Dr. Peter Callander, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Callander
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

California Pacific Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

3838 California St San Francisco, CA 94118

Make an Appointment

Show Phone Number

Dr. Peter Callander, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Francisco, CA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Callander has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as California Pacific Medical Center Mission Bernal and Novato Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Callander to book an appointment.


Dr. Callander's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Callander

4.6

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
89.65517241379311%
(26)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
10.344827586206897%
(3)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Callander?
(Select your rating)
What went well
    What could be improved
      RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
      Reply Flag
      I had knee replacement with Dr Callander seven weeks ago. I can walk without pain and without a cane, and have been feeling great since week 4. The procedure does not involve a pin in your leg. He uses a custom knee replacement and it works great. The pain was manageable, the recovery smooth, and I am so grateful to be able to walk without pain for the first time in years. Highly recommend. Also, the Novato Hospital was excellent - staff, cleanliness, covid protocol, food was great as well. An excellent experience!!!
      What went well
      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
      What could be improved
      No results
      Was this helpful?
      thumbs up icon option
      thumbs down icon option
      melissa m lyckberg – Sep 14, 2020
      ×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Peter Callander, MD?
      Reply Flag
      My mom suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and was in desperate need of a total knee replacement. She was in so much pain and couldn't walk prior to her surgery. Her joint was totally obliterated from her RA. She was adamant about finding a doctor that would be willing to do it under a minimal invasive approach. I wasn't convinced that it was possible until we met Dr. Peter Callander. My mom had a stellar experience with him. From his bedside manner, kindness, and skillful surgical technique, Dr. Callander is truly the best there is. My mom was up and walking a few hours post surgery. Within one week she was 100% recovered, walking without a walker or cain, going up flights of stairs, not needing any pain meds. I'm not sure how Dr. Callander does it but it's true- a minimal invasive approach for a total knee replacement. Now my mom's friends and family from all over the country are making appointments to see him. He is the best. If you need a new knee wth minimal down time and pain, Dr.
      What went well
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
      What could be improved
      No results
      Was this helpful?
      thumbs up icon option1
      thumbs down icon option
      Niki F. – Sep 12, 2020
      ×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Peter Callander, MD?
      Reply Flag
      I wanted to show my gratitude to Dr. Peter Callander for the incredible work that he did on my hip. I had seen many doctors during my three-year journey and Dr. Callander was the first caregiver who immediately recognized the problem and said that I absolutely needed a new hip. Dr. Callander and his team managed to accommodate my surgery in the midst of the epidemic and that was not at all easy. Dr. Callander is a talented and honest surgeon. My hip is perfectly aligned and i will never have a limp. My recovery was very fast and I felt fully supported every step of the way. Thank you Dr. Callander. I feel like I got my life back. Also special thank you to Medical Assistant Irma and Surgery Scheduling Supervisor Christine!
      What went well
      No results
      What could be improved
      No results
      Was this helpful?
      thumbs up icon option
      thumbs down icon option
      Franklin F Preston (Gus) – Aug 21, 2020
      ×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Peter Callander, MD?
      Reply Flag
      I am 81 years old and recently had my hip replaced by Dr. Callander. It is now not quite three weeks later and I am walking without aid or pain. I had an excellent experience in the offices and the hospital. Dr. Callander and his staff are friendly and professional. They are always available to answer questions and the material they gave me to prepare for the surgery was most helpful. I used pain medication for only two days. I would highly recommend Dr. Callander for an anterior hip replacement.
      What went well
      No results
      What could be improved
      No results
      Was this helpful?
      thumbs up icon option
      thumbs down icon option
      May 31, 2020
      ×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Peter Callander, MD?
      Reply Flag
      I have recommended Dr. Callander to countless friends who he has treated successfully including hip surgery on myself. Fantastic doctor and surgeon!
      What went well
      No results
      What could be improved
      • Difficult to schedule appointment
      • Office environment
      • Staff wasn't friendly
      • Long wait times
      • Appointment was rushed
      • Didn't listen or answer questions
      • Didn't explain conditions well
      • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
      Was this helpful?
      thumbs up icon option1
      thumbs down icon option
      Robert Sullivan – Jan 14, 2020
      ×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Peter Callander, MD?
      Reply Flag
      I had a Birmingham hip resurfacing procedure nearly 3-years ago.
      What went well
      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
      What could be improved
      No results
      Was this helpful?
      thumbs up icon option
      thumbs down icon option
      Michael Richter – Sep 11, 2019
      ×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Peter Callander, MD?
      Reply Flag
      Had both knees replaced, separated by years, both custom fit by Dr. Callander using Smith and Nephew device. Now I have a perfect matched set, surgery went flawless, surgeon takes pride in his work even closes himself with minimal scar, 140 degree range of motion and leg straightened and achieved flat 0 degree which is unheard of results. Dr. Callendar is by far the best surgeon as I have seen the results of all my softball buddies, none compare to my terrific surgeon.
      What went well
      No results
      What could be improved
      No results
      Was this helpful?
      thumbs up icon option1
      thumbs down icon option
      Apr 20, 2019
      ×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Peter Callander, MD?
      Reply Flag
      The best! All the way around: the best!
      What went well
      No results
      What could be improved
      No results
      Was this helpful?
      thumbs up icon option
      thumbs down icon option
      Mar 05, 2019
      ×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Peter Callander, MD?
      Reply Flag
      Dr. Callander is amazing. He has performed two hip surgeries and one knee surgery on me with great results. My recovery from the knee surgery seems so much faster than so many of my friends. Nurses and PT’s remark on the successful results. His office staff are great (especially now with the new x-ray technician!). His warm, professional, caring manner makes such a difference. . . he takes the time to really listen! He is the best!
      What went well
      No results
      What could be improved
      No results
      Was this helpful?
      thumbs up icon option
      thumbs down icon option
      Charlotte Kells in CA – Feb 20, 2019
      ×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Peter Callander, MD?
      Reply Flag
      Dr. Callander is an excellent surgeon. I would highly recommend him for knee joint surgery. He’s very upbeat and makes you feel at ease that all will go well. Everyone involved in my surgery, recovery, physical therapy all praise how well all of Dr. Callander’s patients do. I waited over three years before deciding on knee replacement surgery for my arthritic, bone on bone knee, and I’m so happy I finally found the right surgeon to do the surgery.
      What went well
      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
      What could be improved
      No results
      Was this helpful?
      thumbs up icon option
      thumbs down icon option
      Jennie Nichols in Novato, CA – May 26, 2018
      ×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Peter Callander, MD?
      Reply Flag
      I give Dr. Callander and his staff my highest recommendation. Less than one month ago, I was in great pain and had difficulty walking. Dr. Callander performed a Birmingham Hip Resurfacing procedure and today I walking painfree. I am so grateful for this medical miracle. Thank you, Dr. Callander...you are the best!
      What went well
      No results
      What could be improved
      No results
      Was this helpful?
      thumbs up icon option2
      thumbs down icon option2
      Richard Wantuck in Santa Rosa, CA – Jun 03, 2017
      ×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Peter Callander, MD?
      Reply Flag
      I am grateful every day for Dr. Callander's superb double hip replacement surgeries in August, 2015. I've stepped worlds away from two canes, chronic pain, and having to stop multiple times walking to the mailbox and back. I'm back to vigorous hiking several miles at a time, kayaking, yard work, and living without pain. There could have been no better outcome. Dr. Callander exudes warmth, confidence, sensitivity and expertise I didn't find elsewhere. I offer my highest recommendation.
      What went well
      No results
      What could be improved
      No results
      Was this helpful?
      thumbs up icon option3
      thumbs down icon option
      Jim Rice in Fairfax, CA – Dec 29, 2016
      ×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Peter Callander, MD?
      Reply Flag
      Dr. Callander performed not one but two Birmingham Hip Resurfacing procedures on me. After 10 years of increasing pain the results are tremendous. 18 months after the surgeries I feel like I'm 30 not 60. Dr. Callander prepared me for the surgery, healing and recovery. His personal, professional manner made the journey a pleasure. For me he was a true lifesaver.
      What went well
      No results
      What could be improved
      No results
      Was this helpful?
      thumbs up icon option4
      thumbs down icon option
      Barry M George in San Francisco, CA – Dec 17, 2016
      ×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Peter Callander, MD?

      Leave a review

      How was your experience with Dr. Callander?

      About Me

      Biography

      Dr. Peter Callander, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Francisco, CA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Callander has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area...Read more

      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
      • Sports Medicine

      Board Certifications

      Education

      2001
      Hospital for Special Surgery
      Fellowship Hospital
      2000
      Univ Of California Davis Medical Center
      Residency Hospital
      1996
      Univ of California Davis
      Internship Hospital
      1995
      Saint Louis University School of Medicine
      Medical School
      1987
      Stanford University
      Undergraduate School

      Languages

      • Spanish
      • English

      Awards

      Frequently Asked Questions

      What other Orthopedic Surgery Specialists practice nearby?

      Does Dr. Peter Callander, MD offer telehealth services?

      What are Dr. Peter Callander, MD's top areas of care?

      Insurance Check

      Search for your insurance provider

      Dr. Callander accepts

      Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

      (415) 668-8010

      Dr. Callander accepts the following insurance:

      Aetna
      Aetna HMO
      Choice Plus POS II
      Blue Cross Blue Shield
      Blue Card PPO
      Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
      Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
      Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
      Select Plus HMO
      CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
      HealthyBlue 2.0
      HealthyBlue Advantage
      Cigna
      Cigna HMO
      Cigna PPO
      Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
      Open Access
      Open Access Plus
      First Health (Coventry Health Care)
      First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
      Health Net of California
      Large Group HMO
      Large Group PPO
      Humana
      Choice Care PPO
      Medical Mutual of Ohio
      MultiPlan
      MultiPlan PPO
      PHCS Network PPO
      UnitedHealthCare
      Choice Plus POS
      Options PPO
      PacifiCare HMO
      United Healthcare
      WellPoint

      Background Check

      No malpractice claims found for California
      No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
      No board actions found for the years we collect data
      Learn more about background checks

      Practice Areas

      Hip/Pelvic Bones

      Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

      Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Hip Sprain
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Callander treats Hip Sprain more than 99% of their peers

      Dr. Callander treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

      Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Callander treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 96% of their peers

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

      Osteoarthritis of Hip
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Callander treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 95% of their peers

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

      Knee/Lower Limbs

      Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

      Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Knee Disorders
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Callander treats Knee Disorders more than 99% of their peers

      Dr. Callander treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

      Internal Derangement of Knee
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Callander treats Internal Derangement of Knee more than 99% of their peers

      Dr. Callander treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

      Osteoarthritis of Knee
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Callander treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 98% of their peers

      Dr. Callander treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

      Check Dr. Callander's experience treating your condition or procedure

      Dr. Callander's conditions and procedures:

      • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
      • Birmingham Hip Resurfacing
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
      • Femur Fracture
      • Hip Bursitis
      • Hip Dislocation
      • Hip Flexor Strain
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Hip Injury
      • Hip Muscle Strain
      • Hip Replacement
      • Hip Replacement Revision
      • Hip Resurfacing
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Injuries
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Replacement Revision
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
      • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Partial Knee Replacement
      • Total Hip Replacement
      • Trochanteric Bursitis
      • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement

      Locations

      California Pacific Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

      California Pacific Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine3838 California St San Francisco, CA 94118
      1
      • Call
      • Fax
      • Hours
        • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Sat: closed
        • Sun: closed
      • Directions
      San Rafael1099 D St San Rafael, CA 94901
      2
      • Call
      • Fax
      • Hours
        • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Sat: closed
        • Sun: closed
      • Directions

      Affiliated Hospitals

      Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Callander treats patients.

      Learn more

      California Pacific Medical Center Mission Bernal

      San Francisco, CA

      70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

      Novato Community Hospital

      Novato, CA

      79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

      Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

      San Francisco, CA

      66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average