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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

Orthopaedic Surgery

Lutheran Hospital

1730 W. 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Complex Primary Hip Arthroplasty
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Revision
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Reconstructive Surgery
  • 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 Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip
  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty
  • Revision Hip Joint Replacement
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Revision Knee Arthroplasty
  • Revision Total Hip Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Surgical Treatment of Arthritis of the Hip
  • Surgical Treatment of Arthritis of the Knee
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
View all 37 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
  • Fracture Nonunion
  • Hip Disorders
  • Joint Disorders
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
View all 11 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 Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic 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, 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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH

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

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


  • 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 12/1/2023, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a 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

362 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

67 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2024

Dr. Krebs' staff made the process very easy

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2024

I had a fabulous experience with Dr. Krebs and his entire staff. I felt listened to and not rushed.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2024

Dr. Krebs is an exceptional listener...from the heart and from the mind.Exudes confidence. His swagger tells me he is very good at what he does!!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2024

Krebs is outstanding physician and communicator.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2024

Great. Wonderful Doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

Dr. Krebs and his team were extremely attentive and thoughtful in their care. I learned a lot and all my questions and concerns were addressed.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Everything went well. I know that good doctors are busy and sometimes you have to wait a little longer for an open appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

The doctor explained my diagnosis, options, and surgery plan very well. All my questions were answered. Overall very good experience.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Dr Krebs has a staff of medical professionals who only bring top notch patient care. The very best hand picked and cream of the crop staff.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr. Krebs' team does an excellent job.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Love Dr Krebs

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr.krebs he is the best he is rated as the best orthopedic doctor I hadleg surgery he got me together his skill r very exciting

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

I wood all recommend dr.krebs & his staff 100 percent

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

I never talked with Dr Krebs directly PRD

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024


Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

I am walking today because of Dr Krebs. I can't praise him enough. Certainly a class act.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr. Krebs is the best!!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Despite my health condition, I could have not asked for a better doctor and his team!

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

The doctor listened to my issues was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

High praise for Dr Kreps

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr. Krebs was excellent, also............. If he solves my problem, I have another person with a similar problem that I would refer to him.........

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr Krebs is extremely competent, thorough and has a great bedside manner. I would not choose another orthopedic surgeon .

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Loved my physician!! He is such a caring person and explained everything very well.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr. Krebs is great. Very professional along with the rest of the staff. Dr. Lancaster the same, super knowledgeable. I like that they get me in, get me out yet listen to my concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr Krebs is wonderful.Many questions don't really apply - this was a 2 year checkup for a surgery done 4 years ago.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Rating is on Dr Krebs

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Excellent experience working with Dr. Krebs and his team. I could not have had a better experience or outcome. I also appreciate that he is willing to direct me to other professionals to address issues related to my scoliosis.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

All care givers were good. They listened and gave opinions. They consider other things going on in my life.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

It was difficult getting an appt with Dr. Krebs.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Colleen in Dr Krebs office is very responsive.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Dr Krebs is amazing. Did both my hips and the other knee. Approachable

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

My visit with Dr. Krebs was great.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Doc Krebs found my issue and understood what my issue was. He addressed it with a brace and we will see how things go. So far excels t

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr Krebs is very busy and I had to wait for an appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

I wish Dr Krebs had described the incision location, restrictions and PT for his antero-lateral approach. I was surprised when the incision was more posterior, the OT was labeled posterior, and I was given posterior restrictions.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Always a Pleasant Visit with Dr. Krebs

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Everything about the visit was amazing. The Fellow and Dr. Were extremely knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Would highly recommend Dr Krebbs and his team.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Krebs and his staff are the BEST!!

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

I am very happy with Dr V Krebs. The hip replacement was a complete success. I am walking great, with no pain. I am able to play pickle ball, and ride my bike again. Thank you so much

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Krebs is an amazing physician. He listens and shows genuine care for his patients.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr. Krebs is terrific. Personable, explains, listens. Just great.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr Krebs continues to provide top notch professional and efficient care. I did not feel rushed and am confident to expect the same excellent outcome from an upcoming hip replacement, to match the excellent outcome from Dr Kreb's first surgery several years ago.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

I would highly recommend the doctor to others provided he made time to see them on the follow up appointments.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr. Krebs was on this occasion, as he has always been, a consummate expert clinician and advisor who addressed my needs as a patient and person just as I needed them to be. I will continue to recommend him to others

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

I have already give a good friend of mine his number to schedule a visit for her much needed knee replacement

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr. Krebs and his PA went above and beyond to be available after hours and over a weekend when I experienced an emergency. Then squeezed me into their already full clinic schedule.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

One word to describe Dr. Krebs... PHENOMENAL!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

From valet -> radiology -> doctor -> pharmacy... Always flows like a well-oiled machine. Quite refreshing in healthcare!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr krebs and assistant Josh were excellent

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Had no problem getting appointment with Dr When I saw him I was very impressed with how he explained hip surgery to me Answered any questions I had

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr. Krebs is not only outstanding surgeon but caring and knowledgeable with respect towards recovery.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr. Krebs was amazing! He gave my husband, who had traveled from Kentucky to see him all the time he needed to ask questions and fully understand what the course of treatment would look like. Dr. Krebs also listened and gave credence to our concerns. He was very respectful and incredibly pleasant to deal with.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr. V. Krebs and staff were very kind and considerate preparing me for the procedure. After surgery & rehab they were very thorough caring for my needs. Very pleased with all of them.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. Krebs and staff was awesome and took there time with you and made you feel very comfortable

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Again very good Dr and staff

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

I have highly recommended Dr. Krebs and nurse Cheryl to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

I credit Dr. Krebs with keeping me on my feet and walking. I will soon be 86.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

My first appointment with this doctor - I could not be more impressed with him. He & the Resident Mathew Haddad were tremendous in explaining my options. Unlike most knee surgeons (I have seen several at other non-Clinic hospitals), he did not propose knee replacement surgery. Instead, he offered another option (Steroid injection + a Rx) that has helped tremendously. I went there assuming I would be scheduling surgery and now am moving around reallly well without having to go through the surgery & rehab. I know, eventually, I may still need a replacement but at 75 yrs. Old, I am grateful for his expertise and not jumping into surgery. Thank You!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr Krebs was very thorough and talked to us as if we were his family he was caring for.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr Krebs is amazing. Very pleasant and personable man. Appreciate his professional yet calming demeanor and I always feel that I'm with the best there is while in his care. Completely trust him in any surgical procedure I've had or will be having in the future.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Krebs is the best. He is wonderful and always treats me as a person instead of just a patient. He considers what else is going on in my life along with my medical issues. I have the utmost respect for him. Can u clone him?

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

It took me 7 months to get an apt with Dr Krebs. I guess that is what happens when you have a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

I have already recommended Dr Krebs to a few friends! He is the best at what he does! It's quite evident that he loves what he does and that he cares about his patients. I wouldn't go to anyone else

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Both the PA and Dr Krebs took the time to discuss my situation and did a review of my condition that I completely understood.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

They were on top of things. After my xrays, Dr. Krebs explained how good both my knee replacements looked, but also my left hip, which I appreciated. He suggested physical therapy for muscle & balance, and also trekking poles to help me walk safely out on my property.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Yes, I saw a few girls before I saw the PA & Dr. Krebs. They did all seem to work flawlessly together. Very helpful, very kind.

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