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Thomas W Kraus

Surgical oncologist, Gastrointestinal surgeon, Pancreatic surgeon

Prof. Thomas W Kraus is a renowned gastrointestinal doctor in Germany with over 30 years of experience and 3,000+ surgical interventions performed. He specializes in Whipple procedure management, stomach oncology and treatment of liver diseases, and is the Chief Physician in Nordwest Clinic in Francfurt am Main. Prof. Kraus is a member of several prestigious national and international medical associations, and has received numerous awards for his achievements. He has a wide range of surgical services, including laparotomy, laparoscopy, radical resection, draining of inflammatory diseases, bile ducts surgical reconstruction, bypass, stapling of the damaged bile ducts, endoscopic correction of hernias, and more.

Location

Nordwest Clinic (Krankenhaus) ,Frankfurt am Main , Germany
4.450 reviews

Prof. Thomas W Kraus is a top gastrointestinal doctor in Germany, who also specializes in a Whipple procedure management. He has practiced for over 30 years and has got 3,000+ surgical interventions of any complexity performed.  Every year he heads the list of the best physicians in Germany. Most of his clinical training and scientific researches were conducted at the world’s largest oncological centers in the USA, France and Japan. He is a member of several prestigious national and international medical associations. His another particular specializations are stomach oncology and treatment of liver diseases (hepatobiliary surgery). He conducts the most complex inner surgeries, gallbladder and bile ducts resections. Currently Pr. Thomas Kraus holds the position of the Chief Physician in Nordwest Clinic in Francfurt am Main.

  • Prof. Kraus is Founder and Director of the German Society “Art of surgery”;
  • He has performed over 3,000 surgical interventions for bowel diseases;
  • He is a nationally recognized specialist in pancreatic surgery;
  • The interdisciplinary medical center for the treatment of pancreatic problems headed by Dr. Kraus is honored with lots of national and international awards;
  • Pr. Thomas Kraus gave more than 500 speeches and reports at the specialized conferences. A lot of his researches may be found on pages of the prestigious publishers;
  • Professor is awarded many rewards including the Prize on experimental and clinical liver transplantation, The Prize of Middle Rein Surgeons Congress, the Scholarship of the Japan surgical society and others;
  • He is the member of FACS.

 

Key medical directions

A wide range of surgical services provided by the doctor includes:

  • Laparotomy (dissection of the abdominal wall for the examination organs and tissues inside the cavity);
  • Laparoscopy;
  • Radical resection (full or partial organ removal) of malignant tumors;
  • Draining of inflammatory diseases to remove the appeared necrotic masses;
  • Bile ducts surgical reconstruction;
  • Bypass (in cases when surgical treatment is impossible);
  • Stapling of the damaged bile ducts;
  • Surgical treatment of metastases particularly liver metastases;
  • Endoscopic correction of inguinal, incisional and diaphragmatic hernias;
  • Surgical treatment of obesity (gastric banding, sleeve resection, gastric bypass surgery).

If the situation allows, Prof. Kraus uses such techniques:

  • intraoperative sonography;
  • minimally invasive surgery;
  • intraoperative visualization.

Education

Dr. Kraus’s medical educations is directly connected with Heidelberg University (the oldest university in Germany):

1984 – got a medical degree;

1987 – got Ph.D in medicine;

2004 – was awarded the Professor title. For more than 15 years Prof. Kraus has been mastering various surgical directions and newest operative techniques at medical centers of Europe, Asia and the USA: Hospital Paul-Brousse (France); Kyoto University; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (USA); Johns Hopkins Hospital (USA) and others. Besides medical education, the doctor has a great experience in hospital management and business administration. Profiled diseases and procedures Stomach cancer; Pancreas cancer; Rectal cancer; Sigmoid colon cancer; Large intestine cancer; Small intestine cancer.

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Роман
Apr 6, 2022
Consultation with a gastroenterologist

Good clinic, attentive professor. Everything was done quickly. Russian-speaking staff, met at the station. I was taken to the hotel and to the clinic.

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Роман
Feb 13, 2020
Ovarian cancer

We are very pleased with the visit to the clinic and the attitude towards ourselves during the visit. Qualified specialists

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Елена
Dec 7, 2019
Sigmoid adenocarcinoma

My husband and I are very pleased that we made an appointment with Professor Elka Yeager. The examination was carried out on all areas of the body that interest us, and a chemotherapy course was presc... Read more

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Ярослава
Nov 11, 2019
Oncology

My name is Sergey, I am undergoing treatment at the oncology department of the Nordwest Clinic in Frankfurt am Main. I would like to note the high professional level of doctors, the technical equipmen... Read more

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Надежда
Aug 23, 2019
Rectal cancer

Excellent consultation and organization of the meeting. We are satisfied. All answers have been received. Thank you. Special thanks to Anna. Very attentive about correct!

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Виталий
Aug 13, 2019
Immunotherapy

Those who I almost wanted - pochula, claims mute. Briefly, zrozumіlo, distinctly. So, I’m lіkar, in my menu I’ve got a list of food, I have reproved them for selling and selling them for the price of... Read more

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Рауф
Jun 24, 2019
Herniated disk

Everything is fine, they arranged a remote consultation to understand whether it is possible to perform an operation. This format is definitely needed, very useful. I can say that the patients would w... Read more

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Aleksandr Pavlov
Feb 1, 2019
Gastroscopy

Everything went well and was well organized. Fully satisfied with the survey and results.

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Oksana Golovko
Dec 2, 2018
Radiotherapy for breast cancer

Hello. I went to a clinic in Germany, Bookimed helped me a lot. Alexander and Kiril were very attentive to my problem. Thank them so much. The clinic was very carefully selected for treatment, where I... Read more

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Алина
Sep 21, 2018
Ultrasound

Impressions about the company Bookimed and clinic Nordwest are exceptionally positive! Organization of the trip at the highest level, in everything there was support and participation. Coordinators An... Read more