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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
176 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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September 05, 2019

Dr Monaco explained my condition and treatment options in great detail. he answered all questions.

August 29, 2019

I have all of the confidence in Dr. Monaco and his team and would never want to see another doctor.

August 15, 2019

the staff was very professional and very friendly. this staff is the best. they check to make sure appt is okay for us since we travel a distance.

August 09, 2019

The immediate response and immediate availability was exceptional. Dr. Monaco was professional, courteous, and listened carefully to my current condition. Equally important was the immediate follow up with care and concern and the option to see him again if conditions worsen. I have recommended Dr. Monaco to others and would continue to as needed.

August 08, 2019

Dr. Monaco is always very personable and professional during my visits. He listens intently when I have questions and has always given a solution or hopes for a solution to an issue I'm having or concern I have. Every visit has been an excellent experience with Dr. Monaco and I feel blessed to have him as my provider.

August 08, 2019


August 08, 2019

I appreciate the professionalism and expertise of dr. Monaco and his staff. He has always explained the situation and given me options. He answered both my questions and my husband's and has taken time to make sure we understood his answers. The success of my surgery speaks to his skills. I am truly grateful to have him as one of my doctors and I highly recommend him to anyone needing a neurosurgeon.

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

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

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.