Founding the first hernia center in Turkey

Ozyaylali I., ERSOY P. E. , Yazicioglu D., Ozdogan M., Oruc T., Kulacoglu H.

HERNIA, vol.12, no.2, pp.117-120, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10029-007-0314-4
  • Title of Journal : HERNIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-120
  • Keywords: Hernia, Hernia center, Ambulatory surgery


For years, centers dedicated to hernia surgery have been operating in North America and Europe. However, such centers have not been available to patients in most other countries, including Turkey. In 2006, the first Turkish center devoted to hernia surgery, the "Ankara Hernia Center", was opened. In this paper, we present general information about the center's construction, staff, practice, patient profiles, and future goals.