Pre-operative appointments scheduled within 48 hours of initial call, and surgery within just 7 days.

Call 570-523-3290 to get relief.

*Subject to insurance pre-authorization, patient clearance for surgery, and time of initial call.


The only way to get relief and effectively treat a hernia is with surgery. Surgical Specialists of Evangelical provides minimally invasive surgical solutions for hernias, offering patients:

  • Small incision with
    short recovery time
  • No hospital stay
  • Reduced post-operative pain
  • Faster return to work

Some five million Americans have a hernia and yet only about 750,000 of them seek treatment each year. Surgical Specialists of Evangelical makes it possible and convenient for those suffering from hernia to be relieved from daily pain and discomfort without a long wait.

A hernia is a protrusion of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening in the body. Individuals can have a hernia from birth, develop them over a period of time, or have them happen suddenly.

At Surgical Specialists of Evangelical, those suffering from hernia can get relief in the only way possible – with surgery – within just seven days of referral. Through fast track scheduling, there is no need to wait months for an appointment. Surgery is scheduled within the week or as soon as pre-authorization or surgery clearance can be obtained.

For the patient, the procedure is minimal in nature. Done in an outpatient setting, through a small incision, there is less scarring with a quick recovery and less risk of complication. Most patients go home a few hours after surgery and resume normal activities shortly thereafter.

“We see patients who have suffered way too long with the discomfort caused by a hernia,” said Joseph Mucciolo, Jr., MD, FACS, who specializes in hernia repair. “They come to us knowing no exercise, weight loss, or medicine will make a hernia disappear. Once they understand how convenient it is to schedule the procedure and get relief from pain with a short recovery time, choosing surgery becomes easier.”