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Dr. Nathan Monaco, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

3925 Embassy Pkwy Ste 200 , Akron, OH

(216) 302-1880

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Dr. Nathan Monaco, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Akron, OH. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Monaco to book an appointment.

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Dr. Nathan Monaco, MD - Reviews

Gregory H. – Jul 28, 2020

Patient

very thorough and understanding

Tim H. – Jul 23, 2020

Patient

explained in detail my testing and procedure showed me the test result and explained them took his time to be sure i understood listened and answered all my questions

Heather H. – Jul 10, 2020

Patient

I absolutey love this doctor.He is easy to understand when he explains what is going on.

D. Cox – Jul 08, 2020

Patient

Great Doctor!, Great person! He takes time to explain all aspects of the procedure and recovery. Highly recommend him as a surgeon.

Chris T. – Jul 07, 2020

Patient

easy

Thomas B. – Jun 30, 2020

Patient

Explained procedure and was very aware of my concerns and issues.

Greg K. – Jun 25, 2020

Patient

I would recommend them 10 out of 10 times. The service was fantastic and my recovery was tremendous. I could not be happier with the decision to chose Dr. Monaco and his team.

Patricia H. – Jun 23, 2020

Patient

Dr. Monaco is top in his field. He is kind and understanding. I loved all the staff.

Jodi K. – Jun 12, 2020

Patient

Dr. Monaco was very professional. I had major pain in my right hand, after surgery it was immediate relief. I am so happy for the relief. Thank you, ready for my left hand to be done.

Harold K. – Jun 11, 2020

Patient

very knowledgeable. tried the less invasive method to resolve the issue with an injection. that helped but he then suggested we do the hand surgery to resolve. both procedures were done well with concern for my well being, pain level and so on.

Shawnta F. – Jun 02, 2020

Patient

was very happy with the doc

Amy B. – Jun 02, 2020

Patient

Dr. Monaco is an excellent doctor who listens and takes time to understand your situation. He helped where another orthopedic office did not. Great experience all around. The therapy clinic is excellent as well.

J. D. – May 26, 2020

Patient

very informative and pleasant

Richard R. – May 22, 2020

Patient

I was very comfortable with this provider and had no problems.

Donna R. – May 20, 2020

Patient

He is a wonderful dr.

Robert F. J. – May 15, 2020

Patient

Perfect in every way.

Bradley P. – May 15, 2020

Patient

good, they made my hand work again.. lol

E.Rogers – May 09, 2020

Patient

Dr, Monaco assisted my elderly mother with surgery on her hand/elbow. He is amazing patient with seniors. Every single visit including my mothers surgery and her visits after he was so wonderful to her. He even took the time to talk to my mother by telephone when she had some questions instead of having her travel over an hour and a half one way for a visit. His staff is very kind and courteous. I definitely recommend Dr.Monaco. He works very well with patients who battle with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and tremors. Amazing doctor and experience!

Steve F. – Mar 19, 2020

Patient

very good

Kurt L. – Mar 19, 2020

Patient

very professional and took time to answer any questions

Dawn S. – Mar 10, 2020

Patient

i coulded be more pleasw,,pleased, great

Daniel L. – Mar 06, 2020

Patient

Dr. Monaco and all of the staff that I interacted with at Crystal Clinic provided me with excellent care for my injury, surgery, and recovery.

James F. – Mar 05, 2020

Patient

warm and family atomsphere

Anonymous – Mar 05, 2020

Patient

I had terrible elbow pain which Dr Monaco tried everything to fix before surgery. When determined surgery was needed he was very encouraging and listened to my fears. He was very understanding and patient with me - making sure I was comfortable with the decision. The surgery was more complicated that expected but it was a great success. I am very thankful I had the surgery and even more thankful Dr. Monaco was the surgeon. He is a wonderful surgeon!

Georgeta G. – Mar 03, 2020

Patient

I was very happy with his explanations and care through the process of before and after surgery.

H. N. – Mar 03, 2020

Patient

I seen Dr. Monaco twice before we decided that advance treatment was going to be needed. I was able to get into surgery extremely fast and was on the road to recovery faster than I thought would be possible. The care from Dr. Monaco and his staff has been great and I highly recommend him for all hand issues.

Gina P. – Feb 28, 2020

Patient

Dr. Monaco was EXCELLENT, he took time and patience with me, he made sure that i understood all of the procedures he was going to do. I could not have had a better Dr. He was Exceptional and the staff as well. Thank you all Ms. Gina Renee' Powe

Richard M. – Feb 27, 2020

Patient

Very easy to schedule, great communications, very professional, caring and kind. Surgery went great and I feel better. All staff were great!

Barbara O. – Feb 21, 2020

Patient

great

Anonymous – Feb 19, 2020

Patient

My experience with Dr. Monaco was very nice

Linda R. – Feb 18, 2020

Patient

Had a minor wrist accident and ended up with Dr Monaco for my follow up. Went to his office and had xrays. Found out I had a fractured wrist and was given the option of either surgery or a cast. I choose surgery. He also did my surgery. He did a wonderful job. I am back to normal usage of my wrist. Dr Monaco has a great personality and is very caring and understanding. Great bedside manner. I would highly recommend him and his staff!!!

S. P. – Feb 08, 2020

Patient

excellent

J. R. – Feb 07, 2020

Patient

very attentive, discusses your choices and listens to your concerns. Would and will recommend him to others. Wonderful doctor

E. P. – Feb 06, 2020

Patient

He made a necessary experience as easy and pleasant as possible

Tammy M. – Feb 05, 2020

Patient

Dr. Monaco is very personable, professional and knowledgeable in his field. He has a staff that is very welcoming and informative, putting you at ease immediately.

Mary C. – Jan 28, 2020

Patient

Very personable . Didn't talk down to me. Always explained things so that I understood and always answered all my questions. Also he recommended a splint for my wrist that limited movement in my elbow and that greatly improved my comfort level in the beginning.

P. J. – Jan 24, 2020

Patient

Just great doc who listens and figured out how to fix it. Highly recommend.

C. P. – Jan 24, 2020

Patient

Everything went smoothly. Dr. and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable.

Anonymous – Jan 22, 2020

Patient

Dr. Monaco and staff are excellent to work with. Dr. Monaco does a great job listening and going over any issues that I had. I would highly recommend this office.

A. R. – Jan 16, 2020

Patient

my experience with dr. monaco was fantastic. made this whole situation alot easier than it could've been. would stongly recommend

Denise D. – Jan 10, 2020

Patient

Changed my life by ridding me of pain and limited mobility in right hand. Professional,encouraging.Exceptional surgeon.

Ryan G. – Dec 27, 2019

Patient

Couldnt be happier.Very professional and down to earth. Will definitely recommend him to friends and family.

Frederick B. – Dec 27, 2019

Patient

Dr. Monaco and all the staff I have encountered during my treatment have been very professional and caring and helpful. I would recommend this organization to anybody in need of specialty treatment.

L. W. – Dec 27, 2019

Patient

Dr. Monaco did an excellent job on my finger.

B. B. – Dec 27, 2019

Patient

This was my first time visiting the Crystal Clinic and was very satisfied with the professional and care I received. My appointments were also very quickly arranged.

Patricia H. – Dec 24, 2019

Patient

Dr. Monaco was very honest and caring throughout the entire process. He & his staff are helpful and easy to work with.

Anonymous – Dec 20, 2019

Patient

Outstanding!

Jennifer F. – Dec 20, 2019

Patient

Dr. Monaco is outstanding listener and Dr. Willing to spend all the time you need and never makes you feel rushed. I would gladly recommend him to everyone I know.

Judith B. – Dec 20, 2019

Patient

It was excellent here, everyone was wonderful

Maude E. C. – Dec 18, 2019

Patient

Dr. Monaco is by far the best Orthopaedic surgeon I've had the pleasure of dealing with!! My life is changed due to his expertise, liz cerrato

Anonymous – Dec 13, 2019

Patient

excellent

Adam P. – Dec 07, 2019

Patient

i smashed my finger at work. i went with Dr Monaco because of his understanding in what would be best for me. he preformed surgry on my finger and it has healed very well

Timothy B. – Dec 05, 2019

Patient

I was having major problems with my left wrist, due to carpel tunnel. I put off doing anything, until the pain got to bad. My family doctor referred me to Crystal Clinic, Dr. Nathan Monaco. The office visit was beyond my expectations, from process, from start to finish. Everyone was very helpful, Tiana was extremely helpful in finding my past medical records. Because my test results were found, I was able to get into surgery right away. That process was also great as every step was explained and the procedure gave me the results I wanted. I was very happy with this entire process and am very thankful for the people here at Crystal Clinic! Thank you again Dr. Monaco, Tiana, and the entire staff and surgical staff at the Hand Center, Crystal Clinic.

Anonymous – Nov 26, 2019

Patient

very friendly, knowledgeable, easy to talk to..would highly recommend him

Brian E. – Nov 26, 2019

Patient

I am pleased with everything Crystal Clinic has done for me and I really enjoyed the staff as well, very nice and pleasent people.

N. M. – Nov 15, 2019

Patient

Extremely pleasant, knowledgeable, caring and skilled surgeon. Takes the time explain everything from the first visit to the day of surgery. Listens and gives ample time with each visit,. I would highly recommend Dr. Monaco for your surgery.

D. F. – Nov 15, 2019

Patient

My office visits were very pleasant. Everything was explained to me so I could understand. r

Bob K. – Nov 08, 2019

Patient

Was told what to expect before surgery and it was 100% on the mark. Everyone at the surgery center was friendly an very professional. No memory of the surgery at all, no pain afterward. Overall, a very positive experience.

Dennis G. – Nov 07, 2019

Patient

Dr. Monaco is that rare kind of doctor, not only does he listen to you but he cares what you are saying. I never feel rushed at his office, he takes his time to explain thing to me and answer and questions I may have. This is my second carpal tunnel surgery first one was on my left hand, this one on my right ), and each time things went smoothly and with no complications. I highly recommend that anyone with hand problems go to him first.

Clara H. – Nov 01, 2019

Patient

Fell at work and was sent to Summa in Green ER. Then sent to their Workmens Comp Health care. Waste of time. Was doing p.t. which was making it worse and did nothing to address pain in the wrists.Referred here and found the care and solutions I needed to progress thru this event. Thanks to Dr. Monacco, Occupational therapy, and Michelle @ his office.

T. W. – Oct 18, 2019

Patient

Dr. Monaco, Is a great doctor. He was very kind, patient, and understanding. He also has a great personality! He knew exactly how to help me and how to make me feel comfortable. I would recommend him to anyone having hand issues. It was great to deal with a doctor, who was willing to sit patiently with you and explain what was going on with your hand and how he could help. My hand is finally back to normal and I am very pleased. It also didn't take long to get an appointment with him as well. If you go to Dr. Monaco, I can guarantee you will have a great experience.

Carl D. C. – Oct 11, 2019

Patient

This is the second surgical procedure i have had done through the Crystal Clinic and i would recommend them to anyone, the entire staff is top notch, what Dr. Monaco has done to repair my elbow is amazing and i couldn't of asked for a better result. Thank you to the entire Crystal Clinic crew !

Alan C. – Oct 11, 2019

Patient

Doc Monaco answered all my question and explained everything very clearly he exceeded my expectations

G. V. – Sep 27, 2019

Patient

Doctor Monaco was quick and efficient with his care. He made sure I was comfortable with everything that was going on and truly cared about my case. I am definitely happy with his work and being his patient. Though I hope not to see him in the future patient wise, I would come back to him without a doubt if needed. Will definitely be recommending him to friends and family in need of a hand specialist!

Ellen M. – Sep 24, 2019

Patient

I would return to him for care if necessary

Susan M. – Sep 20, 2019

Patient

Dr. Monaco was wonderful

Madison B. – Sep 20, 2019

Patient

I had shoulder pain for 3 years before seeing Dr. Monaco. I had previously gotten a surgery in which after I was still in pain. When I saw Dr. Monaco he was able to accurately diagnose and fix the issue. This is the first time I have been pain free in years and I am so thankful he was able to help me.

Paul M. – Sep 19, 2019

Patient

top rate class act physician and facility. Every doctor/staff should be this attentive.

B. M. – Aug 31, 2019

Patient

Got me all fixed up and back to normal

Anonymous – Aug 30, 2019

Patient

excellent

Barbara S. – Aug 29, 2019

Patient

Appointments were handled promptly. It didn't take long to get an appointment. It was a good experience over all.

Randy Y. – Aug 27, 2019

Patient

corrected several issues I was having.

Anonymous – Aug 09, 2019

Patient

Fantastic doctor! Did not jump on the surgery but did it in the end an excellent experience.

Anonymous – Aug 09, 2019

Patient

very good

Anonymous – Aug 08, 2019

Patient

everyone treated me very nicely. i am impressed

Virginia G. – Aug 06, 2019

Patient

I will recommend Dr. Monaco to anyone I know who needs hand surgery. I am so impressed with the professionalism of the entire staff here and in the hand therapy room - thank you to all!

Anonymous – Jul 30, 2019

Patient

I was told about a tfcc tear and what that impacts, then had a timetable for what is normally expected given. Was given good directions on how to ensure that I do not reinjury myself during the healing process. The explanations were useful to help my own understanding of what had happened to my wrist.

A. H. – Jul 30, 2019

Patient

I received excellent care and a resolution to my pain.

Corey C. – Jul 30, 2019

Patient

Dr. Monaco and his staff were very caring and knowledgeable of my finger injury. They were a great group to entrust my health to. I would highly recommend Dr. Monaco to anyone with a hand injury.

Gary P. – Jul 16, 2019

Patient

I had very little pain and my range of motion came back quickly.

Terry M. – Jul 11, 2019

Patient

I thought from the time I met Dr. Nathan he is an outstanding person. He did an outstanding job. No nonsense. I will definitely come back to him if needed.

1 Dianne N. – Jul 11, 2019

Patient

Dr. Monaco was absolutely the best. First of all, he's nice to look at! He listened and remembered things from one visit to the next. He was caring. He explained everything in a way that I didn't have to pretend that I knew what he was saying but didn't talk down to me. And the result was great so he obviously knew what he was doing. (This was not a common surgery -- he had to repair the radius bone and put a metal end on the bone and create a new ligament.)

K. W. – Jul 09, 2019

Patient

excellent

B. P. – Jul 09, 2019

Patient

I had excellent care with this physician. I will see him again in the future, if the need arises. His staff and facility are excellent as well!

Richard H. – Jul 09, 2019

Patient

I am very pleased from start to finish with everyone involved

Patricia B. – Jun 28, 2019

Patient

Everyone is so kind and caring. Made me feel as if I was their only patient!

Anonymous – Jun 25, 2019

Patient

i have had a very good experience with the doctor and the therapy group.

William M. – Jun 21, 2019

Patient

Dr. Monaco is very professional and very thorough in his work. he is polite and respectful. I went from not being able to move my little finger very well to full mobility. he listened to me and what I wanted and made sure i was able to meet my goals. Each time I've had a check up he has explained things to me so that I fully understand what the next step is and what I need to do to keep progressing. I fully recommend Dr. Monaco to anyone that needs hand surgery. From day one i listened and trusted his judgment. I couldn't be more thankful!

J. M. – Jun 21, 2019

Patient

Dr Monaco got me in the same day for both of my hand injuries. He explained everything to me and my Mom. He got me back to sports quickly and is always there to answer my Moms questions.

Kermit H. – Jun 19, 2019

Patient

Simple operation ,easy recovery, minimal pain. Was surprised how small of a incision was needed.

Anonymous – Jun 18, 2019

Patient

my experience was quick and easy, relativley painless, doc knows what is best treatment for you to get back to normal

Kathleen F. – Jun 06, 2019

Patient

I would highly recommend Dr. Monaco to anyone looking for a hand doctor. He took such wonderful care of me. I ultimately, did end up having surgery. I am very happy with everyone that I interacted with from the entire Crystal Clinic Facility. I really liked Matt at Occupational Therapy. If you are thinking about taking care of any hand issues, I would definitely recommend Dr. Nathan Monaco.

Anonymous – May 30, 2019

Patient

very good

Summer H. – May 25, 2019

Patient

very friendly and the surgery and recovery was so nice and easy

Anonymous – May 24, 2019

Patient

Dr. Monaco is wonderful! He explained every procedure thoroughly and was willing to answer my many questions. Best of all was his best-side manner. His compassion and kindness made my experience with the Crystal Clinic terrific.

A. J. – May 24, 2019

Patient

All the staff at the crystal clinic are great people. Would refer them to everyone.

Tyler W. – May 23, 2019

Patient

Dr. Monaco was very professional, and kept everything straight to the point from the beginning with my plan of care. He kept me constantly informed and made sure that I was comfortable with both of my arms being broken.

L. J. – May 22, 2019

Patient

I felt cared for all the way through the whole thing. He treated me as if I was his son. I see him has a man to look up to, a good role model. I would not want any other doctor. Thank you.

Brenda O. – May 21, 2019

Patient

From the moment I walked into the establishment I was highly satisfied. From the interaction with the multiple staff members to Dr Monaco, I was completely satisfied. I am so happy to have my carpal tunnel issues resolved. I wish I wouldn't have waited to have the surgery. Don't hesitate to go. Staff and Dr Monaco are caring and professional. Highly recommend!!!

Anonymous – May 21, 2019

Patient

Dr. Monaco helped me, is professional and good listener. He spent enough time to assess and explain my options. I recommend Dr. Monaco.

D. R. – May 11, 2019

Patient

From the beginning Dr. Monaco listened and treated my hand pain with great care. Surgery went perfect and recovery is good.

Connie P. – May 10, 2019

Patient

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Judy C. – May 09, 2019

Patient

Dr. Monaco was caring and knowledgeable of my condition and accurate with treatment. He tried conservative treatments first which I appreciated

Carol B. – May 07, 2019

Patient

He was very easy to communicate with. Desire to help with my diagnosis. The cortisone injection worked wonders!

Gregory V. M. S. – May 07, 2019

Patient

Very concise, understanding, patient. Dr. Monaco clearly explained everything to me. Staff is wonderful and helpful.