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Dr. Steven R Kanter has the following 2 specialties
- Hematology & Oncology
- Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Blood Cancer
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I was referred to Dr. Kanter due to a lump that was discovered in my breast. Very unnerving situation. His answers to my questions were short and he seemed hurried. He indicated that he had to check with my insurance company to make sure I don't end up with a big bill. I told him to please do so. When I returned for the biopsy I was told that I did not have an appointment. It was a good thing that I had the card with the appointment information. I was told to wait. When I went in I was placed on a examination chair that I thought was too narrow to perform the operation. I was very uncomfortable, but I did not know what to expect. Some lubrication was placed over the area where the lump was located and a sonogram was used to identify the size and location of the lump. This was all well and good and I could see the lump on the monitor. Dr. Kanter explained that the sonogram image would be used to guide the needle that would collect the tissue sample. O.K. I was then given the local anesthesia, very painful. I have had local anesthesia before when I had ingrown toenail removed and a broken tooth repaired. In both of these instances a topical anesthesia was applied to the skin where the needle would be inserted. The needle was then inserted in progression allowing the anesthesia to work in the tissue directly in front of the needle. This technique was seemingly not utilized in my case. I then observed the extraction needle on the sonogram monitor probing into the lump. But then I observed the needle going beyond the lump. I became very apprehensive. There was no explination given as to why it seemed like the needle overshot the lump. Dr. Kanter then place a suture at the insertion point on my breast and it was done. I asked what I should do and was told to keep ice on it during the evening to keep the swelling down. The nurse placed an adhesive strip over the suture. When I got up to put on my shirt I noticed blood on the vinyl of the examination chair. The paper covering the chair had moved out of place. When I got home there was blood on the inside of my shirt even though the adhesive strip was clean. I realize that my side and back was also not cleaned after the procedure. Over the next day the actual lump grew to almost 3x in size, this was not the general swelling of the area. I got nervous and decided to do some research on the internet and found out that this sometimes occur, but I was never told to expect this possibility. When I returned for the result things were a little tense to say the least. His nurse came to the waiting area a couple times before my name was called but it seemed that she was specifically trying not to make eye contact. When I went inside Dr. Kanter walked directly in fron of me and again I tried to make eye contact, but there seem to be a deliberate avoidance. Maybe I was being oversensitive, but I thought the only reason they would do this was because the news was not good. When he finally got into the room he said the results were negative, thank God, but the lump would have to be removed. When I pointed out the suture, he reached into his pocket and removed a hemostat which he used to pull on the suture. the suture was fused to the scar tissue. He used something to cut the suture and continue pulling until it came out. This did not have to be a painful experience. Again, my experience had been that a sterile suture removal kit was the way to go. It consist of little more than a sterile tweezer and scissors and a neosporin swap. The swab would be used to soften the scar tissue and suture. You would then cut the suture and pull it out with a tweezer. I told him I needed a second opinion on the surgery... To add insult to injury, I recently recieved a bill from Dr. Kanter's office for $1700 dollars. I was referred to him as a participating physician to my medical insurance plan. He had failed to advise me that, contrary to the belief of my primary physician, he was no longer a participating physician... Never again.
Dr. Kanter is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
39 Years Experience
Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1979
Jackson Health System
Dr. Steven R Kanter accepts the following insurance providers.
Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
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Locations & DirectionsSouth Florida Surgical Group, 8755 SW 94th St Ste 200, Miami, FL
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