Special Clinical Focus

  • Abdominal surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Gastrointestinal oncological surgery
  • Hepatic and biliary tract surgery
  • Colorectal surgery

About us

The specialist in abdominal surgery, Prof. Thomas W. Kraus, has two decades of experience as a specialist. As the Senior Consultant of the Department of General, Abdominal and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Frankfurt Nordwest Hospital since 2006, he is responsible both for the proper treatment of countless numbers of patients and for the medical personnel. Prof. Kraus has considerable experience his field and has also earned an outstanding international reputation as a medical practitioner and scientist.

Hence, a large number of his research projects have been supported by major and international grants and he has received a number of awards for his work in medical research. Prof. Kraus is a member of various national and international specialist associations, including the German Surgery Association, the German Transplantation Association and the German Hernia Association. He is also qualified as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

Prof. Kraus passes on his outstanding specialist knowledge to prospective medical practitioners within the framework of surgery courses. In addition, he has given over 500 lectures at major specialist conferences and publishes contributions which are frequently cited in professional circles.

Prof. Kraus’s clinical emphases are gastrointestinal oncological surgery, colorectal surgery, hepatic and biliary tract surgery, vascular surgery, pancreatic surgery and hernia surgery. Thus, for example, he and his team of specialists at the Department of General, Abdominal and Minimally Invasive Surgery frequently treat benign and malignant hepatic tumours, tumours and inflammatory intestinal conditions, gastric tumours and other conditions of the stomach and the oesophagus, as well as typical medical conditions of the pancreas, gall bladder and thyroid gland.

In the process, Prof. Kraus and his specialist team perform outstanding achievements, for which the hospital has received a variety of awards and certifications. So, the Interdisciplinary Oncology Centre, the Bowel Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer and Prostatic Carcinoma Centre of the Nordwest Hospital have been registered as certified oncology centres by the German Cancer Association. The Hernia Centre is certified by the German Hernia Association and, in 2016, the hospital performed impressively in the nationwide comparison by a large health insurance company, with above average medical services in the area of cholecystectomy.

Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Visceral Surgery

Other services

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gastritis
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Hepatic cancer


Airports near

  • Frankfurt am Main (FFM)approximately 16 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Frankfurt Central Railway Stationapproximately 9 km

Additional staff

Dr - Bertram Goerge - Visceral Surgery - Frankfurt

Bertram Goerge

Lead Consultant
Specialist in general and abdominal surgery

Dr - Kersten Grimm - Visceral Surgery - Frankfurt

Kersten Grimm

Specialist in general and abdominal surgery, plastic surgery

Dr - Stefan Berkhoff - Visceral Surgery - Frankfurt

Stefan Berkhoff

Specialist in general surgery, additional qualification in emergency medicine

Dr - Katrin Fleischer - Visceral Surgery - Frankfurt

Katrin Fleischer

Specialist in general surgery, proctology

Dr - Peter Heinz - Visceral Surgery - Frankfurt

Peter Heinz

Specialist in general and abdominal surgery, baryatric surgery

Dr - Sylvia Weiner - Visceral Surgery - Frankfurt

Sylvia Weiner

Specialist in general surgery, emergency medicine, baryatric surgery

Dr - Eva Hofmann - Visceral Surgery - Frankfurt

Eva Hofmann

Specialist in general surgery, emergency medicine, hernia surgery

Dr - Vicky
Victoria Samuel - Visceral Surgery - Frankfurt

Victoria Samuel

Specialist in general and abdominal surgery, proctology