David O. Woodard, MD

David O. Woodard, MD

4.9 
74 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

General Surgery

Secondary Specialty

  • Bariatric Surgery

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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 

74 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

50 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

50 Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

He did a great job & easy to talk to.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Very personable, great communication and plan.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Qualified, caring and tells you what to expect with no surprises.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

He had patience to explain and care

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Fenomenal doctor,I trust his opinion!!

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Woodard took his time to ensure I understood what was happening. He explained it so that I understood.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Pleasant and very thorough. Explained what I needed to know in terms I understood!

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January 08, 2022

4.0

I have only seen him for a consultation prior to my surgery. He was very informative and did a good job eplaining everything.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Excellent references - pst experience

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January 03, 2022

5.0

He came well recommended and I like him

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Multiple times he checked on me. Kept me informed about everything

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Helped me a great deal with skilled surgery.

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December 31, 2021

4.0

I think he needs be on time for his appointments. He was 45 minutes late on my 1st followup and 35 minutes late for the 2nd one, and had to leave twice to check my medical information which he should have viewed prior or brought with him.

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December 30, 2021

5.0

Care and attention of doctor and nurses. Kindness. Warmness.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Great surgeon, very professional and caring

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December 07, 2021

5.0

comfortable with care

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December 06, 2021

4.0

Competent surgeon

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December 03, 2021

5.0

This doctor is extraordinary. I had no prior history with Dr. Woodard yet he got me on his schedule 1 week after our initial visit and gave us his personal cell phone number to use if I had any questions. Who does that? That was crazy awesome. He also has this charming down-to-earth demeanor which is helpful before a major surgery. I could go on and on but I suspect that there are 100's of patients with similar stories.

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November 29, 2021

4.0

He seems to be in a rush, he needs to slow down and take more time with patients. I also waited 45 minutes for him at my appointment today, with no explanation

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November 13, 2021

5.0

Great doctor!

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November 01, 2021

5.0

He took his time to explain things, he’s very polite and friendly. Excellent bedside manor.

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October 29, 2021

5.0

On my first appointment with Dr. Woodard I knew that he was the guy to do my upcoming procedure. Down-to-earth, friendly, and I got the sense that he knew exactly what to do.

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October 08, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent doctor.

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October 04, 2021

4.0

The doctor was very open and very informative and answered all my questions

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Very friendly very knowledgeable intelligent Dr. Felt comfortable to talk to him

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Woodard took the time to review my information thoroughly before he met with me, examined me and then explained thoroughly what he thought the situation was and the options for handling it. He took all aspects of my health into consideration and took the time to answer all my questions. He was very easy to talk to.

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September 24, 2021

5.0

Upfront explanations and professional care

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September 17, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner, knowledgeable, and caring

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September 13, 2021

5.0

He is very concerned about his patience and takes time to explain everything to them.

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September 04, 2021

5.0

I almost expected that any doctor who was called to an unscheduled surgery late in the day on a Friday, was not going to be too thrilled. But Dr. Woodard came in and talked to me before the surgery, and he was so friendly and kind. He was also back early the next day to check on me.

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September 03, 2021

5.0

He was kind, thorough, competent and reassuring.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Skilled surgeon. Skilled at diagnosis. Patient with me the patient. Cautious to cover any possible problems and to eliminate them after monitoring me.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

The doctor is very good with his care and completion of patient relationship.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Woodard made himself available for any questions I had before or following surgery which was a great comfort. He is clearly a surgeon who cares about his patients and someone who is worthy of their trust.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

I was given a very thourough and understandable explination of my problem and i sincerely feel it will be resolved

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Dr Woodard is an excellent surgeon.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Friendly manner Knows his stuff

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Friendly helpful with questions and prompt

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June 07, 2021

5.0

He was attentive, quick, and did a great job.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

He take my issues to the level.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

He has done surgery for me before with excellent results. He is clearly knowledgeable very informative and communicative. He takes an active interest in making sure I understand what is involved in the surgery and the recovery, too.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Woodard is extremely empathetic, proficient, and respectful.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Dr Woodard is a very caring, efficient, and detail oriented surgeon. Im am very happy he was recommended to me. I felt very confident going into surgery and his after care is excellent

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Es un excelente Doctor muy profesional Es un excelente cirujano 100/

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May 14, 2021

5.0

Good with communication and care

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May 04, 2021

5.0

His surgical procedure was pain free and healing was made easier through his skillful surgical technique

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May 03, 2021

4.0

Waited a while to be seen. Otherwise explained everything and answered all my questions.

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May 03, 2021

4.0

He was very polite and explained everything very thoroughly.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

I moved here recently from St. Louis and had many doctors there that I trusted 100%. I had no knowledge or recommendations for a surgeon in Illinois. I was introduced to Dr. Woodard and from the beginning I had the same trust as in St. Louis

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April 16, 2021

5.0

1st.time I seen him I was very comfortable with the way he talked and explained things to you,would recommend him very much to others.

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Consulting / Related Activities

Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

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