The Centre of Excellence for Hernia Repair

The global leader in external abdominal wall hernia surgery for over 70 years


About Shouldice Hernia Clinic

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The original hospital as it was in 1945, Toronto.

Founded in 1945, Shouldice Hospital is the world’s leading centre of excellence in abdominal wall hernia repair . Designed exclusively to meet the needs of hernia patients, Shouldice is a fully licensed, 89-bed surgical hospital. Our specially trained surgical teams perform over 7,000 hernia repairs every year, with an unparalleled track record of success.

At Shouldice, we deliver a quality of care to hernia patients that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Some call it excellence. Here it is called ;The ’Shouldice Experience.‘

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Patient stories

Hear what our patients say about their experience at Shouldice.