Robert Woodruff MD
Back, Neck, & Spine
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Woodruff.
“I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Woodruff.”
– Gary D.
“Dr. Woodruff is a wonderful surgeon and Dr. from the day that I walked into the office and met with him for the first time, he put me at ease. I didn't feel like just another file number or dollar sign. I felt like he actually cared about how I felt and how the injury had affected me and my life. He was very straight forward and answered all of my questions without hesitation. I put my trust in him to treat my back problems with no hesitation. Back surgery is a very scary surgery to have, one wrong move and you could be paralyzed, however I had compete confidence in Dr. Woodruffs ability to do the surgery and I would recommend him to anyone as well as Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center.”
– Leonard A.
“Dr. Woodruff was exceptional and took the time to explain everything that was going to be required with my back surgery. He took the time to make sure that I understood completely what was expected.”
– Mary S.
“Dr. Woodruff is very professional. Wonderful staff, considerate. Dr, nice,patient-friendly. Treated for scoliosis. He listened to my problems. Good manners. I highly recommend him.”
– Patricia D.
“Dr. Woodruff was thorough and professional during my visit. I appreciated his candid analysis and diagnosis of my condition.”
– Kathleen B.
“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.
“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.
– Linda E.
“By far, and above the best medical care, I have ever had, especially in Rapid City. Dr. Woodruff and his staff, Kyla and the other nurse (I'm sad to say I can't remember her name right now) are simply awesome. Mitch Graves is great. A fantastic place. Sadly, I had to go through a lot of ridiculous procedures, and people like Dr. Watt to meet Dr. Woodruff. Now, I am thankful to have gone through what I did because it led me to the best team I've ever met in Rapid City. Thank you again for fixing my back and giving me back my life. You are terrific people and practitioners.”
– Daniel J.
“After the doctor left, I had questions that needed immediate answers concerning an EMG test that got scheduled for Tuesday. The check-out lady called a nurse, and I got my answer. Very nice staff!”
– Agnes C.
“Dr. Woodruff takes excellent care of me and takes time to answer my questions. It is very much appreciated! I will be 80 in one month and appreciate his patience.”
– James E.
“I was very pleased with Dr. Woodruff and his staff. Dr. Woodruff found issues that my last Dr. should have! Not knowing if that's my problem or not, but very well could be, and I'm pleased to see that he is that thorough. Thank you.”
– Leonard H.
“Dr. Woodruff is the best surgeon and a fantastic doctor. He truly cares about his patients and our overall health and well being. Dr. Woodruff is a lifesaver. Not joking, he saved my life. Truly my back is now working better than ever. Thank you again, Sir.”
– Danny J.
“Dr. Woodruff is always a very knowledgeable surgeon; he has always been first class. In my estimation, he is one of the best surgeons I have ever encountered. He is the reason I am doing as good as I am doing. Thank You.”
– Timothy T.
“The entire process of care, from the minute I walked in the door until I checked out, was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Kyla (?) the nurse for Dr. Woodruff was so pleasant, and Dr. Woodruff addressed my concerns and provided hope that there will be pain relief for me.”
– Susan S.
“The office was, as always, friendly and efficient. I waited about 5 minutes to go into an exam room and from there it was maybe another 5 minutes to see the doctor. An xray was taken before he came in, which is great! He gave me a clear diagnosis and a conservative plan of treatment. Since I am anti-needles and anti-surgery, his advice was spot on. I was overall very pleased with my visit!”
– Karla W.
“Very good and very informative.”
– Ronald G.
“I had my back stabilized which is allowing me to sit again. 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.
“Dr. Woodruff is very competent and interested in your problem- gives a feeling of "being in good hands." Have much confidence in him.”
– Michael B.
“This practice is the best you will ever find! They take excellent care of you from the moment you come in. Friendly and experienced staff and doctors. I don't trust anyone else!”
– Richard B.
“Great Doctor, excellent results, feel better than I have in 28 years.”
– Donald S.
“Dr. Woodruff is the best! Your facility is the best!”
– Joanne H.
“Dr. Woodruff is the best! Even though he didn't request a follow-up appointment. I went ahead and made one anyway. The first available was June 27th. My hopes are that if he wants to see me earlier he gets me in. Your facility is the best!”
– Joanne H.
“My 1st appointment with Dr. Woodruff was amazing. He was very thorough, precise & exact when explaining my xray & MRI results. He was kind, compassionate & concerned. I am truly pleased & happy to have met him & God willing we can find some way to relieve my extreme pain.”
– Andrea R.
“In the last 16 years I've seen my fair share of orthopedic specialists & your practice deserves all the praise it receives. I've seen 2 specialists and am truly impressed with both doctors on all levels. I am having my daughter make an appointment. From the check in process to the check out process it truly defines what I call Grand Class Service! I'm sorry I didn't know about Black Hills Orthopedic last year. Thank you for the opportunity to share.”
– Andrea R.
“Dr. Woodruff and his staff are the greatest.”
– Gregory J.
“Great. Awesome and I would recommend his skillful services to anybody that needs a surgeon. I am pain-free for the 1st time in 10+ years!! I wish I had come to see Dr. Woodruff sooner. He has given me back a quality of life that I once thought was impossible. My surgery and its outcome was a complete success thanks to Dr. Woodruff!!”
– Rowena B.
“Dr. Woodruff diagnosed my spinal stenosis, deterioration, and curvature. He recommended the option that is best for me. He took the time to explain his reasons and answered my questions. He assured me that he will continue to help me in the future.”
– Susan R.
“I have never before enjoyed a positive relationship with a provider that was so full of exhibited and authentic care for my medical condition. Dr. Woodruff is professional, humble, and thorough!!! His work ethic and genuine care for me as a patient is very refreshing!! Dr. Woodruff has always been optimistic while evaluating and developing the plan forward for my medical condition! His honesty and integrity has earned my trust in him!!!!”
– Kevin L.
“Dr Woodruff performed out-patient surgery L4L5 laminectomy for my Lower back pain. The pain after surgery was not as bad as I had anticipated. The Black Hills Surgical Hospital (BHSH) nursing staff had me up and walking shortly after postop, excellent patient care and service at the BHSH. On third day after discharge I was able to get in and out of bed, sit down and get up with very little discomfort and getting better with each day there after. Dr Woodruff explained the whole surgery procedure prior to surgery, he did an excellent job and I'm quit satisfied with his work.”
– James B.
“Dr. Woodruff provided me with detailed explanations pertaining to x-rays and my physical condition. He answers questions in a kind, caring demeanor. All in all, the care provided by Dr. Woodruff and his staff at black hills ortho are extraordinary!”
– Vicki H.
“I was impressed as was the family members who were with me. He explained my problem and the treatment extremely well.”
– Janet W.