The Centre of Excellence for Hernia Repair
The global leader in external abdominal wall hernia surgery for over 65 years
Without question, the many years of success as the world’s leading hernia repair centre is due to the quality and dedication of our staff. Everyone who works at Shouldice is committed to providing our patients with the highest level of care and comfort.
The surgeons at Shouldice Hospital are world leaders in hernia repair. Their collective credentials include licensing and accreditation from the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and other international surgical and medical authorities.
The Shouldice Hospital, which performs only abdominal hernia operations, is so good at what it does, so successful in creating a social experience for its patients, and so relatively inexpensive, that former patients celebrate the repair of their hernias later.
Regina Herzlinger, Harvard Business School, Author “Market Driven Healthcare”
Shouldice requires all staff surgeons to complete a six-month probationary period, during which time they learn our specialized repair technique. They must assist a Shouldice surgical team for at least 50 operations before they are permitted to perform the Shouldice repair, under the watchful eye of a senior staff surgeon. Because this gold-standard technique can take even an experienced surgeon several months to master, each of our surgeons must complete up to 200 supervised operations before being approved as the leader of a surgical team. This commitment to surgical excellence through comprehensive training is just one of the many ways that Shouldice delivers superior medical care to our patients.
Doing a single procedure and repeating it with high frequency allows you to become a perfectionist.
Dr. M. Alexander, Chief Surgeon, Shouldice Hospital.
Good nursing care helps to speed recovery and reduce complications. All of our nurses are trained in the specific care routines designed at Shouldice to meet the needs of hernia patients. Our nurses give each patient personal attention and are always available with a friendly word of advice or encouragement. They are particularly interested in motivating patients to take an active role in their own recovery. Warm, caring and knowledgeable, Shouldice nurses bring compassion and confident guidance to the Shouldice experience.
Our support staff
Excellent medical and nursing care is important to a healthy recovery. However, it takes much more than that to create a positive, patient-centred healing environment. Shouldice employs a dedicated support team, and each staff member plays a vital role in the well-being of our patients. From the minute you walk through the door, our receptionists take care of your needs and help you feel comfortable and welcome. Every meal is prepared on-site by our kitchen staff and served with a cheerful smile. You’ll never find an outsourced catering company here!
An experienced staff of housekeepers and maintenance professionals keep the stately hospital buildings and manicured grounds in magnificent condition. And the diligent people in our accounting, records and administration departments efficiently manage the many details of admission, patient care, patient insurance forms, discharge and continuing follow-up care.
Shouldice has a long tradition of caring for patients with courtesy, respect and kindness. We are committed to providing outstanding service to our patients in a warm and personal environment that fully supports our patients’ needs. Learn more about our unique patient experience.
Fully licensed hospital
Shouldice Hospital is licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and complies with all requirements of the Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) of Ontario, Canada.