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Sub Specialty:
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Bloodless Medicine

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC St. Margaret
UPMC Shadyside
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Presbyterian

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

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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September 08, 2016

Wait in room to long between nurse, then PA, then doctor, got bored and felt irritable. Husbands comment.

September 08, 2016

I didn't get to spend much time with Dr. Kanter. He already had his mind made up before he came in the room. Our discussion just seemed like a formality.

August 25, 2016

Everything was great except the time it took to be seen. I arrived at 1015 am as requested to be early for paper work. I wasn't seen by the doctor until 115 pm. The staff and receptionist were all great as well as the doctor. Just the wait time was bad.

July 14, 2016

My care and constant reinforcement of concerns after and including my operation have been exceptional. They were met with compassion and positive advise. Dr. Kanter and nurses are a great team. Big thanks to all !

June 16, 2016

The one complaint that I have regarding this visit was that my appointment was one hour behind my scheduled appointment time. That was a substantial inconvenience for me as I was on my way to work from the visit.

June 02, 2016

My appointment was scheduled for 12:45PM. Did not get into the examining room until 1:52PM and waited until 2:36PM to see the PA. Left the office about 3:00PM. I was given the reason by the receptionist that Monday had been a holiday so they were running late on Friday. Does not make sense to me, unless they over-scheduled seeing patients.

June 02, 2016

He and his staff,are by far the best I have ever experienced! Hand down!

May 26, 2016

I am so glad my sister recommended UPMC for my health care needs. I feel I was extremely fortunate to have Dr. Kanter do my surgery. When I first had symptoms of not being able to walk I was so afraid and confused, I could not think and did not know what to do. 6 months later i am truly blessed. Thank You.

May 19, 2016

For the first time in 9 months I felt like someone (Dr. Kantor) was actually listening to me. He was very concerned about my situation and went beyond the normal look at my records and give his opinion. He examined me which no other doctor really did over the last nine months. So I would definately recommend him to anyone who has a back, neck problem.

May 12, 2016

Dr. Kanter is an excellent surgeon. I already referred a friend because she wasn't happy with her current Physician/Surgeon, and she is scheduled for surgery with Dr. Kanter.