Welcome to the website of the British Hernia Society.

We are primarily a professional organisation for surgeons with an interest in hernia surgery, and  are involved with  teaching, training and guideline development.  We also aim to act as an authoritative unbiased resource of hernia information for GPs, other healthcare professionals and patients.  If there is any hernia related information that you cannot find on the site please contact us.

The next major event we are involved with is the European Hernia Society, EHS, meeting in Edinburgh, spring 2014. For more info click –






About the BHS

Hernia blog


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Following on from the highly successful BHS meeting in Manchester we are looking forward to the combined BHS and European Hernia Society meeting in Edinburgh in 2014 Find out more »

Operation Hernia

Operation Hernia


Operation Hernia is a surgical programme intended to treat and teach inguinal hernia surgery in low and middle income countries. It was initiated in 2005 in Takoradi, Ghana. Find out more »

Busy Surgeon



Hernia Guidelines and Sports Hernia Consensus.... Read more »