The word 'hernia' comes from Latin and refers to a bulge of organ or tissue that comes from the body cavity where it is normally positioned. In Flanders, the term is often used to refer to a hernia at the invertebral disc of the back, but internationally, it is more often used for a break in the abdominal wall. At the Maria Middelares Hernia Centre of Ghent we treat hernias of the abdominal wall.
- Our highest priority is to improve quality of care and patient satisfaction using the most modern treatments.
Additional source of information
You will find more information here about the conditions and treatment methods that we offer. This explanation functions as an additional source of information and contact, in addition to the in-person examinations and pre-operative conversation with the surgeon.