Dr. Jacob Alant

Dr. Jacob Alant



Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery



Master of Science

MMed (Neurosurgery)


Master of Medicine in Neurosurgery



Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada



Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This indicates the certification of the doctor in a particular medical or surgical specialty.



Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons



Fellowship trained Board-Certified Specialist in Neurosurgery. They specialize in surgery for the nervous system.
Practicing in: To be updated

#1 of 40 Neurosurgeons in Calgary, Alberta


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Dr. Jacob Alant is a neurologist at our False Creek Healthcare Centre. He also has a private practice in Alberta, performing spinal surgery. With years of nerve and spine expertise, he hopes to refine surgical effective spinal surgical procedures to limit procedural morbidity for early recovery and return to normal activity.

Dr. Alant begun is medical journey in South Africa when he obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of surgery from Pretoria University Medical School, and a one-year internship at Goldfields Regional Hospital in Welkom. He successfully passed his Principles of Surgery examination in 2007 and LMCC examination in 2008. He went on to receive his Peripheral Nerve Fellowship with Dr. R. Midha in Calgary, Alberta. In 2009, he passed the Royal College Neurosurgery examination. In 2010, he received his Combined Spinal Surgery Fellowship from the University of Calgary. Between 2010 and 2013, he held the position of a locum tenens, division of Neurosurgery in Calgary while actively perusing his Master of Science (Neuroscience) from the University of Calgary.

Dr. Alant has 19 published pieces, six in which are peer-reviewed. His most recent awards include Best Oral Poster, Basic Science from the 8th Annual AOSNA Spine Fellows Forum, Norman Schachar Research Award from the 3rd Annual Fellows Research Symposium, and the John Smith and Laura Gardener Memorial Award for best research by a surgical fellow.


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American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological SurgeonsCNS
  • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
AOSpine North America
  • AOSpine North America
American Society for Peripheral Nerve
  • American Society for Peripheral Nerve
Canadian Neurosurgical Society : CNSF
  • Canadian Neurosurgical Society / CNSF
canadian medical association
  • Canadian Medical Association
Health Professions Counsel of South Africa
  • Health Professions Counsil of South Africa


University of Calgary
  • Master of Science (Neuroscience)
    University of Calgary
    Calgary, Alberta
University of Calgary
  • Combined Spinal Surgery Fellowship
    University of Calgary
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Fellowship
    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Peripheral Nerve Fellowship
    Dr. R. Midha Calgary
  • Neurosurgical Residency
    Pretoria Academic Hospital
    Pretoria, South Africa
  • Internship
    Goldfields Regional Hospital
    Welkom, South Africa
Pretoria University Medical School
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
    Pretoria University Medical School
    Hatfield, South Africa


    • His most recent awards include
      • 2011 David Kline Research Award
      • 2010 Best Oral Poster, Basic Science from the 8th Annual AOSNA Spine Fellows Forum
      • 2010 Norman Schachar Research Award from the 3rd Annual Fellows Research Symposium
      • 2010 John Smith and Laura Gardener Memorial Award for Best Research by a Surgical Fellow
    • Ad hoc reviewer for NEUROSURGERY
    • 19 Published Pieces
    • Scientific Researcher/Publisher
    • Guest Speaker/Presenter


    • False Creek Healthcare
      Vancouver, British Columbia



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    Reviews updated via RateMDs on 08/27/2015. Average review is based on 14 reviews.

    full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted Oct. 23, 2013
    Dr. Alant performed surgery for spinal stenosis & two separate carpel tunnel surgeries in a four month period. All surgeries were very successful with excellent recovery. He is very professional, articulate & precisely describes the necessity for surgery, the procedure & expected recovery progress. Dr. Alant is a very personable, capable, experienced neuro surgeon & provides a high feeling of confidence.

    full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted March 11, 2013
    Dr. Alant, Dr. Avery, Ms. Patricia and the nursing staff at the Foothills hospital were amazing. I was transferred from small town High River, to Dr.Alant and his team with My L5 S1 Disc inpinging the sciatic nerve, after 2.5 weeks of incrediable pain. I met this wonderful Dr. and his team, they were able to come to come and sit with my family and explain the surgery with a great kindness and some humor, which we appreciated. I would reccomend Dr.Alant and his team to anyone. Their bedside manners was full of compassion. Hours post surgery I was up walking pain free with a walker and able to use the bathroom without assistance and had a sense of pride and relief. I am happy to say 4 days after surgery I was completley off the percocet and working at getting rid of the cane. Thank you.

    full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small full_star-small Submitted Feb. 6, 2013
    Male, 55 yrs. Oh my Goodness! I love Dr. Alant’s manner, expertise, professionalism, staff, and most all, his perfect care for my L5-S1 herniated disc repair. Had a 1″ incision, 2 hour surgery with small instruments, 4 hour recovery/rest, and then I got up and walked without worry or pain! The nursing staff was so excellent as well. I used about 4 percosets in the first day and none for 10 months now. The best I can say is, “Thank You, Doctor!”

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    Dr. Jacob Alant last modified: February 16th, 2016 by Centric Health
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