David O. Woodard, MD

David O. Woodard, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

General Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine - 1987
Residency:
Rush University Medical Center - 1992

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

450 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

92 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

92 Reviews

August 28, 2023

5.0

This is a doctor who listens to individual concerns!

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Very pleasant Doctor and office

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August 18, 2023

5.0

He was very happy I maintained my weight. He’ s. Helping me to lose more weight. He’s very positive & encouraging

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August 18, 2023

5.0

Friendly and answered all my questions.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Super nice guy. Explains everything well and took time for my questions.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

He was so nice he made me feel so comfortable because I was so nervous for my surgery talking to him I felt better and was not nervous anymore

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Woodard took the time to explain in detail the reason for my discomfort and the need for surgical intervention. The procedure was explained in layman's terms. I had complete confidence in him after my visit. On the day of surgery, he put my husband and me at ease. Great bed side manner!!!

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July 31, 2023

5.0

I loved his attention and that he really reviews everything calmly.

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July 21, 2023

5.0

Dr Woodard is the best doctor I have ever had

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Explained the procedure and answered questions to my satisfaction.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Excelente doctor

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and very thorough

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July 04, 2023

5.0

He truly cares about his patients and takes the time to answer all questions or concerns. After a very pain developed and I was messaging between the nurses, he called me at home that night to follow up and give me recommendations. So kind!!

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June 20, 2023

5.0

My whole family as seen Dr. Woodard at one time or another. Dr. Woodard shows real concern for his patients. There is no doubt in my mind that Dr. Woodard will get to the bottom of what is causing my pain and will take care of the problem.

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Kind...Compassionate...Very experienced & compentent+...I'm glad he is on my better health team!

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Very good

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Great guy. Very straight forward and provides me with great recommendations. He truly cares for his patients.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

His stellar reputation brought me to the clinic. His rapport, kindness and consideration given to me during pre op visit left me with every question answered and fears erased.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

He cares,explain things the way I understand he has a sence of humor

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June 05, 2023

5.0

He explained the procedure and recovery process thoroughly.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

He was very caring and informative every step of the way

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Dr Woodard is absolutely amazing. He listens to you, answers all questions and concerns and explains everything. He has been great. Trust him 100%

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June 02, 2023

5.0

He the best

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May 24, 2023

5.0

He explains well. Listens well. Just as we feel comfortable with in a doctor

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May 15, 2023

5.0

No complaints

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Woodard is very knowledgeable and great at explaining things. He gave me options and suggestions about my condition.

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Excellent, professional care!

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May 10, 2023

5.0

Very thorough

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Dr Woodard is heaven sent he made sure to find what was causing my illness and handled me with care kept me in the loop on everything and called me personally with updates.. hands down the best dr I’ve ever come across

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May 09, 2023

5.0

He is easy to talk to. I felt I was in good hands with him.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Answered all my questions

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Explained everything to us &followed up as needed

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Woodard truly cares about the health of his patients. He is friendly, approachable, and encouraging.

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Good doctor

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May 01, 2023

5.0

My surgery and follow up appointments were great

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May 01, 2023

5.0

I felt like I was in good hands with him . He is easy to talk to. I feel he took great care of me.

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Doctor Woodard gave me a second chance at life. Amazing doctor

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Great results.

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Excellent surgeon !!!!

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April 21, 2023

5.0

As I stated in the 1st question they are a beautiful kind caring staff and doctor couldn't ask for A better group of staff .

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April 21, 2023

5.0

He was very personable and explained my upcoming thoroughly.

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April 21, 2023

5.0

He is kind and straight forward. I know what I need to do and if I’m stuck he supports in a kind manner

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April 18, 2023

5.0

Very informative, calm deanor

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April 18, 2023

5.0

Follows up

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Very professional. A good communicator.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

He never rushed me and always answered all of my questions, and made me feel comfortable.

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April 14, 2023

5.0

Amazing personality and really great at what he does!

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April 10, 2023

4.0

Very professional, on schedule, and well articulate.

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April 10, 2023

5.0

Excellent care. Explains everything clearly and great bedside manner.

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April 07, 2023

5.0

He’s done all my procedures and he’s amazing !

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March 31, 2023

5.0

It was my first time meeting him. Dr listened to me, my concerns treated me with a comforting personal professionalism about surgical options. I’m feeling very grateful to have him involved in my pursuit to become healthy.

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March 24, 2023

5.0

Very informative, makes you comfortable. Trust.

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March 20, 2023

5.0

He was amazing, took my nerves away, explained everything perfectly. :)

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March 17, 2023

5.0

Very informative

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March 14, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manner and explanation of what was happening and going to happen.

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March 06, 2023

5.0

He’s amazing and super nice and great at what he does.!

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March 06, 2023

5.0

Great follow iup. Upbeat

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February 28, 2023

5.0

Friendly - knowledgeable and very accessible - he will return calls.

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February 27, 2023

5.0

Did emergency surgery on me 2 years ago. No problem afterwards. Now he will be replacing my feeding tube.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

He has a good bedside manner and seems to know what he's talking about.

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February 17, 2023

5.0

Great communicator and gifted surgeon

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February 16, 2023

5.0

This man has changed my life and would tell anyone to go to him for the procedure!

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February 16, 2023

5.0

He is awesome!! Very personable & explains all facets of health extremely well.

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January 30, 2023

5.0

Nice guy

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January 23, 2023

5.0

He cares a lot about his patients.

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January 21, 2023

5.0

Very Kind! Caring. Attentive

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January 21, 2023

5.0

Started seeing Dr Woodard again for a gastric belt problem and he was so helpful.

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January 20, 2023

5.0

Caring

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January 19, 2023

5.0

Professional listens well to my concerns. very friendly

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January 14, 2023

5.0

Dr Woodard takes his time with patients to answer questions and address concerns

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January 11, 2023

5.0

He takes the time to listen to you, and it really explains things and understands how you feel and doesn’t treat you like a number he has compassion

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January 10, 2023

5.0

very informative- didn’t feel rushed at all

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January 09, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manner, thorough and approachable

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January 06, 2023

5.0

Amazing knowledgeable doctor

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January 03, 2023

5.0

Reliable

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December 30, 2022

5.0

He is confident, understanding and willing. He is a wonderful doctor and keeps me clearly informed.

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December 24, 2022

5.0

Referred by 2 friends,1 former patient,other Co worker

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December 20, 2022

5.0

Good results

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December 19, 2022

4.0

Very knowledgeable and Informative

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December 19, 2022

5.0

He’s nice and he always spend time with you asking questions and give me the answer that I need it.

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December 16, 2022

5.0

Anyone interested in bariatric surgery will not want to go anywhere else.

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December 13, 2022

5.0

He did an excellent job on my surgery.Recovery has been as smooth as I could hope for.

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December 11, 2022

4.0

Very pleasant to deal with

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December 10, 2022

5.0

His concern. He called me personally with results of my test. Who does that anymore. Such respect for him.

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November 30, 2022

5.0

Really like Dr. Woodard! He gets right to the point, explains everything clearly and makes you feel at ease. (If that’s possible when you’re hearing you need surgery 😁)

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November 28, 2022

5.0

He took the time to make me feel calm about the procedure and was very knowledgeable!

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November 28, 2022

5.0

Very polite

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November 28, 2022

4.0

I feel that Dr.Woodard is good surgeon,but I think he's so experienced in what he does, that he's almost nonchalant in how he comes cross. I do think he cares,but as my first serious surgery, I wish I had handouts and clear instructions in b&w to read. Exactly what to eat day of surgery and within the 1st couple of days.

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November 28, 2022

5.0

Great communication! Fixed me up!

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November 22, 2022

5.0

The tran cares about you

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November 21, 2022

5.0

He is a very caring surgeon

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November 16, 2022

5.0

He was very polite, and verbal about everything bc that I needed to do pre and post op

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