Helpful Hernia Links

American Board of Surgery LogoAmerican Board of Surgery

The American Board of Surgery (ABS) is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1937 for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge. Surgeons certified by the ABS, known as diplomates, have completed a minimum of five years of surgical residency training following medical school and successfully completed a written and oral examination process administered by the ABS.

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An official American College of Surgeons publication, ACS Surgery: Principles & Practice offers authoritative recommendations on current surgical care from over 200 master surgeons. Organized in a “body-system” format, ACS Surgery “thinks like a surgeon,” guiding you quickly to trustworthy recommendations to aid you in surgical decision making.


ETHICON, a global medical device company, has been a leader in surgical sutures (stitches) for more than 100 years. Today, we have expanded our expertise into wound management, women’s health, and cardiovascular surgery.

American Hernia Society LogoAmerican Hernia Society

American Hernia Society is to provide a professional forum for the exchange of information and education regarding historic, current, and future methods of diagnosis and treatment of abdominal wall abnormalities.


Davol was founded in Providence, RI in 1874. Back then, the company supplied the medical community with hot water bottles and catheters. For the past 40 years, Davol has stood out as the market leader in providing solutions in soft tissue reconstruction solutions including products for hernia repair, specialized surgical procedures, fixation and biologic implants.

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National Hernia Network is a network of hernia care doctors and specialists throughout Florida in Jacksonville, Winter Park, St. Petersburg, Venice, Panama City, and Sarasota.