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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 +
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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

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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 7/9/2020, 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

357 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

83 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Always given professionalism by Dr. Krebs

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

I am always treated fantastic by everyone in Dr V Krebs team

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

I always tell ppl how great Dr V Krebs team is, I have had 6 friends visit Dr Krebs cause I have given them the ph number

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr Krebs and Chad Workman did a great job explaining everything to me. They took the time to answer all my questions and explain all aspects of my replacements.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr Krebs is so caring and listens to my concerns. I have full confidence in him.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

It was a good experience. Dr. Krebs made me feel at ease. although it would be a difficult job because of all the metal in my hip he assured me he could fix my hip and explained how everything would be done'

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Excellent communication. Excellent doctor. Great experience.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Excellent surgeon! Physician's assistant excellent!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

so glad Dr. Krebs was referred to me by a friend/CCF employee.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

I am so blessed to have been referred to Dr Krebs and his staff.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

I will definitely go back to Dr Krebs and his staff if I would need anything else done and will definitely refer anyone to the office.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

I made my initial appointment online, kind of difficult and confusing, and there was a few months wait, but since my visit it has been easy to schedule PT appointments. Dr. Krebbs and his staff are great.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

The care provider listened to me and provided adequate explanations to any questions or concerns I had. They provided information about the problem and possible treatments and results with clarity.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Krebbs and his staff are a great group. I will highly recomment them.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

I would be willing to wait for an appointment with Dr V Krebs. He's worth any wait time.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr Campbell was professional, caring and thoughtful. After his exam I saw Dr V Kreb's. I am willing to travel 5 hours to see him.I have been seeing Dr V Kreb's for years. He's upfront, caring and an overall GREAT Dr. I would gladly share my experience with Him to others.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

The individuals associated with my visit are all excellent. Dr. Krebs is amazing.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Dr Krebs is the best.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Met with Dr. Krebbs and one of his assistants, Chad! Very helpful and great suggestions!

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr. Krebs and all staff exceeded my high expectations

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

I am very pleased with scheduling! Dr Krebs is a very popular Orthopedic surgeon and I appreciate being able to see him!

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

I am very impress with Dr. Krebs, Chad and the entire staff, in his practice! Grateful to be their patient!

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr Krebs is a combination of a lot of things. ALL of them good

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

tried to get an appointment with Dr.Krebs last year. I got an appointment in Dec. for June1, 2020, which was changed to 5/18 I was so happy to finally get to see him.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Dr.Krebs was concerned about my safety as a patient and explained everything very well and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr.Kreb's and his team made the visit very easy for me. I had difficulty accessing the Clinic's portal so connected with me via FaceTime. it couldn't have been any easier for me and the call started on time.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

I developed a serious infection after my surgery .Dr.Kreb's and his team stayed with me during the entire time as I recovered from the infection. They were very caring and helped me through a difficult time.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr. Krebs was very professional, friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr Krebs and his team are outstanding

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

excellent Dr had xrays and demonstrated as if I was there

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Love Dr. Krebs

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Dr Krebs went over my xrays and all questions...he was very relaxed and professional and made me feel at ease with my first virtual visit. Great doctor...except delivering the news that I need a new knee! Dr Krebs did surgery on my left knee and would be very confident to have him do my right knee.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Video visit went well to review xrays and face the inevitable replacement of my other knee...felt the time and care was not compromised by the virtual visit. Dr Krebs addressed all of my issues and questions

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

doctor Krebs was very good information and willing to help me

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Very pleased with Dr. Krebs care.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

THIS WAS MY FIRST VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT WITH A PROVIDER AND IT WENT EXCEPTIONALLY WELL. DR. KREBS AND I HAD A GOOD CONVERSATION REGARDING MY ISSUE. I DIDN'T FEEL THE VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT IMPACTED ME NEGATIVELY FROM A DISCUSSION STANDPOINT. OBVIOUSLY THERE WAS NO PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, BUT I WAS SATISFIED WITH THE APPOINTMENT.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

GREAT EXPERIENCE WITH DR. KREBS.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Dr. Krebs has been my ortho choice for the last 20 years. I have total trust in him and his care. I have already recommended him to people.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Dr. Krebs is an excellent surgeon, but he is an even better person. He really is very patient oriented. All of my concerns were addressed and questions answered. He provided clear intructions for me to follow until my next visit in six months.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr Krebs is the greatest! He has been so good to me over the years and several surgeries.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

I cant say enough about the excellent care I received from the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Krebs. I feel so blessed that I had such a caring and professional surgeon and facility.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr Krebs is excellent

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr. Krebs did a great job!!

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Doctor Krebs answered all my questions and explained prognosis and future treatment. I was treated respectfully especially by his assistant Chad.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Dr Krebs is very informative on my needs and help to understand what I need to do and what he wants me to do.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr Krebs and his PA Chad were excellent. They took time and explained everything. Really super.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

*Dr. Krebs is the only ortho surgeon IN THE COUNTRY who I would trust with my current, complex orthopedic problem.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

I have the utmost confidence in and respect for Dr. Krebs and his entire staff. I left my follow up visit feeling reassured about my progress and confident that there would be continued improvement.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

excellent experience with Dr. Krebs. had to wait 6 months for an appointment!

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Dr. Krebs is an excellent caregiver!

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Dr. Krebs team is well versed in his procedures.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

I am so pleased with the care and respect I receive from Dr. Krebs and his staff. I feel like I am in the best hands possible with all the issues I bring with me and my bone problems

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

great doctors and care, just difficult to schedule with the right doctor at the proper time.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr Workman and Dr Krebs are truly excellent

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

of course Dr Krebs is very busy - and appointments can be hard to get

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

it was very difficult to get appointment with dr. Krebs but he was worth waiting for !

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Viktor Krebs is the kindest and most professional Doctor I have ever met. He listened to me and answered my questions honestly. I left this appointment with piece of mind and great respect for Doctor Krebs.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Initial visit/consultation with *Dr. Krebs. Very positive. Ultimate diagnosis and outcome to be determined.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Both Dr Krebs and Dr Andrew Nelson were very clear about options related to my knee and next steps. I felt very included in the conversation and my care.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

During my 19 year relationship with Dr.Krebs he has always scored above my expectations in all of the above areas. Consequently, I have referred many family and friends to him.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

I appreciate how well Dr Krebs studied my chart to make recommendations.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Excellent MD and staff

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr. Krebs is beyond wonderful and caring. i would recommend him to anyone that I know.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr. Krebs is excellent. He is experienced, knowledgeable, and provides clear, understandable explanations. He also shows patients their xrays/MRIs while explaining the what, why & how of the surgery.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr. Krebs and his PA Chad worked exceptionally well as a team.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

great doctor great service take a very long time to get an appointment we waited 8 months to get in to see him

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dr Krebs is amazing!!! He's extremely professional, very caring, excited about what he does and the inventions he created! My first consult was a very good one and helped to put me at ease about the future replacement surgery. We were also impressed by Graham who is an asset to Dr Kreb's team.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

I was very grateful to see my surgeon on my recent visit to Cleveland Clinic, I have come to know all of the doctors that work with Dr. Krebs and it was always a joy to talk with all of them especially Chad he is so much fun. I know my purpose for coming to the hospital was to get better which has been accomplished but I think of the entire department as family. Thanks for everything to all of your staff and especially to you Dr. Krebs

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

My first surgeon, here in Louisville, Kentucky, messed up my knee on two knee replacements! I traveled up to Cleveland to get it fixed! I do believe it is fixed or will be after the healing process is complete. I am planning on coming back up to Cleveland for Dr. Krebs to do another knee replacement on my left knee. I am not messing around with anyone down here. I tell everyone about Dr. Krebs in Cleveland!!

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr Krebs, PA Chad and PA Cheryl are by far the most personable physicians we have ever dealt with. They exhibit genuine concern, and at the same time make us feel right at home in their presence.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

I chose his doctor over others and a half and after having seen another surgeon because of recommendations by many of my friends and some other doctors. I was told that he was the best for hips and after seeing him I believe it

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

My appt with Dr Victor Krebs went very well. he was so friendly and spent time explaining my problem with me and described what my hip surgery will entail so I understood what I am going to experience. he spent a lot of time with me and didn't rush through the appt which I really appreciated! Dr Krebs is very professional but very personable which I really liked .

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

It was a very good experience! I was very comfortable and felt like Dr. Krebs really cared about me and my hip problem!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

The Dr and his assistant worked very well together. They both treated me so nicely.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

I always recommend Dr. Krebs for hip or knee surgery.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Dr. Krebs, Chad and the others all displayed calm confidence, compassion and assurance, much appreciated and respected!!

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

I feel so fortunate to have access to Cleveland Clinic. I'm so lucky to have Dr. Krebs as my surgeon.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Definitely would recommend Dr. Krebs and Cleveland Clinic to others.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr. Krebs and Cheryl have always provided top-notch care.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr Krebs is wonderful in every aspect.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr. Krebs represents what the Clinic stands for. He is world renown and respected by his peers as a preeminent surgeon and orthopedic pioneer. He is extremely kind and considerate as well. Worth the wait to get to see him. The Clinic is very fortunate to have him. He is beyond a 10!

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr Kreb's goes above and beyond for me. He's always honest and willing to answer any of my questions. I have been seeing him for many years. Dr Krebs was willing to take my case when others wanted to amputate my left leg. I'm willing to sing his praise to anyone.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr Krebs is awesome fantastic caring listens to what u have to say. My wife an I always cry when we c him am leave his office he was God sent we love him an he an staff have giving me a new life

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