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Sub Specialty:
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Bloodless Medicine

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC St Margaret
UPMC Passavant

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.7 Stars
223 Patient
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UPP - Department of Neurological Surgery
Three Rivers Wexford –UPMC Passavant Spine Center
12680 Perry Highway
2nd Floor
Wexord, PA 15090
Office Phone:
(412) 864-3420

UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St.
Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-3685


Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery


MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

University of Virginia Medical School,
Charlottesville, VA

University of California at San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA

Auckland City Hospital,
Auckland, New Zealand

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October 24, 2019

Dr. Kanter did such a wonderful job from start to finish. He helped my back pain so significantly that I can finally sleep for the first time in over 2 years. He is so professional and compassionate.

October 24, 2019

The wait time was approximately an hour. He did give me good information regarding my condition and gave me a referral for an orthopedic.

October 17, 2019

Dr. Kanter is an excellent Surgeon, I no longer have pain in my back or sciatica pain in my leg. Both surgeries were a success.

October 14, 2019

the wait once checked in to the appt. was a little long, but Dr. Kanter and his assistant did take time and explain things and listen to our questions and concerns. they also got back to me rather quickly using the portal.

October 03, 2019

This was the third time visiting this doctor. His PA and he were more than knowledgeable about how to recommend advice.

September 26, 2019

Dr Joseph and Dr Kanter discussed my back issues and spent a good amount of time with me.

September 12, 2019

he seems over extended and is not given enough time to do everything that he should do and or wants to do. he does make effort to be personal and explain things in detail. seems to be a good doctor but I've just met him. fingers crossed

September 05, 2019

I met with the PA and this is the 2nd time I have met with her. She is so wonderful, caring and a great listener.

August 08, 2019

Dr. Kanter, Angela and the entire staff were wonderful and very easy to work with!!

August 08, 2019

dr. kanter was very helpful and made me feel at ease. he wants to explore other options before surgery. i like that. would tell others to go to him.