Dr. Seyed Kalantar, MD

Dr. Seyed Kalantar, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
Dr. Seyed Kalantar, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from E VA MED SCH OF M C OF HAMPTON RDS in 2004 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.Read his story

3800 Reservoir Rd NW

Washington, DC 20007

Contact Information

(202) 444-8766

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
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Top Care Areas

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Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Kalantar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kalantar "Dr. Seyed Babak Kalantar is an Associate Professor in the Georgetown Department of Orthopedics and Chief of the Division of Spinal Surgery. He is co-director of the Medstar Spine Center. He earned his undergraduate education at the University of Virginia where he graduated with a bachelor of arts and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. During his time there, he spent a semester living and studying in Spain and is fluent Spanish speaker. Dr. Kalantar attended Eastern Virginia Medical School for his medical training where he was initiated into the alpha omega alpha national honor society for medicine, an honor reserved for top academic 5% of each medical school class. After medical school, he completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. As a resident he was selected by his peers and faculty to receive the Bronze Hammer Award for orthopaedic excellence as the outstanding resident of his class. As a recognition of having earned the highest cumulative average on his in training examinations, Dr. Kalantar also received the Leonard Marmor surgical arthritis foundation award for academic excellence. Dr. Kalantar then did a Spinal Surgery subspecialty training fellowship at Emory University."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kalantar "Dr. Kalantar is dedicated to providing his patients with the highest quality of medical care and focused in meeting your individual needs. He is committed to ensuring that every patient and their family have a thorough understanding of their conditions and treatment options. His goal is to return you to an active lifestyle and afford pain relief as safely and quickly as possible"

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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30  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Baylor Col of Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Baylor Col of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Emory U Spine Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kalantar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kalantar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kalantar to family and friends
51 total reviews (29 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (51)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kalantar's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (29)

I am writing this review as a family member of a patient of Dr. Kalantar. HE IS AMAZING & if I could give MORE stars I would. He is Chief of Ortho but remains so friendly & down to earth. He did a massive multi fusion & spine straightening on my Mom. 2 surgeries and 3 incisions at 75 years old!...more
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I have already recommended Dr. Kalantar to friends and family, and will continue to do so!
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Dr. Kalantar is the best: great bedside manner, thorough when discussing issues. Both my wife and I had back surgery (3 years ago, and recently in 12/17) - good experiences both times. Highly recommend!
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I had a cervical spine fusion done by Dr. Kalantar and I feel 100% better. Dr. Kalantar is a great doctor. He spent time with me, explained the entire procedure, and made me feel at ease. He has a very professional and reliable staff. I highly recommend Dr. Kalantar!
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I read so many amazing things about Dr. Kalantar and my pain psychologist said he is brilliant. I was scared after my consultation with him last week because it was faster than I thought it would be. I hope it is only because he really does need the imaging ordered, and not because I can't be...more
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