This information sheet tells you how your surgeon's participation in the Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative (AHSQC) aims to improve care for you and many other patients with hernias.

If your surgeon and hospital participate in the AHSQC, they are working to improve care for you and thousands of patients like you with hernia problems.

Other sites you may find of interest as a hernia patient:

Should you have any questions about your care, your surgeon or doctor can help provide answers for you. General information, AHSQC registry updates, and progress of the AHSQC can be found on this site. You can also send an email to or call (720) 773-7590 any time with questions about the AHSQC registry.

FDA Recruiting Patients for Hernia Mesh Study

Our colleagues at the United States Food and Drug Administration are recruiting patients for a hernia mesh study. If you are a patient who has had a ventral hernia repaired using mesh (for example: umbilical hernia, incisional hernia, or parastomal hernia), you may be eligible to participate. Please click here for further information.