Dr. Brian Jacob, MD, FACS

Internationally Recognized Hernia Surgeon

Dr. Brian Jacob is an internationally recognized hernia, chronic pain, and weight loss surgeon in New York City who is also the founder and CEO of the International Hernia Collaboration, overseeing the surgical education of over 13,000 hernia surgeons globally. For 12 consecutive years, he has been selected as one of the best hernia surgeons in NYC by The New York Times Magazine, and is listed by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. in New York Magazine as a Top Doctor (2012 – 2023). Over the past decade, Dr. Jacob has performed thousands of hernia procedures, and he has devoted the majority of his career to treating hernias and groin pain, with a goal of offering his patients an optimized outcome and uneventful rapid recovery. In addition to hernia and weight-loss surgeries, Dr. Jacob also performs Gallbladder Removal, Appendix Removal, Adhesion Removal, and Small Bowel Resections.

Dr. Jacob is known globally as the original surgeon who changed the game by redefining surgical education when he began using a private Facebook community to unite hernia surgeons from around the world to professionally use social media to help optimize patient outcomes. 1000s of surgeons have since created groups in all disciplines. He has published extensively about using social media to educate surgeons here and he continues to lecture about this at conferences all around the world.


Dr. Jacob has been listed as a Top Doctor in New York Magazine for 2012-2023

Castle Connolly Top Doc


An expert hernia surgeon, Dr. Jacob is extensively published and is an immediate past board member of SAGES and was on the board of the Americas Hernia Society – AHS from 2015 to 2018. He is the founder of the International Hernia Collaboration, a company that provides hernia education in global destinations. Operating at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Midtown Surgery Center in NYC, he says, “By embracing hernia as a specialty, I can truly help the greatest number of patients. As no two hernias or patients are alike, I enjoy the challenge of creating an individualized approach for each patient.”


In addition to operating, Dr. Jacob is the author and co-author of numerous book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics that include robotic surgery as well as the first series of single incision laparoscopic TEP inguinal hernia repairs in the USA. He recently co-edited The SAGES Manual on Hernia Repair, a hernia textbook devoted to hernia repair and the SAGES Manual on Groin Pain, the only single resource covering the entire spectrum of groin pain.

A full list of his publications can be found here. In his spare time, he is an avid NY Giants football fan and an entrepreneur. He is the inventor of a patent on a novel medical device and the founder of a new start-up company called IncLinx, which was acquired by AngelMD.


Recently he founded The International Hernia Collaboration, Inc and is the current President of this international hernia organization. He was recognized by Facebook(TM) for his global effort to revolutionize the way hernia surgeons collaborate with each other by starting a Facebook group under the same name.


Dr. Jacob works with all insurances that offer an out-of-network benefit. To learn more about Dr. Jacob and other operations he performs, visit him at The Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York.

Feel free to contact Dr. Jacob at his office at 212-879-6677, by email at nychernia@gmail.com, or by using our contact form below.

What People Say About Dr. Jacob

"Hey Dr Jacob,

Thank you so much for taking care of me and my friend. You went above the call of duty. You truly are one of a kind. You changed MY life, and now you changed my friend’s too. Thank You."

- Jim B.

New York City

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"This past weekend was so satisfying and emotional for me. As many of you know. Last year due to injuries and surgeries. Many of my activities were put on pause. For many years I couldn't work on my core because of a hernia. Dr. Brian Jacob literally breathed lift back into me. Many don't know I lost my mother to a back operation and my father died in the same hospital that Dr. Jacob operated on me. Dr. Jacob could see how nervous I was going into the surgery. He knelt down beside me and held my hand and said "I got you, you're in good hands". A peacefulness came over me. Zenlike moment. He proceeded to repair what ended up being a triple hernia. I'm back working out again, because my core is solid again. I have a ways to go., but this beautiful human being and phenomenal physician has put me on track to a healthy mind, body and spirit!!!!! Painted this abstract piece for him. It has many symbols and meanings, but my gratitude for you goes deeper than I can express. Hopefully the painting will suffice Dr. Brian Jacob"

- Anonymous

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