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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10029-007-0314-4
  • Journal Name: HERNIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-120
  • Keywords: Hernia, Hernia center, Ambulatory surgery
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: No


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.