Mr Baskerville has run a hernia clinic at King’s College Hospital for many years, and is currently developing new techniques for improving groin hernia surgery. His hernia interests coincided with developing one of the earliest Day Surgery Centres in the United Kingdom in Kingston Surrey, after which he worked with Mr Jerry Gilmore, Hernia Expert and exponent of the surgery of Gilmore’s Groin.

What is a hernia?

A hernia (sometimes called a rupture) occurs when an organ or part of it (the lining of that organ) pokes through the sheath of muscles that surround it, usually causing a visible bump or swelling, and sometimes pain.