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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

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 +


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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


Education & Fellowships

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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA

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


  • 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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 7/13/2018, 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

361 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018

Dr Krebs was thorough and explained in detail the seriousness of my upcoming procedure. I appreciated his professional candor.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018

DR V KREBS is the best Orhopoedic surgeon for hip and knees anyone could have for their doctor. HE is not only an outstanding surgeon, but is caring, through and spend s time discussing, reviewing options needed for maintaining ones joint health. I would not have any other doc for this type of specialty. IT takes a long time to get an appt because he is so well recommended and busy due to his well known ability. I've recommended numerous people to him...

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018

normal wait time due to the th4 doctor being through for each patient. he's worth waiting for...Od rather for a doc who cares and is through then a doc who treats you as a many do.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

terrific,all of Everything, especially Dr. Viktor Krebs

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Dr. Krebs is amazing...very kind, makes you feel comfortable, is mild mannered and takes time to explain EVERYTHING....He is the BEST!!!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Had a hip replaced. Dr. Krebs showed me on screen walking sticks that would help improve my posture when walking outdoors. Great idea, and I have seen folks using them. But I think it would be and ever better idea to actually have some sticks available to see in person. Concerning the height adjustment he would recommend for each patient.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

my experience with Dr. Krebs staff was exceptional! everyone had a smile on their face and they were all very personable. Special thanks to Dr. krebs Secretary NANCY. She was so kind, followed through on every request that I had, secretary NANCY. She was so kind, follow through on every request that I had With a smile and her voice

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

MD was delayed 45 minutes

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018

Very impressed with the operation of the clinic overall and particularly with he efficient way in which Cleveland Clinic is operated. Very impressed with Dr Viktor Krebs and his bedside manner, courtesy, and professionalism. As a physician, I cannot emphasize how impressed I am with CC and Dr Krebs.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

Cheryl in Dr. Kreb's office is awesome!

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

I see Dr Krebs for orthopedic needs. He has so many patients that it is near impossible to see him in person and not a resident or PA. It's hard to get in touch with the office when I'm in pain and need answers. if he wasn't so great at specialty cases such as myself, I would switch providers due to poor appt availability and difficulty reaching office when in distress.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

Physicians explained my treatment well & answered/addressed any questions/concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018

Loved *Dr. Krebs & his staff. Felt in good hands.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

The reception clerk recognized I was experiencing pain, and insured I was seated after I was seen by the physician during time spent scheduling additional appointments.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

I was given a 7-month wait for an appointment. I got busy signals frequently when calling the doctor's office. I had to call the head of orthopaedics to get through to the office. I reported this to the humbudsman.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

Dr. Krebs is the absolute best!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

I am very impressed with Dr Krebs. He took time with me, explained my condition and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

I didn't mind waiting for Dr V. Krebs. He's the best!

Reviewed on May 14, 2018

Dr Krebs is AMAZING!

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

Very good Dr. Krebs' office manner, thoroughness and professionalism!

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

Vert good overall experience. Nothing negative to say. This is my first experience with Dr. Krebs and I was very pleased.

Reviewed on May 7, 2018

Very impressed with the services at the clinic. I have received excellent follow up from Dr Krebs and his staff

Reviewed on May 4, 2018

*Dr. Zhou - was 100% in helping with everything. What a great heart he has.

Reviewed on May 3, 2018

For orthopaedic care, I will always go to Dr. Krebs. He is the best and my care before and after was exceptional and resulted in the best outcome for my re-vised knee replacement. Cheryl, his nurse is also exceptional !

Reviewed on May 3, 2018

Dr. Krebs is extremely competent, and goes the extra mile to make sure the patient is fully aware of their condition and expectations.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

Appointment was for 11:30, waited exactly an hour (into exam room at 12:30). Dr Krebs is excellent, his time is valuable, but so is mine.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

Dr. Viktor Krebs is an excellent orthopedic surgeon who performed a highly complicated,operation on my knee following a peri-prosthetic fracture. He is a great listener who clearly explains what he has done while showing me the xrays. He always gives information that is helpful. I feel that he genuinely cares about my health, well-being, and ability to be mobile. Although he is very busy, he takes whatever time is needed to do a thorough assessment of my range of motion and gait. His answers to my questions are straightforward and easy to understand. I travel from out of state to see him because he is the BEST!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

i understood prior to making my appt w dr krebs that he is in high demand - he is worth waiting for

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

dr kebs communication skill and compassion were greatly appreciated

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2018

All staff was wonderful STNA's - Nurses, doctors. My *Dr. Krebo is outstanding!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018

I never saw Dr. Krebs. I consulted with one of his associates. I arrived about 45 minutes prior to my appt and was immediately taken to XRays. After XRays, I was taken to a room and was visited almost immediately by Dr. Krebs associate. He seemed very knowledgeable and I am satistied with this appointment. Timing was excellent and I completed the appointment before my actual appointment time.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018

Excellent protocol was given to the PT's for my care and rehab.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2018

The clerk that processed my paperwork at the check-out desk did not read the paperwork because she stated that PT appointments were not scheduled at that desk. She started to give me the paperwork back & I told her there were 3 Dr. order's on the paper. The clerk replied "let me see the paper again" I handed it back & she found the information needed to schedule my next appointment & follow thru with x-rays as ordered by Dr. Krebs

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2018

Would like to have a personal visit by the surgeon. 2nd time at Cleveland Clinic for surgery and 2nd time no visit. Confirms _____ I _____ about clinic MD's.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2018

great experiemcs , always with Dr. Krebs

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2017

Would have like to have seen *Dr. Kribs. I believe another doctor visited each day at 6 AM. Didn't introduce herself however as a doctor.

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