Dr. Robert Woodruff, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 42

Dr. Woodruff
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center

7220 Mount Rushmore Rd Rapid City, SD 57702

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(605) 341-1414

Dr. Robert Woodruff, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Rapid City, SD and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from The University of Minnesota medical school in 2006. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Avera St. Mary's Hospital and Black Hills Surgical Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Woodruff to book an appointment.

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Dr. Woodruff is affiliated with Black Hills Surgical Hospital Rapid City, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

At a Glance

  • Friendly Staff
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
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Dr. Woodruff's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Woodruff treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Woodruff treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Woodruff treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Woodruff treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Scoliosis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Woodruff treats Scoliosis more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Woodruff treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
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Dr. Woodruff's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Tear
  • Heel Spur
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Cramp
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Dr. Woodruff's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Woodruff

3.7

Based on 18 ratings

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What went well
  • Office environment (15)
  • Staff friendliness (14)
  • Appointment scheduling (13)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (6)
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I have seen multiple back doctors over the years because of my various injuries. I will not go to anyone else but Dr. Woodruff now. No one else has been so knowledgeable, kind, and honest with me. I do my research and I think he’s the most trained back and neck doctor in the area! He encouraged me to try other things that could fix my pain without surgery first. He takes his time explaining things and I know I picked a doctor that genuine cares. Thank you!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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1 person found this helpful
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Cal – Feb 19, 2021
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He ruined my life , I had 1 fusion going in and now I’m fused from T-10 to my pelvis after 6 horrific operations . He’s lucky to have completely destroyed my life In this state . Can’t sue here because they have a monopoly of conflict of interest between all 4 attorney’s and these quacks . OMG I’m not able to convey how much he’s destroyed my life
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Greg Rolland – Feb 08, 2020
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Dr. Woodruff knew exactly what was causing my pain and helped me get better while keeping invasive treatment and surgery a last resort. I am thankful that he took the time to explain everything to me. I recommend him to all my family and friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Sue – Aug 25, 2018
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Terrible. Not interested in solving or treating, just surgery. The entire appointment was a waste of time, not to mention he was over an hour late and spent less than 5 minutes with me. Did not even ask me questions or ask what I have done in the past. Take your time and do some research and find someone who cares about patient care and is innovative.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Gillette Wyoming – Dec 08, 2017
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Dr Woodruff was kind and patient and knew the right things to do for my problem. I am very impressed with him as a doctor and a person!
What went well
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Gillette, WY – Apr 21, 2017
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Last minute cancellation for surgery, have to get loose tooth removed first as he says he's worried about infection? Never heard of that before. But also they still waiting for approval from insurance cause they forgot to call our Insurance didn't send in until Friday December 16th @1pm & surgery is 12/19. So I will go to a different surgeon cause this one definitely doesn't have his stuff together. And yes I will be letting the entire Rapid City area know about it. So anyone that is looking for
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What could be improved
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Charlie D. in Rapid City , SD – Dec 20, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Robert Woodruff, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Rapid City, SD and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Texas Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2011
University Of Louisville
Residency Hospital
2006
The University of Minnesota
Medical School
2000
CARLETON COLLEGE
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Robert Woodruff, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Robert Woodruff, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Woodruff frequently treats Back Pain, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Scoliosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Woodruff treats.

Where is Dr. Robert Woodruff, MD's office located?

Dr. Woodruff's office is located at 7220 Mount Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center

Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center7220 Mount Rushmore Rd Rapid City, SD 57702
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Practice

2201 S Douglas Hwy Gillette, WY 82718
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Woodruff is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Avera St. Mary's Hospital

Pierre, SD

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

Black Hills Surgical Hospital

Rapid City, SD

92% Patient Experience Rating, 23% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Campbell County Memorial Hospital

Gillette, WY

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

Fall River Health Services

Hot Springs, SD

Monument Health Rapid City Hospital

Rapid City, SD

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

Regional Health Lead-deadwood Hospital

Deadwood, SD

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

Regional Health Spearfish Hospital

Spearfish, SD

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average