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Sub Specialty:
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Bloodless Medicine

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.6 Stars
166 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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August 23, 2018

The staff is excellent, everyone is friendly and helpful. I appreciate the personal attention I always receive and the promptness. I have never had an exceptionally long wait, which I definitely appreciate since time is so valuable.

August 23, 2018

This was my first visit with Dr. Kanter to get his opinion and suggestions about my back issues. The meeting with him was very brief as his PA did most of the reviewing and explaining of what my MRI revealed and the possible actions that can be taken to help me. Dr. Kanter comes highly recommended and, if need be, I will return for further care.

August 23, 2018

Everyone was nice, friendly and listened to me. The wait was a little long but I would recommend going there.

August 09, 2018

He's the greatest.

August 09, 2018

Overall excellent experience. Waited a little longer than expected but staff members were considerate and they kept me aware of the delays. Would have liked a little more one-on-one time with Dr. instead of P.A. Both seemed rushed and behind in schedule. No big deal though, but if you're looking for improvement this is a possibility. Again, it was still a very positive experience and I have no complaints. Dr. Kanter and staff were wonderful!!!

August 09, 2018

very empathic - doctor and staff

July 12, 2018

He was very professional.

July 12, 2018

excellent doctors

July 12, 2018

I had a fusion done 6/1/18 by Dr. Kanter. Today was my 6wk f/u and I did not see Dr. Kanter just his resident. I had some complications after my surgery that extended my inpatient stay to a week and not once did I see Dr. Kanter after the surgery. I did see his fellow and residents daily but it would have been nice to see an attending following surgery or even at my 6 week post op visit. I understand the demand for surgeons but do feel he could have cleared 20 mins to attend my f/u. Thank you

June 14, 2018

PA was wonderful and super helpful and Dr Kanter was a great listener and didn't jump to surgery as I anticipated. Very pleased