Dr Adam Woo

Dr Adam Woo

MBBS, FRCA, MSc, FFPMRCA

Anaesthetics

20 years of experience
9 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.74
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4.75
Explanation
4.74

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“Dr Woo is very pleasant, professional consultant who has a wealth of subject knowledge. He assisted me with my longstanding chronic pain from spinal surgery and I am so pleased he was on board. His communication and support throughout our contact was excellent and he would always answer, in full, any questions that I required answering. Nothing was ever too much trouble and I felt respected and taken seriously at all times. I highly recommend Dr Woo to anybody out there who is considering his services. You will not be disappointed. An excellent consultant who I would not hesitate to contact again should I require his intervention. I cannot thank him enough!!“
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Subspecialty

  • Pain Management
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Malay
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4624938
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    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    501 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    942 reviews

    About

    Adam Woo is a Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthesia based at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London. 

    Dr Woo obtained his medical degree from UCL, graduating with distinction and prizes. He went on to complete his specialist training at the UCL and Royal Free Hospitals. Further to this, Dr Woo has gained an MSc in Pain Management from the University of Edinburgh. He has additionally trained in Advanced Pain at St Thomas' Hospital, London and in Paediatric Pain at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. 

    Dr Woo deals with complex pain referrals from a number of specialities and has experience in the management of a variety of chronic pain conditions and post-trauma and post-surgery pain. He has a special interest in the use of ultrasound as an intervention for pain and X ray guided injections for back and neck pain. He works jointly with peripheral neuropathic pain Neurologists treating pain with infusions, Qutenza and neuromodulation. He runs the Joint London Urological Pain clinic with Urologists at Kings College Hospital. Treatments offered include diagnostic blocks and pulsed radiofrequency to nerves. Emphasis is avoidance of medications when possible to reduce long and short terms side effects and increase daily functioning as soon as possible.

    Dr Woo's professional memberships include the Pain Management faculty of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, British Pain Society and the International Association for the study of pain. He is also the Educational Supervisor for Pain Training at King's and admitted to the Court of Examiners, Question Writer for the Faculty of Pain, Royal College of Anaesthetists.

    Dr Woo is active in up to date matters and research. He has published in PubMed listed and peer reviewed journals:


    Z Oon and A Woo. Should thoracic epidurals be routinely sited in patients having cardiac surgery? British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2017 78:12, 730-730

    Woo A and Sinha M. Should ultrasound or X-rays be used in chronic pain medicine interventions?. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2016, 77(5), p. 314

    Woo A, Tharakan L and Vargulescu R. Stellate Ganglion Block for Painful Congenital Venous Malformation of the Arm. Pain Practice 2015

    Wilson J and Woo A Long term Opioids: Friend or Foe? British Journal of Hospital Medicine 74(5): 298 (May 2013)

    Woo A. Depression and Anxiety in Pain. British Journal of Pain March 2010 vol. 4 no. 1 8-12


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Back Pain
    • Neuropathic Pain
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Paediatric Pain
    • Neck Pain
    • Testicular/Prostate Pain
    • Lidocaine/Ketamine Infusions
    • Opioid Management
    • Alternative Pain Management
    • Medicolegal 
    • Back pain 
    • Neck pain 
    • Genitourinary Pain- Testicular and Prostate Pains
    • Sleep Management in Pain
    • Fibromyalgia 
    • Psychology
    • Paediatric pain 
    • Neuropathic pain
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    Medical procedures

    • Caudal Epidural Injection
    • Alternative Pain Management
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Medicolegal
    • Neck Pain Injections/Interventions
    • Nerve Root Injection
    • Neuromodulation
    • Opioid Management
    • Radiofrequency Denervations and Pulsed Radiofrequency to Nerves
    • Spinal Injections for Pain
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    Special interests

    • Back Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Neck Pain
    • Nerve Pain
    • Spinal Pain
    • Acute Pain
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Neuropathic Pain
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    Education

    MBChB Medicine - University College, London

    MSc Pain Management - University College, London

    FRCA - Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

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    Reviews

    4.74 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Back Pain
    3/53
    Chronic Pain
    3/53
    Back pain
    1/53
    Caudal Epidural Injection
    1/53
    Lower Back Pain
    1/53
    Lower back pain
    1/53
    Neck Pain
    1/53
    Nerve Pain
    1/53
    Spinal Pain
    1/53
    Testicular Pain
    1/53
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Chronic Pain Spinal Pain
    Dr Woo is very pleasant, professional consultant who has a wealth of subject knowledge. He assisted me with my longstanding chronic pain from spinal surgery and I am so pleased he was on board. His communication and support throughout our contact was excellent and he would always answer, in full, any questions that I required answering. Nothing was ever too much trouble and I felt respected and taken seriously at all times. I highly recommend Dr Woo to anybody out there who is considering his services. You will not be disappointed. An excellent consultant who I would not hesitate to contact again should I require his intervention. I cannot thank him enough!!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chronic Pain Nerve Pain
    Dr Woo has been very helpful with my treatment, showing good professionalism and care. The outcomes of my treatment have so far been positive.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Testicular Pain
    Dr Woo explains everything clearly and concisely before you start treatment! He’s attentive, caring, and always comes to see you before and after the treatment. When I first met him he was confident about the treatment plan but consistently asks you if you’re happy with the suggested plan so that you feel in full control with your treatment. He is professional when he needs to be and personable when taking care of you. I would highly recommend Dr Adam Woo.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Caudal Epidural Injection Back Pain Chronic Pain
    I feel very lucky to have met Adam during what has been a very difficult period of my life, a nightmarish bout of sciatica which at the time of our appointment - yesterday - has been going on for almost 4 and a half months. He was clear, straightforward and honest about the procedure, an epidural injection which is often successful but not always - some clinics I spoke to were less than transparent about this fact. Most importantly he was kind, patient and listened. As a self-funding patient of far from bottomless means (to say the least) he was clear and upfront about costs - I had an experience a couple of years ago with a cardiac specialist who charged me for procedures he didn't even carry out - and in fact gave me advice on how to mitigate such costs going forward, even if the treatment was not carried out under his supervision. If my condition continues I will not hesitate to engage his services again.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Neck Pain
    I was taking a lot of medicines for pain and Dr Woo simplified some, cutting down on the heavy ones. I feel better now and the pain is less, not so drowsy and walk better
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lower Back Pain
    Dr Woo has helped me a lot with my back pain after some injections and medications. pain is better and i can do more gym
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    I have back pain for some time in the sacroiliac area and Dr Adam gave me some injections and then denervations. The pain is not gone but a lot improved, some bad days but mainly a lot better than before
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back pain
    Have some back painfor a long time but been getting really bad over past year. I had some injections and then physio which was very good, some pain but not that much. Overall a lot improved about 70 to 80 pct
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lower back pain
    Had a good experience about the back pain from slipped disc. Had an injection which worked pretty well, and then another injection after and the pain is a lot better though not gone. Quick to respond via emails and very polite and good at explaining the procedures. I have now gone to physio and taking some medications but much less, hopefully it will last.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Had an injection with him for the spine which worked very well for the back pain. after a few months the pain came on slightly but not as bad as before. i think the physio has been helpful doing strengthening but weight loss is required for me to exercise more. overall very good in helping me start some exercises and mobility
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    I had some medications for my headaches, not very effective. Dr Woo tried a new one which helped a bit more, increased the dose over time and seems ok. Also advised on sleep and psychology, stress regulation and relaxation. Nice guy
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
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    (4/5)
    I had a denervation procedure for my back after the initial injections. the second one seemed to be help even more with the pain, better than taking drugs and my physio and chiro didnt help that much.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Had a chat with Dr woo about ways to help with back pain and the injection was useful in relieving the spasm. pain improved about 30 to 40 pct
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    I met Adam for a second opinion on my headaches and he gave me a few options such as medications at night, relaxation, sleep hygiene and stress reduction. He also mentioned trying some injections for the back of the head which I decided not to go for, but will see how it goes with the medications.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    had a chat about my back pain which was very bad last year and i couldnt stand or walk for long. it improved over time, and he suggested that i contact him again if it gets worse, did not ask me to do this and that like some of the other doctors who just want to charge i think
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Had a consultation and he suggested a few things for my headache. Offered me some medications and injectios, I tried the meds which worked a bit then the injections which helped a lot more. I prefer not to take medications if possible as side effects are not good but a small dose is ok for me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Woo gave me a briefing about my whole body pain, did not suggest medications or injections. He asked me to do some hydro, acupuncutre, exercises and to see a physio. i think the hydro is quite good as joints not painful, moving around and exercising is helpful for my back pain and shoulders
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I had some injections for my back which worked very well and then the denervation was done to make it last longer. not pain free but definitely improved by 80 percent, hopefully will last long. all the physio, osteo and chiro have not nreally worked
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Have bad nerve pain in the feet which has been ongoing for sometime. Tried the chilli type patches which reduced stinging feelings a lot. taking a bit less cocodamol now and the night time tablet, still painful but much less
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    I've had headaches for a long time and tried many medications which were not effective. I had a couple of injections at the back of the head which reduced the pain by about 80% and take less medicines than before. only thing is have to repeat but i dont mind as feel a lot better
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