Krankenhaus Nordwest

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Bilateral inguinal hernia treatment with lichtenstein plastic mesh insertion or plastic transabdominal preperitoneal repair (program ID: 33817)

Thomas W. Kraus

Prof. Dr. med.

Thomas W. Kraus

Department of General, Abdominal and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery, vascular surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 2011  Vorstandsmitglied Gesundheitswirtschaft Rhein-Main
  • 2008-2009 Ärztlicher Direktor Krankenhaus Nordwest
  • 2009 Kooperationsarzt Viszeralchirurgie EMMA Klinik für operative Medizin Seligenstadt
  • Seit 2006 Chefarzt der Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Minimal Invasive Chirurgie
  • 2004 APL Professur Universität Heidelberg
  • 2003 MBA Krannert Business School, Purdue University / West Lafayette USA GISMA Business School Hannover
  • 2002 Ltd. Oberarzt der Chirurgischen Klinik am Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg, Leitung der Sektion für Transplantation viszeraler Organe am Süddeutschen Transplantationzentrum Heidelberg
  • 2001 Stvt. Leitung Onkologische Chirurgie Uni-Klinik Heidelberg
  • 2001 Leitung Sektion für Transplantation viszeraler Organe, Süddeutsches Transplantationzentrum Heidelberg
  • 2000 Anerkennung Schwerpunkt Viszeralchirurgie
  • 1998 Anerkennung Schwerpunkt Gefäßchirurgie
  • 1997 Habilitation für Chirurgie; Universität Heidelberg
  • 1996 Oberarzt chirurgische Univ. Klinik Heidelberg
  • 1995 Facharztanerkennung Chirurgie
  • 1993 Senior Medical Officer NATO Flottenverband Stanaforland / Adria - Jugoslawien Schiffsarzt Fregatte Bremen Bundesmarine / Wilhelmshaven
  • 1990 Assistenzarzt, Krankenhaus Salem Heidelberg
  • 1988 Assistenzarzt, Chirurg. Univ. Klinik Heidelberg
  • 1987 Bundeswehr Grundwehrdienst - Hochgebirgszug 1. Gebirgsjägerdivision Mittenwald / Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • 1987 Promotion an Universität Heidelberg
  • 1987 Approbation und ECFMG Examina, USA - Gast Approbation
  • 1985-1987 Medizinstudium Westminster Medical School London Charing Cross Medical School London
  • 1981-1984 Medizinstudium Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

Department of Surgery wide range Krankenhaus Nordwest offers patients medical services in the following areas:

  • Visceral surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Gastrointestinal cancer surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Liver / bile duct surgery
  • Pancreatic cancer surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Hernial surgery


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • preoperative care
  • Lichtenstein surgery or transabdominal
    preperitoneal plastic reconstruction
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • nutrition recommendations
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations


Type of program :
Duration of program:

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About hospital

The clinic is an academic hospital in the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Clinic includes ten departments and four specialized centers, and successfully implements the concept of patient-oriented medicine.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.