Dr. John Callahan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Callahan
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Excelsior Orthopaedics

260 Red Tail Rd Orchard Park, NY 14127

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(716) 250-9999

Dr. John Callahan, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Orchard Park, NY. Dr. Callahan has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as ECMC Health Campus and Mercy Hospital Of Buffalo. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Callahan to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Callahan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Independent Health
Encompass
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Callahan treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Callahan treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Callahan treats Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Callahan treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Hand Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Callahan treats Hand Fracture more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Callahan treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 61% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Callahan treats Elbow Injuries more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Callahan treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Elbow Sprain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Callahan treats Elbow Sprain more than 55% of their peers

Dr. Callahan treats this condition more than 55% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Callahan treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 41% of their peers

Dr. Callahan treats this condition more than 41% of their peers

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Dr. Callahan's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. Callahan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Callahan

3.9

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
72.41379310344827%
(21)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(1)
1 Star
24.137931034482758%
(7)
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What went well
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  • Office environment (21)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (20)
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions (7)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
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Thumb surgery. Very smooth professional operation. Healed beautiful and rehabbing well.
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Hansen Elaine – Sep 18, 2020
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This dr is horrible second time i have seen him he is a very nasty dr. Tells me my broken wrist healed broken the bone is sticking out of my wrist is lying saying its only swollen my butt for nine months. Wanted therapy but now he cant even send me for that his favorite therapist is only seeing certain people when she told us all she was off due to coronavirus she lies too. Tells me i can live with my hand not being lined up with my arm. Tells me to take ibuprofen for six weeks then come back and see his np so he dont have to tell me that he cant be bothered to fix it even though it is very painful. One aweful dr.
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Lori H – Apr 23, 2020
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Well as of right now, my 74 year old mother went in with severe carpal tunnel. Dr. Callahan did surgery on both hands. With in 1 day of surgery my mother could not move her thumb. Hummm no problems with the thumb BEFORE the surgery. DJ C. claims its NOT related (yeah right, anything to put another insurance claim thru since my moms insurance is incredible and they will pay it). Then within 1 week, my mother is in EXCRUCIATING PAIN in her entire arm from the hand up to the shoulder to the point where she is not sleeping, popping aspirin daily and crying in pain. This time DJ C. claims he does not do shoulder and its unrelated...YEAH RIGHT. I am the daughter that is 50 years old. I am no dummy. I looked up extensive research about this and I know Dr C. messed up and has caused nerve damage in my moms arm. HORRIBLE DOCTOR, HORRIBLE CARE, and ROBBING INSURANC
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Wendy Goelz – Jan 31, 2020
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Absolutely love that he’s so thorough. He answers all questions and puts any concerns at ease ... 5/5
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Trish – Nov 21, 2019
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Dr Callahan serves as what a dr. Should be an example to all Dr.s His assistant Tiffany who I seen regularly is such an amazing wonderful person/ PA She made my experience so easy and gives a feeling of comfort. i can’ t say enough about Tiffany Card
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Elaine Sommers in north Tonawanda, NY – Jun 08, 2018
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Professional and knowledgeable
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Buffalo, NY – Sep 18, 2017
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Very professional, didn't push surgery on me, tried other routes first, His Assistant Mark is also great, highly recommend this group.
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Mark in Hamburg, NY – Mar 29, 2017
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Dr. Callahan was professional in every way. Explained the surgery and recovery procedures thoroughly. Results have been great as I am now pain free for the first time in years.
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Div in Buffalo,NY – Oct 07, 2016
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I've had 2 great surgery experiences ....dr Callahan is a great guy, very kind and understanding as well as an excellent doctor...I love him! Almost made my surgery enjoyable.
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Liztish in New York, NY – Jul 08, 2016
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Took 6 months to get appointment. Got there and saw PA. She baramet me put me down was rude. Told me she would not do anything bit would talk to the Dr. They called me back a week later and said after I see another doctor first and had all records sent to them they would see if they could take me as a patient.
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Feb 22, 2016
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About Me

"Excelsior Orthopaedics believes every patient deserves to receive the finest musculoskeletal care in a compassionate and professional atmosphere.  We are dedicated to create individualized treatment plans for all our patients and their families...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1993
U C S D Medical Center - Hillcrest
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Boston U/Boston U Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1988
Boston Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1983
University Of Notre Dame
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Excelsior Orthopaedics

Orchard Park260 Red Tail Rd Orchard Park, NY 14127
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Amherst3925 Sheridan Dr Amherst, NY 14226
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Affiliated Hospitals

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ECMC Health Campus

Buffalo, NY

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Mercy Hospital Of Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

Sisters Of Charity Hospital

Buffalo, NY

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2018)