Published: 02/12/2016

Talk with the Doc: Dr. Mucciolo Presents Fast, Effective Relief From Hernia Pain

For the 5 million Americans who have a hernia, surgery is the only relief. Surgical Specialists of Evangelical makes it possible for those suffering from a hernia to be set free from daily pain and discomfort without a long wait.

A Talk with the Doc Lecture focused on hernia pain, relief, and surgical options will be held at Evangelical Community Hospital on Thursday, March 10, 2016. A complimentary meal will be held at 5:30 pm with the lecture immediately following at 6:30 pm.

Presented by Joseph M. Mucciolo Jr., MD, FACS, a board certified surgeon at Surgical Specialists of Evangelical, the talk will center on what causes a hernia and the surgical procedures required to achieve total relief from hernia pain.

Dr. Mucciolo performs hernia procedures in a one day surgery setting, through a small incision, with less scarring, a quick recovery, and less risk of complication. Most patients go home a few hours after surgery and resume normal activities shortly thereafter. To get a preview of what Dr. Mucciolo says about hernia care, visit the Evangelical Community Hospital Facebook page or

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be completed by calling 570-768-3200.

Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs over 1,600 individuals and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients, and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming counties.