Mr Michael Woodruff

Mr Michael Woodruff

MB ChB, FRCSEd, FRCS (Tr & Orth), MFSTEd, PG Dip Clin Ed, PG Cert

Orthopaedic Surgery

28 years of experience
17 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.91

Bedside Manner

4.91

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Mr Woodruff made me feel comfortable and relaxed, I have anxiety and he was very calm, very gentle, didn't make me feel anxious about anything. He explained everything in a very easy to understand manner. Every appointment was the same, absolutely nothing to feel nervous about. On the operation day, he explained everything again to be was sure I understood what was going to happen. After my op Mr Woodruff came to my room to see how I was and to ask if I had any questions, explained how I would feel and what pain management to use. Post-op appointments were great, I was never kept waiting and was treated with the upmost courtesy and respect. I would highly recommend Mr Woodruff, he is a great surgeon and a perfect gentleman.“
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Subspecialty

  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4093749
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £110

    Practices worked at

    BMI The Lancaster Hospital

    Meadowside, Lancaster, UK, LA1 3RH
    42 reviews

    Fulwood Hall Hospital

    Midgery Lane Fulwood, Preston, United Kingdom, PR2 9SZ
    11 reviews

    About

     

    Mr Woodruff was born in Preston and studied medicine at the University of Sheffield Medical School where he graduated in 1994. Mr Woodruff undertook his Higher Surgical Training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in the Yorkshire Deanery.

    He has trained under some of the top Hand Surgeons both in the UK and overseas. He does not practice in the generality of orthopaedic surgery because he specialises in Hand and Wrist Surgery. His sub-specialist training in Hand and Wrist surgery has included Fellowships at Wrightington hospital with Professor J Stanley, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham with Professor T Davis, past Editor of the British and European Journal of Hand Surgery and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, with Professor J Jupiter, Chief of Hand Surgery and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, as well as Mr D Campbell, Consultant Hand Surgeon at St James University Hospital and past Chair of the AO International Hand Group.

    In March 2006, Mr Woodruff returned to Lancashire following his appointment as a Consultant Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgeon with The Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He soon introduced a regional anaesthetic-based, wide-awake hand and wrist surgery service to both his NHS and Private practices. This allows patients to undergo their surgery as a Day Case with minimal disruption to their weekly routine.

    Mr Woodruff is a member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and Chair of the Cumbria and Lancashire Association for Surgery of the Hand. He has a professional interest in Medical Education. Recently, Mr Woodruff completed three years on the Education and Training Committee for the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and he is a Regional Surgical Advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as well as the Chair of the Regional Trauma and Orthopaedic Specialist Training Committee.

    In addition to this Mr Woodruff is an Intercollegiate examiner for the MRCS and FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedic) examinations, an Examiner for the British Society for Surgery of the Hand Diploma and an Examiner for the University of Manchester Medical School.

    In 2011 Mr Woodruff received the North West Orthopaedic Trainees Association Trainer of the Year award. He was also nominated for this award again in 2019.

    Mr Woodruff is a keen sportsman and played representative cricket for his county as a teenager. He has remained in the game as a qualified coach, coaching locally and at representative level. He is also learning to play the Classical Guitar, making slow progress, which at least his dog seems to appreciate!

    Procedures

    • Hand & Wrist Surgery
    • Tendon Repair
    • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    • Dupuytrens Fasciectomy
    • Finger Joint Replacement
    • Ganglion Cyst Removal
    • Joint Fusion (Hand)
    • Joint Fusion (Wrist)
    • Joint Injection
    • Multiligament Reconstruction
    • Osteotomy
    • Rheumatoid Hand Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trapeziectomy
    • Ulnar Shortening
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
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    Special interests

    • Arthritis (Hand)
    • Arthritis (Wrist)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Dupuytren’s Contracture
    • Hand Pain
    • Hand Problems
    • Intraneural Ganglion Cyst
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Pain
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    Education

    • MB ChB
    • FRCS(Ed)
    • FRCS (Tr and Orth)
    • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)
    • British Medical Association
    • British Orthopaedic Association
    • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
    • North West Hand Society
    • Cumbria and Lancashire Association for Surgery of the Hand (Chair)
    • RCSEd Faculty of Surgical Trainers

     

     

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    Reviews

    4.94 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.91
    Bedside Manner
    4.91
    Explanation
    5
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    3/11
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    1/11
    Tendon Repair
    1/11
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Woodruff made me feel comfortable and relaxed, I have anxiety and he was very calm, very gentle, didn't make me feel anxious about anything. He explained everything in a very easy to understand manner. Every appointment was the same, absolutely nothing to feel nervous about. On the operation day, he explained everything again to be was sure I understood what was going to happen. After my op Mr Woodruff came to my room to see how I was and to ask if I had any questions, explained how I would feel and what pain management to use. Post-op appointments were great, I was never kept waiting and was treated with the upmost courtesy and respect. I would highly recommend Mr Woodruff, he is a great surgeon and a perfect gentleman.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    VERY UNDERSTANDING AND KIND, EXPLAINED EVERYTHING WELL.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    The consultation with Mr Woodruff was first class. I did my research on him and he more than exceeded my expectations. As a keen sportsman, like myself, he just understood what was required to deal with my tennis elbow and wrist problems. I am due a further consultation with regard to my wrist, but I am confident that we will work together to resolve it. A thoroughly nice man who took the time to explain all the pros and cons relating to my issues.
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    Overall Experience (4/5)
    Bedside Manner (4/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very happy with the experience and the outcome.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I would like to say a big thank you for your kindness and the care you gave me before, during and after surgery. My hand is improving daily and I'm continuing regular hand and wrist exercises. You are a credit to the profession Mr Woodruff. Take care and stay safe.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Arthrex mini tight rope has been a total success. Thank you for everything you have done
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I just want to say a BIG thank you for your patience, expertise, skill and ability in giving me back the use of my thumbs. May God bless you in field of work and in every area of your life.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I am grateful for all of your help and support with my various hand issues. It literally would not have been possible to do my recording with your skill and help. So very many thanks once again!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    WOW - five surgeries - I should have a loyalty card! Thank you once again for being the best surgeon I could have hoped for. You have been calm, kind and supportive when I have been a lunatic nervous wreck! Dealing with it all has not been easy but you have been brilliant. Thank you once again, with all my very best.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Thank you so much for putting me back together again. The quality of care and professionalism was second to none.
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