Dr. Seyed Kalantar, MD
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Qualifications and Experience
CERVICAL/THORACIC/LUMBAR SPINE SPECIALIST MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY COMPLEX SPINAL RECONSTRUCTION Dr. Seyed Kalantar is a dedicated and engaging orthopedic surgeon serving the cities of Washington, DC and McLean, VA. Dr. Kalantar earned his medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine. He continued his training by completing a fellowship at Emory University Hospital. Dr. Kalantar is a part of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Orthopedics and affiliated with the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, where he is the chief of the division of spine surgery in the orthopedic surgery department. Dr. Kalantar is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Dr. Kalantar is fluent in English, Persian, and Spanish. He places a strong emphasis on disease prevention and healthy lifestyle options. Dr. Kalantar makes every effort to put his patients at ease and provides them with the best comprehensive care available. To that end, he is always very transparent with his patients about their health and treatment options. ***PLEASE NOTE: All appointments scheduled are reviewed by an office team member who may contact you to confirm the appointment after it’s been scheduled on Zocdoc. Please provide address and insurance information to avoid delays at the time of service. Thank you. ***
Verified Patient Reviews
I am a medical professional with 25 years of experience. I am also an intelligent female. I do not appreciate having my symptoms and questions dismissed so readily out of hand or “mansplained”
He didn't perceive to be concerned with my opinion and made up his mind pretty much without a consultation with me.
Dr. Kalantar is one of the kindest, most compassionate and intelligent doctors I have ever met. I know he has my best interests in mind, and today he gave me so much of his time and attention and I appreciate his seeing me as a person, not just a patient. Thank you for caring Dr. Kalantar.
Visit went well, will follow his advice and see if that improves my condition. That will be the real measure of my visit.
I was treated with respect and courtesy by the check in staff. I was so relieved when Dr Kalantar actually believed how much pain I was in and I almost cried with relief. He was professional and went over what the surgery would entail, never pushing me. He was obviously extremely busy, but did not rush me out the door.
he listened he was prepared he discussed options and he was compassionate
I felt like he got me and understood what relentless pain can do to someone. I felt very respected and I know what is happening with me is complicated, but I felt that he is getting more information he needs and he will work with the other doctors there and they will figure out someway to help me and he won't throw me away just because he was so compassionate and earned my trust by just who he was towards me.
A positive, patient-centered encounter. Excellent staff support.
Superb doctor and office staff terrific.
I was the first appointment of the morning and it went like clock-work! Dr. Kalantar was very informative, laid out different options for treatment moving forward, and emphasized that the decision was up to me based on my quality of life/ manageability of pain, etc. He listened to my issues and concerns and took time to answer my questions. I'm so glad to have his guidance with my back issues!
He is very professional and knowledgeable. I appreciated the time he spent explaining to me next steps.
It was excellent, Dr. Kalantar and his staff are very professional!
Dr Kalantar takes his time to explain every issue. Very good beside manner.
communication on the wait was poor and unprofessional. The staff and Doctor were professional in every way
Extremely professional. Extremely helpful. Right to the point.
Dr Talantar is impressive.
Listened to everything I had to say, and gave specific referrals to people he trusted, rather than to say "pick any of them"
Dr. Kalantar is a dying breed. He is at once knowledgeable in his specialty of orthopedics, a top notch surgeon, and he has incredible beside manner. I know he is busy, and yet, I could swear I am his only patient. I came back to see him today, after not seeing him for more than 2 years, and it was like he never forgot me. Dr. Kalantar brings tremendous credit to the Medstar Georgetown family.
He listened to what I had to say, then carefully explained the options available to me. I believe the information he presented to me concerning my severe spinal stenosis problem was accurate. What convinced me I made the right choice in seeing him was that he did not immediately recommend surgery, but suggested I try steroid injections. After he looked at the x-ray taken while I was there he showed them to me and we both agreed that trying the steroid is my first best choice. He then was able to schedule that procedure for tomorrow-and that doctor is on the same floor.
Although over an hour wait they made me fully aware at beginning that they were running behind.
I've had many appts with Dr. Kalantar, and he has always listened to me, With respect and good options. Today was no exception. He's very friendly while being professional. He did my back surgery, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for an orthopedist.
Dr. Kalantar was great, once I finally got to see him. It really irritates me when the office is "running behind ", and your expected to wait and ruin your schedule but if you are 30 minutes late they can't wait. And Heaven forbid if you have something come up and have to cancel with less than 24hrs notice!
It was very good. Dr. very helpful ready and willing to answer all questions. Thorough
Dr. Kalantar was knowledgeable and very through. This is a great office.
They double book appointments with other patients so I wasn't seen until 45 minutes later. Even when I arrived early.
My visit with Dr. Kalantar went as expected. I have seen Dr. Lauerman for years and this was the first time with Dr. Kalantar. He was very informative and listened to my concerns and questions.