Robert Woodruff, MD

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Verified Patient Rating: 4.99 (169 patient reviews and ratings)

The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Woodruff.

“From the start, always excellent service.”
– Dan H.
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“Everybody treated great. Doctor Woodruff explained the operation thoroughly.”
– Cory M.
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“My type of provider. He addressed my issues, discussed plan of care and the steps involved in that plan of care. Direct and to the point. Just like I like it.”
– Barbara S.
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“I had my back stabilized which is allowing me to sit again. I heard so many horror stories about back surgery that I was dreading the surgery. The surgery gave me back my life again and I am able to sit and walk long distances with my dog. Thank you Dr. Woodruff!”
– Sharon F.
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“Who would have ever thought a Dr. Works after five? You have some very good Dr.'s.”
– Borg R. D.
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“Very excellent care and results.”
– Vern E.
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“Dr. Woodruff was so attentive to what I had to say about my back problems. He was thorough into finding out what triggered my sharp pains and really showed he cared and wanted to give the best diagnosis and recommendation for me. I was anxious coming in to find out what was bothering me, but after seeing Dr. Woodruff I left feeling at peace. Greatest experience. Thank you Dr. Woodruff!”
– Alexy J.
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“Dr. Woodruff, MD explained my MRI to me. Showed me exactly what was wrong with my neck and what steps he was going to take to repair the damage. All the doctors and nurses are pleasant and respectful of my needs.”
– Rick K.
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“After searching for a doctor I felt comfortable about I chose Dr. Woodruff at the Black Hills Ortho and Spine Center in Rapid City, South Dakota. The Center is ranked 5th in the nation and the investigative careI have received in identifying my problem makes me feel confident in their ability to provide the superior surgical skill as well as care on a personal level!”
– Jeanette P.
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“The appointments have been on time..very easy check in..diagnosis was exact.”
– David D.
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“Dr. Woodruff is very professional and friendly. He does a great job listening to your issues and is very excellent at his work.”
– Rose N.
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“Dr. Woodruff is a caring, very skilled and talented doctor. When I had surgery he was jovial, professional, and the results from my surgery were excellent. My sons had brought in a PS4 to help pass the time while at the Black Hills Surgical Center and Dr. Woodruff thought that was great and wished he could join in.”
– Gary K.
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“Dr. Robert Woodruff has done wonders for me two times. He replaced two discs in my neck in 2014 and performed back surgery in Nov. 2015. Thanks to his great work on me he has twice given me much better quality of mobility and life. I am very grateful to him and his ability to repair my injuries and get me back to a healthy and productive lifestyle. I have great faith in him and his knowledge of how to address and fix issues dealing with the spine. I have referred many patients to him and he has been able to aid them to a great recovery as well!  Thank you so very much, Dr. Woodruff!! You are god sent!”
– Rose N.
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“5 out of 5 experience! I had a L-4/L-5 laminectomy on September 2, 2015. I was able to go home the same day as my surgery. My recovery was quick and without any complications or infection. Before surgery, I had terrible pain down my right leg, numbness in my right foot, and was unable to run or hike without constantly stopping and stretching my back to relieve the pain in my leg. The surgery dramatically relieved the pain in my leg, and the numbness in my foot is gradually decreasing. I now have much better strength in my right foot with very little foot drop. I will always highly recommend Black Hills Orthopedic and Spine Center to anyone who asks! Dr. Woodruff is a great surgeon as well as the kind of physician who can explain your medical situation in easy-to-understand terms. Overall, a really great experience with a really great staff!  ”
– Norman C.
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“Excellent knowledge and clarity, from every appointment, before & after surgery, including up to today.  You have made every Woodruff experience outstanding!  Thanks  ”
– Jonathan B.
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“I've had my share of trauma, and it finally caught up to me back in 2009. I herniated a disc in my neck –  oh the pain! I was able, at that time, to avoid surgery by utilizing some cortisone shots and physical therapy. I happily (and carefully) went about my life, and in 2012 had a motorcycle accident. Well – that trauma was the "straw that broke the camel's back" so to speak, my neck problems surfaced again. I had been told the first time if it happened again I would probably have to have surgery. Well, they were right. No amount of PT or cortisone shots was going to fix this. I ended up in Dr. Woodruff's office. I was terrified of surgery –  this is my spine they'd be messing with after all! Well, Dr. Woodruff took the time to thoroughly explain my options, how he would perform the procedure, and told me to take some time to think about it. I was totally comfortable with him, he listened to my questions and concerns, and answered them all. I decided to go ahead and have the fusion. I had two-level fusion involving C5, C6 and C7. Oh the relief!!! After the surgery, Dr. Woodruff stopped in my room to check on me. He asked me how my pain level was and I almost cried. I had gone from off the charts pain to a little tingling left in one of my fingers. That was in 2013. I am back to riding my Harley and able to do anything I want (though I still do it carefully). I highly recommend Dr. Woodruff, and the rest of the staff at Black Hills Ortho & Spine Center are awesome! I have always had great experiences up there and am forever grateful for the help I've received there!!”
– Stacey D.
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“I'm impressed with Black Hills Spine. I like the way they treat their patients and I had a good experience with a not too easy surgery.  The first thing Dr. Woodruff did on my first visit was pull up his chair right next to me and we reviewed my MRI together. He explained the MRI so I could understand exactly what was going on in my neck.  Unfortunately  I had to have surgery as I had what is called Spinal Stenosis pretty bad.  Now let me tell you two other doctors talked to me about my neck but never explained what was really going on, I probably had about 5 or 6 visits to other doctors. So the money & time I spent was of no help to me at all. Surgery was done at Black Hills Surgical Spine Center and I have to tell you I had a  previous experience at another hospital that left me very afraid (let's just say I'm lucky to still be here after that experience). I had talked to Dr. Woodruff about my fears and he assured me he would take good care of me and I believed him. I could not have asked for better care at the Black HIlls Surgical Center, they took good care of me and the food was really good, imagine that—good hospital food!! Recovery was difficult and Dr. Woodruff was very strict about what I could do and could not do. When I saw the CD of the repairs Dr Woodruff did on my neck I was in awe, he did a amazing job on my neck, he had to rebuild the bones in neck and I do have screws, but this was just amazing what he actually had to do to repair the damage I had. It took 4 months recovery under strict guidelines from my doctor, but I did not want to take any chances of  things not healing right after all the work he did.   I also saw Dr. Fromm for my shoulder and he was the first doctor I saw at Black Hills Spine, he also encouraged me to get my neck taken care of and ordered the MRI for my neck. So my overall experience is these doctors have not lost sight of why they decided to become doctors—to help people!!!  I believe some of our bigger medical facilities have gotten so big that the patient is not their first concern. I trust these doctors with my life because I have found them to be very honest and caring. I encourage anyone needing medical help or surgery to give Black Hills Spine a try I think they will find a better experience than most!”
– Nancy M.
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