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Sub Specialty:
Cranial Base Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Hamot
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
UPMC Altoona

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
170 Patient
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UPP - Department of Neurological Surgery
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St.
Suite B400
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-3685


Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery


MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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August 01, 2019

Dr. Monaco used appropriate language--neither to "medical" nor too simplistic--to explain what he thinks is going on. He was tactful and polite and genuine.

July 25, 2019

I did my research - relatively new to the area - As a new patient, I came early to turn in paperwork so that my appt would run on time. The receptionist kindly helped an elderly gentlemen to the fullest extent, which I totally appreciated. I was called up immediately, then taken to a room. At that point I waited about 40 minutes ( I always bring a book to any type of appt you never know what emergency may arise) before the PA came in to speak with us. She was very friendly and thorough. Shortly after, Dr. Monaco came in to discuss my case. I chose him because of the type of surgery I needed. When Dr. Monaco came in to the room, he already knew my case and history. I felt very at ease and relaxed as we spoke of the procedure because he explained it in detail, even showing me the apparatus in the process. He explained possible down issues that I may face and how those issues would be treated. I have never had a surgeon go into so much detail before a procedure. This is coming from someone that has needed over 20 orthopedic surgeries. I will say the same kindness that I saw shown when I walked into the office was shown to me the entire time I was there. The office visit was worth the wait... but be prepared to wait. You are not just another "patient". You are their Patient and they want you to feel like you have been taken care to the best of their ability.

July 25, 2019

Dr. Monaco is caring and compassionate. He is an excellent neurosurgeon who saved my life- what more do you want in a surgeon?

June 27, 2019

Dr. Monaco is an excellent doctor. I feel I am lucky to be alive. I had an unusual illness and his team could not have been more helpful. It was so scary and Dr. Monaco and his staff really took care of me.

June 27, 2019

All my experiences have been exceptional with Dr. Monaco!

June 20, 2019

Dr. Monaco is a beautiful doctor. Caring, compassionate and very understanding. He is the best.

June 20, 2019

I absolutely would not any other neurosurgeon to care for me. Dr. Monaco II and his team are very caring, excellent medical professionals. I would recommend them to anyone for medical care. I am so, so happy that UPMC and BCBS worked out a deal because I did not know what I was going to do for my care. Thank you!

May 16, 2019

Excellent physician/surgeon. Very knowledgeable, caring & friendly. I trust him explicitly with my health & physical needs.

May 16, 2019

even though I ended up being 20 minutes late I was in and out of the office within 20 minutes. he's very thoughtful made sure I was feeling great before he continued on. showed me my tumors how much they shrunk.

May 16, 2019

Dr. Monaco performed the best pre-surgery experience for me, answering all of my questions and concerns. He performed the surgery brilliantly and has been available for all follow-up questions and care. Simply, the best!