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Dr. John S Monk Jr has the following 2 specialties
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Bariatric Medicine
Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.
Dr. John S Monk Jr has the following 7 expertise
- Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)
- Galbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Gastric Bypass (Gastrojejunostomy)
- Colon Cancer
- Minor Surgical Procedures
Dr. John S Monk Jr has 1 board certified specialty
Dr. John S Monk Jr is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I had been sick for quite a while . I went to Gettysburg hospital on two occasions for diverticulitis . They sent me home with pills and no improvement . I went to a gastroenterologist same deal , I went to the hospital for a colonoscopy , finally was so sick , they weren't sure what the problem was . They transferred me to York Hospital and the care of Dr. John and his team . They performed emergency surgery to remove my colon on Oct.15 th . It was 5 days until they could tell my wife I was going to make it . I saw Dr. John and members of his team morning and evening . Finally out of intensive care , I felt like I was OK . The team the hospital , and all the nurses were outstanding . Dr. John became my friend , the guy who encouraged me every step of the way . I really don't think I would be here to write this review without Dr. John . Thanks to Doc , all his team and staff .
Dr Monk is an honest, caring doctor. He does not sugar coat the truth. He gives nothing but the way it is! I had some issues having my surgery approved and Dr Monk and his staff went WAY out of the way for me to get it approved. I have lost 135 pounds after surgery and am almost at goal weight almost a year later. If you are considering weight loss surgery, don't wait, call today! You have nothing to lose. :)
Dr. Monk did gastric bypass for me in 2003 and i am down 167 lbs and work daily to keep it off. I did have another surgery done in 2005 and thanks to Dr. Monk I am alive today. I had a severe infection in my abdomen, from a previous surgery, done by another surgeon from MD I was in surgery for over 12 hours and Dr. Monk was there the whole time. He kept my family updated on my progress and he was totally honest with them and told them if it had not been for the fact i made the decision to have gastric bypass previously and lost a significant amount of weight i most likely would not have survived this surgery. Thank you Dr. Monk and i would recommend him to anyone.
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
36 Years Experience
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
Graduated in 1982
Dr. John S Monk Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
- Capital BC Keystone Health Plan Central HMO
- Capital BC PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry DE PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- First Health PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
- Geisinger Health Plan
- Highmark Community Blue PPO
- Highmark PPOBlue
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
UPMC Health Plan
- UPMC PPO
- UPMC Premium Network Plans
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsApple Hill Surgical Associates, 25 Monument Rd Ste 220, York, PA
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