Welcome to The British Hernia Centre


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The British Hernia Centre, the UK’s first and only Specialist Hernia Centre spanning over 20 years and one of the world’s leading hernia centres is based at one of London’s foremost hospitals, the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth in St John’s Wood, London. The combination of the two now provides an International, Specialist Centre of Excellence second to none for the treatment of all kinds of hernia, from the simplest to the most complex. Unparalleled specialist experience, unbeaten published results (on both sides of the Atlantic) and state-of-the-art facilities, patient rooms and theatres.

This award-winning web site will explain all you want to know about almost every kind of hernia and how they can be repaired today by the most modern of methods.

Anybody can get a hernia – one-in-ten of us will get one in his or her lifetime.

Millions of hernia operations are performed each year, making hernia the world’s most common of all surgical operations. Well over 100,000 of them are performed in the UK.

Hernia affects men and women, boys and girls, and many babies are born with them.

In adults the only treatment for a hernia is surgical and there are several different approaches with different results. This site will explain.

Note: The British Hernia Centre was the first web site in the world to describe a surgical operation. It has been the world’s most popular web site on Hernia ever since. It is meant primarily as a source of authoritative, reliable and helpful information for hernia sufferers wherever they are.