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Dr. Howard Lantner, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 59

Dr. Lantner

Neurology Surgery

1000 Asylum Ave Ste 3208 Hartford, CT 06105
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Dr. Howard Lantner, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Hartford, CT and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Hahnemann School Of Medicine, Allegheny University Of Health Sciences in 1987 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Dr. Lantner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lantner

3.7

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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I went to Dr. Lantner with a ruptured disc in my L5/S1 Which was pressing on all of my nerves in my leg so that I could not walk. With an outpatient surgery, Dr. Lantner Repaired the disc so that it was not pressing on anynerves and I was able to walk out of surgery pain-free. I highly recommend this skilled surgeon! His team is wonderful including his nurse practitioner and office staff!
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listens to what the pt is saying
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Upon reading the reviews on Doctors webpage, I was very hesitant about going forward with my appointment. Dr. L spent a very intense fifteen minutes with me and gave me instructions to have a MRI. After those results, I was scheduled for Cervical surgery. The negative reviews were likely from patients who complain about every little thing and did not follow the strict pre-op instructions. Dr. Lanter was recommended by four of my physicians who I respect and trust with my life. I will return.
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Staff at hospital was great. I woke up from a two level artificial disc procedure pain free except on my back neck muscles which isn't too bad. Incision is small and hoping recover keeps going well. Feeling back in my left arm not my finger though but time might help that too.
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Did L4/L5 spinal fusion operation on me several weeks ago. Nothing but praise for this surgeon. He walked my wife and I through the process, step by step, and everything (so far) has gone as planned.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a physician, I strive to provide excellent, compassionate care, working with my patients to achieve 'Best Care for a Lifetime'

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1987
Hahnemann School Of Medicine, Allegheny University Of Health Sciences
Medical School

Awards

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(860) 522-7121

Dr. Lantner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lantner's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lantner treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Lantner treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lantner treats Spondylosis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Lantner treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lantner treats Herniated Disc more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Lantner treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Lantner's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization