Patient Testimonials

Read some of our recent testimonials from patients and learn why Mercy is the preferred choice for hernia care and surgery:


"I had been suffering from a hernia for quite a while before my primary physician referred me to Dr. Leon Clarke at Mercy Philadelphia. Less than a week later, I was being seen and scheduled for hernia surgery. I was very nervous as I had never been in a hospital before, but the staff at Mercy put my mind at ease - they were all very helpful, attentive and respectful. 

A few days after my surgery, Dr. Clarke personally called to check-up on my progress and to see how I was feeling. The physician's office was also in constant contact, making sure to schedule my follow-up appointments.Ten days after my surgery, I was able to return to work. I am happy to say that I am now hernia-free and back to my old self. My care at Mercy was a great experience and a great choice."

- Michael Casher


I was treated by Dr. Clarke for a hernia and I am extremely pleased with the level of exceptional care and service that I received. Dr. Clarke was very attentive to my needs. He answered all of my questions and always took the time to explain things to me. While there for my surgery, I felt as if I were a guest at a resort – everyone at the hospital was just so nice, the nurses were terrific and it was a peaceful place to be.

After my surgery, my recovery was easy for the most part. The office called me to make sure I was doing okay. When I told them I was experience soreness, Dr. Clarke advised me to come in for a follow-up. He explained the issue and put me at ease. Dr. Clarke is very collaborative with his staff and the patients, and I would recommend him and Mercy Philadelphia to anyone.”

- Joseph Washington