Denise Monahan, MD

Denise Monahan, MD

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Primary Specialty

Breast Surgery

Secondary Specialty

Insurance

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer In Families
  • Breast Cancer in Men
  • Breast Cancer in Pregnant Women
  • Breast Cancer in Young Women
  • Excisional Breast Biopsy
  • High Risk Breast Disease and Risk Assessment

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine - 2007
Residency:
Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System - 2012
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2013

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Grayslake Ambulatory Surgery Center
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

745 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

I would recommend Dr. Monahan because she was friendly, sincere, and thorough.

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March 31, 2022

5.0

She & her staff has explained things very thoroughly and without pressure

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March 31, 2022

5.0

Dr. Denise Monahan was very Professional and herself, this was my very first time meeting her and it felt like I had know her for years. She treated both my children with warm greetings and answers when asked questions concerning me.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

I feel comfortable with her and she is a woman who can relate

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March 29, 2022

5.0

I really like her. She took time to explain the surgery I was having. Answered my questions. Personable.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Monahan is always nice.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

I have all the confidence in the world in Dr Monahan.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

She is personable, knowledgeable, kind and easy to talk to.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

Great, caring physician.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Thorough and takes concerns seriously

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Very informative, friendly and relatable. I have total confidence that I have the right surgeon.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Smart and kind

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Personable. Explains well. Did not make me feel rushed

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March 15, 2022

5.0

She was very understanding and always answer all my questions. She made sure that I understood everything.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Monahan is friendly, thorough with her explanations and takes the time to address concerns & questions.

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March 13, 2022

5.0

She is knowledgeable & a very great listener!

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March 12, 2022

5.0

She is very thorough and an excellent communicator.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

She is wonderful ! Takes the time to explain everything without over explaining anything.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

She has been so thorough and has answered all of my questions.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

She cares about her patients and is a great surgeon.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Very friendly and thorough. She explained things and took time with me

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March 05, 2022

5.0

My doctor is very nice

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March 04, 2022

5.0

She is trustworthy and friendly

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March 01, 2022

5.0

Very caring.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

She was wonderful and took the time to talk to me so I was fully aware of everything

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Takes very good care of me and my health

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Very personable and thorough. Explained biopsy findings, drew pictures, explained surgery procedure—before/during/after.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

She seems to genuinely care. She explained all the steps that needed to occur and who all would be involved in my care.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Very kind. Listens to concerns. Great advice for my plan of care.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. is very nice professional, she took the time to explain my problem.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Dr Monahan Is outstanding, very patient and answers any questions or concerns

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Compassionate and seemed invested in the appointment

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Friendly , knowledgeable, and puts you at rase

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February 17, 2022

4.0

She has a caring and understanding approach and takes the time to answer questions.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

She's very caring in her manner and approach, and she makes you feel that she's truly listening.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

She’s great

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Kind, efficient, an expert in her field

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February 08, 2022

5.0

She is a consummate professioal!

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February 07, 2022

5.0

She always takes the time to answer all your questions...

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February 05, 2022

5.0

She is just an incredible doctor.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

She is wonderful! Answered all my questions, very helpful and sweet.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

I trust her totally. She has taken me from the beginning and answers every question and make me feel better. She is so respected at the hospital.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

I feel she is an excellent surgeon based on my post recovery

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January 24, 2022

5.0

She is professional, caring, so sensitive to my needs, both medical and emotional.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

She is everything one would want/need in a surgeon - beyond talented and excellent surgeon, she has a terrific positive nature, calmness, genuine kindness, understanding and is a wonderful listener. I would recommend Dr Monahan to everyone in need of breast surgery

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Very warm and extremely professional

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Did a nice job on surgery

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Friendly

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January 18, 2022

5.0

The best Doctor . Very very profesional. Thank you very much.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Very caring and pleasant

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January 17, 2022

5.0

The doctor is amazing I went home the same day I have had no pain I feel that every day I am improving

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January 15, 2022

5.0

She explained everything fully and answered all of my questions.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. is knowledgeable, goes to great detail explaining process/ procedures and diagnosis. She keeps a great attitude and listens to concerns of patients!

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January 06, 2022

5.0

This was a second opinion appt and felt so much better than my other experience. She explained things well, took her time, made clear and individualized recommendations that made sense to me.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Dr Monahan is one of my most trusted and favorite doctors!

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January 04, 2022

5.0

She was smart, made excellent eye contact and had a plan for me. I'm not sure she read my records but she did examine me and I felt confident in her expertise.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

She is very thorough and answers all my questions. She never makes me feel rushed.

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December 31, 2021

5.0

Dr. Monahan is very knowledgeable and always takes the time to explain procedures and test results. Northwestern is lucky to have her!!

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December 30, 2021

5.0

She took the time to explain all options and answered all questions.

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December 29, 2021

5.0

Her knowledge and experience. She is very calm and reassuring.

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Very professional and took the time to understand my history since I was a new patient and treat accordingly. She made me feel very comfortable and was very friendly!

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Monahan was wonderful. She went over my results and explained everything so I could understand them. All of my questions were answered and I felt she cared very deeply for her patients.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Again, she is such a great communicator. I feel she gives me the best care.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

She is very compassionate knows what she is doing

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Kind caring and smart

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Interested in my feelings, issues.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

kind

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December 15, 2021

5.0

She is a straight shooter which I appreciated and has a wonderful personality. She has a gift for interacting with her patients in a warm and supportive manner. She is an awesome surgeon - my breast surgery scars are barely noticeable.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

She’s a great knowledgeable doctor with great bedside manner.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

she has a great examination manner too.

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December 11, 2021

5.0

Personable and genuine. Caring as well as patient to explain procedure & alternative.

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December 09, 2021

5.0

She was very personable, approachable, willing to listen/answer questions. Knowledgeable, Compassionate and Gained my Full trust and confidence during our meeting today. Definitely the dr I would select to do my surgery. Couldn’t have asked for a better physician and visit. Thank you.

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December 09, 2021

5.0

She was clear about analysis & recommendations

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Monahan is a good listener and takes her time with me.

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Always positive and upbeat

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Very professional and a great surgeon!

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Monahan is very thorough and caring.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

She is good at her job

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November 30, 2021

5.0

She’s easy to communicate with

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November 28, 2021

5.0

She was knowledgeable

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Good surgery outcome. Good info at apptments.

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November 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Monahan explained everything carefully and comprehensively. She was direct while also caring and compassionate.

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November 20, 2021

5.0

She listens, is compassionate and is very knowledgeable. I have complete confidence in her opinions.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Never, ever met a doctor like her….universally loved and respected. The aura in the room changes when she enters!! God’s angel

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November 16, 2021

5.0

She was compassionate and caring

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November 13, 2021

5.0

Seems to be a competent, expert.

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November 13, 2021

5.0

She is a professional.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Personable and competent

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Monahan is very patient. She always answers my questions thoroughly.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Competent, good communicator and honest.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Monahan has been kind enough to explain procedures as many times as needed. She is clear on explaining instructions, procedures and follow-ups.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Monahan is a “doctor’s doctor.” She explained what the surgery and recovery would be and put me at ease during each step of the process.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

She’s a good surgeon plus excellent with the follow up protocol!

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October 26, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and welcoming Explained to my understanding

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October 25, 2021

5.0

100 percent feel confident

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Dr Monahan and her staff were most accommodating, unrushed, sensitive to my needs and thorough in explanation and options.

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October 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Monahan is very kind and considerate. She explains everything well. She’s an excellent surgeon

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October 21, 2021

5.0

She is an excellent surgeon and someone I can easily talk to and she answers all of my questions.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Very caring Doctor ..

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Disclosures

Denise Monahan, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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