The Centre of Excellence for Hernia Repair

The global leader in external abdominal wall hernia surgery for over 65 years

Arrange for an Examination or Operation

Scheduling your operation

Once the surgeon has recommended a hernia repair, our office will schedule your operation. We will make every effort to book your operation on a date that suits your schedule.

Ontario Patients - Option 1


If you think you have a hernia and you live within a 1-hour drive or 100 km (60 miles) of Toronto, you should come to our walk-in clinic for a personal examination by one of our hernia surgeons.

  • You do NOT need a doctor's referral to come to our walk-in clinic.
  • Patients are not required to pay for examinations. They are covered by provincial health insurance.

  • Ontario Patients - Option 2

    If you live more than 100 km (60 miles) simply follow the instructions intended for non-Ontario Residents and complete the medical consultation form.

      Whenever possible, we recommend that you visit our clinic for a diagnosis.

      Your symptoms may not be caused by a hernia or you may have a health condition that should be managed before surgery. An accurate diagnosis by an experienced hernia surgeon is the best way to find out if you really need a hernia operation.



    If you are not an Ontario resident, you can arrange for an examination, admission and operation all in one visit.

    Click on the button below to obtain and complete the consultation forms and email, mail, or fax back to 905-889-4216.

    Medical Consult Forms

    If you prefer, you can also print the forms on your printer and mail or fax (905-889-4216) them to our office. However, nothing is better than a doctor’s examination.

    Next steps: After examining you at the clinic or reviewing your medical questionnaires, the surgeon will make a diagnosis and decide if a hernia repair is necessary or if further information is required. Please allow 2 to 3 days to evaluate your information before contacting us for an update.

    In some cases, we cannot schedule your operation until certain requirements are met:

    • If you have a chronic medical condition, we may ask your doctor to send us a report on your medical history.
    • If you are overweight, you may be asked to lose weight before your operation. We offer a diet counselling service to help you reach your weight loss goals and “get in shape” for your operation.


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    Telephone (905) 889-1125

    Toll-free 1-800-291-7750

    We are currently experiencing heavy patient volumes in our walk-in clinic, resulting in excessively long wait times.

    We apologize for the inconvenience, and we encourage all prospective patients to submit their Medical Information Questionnaire for pre-screening instead of attending the clinic

    All medical information is reviewed by Shouldice Surgeons within 2-3 business days, at which time patients will be notified if a follow-up examination at our clinic is required.

    Please click here to get access to the Questionnaire.