CANADA 1-800-291-7750 | US/INTL. 1-855 328-3423

Effective April 12, 2021: Shouldice Hospital will continue to perform all scheduled surgeries - and is accepting new patients for surgery. Due to COVID-19, the examination clinic is accepting patients by appointment only.
Current wait time for surgery: 3 weeks.
Click here on how to become a patient.

EPIGASTRIC HERNIA

Epigastric hernias can develop in both women and men. This type of hernia appears as a bulge in the area below the ribcage and above the belly button. At first, the bulge may be small but epigastric hernias can become quite large over time.

Epigastric hernias usually develop in people who are born with a weak spot in their abdominal muscles. If you have this type of weakness, any forceful activity, such as sneezing, coughing or lifting heavy objects, could be all it takes to push abdominal fat through the opening.

  • SHOULDICE HOSPITAL ADDRESS

    7750 Bayview Avenue,
    Thornhill, Ontario,
    Canada L3T 4A3
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  • CONTACT US

    Tel: 905-889-1125
    Fax: 905-889-4216
    Canada: 1-800-291-7750
    U.S./International: 1-855-328-3423
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    Shouldice Hospital is committed to excellence in serving all patients including people with disabilities.
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