Every year several million hernia operations are carried out worldwide.  Over 700,000 in the USA and over 100,000 in the UK. annually.

So this is clearly one of the commonest medical conditions and one of the commonest operations carried out.
A hernia can affect all ages, and hernias have many different causes.  There are also a number of different treatments and operations to deal with a hernia, and finding the correct information can be very difficult.

Abouthernias is a website for YOU. It’s about hernias, and it was written primarily for patients.  But whether you are a patient, friend or relative of a patient, journalist or even a doctor or a surgeon my aim is that you will find the information you are looking for - to help you find the answer to your questions.

If there is any way you think this site can be improved, or if there are questions unanswered please let us know