Welcome to Ghana Hernia Society


The Ghana Hernia Society was conceived by two surgeons in Kumasi, Prof. Michael Ohene-Yeboah and Prof. Francis Abantanga, both of SMS, KNUST at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in 2010. The ideas were presented to other surgeons in Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in November 2011. Propagation of the ideas continued all 2012 with the addition of Dr. Stephen Tabiri of the Tamale Teaching Hospital in late 2012.

The first workshop of the GHS took place in Korle-Bu in February 2013. There were 12 participants. The Inaugural Congress and the 2nd Workshop on inguinal hernia repair was held in Tamale in May 2013.