Patients are frequently referred to see a thoracic surgeon anxious about the possibility of an operation. This is very often in the setting of a potential cancer, which only makes things harder for patients. Being a complete doctor for my patients, not just their surgeon, is a core tenet of my practice. Sometimes for a questionable lung nodule this means not recommending an operation, but instead offering a course of careful observation and gentle reassurance to the patient and their family. Other times it's walking a patient who does need surgery, step by step, through what can seem like a battery of tests. I view being available to my patients and their families, and being an empathetic and honest communicator as essential to helping people through what can be challenging times.
Conditions & Procedures
Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Esophagus,
Malignant Pleural Effusion,
Bilateral Thoracoscopy Sympathectomy,
Chest Wall Resection,
Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS),
Esophageal Stent Placement,
Esophagoscopy with Dilation,
Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy,
Minimally Invasive Thoracoscopic Lobectomy,
Minimally Invasive Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection,
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair,
Thoracoscopy with Apical Bleb Resection and Pleurodesis,
Thoracoscopy with Pleural Biopsy and Pleurodesis,
Thoracotomy for Pneumonectomy
Dr Kranz was beyond awesome. He is such a gift to his patients. Bad news or not. He was so calm and focused on the issue at hand. I couldn't have been more pleased. all ready recommended him
Very positive and encouraging!
Dr. Krantz was thorough in his explanations, broke them down into plain English, listened carefully to my and my husbands questions and provided easy-to understand answers. Felt very relived and confident in his being a great doctor to have on my team.
Dr. Krantz explained everything in such great detail that I had no questions left to ask. I felt very confident in becoming his patient, and very grateful for my primary care physician for referring me. It's comforting to know I am in such good hands.
Dr. Krantz was AMAZING. He'd previously reviewed my records, reviewed specific scans w/me on his laptop, gave very thorough diagnostic explanations and presented a logical on-going plan.
Wonderful dr. - Explained everything didn't hurry me!
always very friendly and caring
sharp and smart doctor
I had already received much of the information (results of my annual CT scan) via NorthShore Connect. Most of my time with Dr. Krantz concerned how frequently these checkups should be. We decided to continue the annual pattern.
Dr Kranz is an excellent surgeon who has genuine concern and empathy for his patients.
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