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 Education - 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 6/9/2019, 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

437 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 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

56 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr Krebs is a great surgeon. He did both my knees and hips. I have had no pain or problems. Also Dr Krebs explains what he did and how. I recommend him to everyone who needs surgery

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Always a pleasure working with Dr. Krebs! There is no other doctor I would consider seeing for my orthopedic care.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

*Dr. Krebs the best.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

My experience today was exceptional. Dr. Krebs is both professional and friendly. All concerns were addressed fully and recommendations were explained clearly.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Dr Krebs is very personable and very informative. I feel very much at ease just from the first appointment with him

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

dr Krebs never made me feel rushed or that my questions and concerns were unimportant

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr. Krebs replaced my right hip... came back to check out the left! He was helpful, decisive, and easy to work with.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

Dr. Krebs is fantastic. He's caring, highly competent and I think he's a stellar performer.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Krebs to anyone who needs a joint replacement.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

dr krebs is amazing

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

*Dr. Krebs is nothing short of amazing - I feel very fortunate. Especially after experience with other MD's on the same issue -

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

The care and treatment I received from Dr. Krebs and team has been outstanding.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

I feel anyone who can get Dr. Krebs and team is in wonderful hands,

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

*Dr. Krebs' nurse, *Cheryl is excellent, terrific "bedside" manner.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

I have had nothing but excellent service from *Dr. Krebs and his staff!

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

I highly recommend Dr. Krebs. He is very thorough, very professional and an excellent physician.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Excellent care and concern from Dr. Krebs!

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

I love Dr Krebs and even better I trust him.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr. Krebs went above and beyond

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr. V. Krebs listened and understood my problem then offered a solution to correct my situation.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Dr. Krebs makes me feel like I am important.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

My doctor and his team made me feel very comfortable about a procedure I was very nervous about.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

My experience with Dr. Krebs could not have been better. He treated me with great courtesy and consideration and answered my questions thoroughly

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

The visit was very nice and pleasant and Dr Krebs was very good to work with.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr Krebs was excellent. He made me feel like I was his only patient. I never felt rushed, and confident during our visits.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

It was a very good appointment. My knee was X-rayed first so it could be compared with 18 months prior. Very similar. The Resident and then Dr. Krebs did a very good job of explaining my X-rays and discussing my knee with my husband and me.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

Little difficult because Dr. Victor Krebs is a good, much sought after surgeon.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Dr. Krebs was very personable and spent a lot of time with us during my office visit. Chad Workman, his PA, was also very kind and patiently answered our questions.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Dr. Krebs spent a lot of time with us during the appointment answering questions and explaining his plan to address both hips.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

love Dr. Krebs and his staff...all are cery knowledgable and friendly

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr. Krebs is a living legend among Cleveland Clinic MD's. He is the best and is a pleasure to interact with. Very kind, considerate, caring and tops in his field.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr. krebbs and his assistant very were very knowledgeable of my condition and very positive about the outlook

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Dr. Krebs is very good at making one feel at ease and confidence in a positive outcome is easy to acquire.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Dr Krebs was fantastic,waited 7 long months to see him. It was worth the wait. I was concerned that I waited 45 mins past my appt.time. But if he spent as much time with his other patients as he did with me I would wait twice that long to see him. He never showed signs of being rushed, and I felt I was his only concern when he was with me. I left with no question unanswered. I can not express in this short time how much I respect this Dr.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

Terrific Doc with pleasant demeanor

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

Dr Krebs is not only professional but extremely caring !

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

very pleased with Dr. Krebs

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Dr. Krebs, is concerned with my health and care. Honest and direct in explaining my recovery.. I appreciate how he gets back to me quickly... through his assistant, Chad. Thank you both.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

Dr. Krebs was wonderful and I felt real concern. He was extremely knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

The Surgeon Dr. Krebs is in High demand. Patience is required to get onto his docket, that is understood, so that is why "Ability to schedule Appointment when wanted" is fair.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Couldn't have asked for a better surgeon. Dr. Krebs is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Dr. Krebs shows sincere concern for your overall health. He is very caring, considerate and takes his time with you.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

VERY VERY happy with *Dr. Viktor Krebs and his staff!

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr. Kreb and his entire staff are the BEST of the BEST

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Dr. Krebs and his staff are amazing: professional and personal

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018

Dr. Krebs is an EXCELLENTphysician.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018

great doctor & staff.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

General I have an excellent experience seeing Dr. Krebs. On October 25th he was so far behind (45+ minutes)I had to leave the visit and was not able to see the doctor, just a very short visit with his nurse. I had to reschedule for another date.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

The doctor was 45+ minutes late and I had to cancel and reschedule for another date.

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 5, 2018

*Dr. Krebs & staff are awesome!

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.

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