Nathan A. Monaco, M.D.

Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon
Board-Certified Since 2019 



Hand and Wrist
Shoulder and Elbow

Areas of Interest

Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Conditions



Board Certifications

Board-certified physicians have met additional requirements for certification from a recognized medical board.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand & Upper Extremity


Fellowship-trained surgeons have achieved the highest level of training in their specialty.

Stony Brook University Hospital
Hand and Upper Extremities


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)-Hamot

Medical School

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Physician Associations

Board eligible member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Candidate member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)

Media Links

Watch Dr. Nathan Monaco on Cleveland Now discuss winter hand injuries.

Watch Dr. Nathan Monaco on New Day Cleveland.

Patient Ratings

“Dr. Monaco was awesome. He discussed things with me respectfully but thoroughly, which is hard to do when explaining complicated medical concepts to a non-professional. I felt very confident he knew exactly what he was talking about and that treating me would be easy, but still done with care and skill.”

“Clear explanations, willing to take time with patients, and easy process.”- Katijo M.

“Dr. Monaco performed shoulder surgery that resulted in the easiest, quickest, recovery I could have ever asked for.”- Mike P.

“Friendly, professional, and painless.”- Vincent B.

Dr. Monaco gets an "A+" in every aspect and is surrounded by a pleasant, professional staff.

I like Dr. Monaco. He is very kind and caring and respectful. I look forward to seeing him every time I come in.

Every employee was patient with me, I was kind of scared. They understood that my arms are my livelihood.- Anonymous

Dr. Monaco is a top-notch professional who I would be quick to recommend to anyone, any time.  Plus, he's just a nice, quality individual.  I'm glad to be in his care.
Dr. Monaco is fantastic! After being told I was fine by 2 other doctor/practices he listened to me & promised to treat me just as he would his own family & he did!  He didn't let me give up & just learn to "live" with my problem.
Dr. Monaco is very patient and listens to all my questions. He takes the time to explain things and go over all the details about treatments, test results, and procedures. He genuinely cares about his patients and wants them to get better and feel comfortable.

Great experience and would recommend to others. The whole process was smooth and clear cut. The hand therapists following surgery were awesome too. I had a first opinion and went to Dr. Monaco for the second. I know I made the right choice with Crystal Clinic.

I would highly recommend Dr. Monaco and the Cristal Clinic. Outstanding throughout my experience.
The clinic exceeded my expectations. I would recommend it to friends and family. World class. Dr. Monaco is an excellent orthopedic surgeon. He did a great job on my wrist and hand. In fact, I need to have the other hand done and there is no question as to whom I will choose.
My overall experience was great with Dr. Monaco.- Tina S.

Dr. Monaco was very patient and welcoming from the very first visit. He made sure to take the time to explain everything until I fully understood.- Megan S.

Friendly, professional, and painless.- Vincent B.