Meet your orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jason Stewart! Dr. Stewart is a caring and knowledgeable orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knee, hip, and shoulder surgeries.
Dr. Jason Stewart graduated from the Hendrix College in 1992 and received his medical degree in 1996 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he completed his residency and a Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle.
A board certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Stewart is a fellow of the Mid-America Orthopedic Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has been published in Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research.
We interviewed Dr. Stewart to find out why he wanted to become an orthopedic surgeon and what he is passionate about both personally and professionally. Read on for a more intimate look at the life of an Arkansas orthopedic surgeon!
Q: When did you know you wanted to be a surgeon? What sealed the deal for you?
A: I don’t remember a time I didn’t want to be a surgeon! My dad was a hospital pharmacist, so I grew up in and around the hospital. I knew I wanted to be a doctor from an early age, once I understood what orthopedists do, I knew I wanted to be an orthopedist.
Q: What procedure do you do most frequently? Do you have a favorite?
A: The most common procedure I do is knee scopes. My favorite procedure is probably shoulder replacements. They have one of the quickest recoveries for such a big procedure. It’s the most dramatic difference from lowest of the lows to the highest of the highs for the patient. Anytime we can provide immediate and dramatic improvement in pain, range of motion, and general lifestyle for the patient, it is very satisfying!
Q: What is the one problem you are best at solving for your patients? What would your ideal patients say about you?
A: I am good at explaining a complex diagnosis to just about anybody; I can make their diagnosis understandable. I hope my patients would say that they have all the confidence in the world in me, that I will always do the right thing—whatever is best for the patient.
Q: How does a physician-owned hospital differ from corporate-owned facilities?
A: We have better and more input into how we want our patients treated. We have more influence in getting our patients treated the way we want them to be treated. We always thought we knew how to run a hospital, now we have proved it. We are seeing second and third generations now, and we are very thankful!
Q: What are you most passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy doing?
A: Traveling on the weekends and being a part of my girls lives as dancers. All the friends we have now we have made through our girls’ dancing experiences.
Q: What are you most passionate about professionally?
A: Right now, this month, I am most passionate about trying to offer my patients the latest procedures, the most up-to-date treatments for arthritis and tears—things like stem cell treatments and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy.
Q: How do you want to be remembered?
A: I want to be remembered as a good father and a good husband. And also as a kind, caring, and compassionate person.
If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Stewart, contact Arkansas Surgical Hospital at 877-918-7020.