Dr. Craig 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.
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.
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.
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.
‣ 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
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 is very personal and professional! I recommend highly!"
"Best orthopedic Surgeon I had ever had I would recommend his practice to anyone."
"Amazing healthcare. I cannot express enough how well I was cared for by Dr. Callewart, Joe and their team. The office staff are lovely and helpful and patient. Neck surgery feels a little frightening, but no fear here, not one detail of your care will be overlooked."
"I’m weighed over 220 lbs and had a train wreck of a back. Almost 1 year ago I had to have 2 surgeries 4 days apart. As you can see, what Dr. Callewart and Joe were able to do is simply amazing. I highly recommend Dr. Callewart and his team for any of your surgical needs!"
"I have had 2 surgeries by Dr Callewart. The last one was 3 years ago. He gave me a good part of my life back. I will always have mobility and loss of motion issues but my quality of life is good. I cannot say enough good things about him and Joe Nagy. At some point (hopefully not soon)know i will have another and really hope i can go back to him."
"Dr.Callewart and Dr.Joe are the best Dr.s around.Very attentive,patient and kind.Always a professional and they take great care of their patients.I've had several surgeries and they have taken great care of me.Recommend HIGHLY.Thanks for all you do."
"Dr. Calewart and Joe are the best team in DFW"
"Trust them completely!!"
"Amazing doctor and staff!!! He and Joe truly care about their patients and has awesome personalities! You go in pain and leave smiling confident that your pain will soon be gone!"
"Have seen Dr Callewart and Joe for about 20 years! They are ALWAYS helpful and listen to any concerns I have! Could not be happier with Dr. Callewart and Joe Nagy and all of the staff I see. They are a great staff and of course Dr and P.A. He took over after 4 surgeries by someone else and have done everything possible to help correct the problems in my neck! I would recommed this Doctor to anyone having spinal problems!"
"Dr Callewart is such a great well rounded dr. Love his staff .. even dr joe... the new chairs are not my favorite to sit in with my back issues and its alwayyssss hot. But i wouldn't trade him for any other dr.."
"I love the professional environment and services they provide. My Dr. Callewart is very warm and friendly. Sometimes I forget that I'm talking to my Dr. because he makes me feel like we're old high school buddies! Lol! Couldn't have asked for a more Professional Dr. than Dr. Callewart who knows what he's doing! Thank you for all you do!"
"Dr Calawart and Joe are the very best back doctors in the Dallas area. They are so kind and caring and the staff is awesome. When you have a problem they get you an appointment right away no waiting for days or weeks Love this group."
"Dr Calewart and crew are very good at what they do. Carrying and compassionate are virtues that are hard to find in specialties, I have never found them to be anything less. Great bedside manor, and both Dr Calewart and Joe Naggy know their stuff. Great Team, with great suport from their staff."
"Dr. C. and Joe Nagy are the best doctors I have ever had. They have a wonderful staff including radiology , his dictationist, his scheduler and all the front desk staff. Thanks for taking such good care of me."
"The dr. & jo are the greatest I need one more fix.....please Lol Sonia"
"Wouldnt go any where else. The staff is so friendly and doctor callawart is great but doc Joe is my favorite. So nice and listen to all your problems and his sense of humor is the best."
"Dr.Callewart and his staff are always at there best when it comes to his patients ."
"I got an appointment quick and everyone was so helpful and nice. I tell anyone with back problems to call Dr. Callwart and get his help. He is very good."
"I couldn't ask for a better Doctor. He cares about his Patients..."