About us Prof. Dr. Markus Kröber
Fresh joy through movement – this is what makes Prof. Dr. med. Markus Kröber so distinguished. As an experienced specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery with exceptional expertise in the field of spinal surgery, Prof. Kröber is in exactly the right place: As Senior Consultant of the Clinic for Orthopaedics, Trauma and Spinal Surgery at the Helios Clinic Rottweil, he presides over a team in which he can perfectly apply his expertise as one of Germany's leading specialists for the spine in all matters.
His reputation extends far beyond the region: Prof. Dr. med. Markus Kröber is considered an absolute spine specialist, even among his peers. Proof of this is a high distinction that is only awarded to recognised spinal surgeons in a leading position for many years and with extensive scientific expertise: Prof. Kröber was awarded the Master Certificate of the German Spine Society (DWG). This certification gives patients the security of being treated according to the most modern standards.
When Prof. Dr. med. Markus Kröber took up the position of Senior Consultant at the Clinic for Orthopaedics, Trauma and Spinal Surgery at the Helios Clinic Rottweil in January 2018, the important acute clinic for the entire region got its dream doctor. For with Prof. Kröber, not only did a friendly and understanding specialist with extensive experience take over here – but also an internationally respected scientist who has numerous prizes and nominations to his name.
Specialisation: Exceptional expertise in the spine
Prof. Kröber represents a trend in medicine that has seen healthcare throughout the German-speaking world take a huge leap forward in recent years: As an experienced orthopaedic surgeon familiar with all areas of his speciality and enjoying an excellent command of the complete range of clinical pictures, he has specialised in a proven treatment focus – namely, spinal surgery. It should come as no surprise, then, that Prof. Kröber's focus extends far beyond classical treatment methods and therapeutic approaches: For him, the major field of spinal surgery represents a multi-professional dovetailing of orthopaedics, conservative pain therapy and surgery.
In this field, Prof. Kröber proves time and again how broad is the range of clinical pictures that affect the spine and intervertebral discs. The specialist treats degenerative changes such as wear and tear just as expertly as acute injuries or malpositions. No matter whether the relevant complaints have post-traumatic causes, whether they are congenital or acquired in one way or another, together with his team Prof. Kröber always chooses the individually optimal treatment method, placing holistic therapy concepts in the foreground. This applies to chronic pain syndromes as well as to all stages of osteoporosis or kyphosis and scoliosis – i.e. curvatures and deformities.
Avoiding surgery: All conservative methods applied
First, however, Prof. Kröber determines exactly whether surgery is truly necessary and appropriate. A surgical intervention, after all, is always the last option for the specialist. This means surgery is performed only when Prof. Kröber and his team have exhausted the entire spectrum of proven and novel treatment methods. Conservative treatment – such as pain therapy and physiotherapy – is utilised to work towards an improvement. Prof. Kröber often succeeds in helping people regain their desired mobility even without surgery.
Another field in which Prof. Dr. Markus Kröber has a great deal of experience is tumours of the nervous system and of the bones of the spine. Here in particular, a lot has happened in recent years in terms of international development. It is a good thing, therefore, that Prof. Kröber is also very well networked at the highest level in the university field. As a result, he is familiar with all modern therapy methods as well as relevant stabilising procedures, for example when it comes to removing a tumour and relieving pressure on nerve structures.
Further speciality: Acute trauma care
Consequently, patients with spinal diseases and injuries are always in the right place in Baden-Württemberg's oldest city. Here, located exactly between Freiburg and Tübingen, the right therapy is always chosen – also in acute trauma care and in the treatment of acute and chronic orthopaedic conditions.
Prof. Kröber, who has also made headlines with innovative solutions in endoprostheses of the intervertebral discs, incidentally stands for an important trend: For many patients it is important to stay close to home even for complex operations – especially for family reasons. This outstanding level of care is also beneficial for anyone needing secondary or follow-up treatment after previous operations.
Ideal contact for follow-up treatment and second opinion
The specialist's claim naturally comes in handy for the people in the region: “We offer state-of-the-art medicine that saves patients long journeys,” he declares – and points out that patients here very much appreciate the proximity to home along with the pleasant, relaxed atmosphere at the Helios Clinic Rottweil.
This also applies to the specialist himself. He feels at home in the region between Basel and Stuttgart. He studied in Heidelberg and gained experience in many places around the world – for example as an assistant physician at the Charité in Berlin, in San Francisco, in Switzerland and most recently as head of the Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Spine Surgery at the Asklepios Clinic Altona in Hamburg. The cosmopolitanism of Prof. Dr. med. Markus Kröber can also be seen in his numerous memberships, which incidentally also document his amazing international network. Rottweil, nestled between the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb, thus has a specialist who continues to update his expertise with the latest scientific research – and who is considered one of the outstanding spine specialists in the entire German-speaking world.