Patient Testimonials for Dr. Kramer
Highly Recommend Dr. Kramer
Extremely professional, knowledgeable and thorough. Discussed pros and cons of surgery. Explained everything very well. Surgery scar minimal and very clean. Dr. Kramer and his staff were caring, understanding and supportive. I felt comfortable and confident in the care I received. His staff is excellent. I would highly recommend him and his staff.
Extremely pleased with everything
I met Dr. Kramer while in ER, and he provided very detailed responses to my questions, and followed up with a personal phone call on a Sunday morning to check in on my health and prep for an upcoming procedure. We scheduled the necessary procedures, and Dr. Kramer (and his staff) were on top of all prep work, organized with thorough detailed pre-surgery prep and handouts, and day of surgery he was there to answer any questions. The amazing part to me was how quickly I recovered, how great I feel and how much difference the surgery made. I can’t speak positively enough about my experience- and I fully recommend Dr. Kramer and his staff. I had the robotic surgery on colon, and was back to walking and regular business within days, and was surprised at my renewed energy. It can be very stressful to have to go into surgery, but they took much of the stress away, they did the surgery, followed up in the hospital and actually gave me back my energy by removing a sizable tumor. Thanks!
Dr. Kramer is a phenomenal example of what a doctor should be. Highly professional, very knowledgeable, open for discussion of pros and cons of operation scenarios, carrying about patient’s concerns from the very first visit, through the operation and healing process. The best surgeon I ever had in my life. The office staff is excellent.
Dr. Kramer is a phenomenal example of what a doctor should be. He is extremely caring, compassionate and very knowledgeable. I have the utmost confidence in him and feel blessed that I had him for my doctor For my cancer surgery. He listens and answers questions in a way that you will understand.
I have been working for Dr.Kramer for nearly a year, trying to get my grandmothers surgery. And Dr.Kramer went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make sure everything went well for her. Aside from literally saving her life back in January, he also went through surgery with her months later and took care of her more than what was initially the problem. His Surgery Group kept contact with me throughout the whole year despite surgery happening just 3 weeks ago. The Arechiga Family and I could not be more thankful for Dr.Kramer & his Team. Thank you for everything Dr.Kramer, when they recommended you to us , we did not think we would get such an amazing Surgeon like you are and will continue to be! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Dr. Kramer was excellent from start to finish as well as the Staff 5 star service. I can’t Thank Dr. Kramer and the Staff enough.
Dr. Kramer was warm and welcoming, was not rushed as he explained the surgical procedure and patiently answered all my questions. He put my mind at ease and made me feel that I was in safe hands. His kindness, caring manner, along with his excellent surgical skills gave me a positive outcome. I am forever grateful and would definitely recommend him to family and friends. 5 stars to Dr. Kramer and his entire staff for creating a professional and friendly atmosphere.
If you must have surgery, this is the place to go! I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Kramer and his staff. Dr. Kramer is a highly skilled and professional surgeon and still maintains a great bedside manor and personal touch. The office staff is also top notch! They answered all of my questions, and got my messages to the doctor right away. I would recommend The Surgery Group to my closest relative. Thank you for everything.
I had the worst pain of my life in the form of diverticulitis. Dr Kramer swooped in and fixed that right up for me. I was in awe by his knowledge and mannerisms. The man is a rose amongst thorns who knows his field. I feel privileged we crossed paths.
I was referred to Dr Kramer following the discovery of a mass in my colon during a colonoscopy, and the need to remove it surgically. Dr Kramer and the hospital where the surgery was performed utilize an “Enhanced Recovery Program” (ERP} to prepare, educate, and sustain patients to have best/most comfortable surgery experiences. I’m sure that each patients’ experience is unique, but I am glad to share that mine was was far more comfortable than I would have ever dared to think possible. During my stay in the hospital, I never needed anything more than Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for very minor pain control. After first day at home I discontinued even these items as pain was pretty nonexistent. I don’t know if my “painless” experience was due to my surgeon’s technique and skills or the ERP, but the combination was great!
Dr. Kramer is very professional and I highly recommend him.
My PCP referred me to another doctor, Dr. Kramer, for a needed minor surgery. The procedure went without a hitch-quick and painless. And Dr. Kramer was able to put me at ease, both before and after surgery. The doctor is available for all questions and I found him to be very personable in discussing details. Hailey, from the office, followed up with me the following day, and Dr. Kramer himself called with the pathology report. I will highly recommend Dr. Kramer to family and friends needing a surgeon.
Dr Kramer removed a section of my colon with a cancerous tumor. I was up and moving that evening and released from the hospital in 2.5 days. I had minimal pain. Within a week my diet was nearly normal and I was walking 1 or 2 miles a day. I’m impressed how quickly the incisions have healed. Dr. Kramer and team are very well organized and did an amazing job every step of the way. I’m very grateful to a great physician, and to The Great Physician. I’ll certainly recommend Dr Kramer to friends.
Dr. Kramer performed my surgery in October 2020 with excellent results, very attentive and caring, the best bedside manners. He uses the least invasive techniques possible, making recovery period shorter and more comfortable for the patient. Dr.Kramer also has a very good team in the office, they took care about all my complicated paperwork for short term disability and FMLA and were very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this doctor for your surgery.
Dr. Kramer and his staff went out of their way during this very challenging covid-19 time to see my 8 year old son on very short notice and provide us with excellent care. Every person we had contact with was professional, kind, compassionate and understanding. They explained all the changes to policy currently with patience and allowed time for questions. They were wonderful with my son and made sure he felt comfortable and informed about what to expect in all things for his surgical procedure. We received excellent and very skilled care from Dr. Kramer who explained well what the plan of care was and kept it light hearted and appropriate for a pediatric patient. Dr. Kramer made us feel confident in what he was doing and as relaxed as possible throughout our time with him. His surgical skill is well known in our community and I am thankful in our time of need he was available and willing to help.
I found Dr. Kramer to be extremely caring and clearly addressing all of my concerns during my many appointments. He had his staff contact me regularly to see how I was feeling between visits. They called me when he had emergencies and moved my appointment to times where I could be seen immediately. It is without a doubt one of the best medical experiences I have had during a painful and difficult time. I would strongly recommend him!
Dr. Kramer’s surgical work was excellent. His manner is very reassuring, and he answered questions clearly.
Dr. Kramer is an excellent surgeon. The work he performed was perfect and my recovery time was short with little discomfort. I would recommend him to anyone requiring any sort of General Surgery. Thank you Dr. Kramer!
Dr. Kramer was amazing! I had emergency surgery and he explained things thoroughly prior to surgery and was very professional and caring throughout my recovery. He took the time to answer all of my questions and let me know what to expect. I would highly recommend!
Surgery went well,Dr Kramer made me feel at ease I would recommend him to family and friends.His office and staff are wonderful,too.
Great bedside manner, takes time to explain procedure and listen to any an all questions. Did not feel rushed at the initial consult and the follow up appointment.
I had colon resection surgery for diverticulitis with Dr. Kramer, and I could not be happier with the result. He was great. I knew beforehand that complications were possible and that the laparoscopic/robotic procedure might have to be changed during the surgery to a full-open abdominal surgery. Even though the surgery ended up being more complicated than initially thought, he was able to complete it with laparoscopy. My recovery was fast. Home in 48 hours. So glad I chose Dr. Kramer.
I had surgery for a hernia. Dr Kramer stated what he was going to do and did it. I had very minor pain for about 3 days. Now everything is great. I would recommend Dr Kramer to anyone considering surgery.
Excellent surgeon. made me feel very comfortable with his explanation of the proposed surgical procedure. After the surgery he followed up with me on two different occasions to determine how I was doing. He is a very caring physician.
I had a great experience with my hernia operation. I was seen by Dr. Kramer quickly after the injury, surgery was scheduled soon after that. Post-surgery went extremely well. I took two over the counter pain pills the first night and was fine after that.
Dr. Kramer and his staff my double hernia surgery a breeze from start to finish, everyone was helpful and Dr Kramer was able to tell me exactly what was going to happen during the surgery and what to expect afterwards. I would highly recommend Dr Kramer if you should need his services.
Dr Kramer and Dr. Slogoff performed a sigmoid removal due to severe diverticulitis.They came and checked on me every day in hospital for 7 days with their caring and knowledge I would always go to them with any future surgeries.Thanks to Debbie and all Drs. Staff. Nurses at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin are tops!
Dr Kramer and his practice were of the highest professionalism. The medical diagnosis, explanation and treatment was flawless. Office appointments were on time and billing and insurance were coordinated effortlessly. I will not hesitate to recommend Dr. Kramer for any general surgical procedure.
I met Dr. Kramer for a biopsy because an annual mammogram showed a mass on my left breast that appeared suspicious for possible malignancy. The biopsy proved just that. Dr. Kramer called me direct to give the bad news but he explained everything and was thorough. And I felt confident that I was in good hands right away. I had surgery a month later to remove the tumor. Before surgery he again informed me exactly what was to occur and with a gentle touch. The surgery was a success!
Dr. Kramer has a warm, trusting and friendly manner that made my overall experience using him as my surgeon very satisfying. His professional demeanor during my office visits and his pre and post operating room visits assured my that my regular physician had made an excellent choice when recommending Dr. Kramer for my needed surgery. I highly recommend using Dr. Kramer for surgical needs.
I’m 69 yo female & Dr. Kramer removed my gallbladder. Explained procedure and why he was recommending surgery at the results of tests that I had been through. He is very nice and I felt very confident with him at our first meeting. Surgery could not have gone better. Done robotically, out patient, very little pain, but sore. Back to work in 10 days. Highly recommend.
In August of 2017 Dr. Kramer performed laparoscopic surgery to repair my inguinal and umbilical hernias. Since three months have passed I felt it time to give Dr. Kramer my personal review of the outstanding care I have experienced. I have never felt better since the surgery and am now able to perform many physical activities that my hernias had restricted me from doing. I am grateful to him for making the entire process from my initial visit to post surgery .follow=up a positive experience.
Very businesslike and professional. I also view it as a plus that Dr. Kramer is assisting with training the next generation of medical professionals.
I had my gallbladder removed. It was major surgery, but how easy Dr. Kramer made it. My surgery was outpatient. I was home 6 hours after I walked in for the surgery. I took pain meds for only 2 days, and I was doing stairs and laundry that same night. It takes a while to get your full energy back . . . but after all, it was major surgery. He was very kind and sympathetic to my symptoms and my desire to have the surgery as soon as possible. It could not have gone more smoothly. My sincere thanks.
I had to have my gallbladder out in July. I was extremely nervous about the procedure and the outcome. Dr. Kramer and his staff were very compassionate and kind. The surgery was done via robot with only one incision total. The pain was minimal (one norco and 2 advil for the whole recovery). Dr. Kramer even called me himself to see how I was doing. That certainly does not happen very often anymore. I’m 4 weeks post op and doing great. I would highly recommend Dr. Kramer to anyone needing surgery.
Very personable. Explained procedure in detail. Attentive to all requests.
I will recomend Dr. Kramer to family and friends. Excellent doctor.
Dr. Kramer was very kind & informative. He appeared awkward with “people skills” but seemed genuinely concerned about answering all my questions. I did have an appointment delayed because he was in surgery & had to reschedule his time with me. Then at the make-up appointment, it was a half hour wait for what turned out to be a 5-minute follow-up. But he seemed willing to take as much time with me as needed, and his staff offered to get me in sooner if I had concerns.
Very pleased with my surgery and having no complications. Very pleased with Dr. Kramer’s work. Thank you.
I was really nervous about this surgery. I had the surgery at DelNor Hospital in Geneva, IL. The staff was wonderful. Dr. Krammer was in command of this surgery which made me feel very comfortable. He is knowledgable and gives information freely, answering all questions and addressing concerns. I believe it was his skill that made for a speedy recovery. Kudos as well to a very friendly office staff. You would be in good hands with Dr. Krammer.
Was diagnosed with hernia on 5/31 by my primary care physician, who referred me to Dr. Kramer. First visit to his office was on 6/6; hernia was repaired 3 days later; and 14 days after that Dr. Kramer cleared me to resume all of my normal activities, including running, biking, sailing, and golf.
Dr. Kramer’s office staff, nurses, etc, were extremely accommodating, and his demeanor was very friendly, empathetic, and informative. I strongly recommend him and his entire team.
Dr. Kramer performed my difficult gallbladder surgery with little notice. 48 hours earlier, I had a bile duct obstruction removed in preparation for surgery the next morning. Dr. Kramer’s partner, Dr Slogoff, was to perform the surgery, but I had new, much more intense pain while being prepped in OR. She ran blood tests and had to delay surgery due to pancreatitis. The next day, Dr. Kramer fit me in and did a great job with a mess which would have been much worse in another 24 hours. Thank you!