The International Hernia Collaboration is the world’s largest hernia community. Led by New York based surgeon Brian Jacob, the IHC consists of more than 5000 surgeons, including those who have described operations, conducted the best trials and published hernia (and other) textbooks.
The IHC has become the most disruptive influence in hernia surgery today. Peer based teaching, feedback, criticism and mentoring on case-to-case basis with the help of videos, images and even live streaming has revolutionized practices of surgeons from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe.
The IHC is now the most potent source of education in all things hernia, be it subcutaneous endoscopic abdominal wall closure or robotic parastomal surgery repair.