Welcome to the PATIENT+ decision aid

How can this decision aid help you?

There are various treatments available for people with a groin hernia. This decision aid provides you with the advantages and risks of each treatment. This decision aid helps you prepare for your doctor’s appointment. Together with your doctor you can decide what is the best treatment for you.

At the end you can print this decision aid. This way you can go over it again and discuss everything with your general practitioner, family and friends.


This decision aid is written by:

M. Kanglie, T. Teunis, M. Hageman and M. Simons

Prossesional reviewer:
C. Hoynck van Papendrecht

Content approved by:
The Association of Surgeons of the Netherlands

Translated by:
A. Hageman

The follow hospitals helped develop this decision aid:

  • OLVG
  • Bernhoven

Version 1; 21-01-16

All authors indicated to have no conflict of interest associated with this decision aid. Completed ICMJE Conflict of Interest Forms of all authors and PATIENT+ employees are on file and can be viewed on request.