Nathan A. Monaco, M.D.

Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon
Board-Certified Since 2019 

330-668-4055 Request Appt

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quote start The best surgeon around. My hand healed up perfectly and I am so grateful that I found Dr. Monaco!
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Hand and Wrist
Shoulder and Elbow


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

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand


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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

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

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.

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 and promised to treat me just as he would his own family and he did! He didn't let me give up just to 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

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

I'm right hand dominant and had a hand condition called trigger finger, but because of Covid, I couldn't get a voluntary surgery and developed a lot of scar tissue which was very painful. After my surgery with Dr. Monaco, I was pain free! Excellent surgeon!! I will recommend him to everyone and I have no scar from the procedure!!!- Mark 

Dr. Monaco is over the top!- William

He listens to my concerns, very thorough in explaining what was done during surgery and reassuring me everything looked good. Did not have to wait long at all. Very prompt from the nurse to the doctor.- Susan

I wish all doctors were like him he was so good to listen and explain things to me and seemed like he cared. I would recommend Dr. Monaco very highly.- Judith

Dr. Monaco did what he said he would do, right on schedule. I couldn’t be happier with results.- Michael

Dr. Monaco was excellent. Very thorough with his explanations and very willing to answer any questions for me. He was clear about the diagnosis and prognosis and I was very grateful I went ahead and had the surgery.- Barbara

Very polite and willingness to answer any questions. Made very clear diagnosis. Recommend to family and friends.- Christina

Great Dr. and staff in helping me get back to life.- Brian

He listened and understood my problem and explained the issues, solution, and recovery stages very clearly.

Dr. Monaco was excellent. He instilled confidence so I had no reservation about anything. The entire staff was pleasant and professional. I am glad I finally sought care for a nagging issue!- Mary

Dr. Monaco was knowledgeable and compassionate. He diagnosed and treated my damaged rotator cuff and bicep with 100% success. He fully let me know what I was going to expect and never rushed an appointment. Additionally, my physical therapist was impressed with his therapy protocol.- Trina

His diagnosis was accurate and the treatment was very effective. I would recommend Doctor Monaco without hesitation. The office staff are very helpful and professional. I had an excellent experience and outcome.- Todd