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This provider sees patients at the following locations:

Urology, Geisinger Medical Center
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822
Northeast Urology, Wildflower Drive
6 Wildflower Dr
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

There is no publicly available rating for this care provider for one or more of the following reasons:
  1. He or she does not see patients in the outpatient clinic setting.
  2. He or she sees patients, but has not yet received the minimum number of Patient Satisfaction Reviews. To be eligible for display, we require a minimum of 30 surveys. This ensures that the rating is accurate and statistically reliable.
  3. He or she is a community provider, not a Geisinger-employed provider. Community providers tend to see patients in their own private outpatient practices, which we do not survey.

Danella, John Francis, MD, FACS Visit for information on John Francis Danella, MD, FACS. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Director, Urology Service Line
Overall Rating:
4.7 out of 5
1 235 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Urology, Board Certified, 1994
  • Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery


  • Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University 1986


  • Geisinger Medical Center 1991


  • U. of California - Los Angeles 1992
    Urologic Oncology

Clinical Interests:

Treatment of patients with urologic malignancies, urologic oncology, robotic surgery, prostate cancer

Professional Memberships:

  • American Board of Urology - Diplomat
  • American College of Surgeons - Fellow
  • American Urological Association
  • Society of University Urologists

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our survey >
1. Friendliness/courtesy of provider
- 4.7 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.7 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.6 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.7 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.6 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.7 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.7 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.5 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.7 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.7 out of 5

Patient Comments:

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Geisinger. Learn more about our survey >
Apr 25
Dr. Danella is extremely proficient - I have great faith in his treatment.
Apr 4
March 18
Very Thankful for Dr Danella
March 8
I have already referred others to him - FANTASTIC.
Feb 23
Reason for visit: pain Result: Physician attempting to send me home with no resolution, nothing for pain, no referrals or future appointments. I had to request a followup ultrasound. No concern for my pain or the fact that there are an alerting number of round cells in my semen analysis causing infertility - obvious signs of a problem.
Feb 19
I have already recommended Dr Danella to others
Feb 18
Dr. Danalla is fantastic if he ever decided to leave Geisinger I Would become a patient of his no matter where he went!
Feb 12
I was at the office over a year ago with same issue. During that visit they lost my urine sample. I did not have a lot of confidence in the office. My doctor recommended that I go back. I trust my family doctor so I followed his direction. I did research on my issue and wanted to dicuss my options with Dr denella. He seemed irritated with my questions and i felt he did not want to dicuss or didn't care. At one point he said well we could remove your prostate that would be an option... that should not be off the cuff comment.. the pa recommended a cat scan which Dr agreed to, said that I would have a follow up with the pa. I left feeling frustrated... PA was very nice and seemed to be truly Intrested in my health
Feb 8
Daniella was great.
Feb 1
I had a typical excellent experience with Dr. Dinella
Feb 1
My only concern (and not a criticism of my provider) is frequency of PSA testing. Twice a year is not enough, even for "indolent" cancer, once a patient has received a diagnosis of prostate cancer. I believe it should be checked four times yearly from that point on, but I'd settle for three.
Feb 1
Dr. Danella always discusses any lab findings and answers any questions clearly and concisely. He shows real concern for me. I have recommended him to others.
Jan 21
Dr. Danella has my utmost confidence.
Jan 21
Dr. Danilla always takes the time to explain everything and answer any questions that I may have.
Jan 8
Dr. John Danella is very doctor, an excellent doctor, he is very kind, very nice, very good doctor.
Jan 8
On each visit the staff has changed. Major turnover of staff. Less time by the chief urologist and less concern shown for the patient. Considering not going back and finding a new urologist.
Jan 4
Dr. Danella is a conceited, arrogant Doctor. Was switching health care from Temple Dr's to Geisinger Dr's because of close proximity to home. He seemed to be more concerned with why we went to Temple and didn't come to him when the cancer and SX was required in 2012. Explained to him that if the other GMG Urologists had as high opinion of his skills as he seems to they should have referred us to him. His answer was they wouldn't because they were afraid they'd lose business. Also seemed more concerned in "taking over" all aspects of treatment on a go forward, didn't seem to care what happened at Temple or with those Doctors, said he'll make decisions from now on. Asked if we were so impressed with them at Temple why we weren't still going there. Told him the Dr's in Temple saved the patient's life and he informed us that we had an "emotional" way of looking at things, not a "medical" way. Will finish this round of follow-up, bloodwork, ct scans, etc. with Dr. Danella as it's already begun and then we will be going to back to Temple. Well worth the drive even in bad weather to visit Doctors that seem to care about us instead of their ego.
Jan 4
He seems rushed, although I think that is function of today's medicine.
Dec 28, 2015
He was excellent.
Dec 23, 2015
I explained much of the above selections in an earlier written statement
Dec 18, 2015
Slightly disappointed that Dr. Danella was not immediately aware of an UltraSound that was completed in September, prior to my first appointment, that was re-scheduled. I brought scan data from previous Delta Medix visits. But based on comments from Dr. Danella, he was not fully aware that a follow-up ultra-sound was completed in the last 3-4 months as prep for this consultation.
Dec 11, 2015
Dr. Danella was very professional yet compassionate. I would unconditionally recommend him if the occasion presented itself.
Nov 13, 2015
dr danella is the best. I have had him for over 25 years. That is why I travel over 100 miles to see him.
Oct 30, 2015
Doctor Danella makes you feel comfortable and easy to communicate with on all visits.
Oct 12, 2015
Good knowledgeable doctor.
Aug 24, 2015
*Dr. Danella is a exceptional physician surgeon. Geisinger is very fortunate having him as the director of Urology! He saved my life!
Jul 28, 2015
Bad - would never recommend him to anyone.
Jul 24, 2015
The reason I drive more than two hours to Wilks Barre is because Dr. Danella has hours there. I also like a certain Deli Cafe' down the road for lunch. Imparticular Dr. removed one of the meds perscribed by another doctor who no longer is with Geisinger. Dr D is not an advocate of loading you up with perscription drugs unless absolutely necessary. My condition improved, I'm feeling good and now Dr. D is concerned about the PSA and directed a blood test for evaluation. Again, he shows concern about anything down the road.
Jul 24, 2015
Verpy pleased with Dr. Danella.
Jul 9, 2015
Dr. Danella is a true professional. I have complete trust in his care.
June 22, 2015
*Dr. Danella only spent 5 to 10 min. in the room. I didn't know he wasn't coming back when he left. I had unanswered questions and he did not listen to my concerns.
June 19, 2015
Very good experience here and have sent other patients to Dr. Danella.
June 19, 2015
5 - n/a
June 9, 2015
Need to hear from doc. on my PSA test numbers.
June 1, 2015
Dr. Danella was wonderful. I can't say enough about him. He is a great asset to your institution.