John Monson, MD

John Monson, MD

4.9 (81)

Colon And Rectal Surgery

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Oct 17 - Jan 17
2415 North Orange Avenue Suite 300 Orlando 32804
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AdventHealth Medical Group Colorectal Surgery at Orlando

2415 North Orange Avenue

Suite 300

Orlando, FL 32804

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Formerly known as Floirda Hospital Medical Group Colorectal Surgery at Orlando




Dr. Monson is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon with advanced fellowship training in surgical oncology, vascular surgery and colon and rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the use of minimally invasive technologies in colorectal cancer treatment, including transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS), laparoscopy and robotic surgery. In addition to his role as a leading physician with the AdventHealth Medical Group's elite colorectal surgery team, he also serves as Executive Director for Colorectal Surgery at AdventHealth in Orlando. Dr. Monson is credited with leading the development of laparoscopic colorectal surgery in the United Kingdom, and he is a former Chair of the U.K.'s National Training Program. His research encompasses a broad range of cancer-related areas including the development of national standards and qualitative assessments of decision-making in cancer care.

Awards & Recognition

He was the secretary to the Irish Higher Surgical Training Group, representing trainees on the National Council. His final year project won the Dr. Pamela Gilligan Prize in Sept 2016. Since coming to Florida, he has involved himself with myriad projects including being on the steering committee for AdventHealth to achieve National Accreditation for Rectal Cancer. He has authored over 35 original published papers, 4 books and 5 book chapters.


My passion has always been helping the patients with the most complex and difficult problems - the ones that have run out of options. I have dedicated three decades to becoming an expert in the care of patients with complex rectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease like UC and Crohn's disease. In particular, my special skill is re-operative surgery for the patients "who cannot be fixed". When nobody can help, I will always try.

Care Philosophy

I believe I can best serve my patients by learning about each one personally. Surgery is about real and unique people who have a problem - they're not just a disease. I need to know what matters most to my patients so I can help the best way possible. That's why I like to hear their story!

Languages Spoken



Trinity College - Dublin


Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Royal College of Surgeons


St. Vincent's University Hospital

Mayo Clinic Rochester

The Adelaide and Meath Hospital

St. James's University Hospital


Note:- The list below is for reference purposes only and is subject to change. Please check with your health plan to confirm that John Monson, MD is included before scheduling an appointment.

  • AARP
  • Aetna / US Healthcare - non HMO
  • Aetna / US Healthcare HMO
  • Aetna Voluntary
  • American Healthcare Alliance
  • Amerigroup
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare/Primetime Health Plan
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street
  • Benefit Administrative Systems
  • Better Health
  • Blue Cross-CA
  • Central Florida IPA
  • Champus Tricare For Life
  • Champva
  • CHC National
  • CHC of Florida
  • Choicecare (Cinci OH)
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Behavioral
  • Cigna Supplemental Insurance
  • Cigna-Healthspring
  • Coastal Healthcare Admin
  • Commercial Travelers
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Billing
  • Employee Benefit Consultants
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • FamilyCare Health Plans
  • First Health Network
  • Florida Hospital HC Systems
  • Freedom Health
  • Gilsbar
  • Global Care
  • Group & Pension Administrators
  • Health First Health Plans
  • HealthPartners
  • Healthscope Benefits Inc
  • Humana
  • HVHS
  • Insurance Mgmt Admin of LA
  • Kelsey Seybold
  • Key Benefit Administrators
  • Magellan Behavioral
  • Magellan Complete Care
  • Medicaid-FL
  • Medicaid-Virgin Islands
  • Medicare PIN
  • Memorial Integrated Healthcare
  • Mental Health
  • Meritain Health
  • Molina Healthcare of FL
  • Multiplan
  • NGS Coresource
  • OneNet PPO
  • Optum Health
  • Other Commercial (MedLic#)
  • PaySpan
  • PHCS
  • Prestige Health Choice
  • Railroad Medicare-Palmetto
  • Simply Healthcare
  • Sunshine State Health Plan
  • The Health Plan
  • Total Claims Administration Inc
  • Tricare East
  • United American Ins
  • United Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Medical Resources
  • US Dept of Labor-Workers Comp
  • Veterans Affairs - HealthNet
  • Wellcare
  • Wellspan Health
  • Work Comp

Reviews and Comments

81 Reviews, 15 Comments



The Doctor was very kind and completely put me at ease regarding my surgery scheduled for 1 week from now.

- Verified AdventHealth Patient



Simply stated, the professional focus given to me was/always is exceptional. I left fully satisfied that I am receiving superior care.

- Verified AdventHealth Patient



The group spent over an hour talking with us

- Verified AdventHealth Patient



Best experience ever.

- Verified AdventHealth Patient



I really liked this Doctor and his Nurse (Kim)

- Verified AdventHealth Patient



I had an appointment with doctor Monson at 9:00am on 5/20 and a young doctor came in and didn't have any answers for our concerns. during office visit on 5/20 I was told tumor had minimal decrease in size with chemo and he was 95 % sure that more chemo and radiation would be necessary before surgery. next day received a call from an assistant that they were going ahead with surgery. no phone call or explaination from Dr. PA did a good job answering questions for us but felt like a call from Dr. was appropriate.

- Verified AdventHealth Patient



I had complete confidence in Dr. Monson from the moment he stepped into the room from the manner in which he assessed my case, the way he asked questions and answered my questions and the way he made recommendations for follow-up.

- Verified AdventHealth Patient



Dr. Monson was very professional while being very personable and caring.

- Verified AdventHealth Patient



I felt very comfortable meeting Dr.Monson as he explained my surgery. His friendly demeanor is a bonus to his outstanding credentials. He provided me with the information about my procedure with empathy and reassurance that I needed to feel confident about my surgery.

- Verified AdventHealth Patient



Dr. McElveen was amazing... so glad we were referred to him by our PCP!!

- Verified AdventHealth Patient



Doctor Monson is great!!

- Verified AdventHealth Patient



If wait times are like this than I cannot recommend. Like the doctor however NO ONE has time to waste waiting for a physician especially when there is no reason for it.

- Verified AdventHealth Patient



Monson spent time to hear me out and advise in layman's terms

- Verified AdventHealth Patient



Dr. Monson and staff are terrific.

- Verified AdventHealth Patient




- Verified AdventHealth Patient