Craig C. Callewart, M.D. Dallas Orthopedic Treatment & Surgery
Exceptional Orthopedic Care for Dallas Patients
Dr. Callewart believes that the best option for patients is one that involves the least amount of surgery. In fact, about two-thirds of his patients are treated without surgery by using medications, physical therapy, and other nonsurgical treatments.
Dr. Callewart employs a state-licensed, certified physician’s assistant with over 30 years of experience in brain, neck, and back problems who is typically available to see a patient within 24 hours and often the same day which can save you an expensive trip to the emergency room or urgent care facility. The physician assistant can write prescriptions for some pain medicine, muscle relaxers, and physical therapy as well as order MRI’s and CAT scans with all cases being reviewed by Dr. Callewart.
As an experienced spine surgeon, Dr. Craig C. Callewart takes a highly personal approach to caring for his patients.
Dr. Callewart believes that the most important aspect of providing quality care is establishing good relationships with his patients, involving them in their treatment plans and personally discussing the details of each procedure with every patient.
Methodist Hospital for Surgery received DNV GL’s Healthcare Orthopedic Center of Excellence award.
DNV GL is an international firm out of Norway that has a Healthcare sector that evaluates hospitals and hospital services. The evaluation is based on Safety of Medication Use, Surgery Sterilization Standards, Personnel Training, Cleanliness, Low Complication Rate, Low Infection Rate, Patient Satisfaction Scores, General Safety Measurements of the Facility, Equipment and many more. MHfS is the first hospital in Texas and the second in the USA to achieve this honor. We are very honored to be recognized internationally and will continue to strive for excellence.
Meet Dr. Craig C. Callewart
Dr. Callewart is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon.He completed medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas; his orthopedic surgery residency at St. Luke’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland; and his orthopedic spine fellowship at UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles. Dr. Callewart specializes in the treatment of traumatic spine injuries and chronic pain. His clinical interests include the alleviation of chronic pain associated with spine injuries, scoliosis, cervical and lumbar fractures, and the advances in treatment of complicated cases.
Dr. Callewart believes that while there have been tremendous advancements over the years in how surgeons treat patients with spine conditions, the importance of the bond of trust between the patient and physician remains the same.
“I treat my patients like I would want my family members treated.”
– Dr. Craig C. Callewart
Meet Joe Nagy, PA
Physician Assistant Joe Nagy grew up in New York City and obtained his graduate-level physician assistant certificate from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1983. He moved to Texas in 1990 and has worked with Dr. Callewart for more than 22 years.
When Mr. Nagy is not working, he enjoys hunting, golfing, skiing, and spending time with his wife and two children.
“Helping patients feel better is my passion, so my job has never felt like work.”
– Joe Nagy, PA, C3Spine
Renowned Orthopedic Spine Specialist Has Dallas Buzzing
Dr. Craig Callewart, renowned neck and back orthopedic specialist, has a secret life: bees. Dr. Callewart is also a beekeeper, and has over 150,000 bees that he deals with daily on his family’s cattle ranch in Kaufman, Texas, where he also has llamas.
Dr. Callewart’s Holistic Approach to Orthopedic Care
Pain relief does not happen by using the newest surgical device or by addressing a certain problem. Rather, it involves treating the whole person. That includes making an assessment of the patient’s activity level and daily physical requirements.
Each patient must consider whether their body can continue overuse after surgery. Surgery will treat the problem, but often not completely cure it. Our bodies wear out and are not replaceable. Lifestyle, spiritual tools, support network, and financial considerations all come together to affect whether the patient will improve after treatment. We encourage patients to find a surgeon who considers all these factors instead of looking for a physician and surgeon who promotes tiny incisions and fast recovery.
Providing Exceptional Orthopedic Care in Dallas for Over 25 Years
Some members of our staff have worked with Dr. Callewart for over 20 years. This small, stable environment fosters continuity in care and a warm, familiar atmosphere for patients.
Methodist Hospital for Surgery Awards and Recognition
‣ DNV GL Healthcare Certification for Spine, Shoulder, and Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
‣ Orthopedic Center of Excellence – 1st in Texas and 2nd hospital in the nation to receive
‣ US News & World Report – rated “High Performing” in hip and knee replacement
‣ Blue Cross Blue Shield – “Blue Distinction Center +” for spine surgery
‣ Dallas Morning News – Top 100 Places to Work
‣ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) – 5-Star Rating
‣ Texas Medical Foundation Quality Improvement Bronze Award
‣ Cigna – Center of Excellence for Joint Replacement
‣ ISO 9001:2015 Certified