President Message

Welcome to the Hong Kong Hernia Society. Hernia surgery has always been important to human kind as it is a common surgical disease affecting all races. Treatment for hernias have undergone centuries of evolutions. Nowadays it is one of the most commonly performed surgeries worldwide. Since the introduction of synthetic mesh for hernia repair in the 1980’s, more than 90% of all hernia repairs utilize synthetic meshes in the current era. It is therefore important for surgeons to understand the anatomy, technique and material in order to achieve the best result for our patients.

The Hong Kong Hernia Society was formed in 2013, and follow that we hold the 9th Asia Pacific Hernia Society International Conference here in Hong Kong. Our society executive members comprise senior surgeons in both public and private sectors. The Society seeds the future development in both research and training for our younger generation surgeons. It also forms a collaboration channel with other hernia societies worldwide in order to exchange and discuss the latest development in hernia surgery.

Please and thank you for your support to our Society, such that our future generation surgeons can acquire the correct understanding and surgical skills training for hernia treatment.

Dr YANG Pei-cheung, George
President HKHS