Orthopedic Profile: Dr. Andrew P. Kant
Dr. Andrew P. Kant is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and a founding partner of KSF Orthopaedic Center in Houston, TX. He chose to embark upon a career in orthopedics following extensive work as a trainer and manager for sports teams throughout high school and college.
Dr. Kant graduated from Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, before receiving his medical degree from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois. He then completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Dr. Kant is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, as well as a former president of the Houston Orthopedic Society, a former president of the medical staff of Houston Northwest Medical Center, and former chairman of the Department of Surgery at the same facility. Currently, he serves as president of the Texas Orthopedic Center and as a member of the Board of Medical Legislation for the Harris County Medical Society. Dr. Kant is also a proud member of the Super Doctor’s Hall of Fame, having “attained a high degree of peer recognition or professional achievement.”
Orthopedic Patient Care Philosophy
Dr. Kant opened KSF Orthopaedic Center in 1976 to bring high-quality orthopedic care to the residents of North Houston and the Woodlands areas. He has been in private practice in the same area for 35 years.
“I always wanted to be a physician,” Dr. Kant said, “I chose orthopedics because you get to work with people of all ages from newborns to seniors. I get to treat the entire body, and sometimes the entire family. I get a chance to watch my patients grow up. It is always rewarding to treat a former patient’s son or daughter.”
Dr. Kant likes the fact that orthopedic patients generally get well. “We can usually fix what’s wrong,” he added. “I cannot tell you the number of times a former patient comes up to me in a restaurant or grocery store and says, ‘I can walk without pain or I can play basketball with my daughter.’ It is very gratifying to know I have had a part in those kinds of results.
“Orthopedics delivers a high level of satisfaction, and it’s an ever-changing field. Eighty percent of the things I do today weren’t available when I left my training program. For example, when I came into practice, arthroscopy virtually didn’t exist. I learned arthroscopic surgery by traveling to other areas of the country when it was just beginning in 1976. We were one of the first orthopedic groups in Houston to use arthroscopy.”
Orthopedic Services in Houston, TX
For more than four decades, KSF Orthopaedic Center has provided comprehensive care to Houston-area patients. Under the direction of Dr. Kant, the facility has treated orthopedic injuries, conditions, and diseases using cutting-edge technology and an in-house 10,000-square-foot KSF Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center. Dr. Kant is among a compassionate group of physicians at the center who support philanthropic efforts and provide medical coverage at local sporting events to help support the community.
Superb Orthopedic Spine Doctor in Houston
Dr. Kant specializes in treating spinal problems and injuries. He noted, “We’ve gone through huge changes in orthopedics in the last twenty years in the treatment of the spine. We have better materials and better techniques. A lot of what I can offer patients today didn’t exist when I finished training. It’s really phenomenal and it continues to change.” He is passionate about providing exceptional treatment to every patient who walks through the doors at KSF Orthopaedic Center, which is why he has devoted his life to delivering unsurpassed orthopedic care.
Dr. Kant and his wife live in Houston and have three children. In his spare time, Dr. Kant likes to play golf, fish, ski, and scuba dive.
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