Dr. Andrew Kant is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who is the
founding partner of KSF Orthopaedic Center. He decided to pursue a
career in orthopaedics after working extensively as a trainer and
manager with sports teams in high school and college.
Dr. Kant graduated from Illinois College in Jacksonville, Ill. and received his medical degree from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill. near Chicago, Ill. He completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also a past president of the Houston Orthopedic Society, the Past President of the Medical staff of Houston Northwest Medical Center and has served as chairman of the Department of Surgery at the above hospital. He is currently president of the Texas Orthopaedic Association.
Dr. Kant started KSF Orthopaedic Center in 1976 to bring high quality
orthopedic care to the residents of Northwest 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 says, "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 says. "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 kind 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.
Dr. Kant specializes in treating spinal problems and injuries. "We've
gone through huge changes in orthopedics in the last twenty years in
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."
Dr. Kant and his wife live in Houston and have three children. In his
leisure time, Dr. Kant likes to play golf, fish, ski, and scuba dive.