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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
173 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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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

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

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!

May 16, 2019

Dr Monaco is the best!

May 09, 2019

Dr Monaco and staff are very respectful. I enjoy going to my appt. He always explain things to me, shows me and explains my MRI. the staff and Dr. make this a very relaxed appointment.

April 25, 2019


April 25, 2019

He saved my life

April 05, 2019

Dr. Monaco is the most compassionate, friendliest doctor I have ever been to. He speaks to you like a friend, not someone above you.

April 04, 2019

Doctor Monaco always treats with respect and he informs me of everything that I ask of him.

April 04, 2019

Very good experience, everyone was pleasant to communicate with. I'm happy with my treatment.