tumor, deformity and thoracic disc herniation.


Dutch, English

Work experience

2021-present Neurosurgeon, Acibadem IMC, Amsterdam.
2005-present Neurosurgeon, Haaglanden Medical Center, The Hague.
2012-2021 Neurosurgeon, Groene Hart Hospital, Gouda.
2018-2020 Neurosurgeon, Haga Hospital, The Hague.
2005-2007 Sellowship spine, Haaglanden Medical Center, The Hague.


2004-2010 Thesis Leiden University Medical Center.
1999-2005 Residency neurosurgery Haaglanden Medical Center - Leiden University Medical Center.
1990-1999 Medicine Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Additional activities

Supervisor of multiple clinical researchers, developing and innovation in spine technology.

  • Nederlandse Vereniging voor Neurochirurgie (NVvN)
  • Dutch Spine Society (DSS)
  • European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)
  • International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)
  • Spine Society of Europe (EuroSpine)
  • Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS)


Tubular discectomy in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation; new standard or transient fashion? (2010).

Medical publications

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