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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.2606
Desk:
216.445.3834
Fax:
216.445.6255
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Complex Primary Hip Arthroplasty
  • Complex Primary Knee Arthroplasty
  • Fracture Non-union
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • Hip & Knee Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Revision
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Management Of Early Hip Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Joint Replacement
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Primary And Revision Joint Replacements
  • Primary And Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Primary And Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hip
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty
  • Revision Hip Joint Replacement
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Revision Knee Arthroplasty
  • Revision Knee Joint Replacement
  • Revision Total Hip Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Knee and Hip Arthroplasty
  • Surgical Treatment Of Arthritis Of The Hips And Knees
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Total Hip And Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
View all 40 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Knee
  • Bursitis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Disorders
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
View all 16 Specialties +
Insurance

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Biography

About Viktor Krebs, MD

Viktor E. Krebs, MD received his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1992, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He went on to finish his general surgery and orthopaedic surgery residency training at Cleveland Clinic in 1997. Dr. Krebs returned to Cleveland Clinic in 1998, having completed advanced studies in Adult Reconstructive Surgery and Total Joint Surgery as an Otto E. Aufranc Fellow at the New England Baptist Hospital Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. There, Dr. Krebs became a founding member of the Otto E. Aufranc Society. 

Dr. Krebs is an active member of the American Medical Association, the Ohio State Medical Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
 
He is the author of a number of publications and has given numerous presentations at several local and national conferences. His specialty interests include hip and knee replacement, revision of painful or failed total joint replacements, hip arthroscopy and complex hip and knee problems in the elderly.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1998

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - New England Baptist Hospital
Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Boston, MA USA
1998

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1997

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1993

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
M.D.
Columbus, OH USA
1992

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Biological Science/Zoology
Columbus, OH USA
1988

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Hip and knee joint replacement, Hip & Knee arthroplasty revision surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Best of the United States, Orthopaedic Surgery, Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Surgery, 2006, 2007
  • America's Top Physicians, Orthopaedic Surgery, Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Surgery, 2004-2008
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovators Award,Cleveland Clinic Innovations, 2004-2008
  • Resident Research Award, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, 1997
  • Graduate Level One Award, Cleveland Clinic, 1993
  • Zollinger Scholar, Award for Excellence in Surgical Training, Department of Surgery, Ohio State University, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health,1992
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, 1992
  • Cleveland Magazine "Top Doctor" 2007-2009
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Viktor Krebs, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/2/2021, Dr. Krebs has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Krebs receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Stryker Corporation

Royalty Payments. Dr. Krebs receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Stryker Corporation

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

283 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

60 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr Krebs excellent in explanation of plan of care- answered questions and very patient, knowledgeable. He took his time with my husband and myself( we both had a consult with him). He " held his own" with my husband- who CAN be difficult! Hubby was also impressed with Dr Krebs

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr Krebs is extraordinary in every way - I've never been so happy with a doctor in my entire life. The Clinic is extremely fortunate to have him.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr Krebs's team is first class - they had my life in their hands twice and I was 100% confident in their abilities. I recommend Dr Krebs and the Clinic to everyone who is need of joint replacement.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

I do prefer in visit appointment over video but I live 4 hours away so video is convenient. There was trouble with communication and getting an MRI ordered that I could do locally. After that was resolved I had an insurance authorization issue which the provider had not clarified the reasons why I needed the MRI and then everything had to be started over which caused a longer delay in getting my diagnosis.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Dr. Krebs is FABULOUS. He listens and takes his time explaining all concerns; very kind, calm and caring. This appointment was a follow up for hip replacement surgery six years ago. He not only looked at the hip x-rays, he looked at shoulders, knees and ankle x-rays.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Dr Krebs was WONDERFUL in every aspect! His incredible reputation was was shadowed by his humility. If only all those we go to in time of need were more like him. The Clinic is blessed to have him.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Dr Krebs is an excellent professional. Very precise on his evaluation and statements.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Dr Krebs and his team always provide the best care I have ever received at the clinic. I have recommended Dr. Krebs to several people including family, coworkers and friends who have all had a similar experience. My quality of life was improved dramatically by Dr Krebs for which I am eternally grateful.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr Krebs has a very busy schedule and you have to schedule several months in advance. Based on his reputation I was very willing to wait fir an appointment with him.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Excellent services from Dr Victor Krebs Team from beginning to end. Very informative and supportive throughout the process.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

I have had two knee replacements within the year of COVID and was treated well throughout and the surgery performed by Dr. Krebs and his Team was totally successful. I feel I have a new lease on life at 68 yrs of age. Thanks to GOD and Dr. Krebs' Team

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

A very functioning team - I met with Chad Workman this visit and he addressed the information from the X-rays and answered my questions well. Dr. Krebs seems to train his Team so they can speak to issues in an informed manner. I have a sense there is a deep mutual respect among and within his department.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

When I called to schedule an appointment with Dr. Krebs, I was told by the scheduler that they preferred that I see another orthopedic specialist first for evaluation. When I informed the scheduler that I had seen Dr. Serna for my shoulder and he stated my pain in my hip was a hip issue that he does not attend to, the scheduler told me that the soonest date I could see Dr. Krebs was in August. I told him that I would wait for that later appointment. I was not upset and the scheduler was simply trying to provide me with a quicker date for evaluation but I am glad I waited for the appointment with Dr. Krebs.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Both Chad, NP and Dr. Krebs were kind and professional providing a calm and detailed explanation regarding my condition and options for treatment.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Excellent communication with Dr. Krebs - Dr. Workman - and Cheryl Thompson

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Very good physician

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr Krebs, his PA Chad Workman, and his RN Cheryl were OUTSTANDING in the time they took with me. I know the office was very busy that day, but I never once felt rushed. They ensured that I was 100% confident and informed about my surgery (this was a pre-op appointment for surgery the following day).

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

The ONLY place to go for care beyond the typical. I came from Michigan and will do so every time for the level of care received from Dr Krebs.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Krebs and his Assistant are the Best

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Dr Kreb's and Dr Martin are wonderful examples of a caring, thoughtful and overall awesome Dr.I hav been seeing Dr Kreb's for a number of orthopedic issues. I would recommend him to anyone. I'm willing to wait just to see him.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Dr. Viktor Krebs is extremely good.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

I like Dr. Krebs but I didn't like a virtual appointment.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Dr Krebs did an excellent job explaining the entire procedure.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Dr. Krebs was/is a model physician.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

I had a very good experience. The staff and doctor was amazing!!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Doctor Victor Krebes was fantastic!! He explained everything throughly and addressed my concerns. I would definitely recommend him !! Thank you!!

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

I am so grateful to have met Dr. Krebs and his staff. From the Physician Fellow, to the PA, and Dr. Krebs himself, I was treated with the utmost kindness and respect. Dr. Krebs was especially thorough in explaining my x-rays and information that was needed to make a decision about a knee replacement. Following the visit, I have the trust necessary to work with Dr. Krebs to alleviate my knee issues.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Dr. Krebs team seems to be a well oiled machine. They communicate well together and made me feel as though no question would be unanswered.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

I did NOT see Dr Krebs. I met with Dr Parks and Chad Workman, both were very professional, listened of my concern about my progress. Dr Parks was very reassuring. Chad Workman is awesome, updated & gave me a Cortisone shot. I can always count on him for answering or renewing Rx on "My Chart"! Chad is a very valuable asset to CCF Orthopedics and Dr Kreb's team!!!!!

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

I was very impressed with the amount of time Dr. Krebs spent with me. He explained what was causing my pain and informed me of what to expect after my hip replacement.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr Krebs is the BEST!

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

One of your best doctors. Do not lose him.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr. V Krebs & his staff exceed with excellence on every part of patient care

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr. V Krebs & his staff exceed excellence in my patient care. very thankful to have him as my Dr

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr. Krebs is awesome!

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Doctor answered all my questions and concerns. He was reassuring.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Visit was very low key (not rushed) - all questions that I had were addressed fully. Dr. Krebs and his assistant were easy to work with - I feel that my care is in very good hands.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

dr Krebs is absolutely outstanding! he explains everything clearly. he listens to questions and concerns and answers themwe HIGHLY recommend him. he is an asset to the Cleveland Clinicwe are also very pleased with Chad Workman his PA. He responds to My Chart question promptly and answers all questions.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Outstanding professional experience. Have great confidence in physician's competence for my upcoming procedure.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Dr. Kreb's listened to me thoroughly and decisions were made collaboratively between myself, the patient, and him. He allowed me to express my thoughts and concerns and did so in an understanding and respectful manner.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

the Doctor is a professional and he listens and answers questions. He is frank on what my part is to accomplish optimum results.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr. Krebs has an excellent bedside manner. He takes his time to listen and answer questions.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

my visit with the doctor was very informative

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

I always got great care from Dr. Krebs crew .

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

With Dr. Krebs crew no problems .

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

my video call with Dr Krebs & Chad went very well. He explained to the best of his ability at this time what to expect in the near future.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

I personally prefer a face to face visit simply because my husband is always there with me in case he has questions and I feel like the face to face visit seems more involved on everyone's part. I feel this way with all my Dr's video appointments, not just Dr Krebs. However despite the virus, it is much more convenient for me to have a video visit since I live 2 hours away. So even though it may not be my personal favorite way to see a Dr, it definitely is the most practical.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr Krebs is too popular. it took nearly 6 months from scheduling to actual appointment. He is worth the wait.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

fantastic series of appointments that left me feeling completely secure in my choice of surgeons and Dr Viktor Krebs team.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

dr krebs is the best . his staff is excellent

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

we always recommend Dr Krebs to everyone we meet that has a orthopedic issue

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

I have always had wonderful experiences with both Dr. Krebs and his PA Chad Workman. They are very concerned. They explain things well. They are wonderful.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Sometimes they actually need to see you. Dr. Krebs said he needs to feel the knee that I have not yet had replaced. So I like virtual appointments but sometimes they aren't enough. It is certainly easier to sit in my living room and talk.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr. Krebs's and his leadership and mentoring is evident with his team. Dr. Krebs's is a master surgeon and both his ability to educate and prepare me for surgery was phenomenal. Also- the results of his great work is reflective in the fact my first surgery was a total success!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr. K was amazing. I cannot thank him enough.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr. Krebs is wonderful.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

My meeting with Dr. Krebs was easy and convenient. He answered my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. VICTOR KREBS is World class!

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

Felt positive with Dr. and staff

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

I have always respected Dr Krebs advice for my situation. Very informative and very easy to talk to. Wonderful doctor.

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