Dr. John Monson, MD

Dr. John Monson, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
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Dr. John Monson, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Orlando, FL and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from University College Dublin, National University Of Ireland, School Of Medicine and Medical Science in 1979 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery, oncology, and more.Read his story

2415 N Orange Ave Ste 300

Orlando, FL 32804

Contact Information

(407) 303-2615

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Monson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Anal Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
very high
more than 94% of peers
Anal and Rectal Cancer
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Monson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Monson "Dr. John RT Monson is the Executive Director of Colorectal Surgery, Florida Hospital System in Orlando, Florida and Interim Director of the Digestive Health Institute. He is also a Professor of Surgery at the University of Central Florida, College of Medicine. Dr. Monson is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon and fellowship trained in surgical oncology, vascular surgery and colon and rectal surgery. He also serves as the Clinical Director of the Surgical Health Outcomes Consortium (SHOC) at Florida Hospital. Prior to moving to Orlando, Dr. Monson became Chief of the University of Rochester, School of Medicine Division of Colorectal Surgery and Vice Chair of its Department of Surgery in 2008. He was also the Director of the Surgical Health Outcomes and Research Enterprise (SHORE) as well as Vice-Chairman for Research. Dr. Monson, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, served as a Professor of Surgery, Head of the Academic Surgical Unit, and Deputy Head of the School of Medicine at the University of Hull in England between 1993 and 2008 before relocating to Rochester, New York. Dr. Monson, whose areas of expertise include the use of minimally invasive technologies in colorectal cancer treatment including Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS) laparoscopy and robotic surgery. Dr. Monson is credited with leading the development of laparoscopic colorectal surgery in the United Kingdom and has been involved in basic research into a broad range of cancer-related areas and qualitative assessments of decision-making in cancer care. Dr. Monson led the development of laparoscopic colorectal surgery in the United Kingdom since 1990 and was the founding Chair of the U.K.'s National Training Program. A lecturer and award-winning author of more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and over 100 book chapters, he is a former Vice President of the British Association of Surgical Oncology and served on the Executive Council of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. He was President of MIRCS (Multidisciplinary International Rectal Cancer Society) and is the current Vice-President of the OSTRiCh Clinical Consortium on Rectal Cancer. Dr. Monson is a Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and served as the Chair of the ASCRS Research Committee and a member of the Foundation Board for six years. He is also currently a member of the Rectal Cancer Coordinating Committee and Membership Committee having previously served on the Standards and Public Relations Committees. He is a Co-Editor for Diseases of Colon and Rectum and Digestive Surgery and serves on multiple editorial boards including Annals of Surgery and the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. He is a Fellow of all Four Royal Colleges of Surgeons in the British Isles and is an Honorary Fellow of the ASGBI and the Society of University Surgeons. His current research continue to focus on health care delivery and the implementation of change within health care systems with a particular emphasis on cancer care. In addition, he serves on the Steering Committee leading the implementation of the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer and is a sitting member of the Commission on Cancer."
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3  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Robotic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Monson does not have any board certifications listed.

25  Conditions Treated

30  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Dublin / Trinity College / School Of Physic
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University College Dublin, National University Of Ireland, School Of Medicine and Medical Science
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Dublin / Trinity College / School Of Physic
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland / Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mayo Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Ireland St James Hosp
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Monson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Monson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Monson's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Monson to family and friends
19 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Monson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Dr. Munson and his staff are very welcoming, accommodating, and always available to answer and questions. He operated on my partner for Stage 4 colon and was completely professional! We would recommend him in the future
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Dr John Monson operated for the excision of a precancerous lesion when he was at the University of Rochester. He perforated my rectum which resulted in a two week stay in the ICU. He then discharged me with perintonitis. I had two go back to the hospital for two more weeks for a course of kidney...more
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Dr. Monson is an excellent surgeon. He put me at ease immediately and provided excellent care along with his team. He took the time to answer all of my questions with explanations that I could understand. I would highly recommend him and his entire medical group.
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Dr Monson did a great job. Made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. And prepared me for my surgery. He came by every day while I was in the hospital and listened to me and truely cared about how I was.
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Dr. Monson brought to the U.S. from Ireland and UK 20+ years of expertise in endoscopic colorectal surgery. He has trained numerous surgeons and written peer-reviewed articles on minimally-invasive procedures. For me, this meant that instead of major surgery with possibly major unpleasant...more
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