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Dr Adam Woo
MBBS, FRCA, MSc, FFPMRCA
Pain Management
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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




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Medical Procedures

  • Back Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Paediatric Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Testicular/Prostate Pain
  • Lidocaine/Ketamine Infusions
  • Opioid Management
  • Alternative Pain Management
  • Medicolegal 

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Special Interests

  • Back pain 
  • Neck pain 
  • Genitourinary Pain- Testicular and Prostate Pains
  • Sleep Management in Pain
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Psychology
  • Paediatric pain 
  • Neuropathic pain

Education

MBChB Medicine - University College, London

MSc Pain Management - University College, London

FRCA - Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-03-2019
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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16-03-2019
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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13-03-2019
Had some neck injections and shoulders was pretty good for a few months, allowed more physio and osteo to work. Nice guy, responds to emails quickly and easy to get appointments

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08-03-2019
I had an injection which was very good so am going to go for the next procedure on, hopefully will last longer than the first as suggested. Been communicating on email and he always answered promptly and helpful

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-02-2019
Dr Woo did some injections for my back which helped by about 60 to 70 pct, then had some physio which helped a bit. I also went for some chiro and osteo after that, did not hep much. better than taking ibuprofen and codeine long term not great with side effects

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04-02-2019
Had some electrical stimulation of nerve pain which was very good especially first few months, then repeat also helped a lot. I dont take medications now as they had side effects. I tried many nerve medications but generally dont like them .

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30-01-2019
Good doctor was quick at getting back to me to sort some problems out.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-01-2019
I have seen a few pain specialists in US and Europe about my neck pain and had quite a few injections and medications done over many years. He told me to try conservative things like acupuncture, exercises, mindfulness and help for anxiety and depression which I have had also. Was a bit surprised he did not recommend any injections but I am doing all the other things he mnetioned. It's true stress and work load makes the pain much worse and no sleep makes it all worse.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-01-2019
Been having some bad headaches for sometime on top of head. tried a few medications but dont like side effects. also tried acupuncture and meditation. had some injections on back of head worked really well for few months so i can stop tablets. have to repeat to see how long it will last again but definitely makes a big change not needing medicine

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25-01-2019
Visited a few times and tried various combinations of injections, medicines, some physio for my back pain. Did take sometime but improvement is there, hopefully will go further.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2019
Had some injections for back pain and worked very well, will progress to burning off small nerves to back later and hopefully will be even longer lasting. some small problems with booking but was hospital's admin problem, he sorted out quickly

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23-01-2019
Tried some medications which helped a bit with fibromyalgia, and advice on general lifestyle, sleep etc. Helpful and communicative with emails

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21-01-2019
Good experience talking about neck and shoulder pain. Some medicines added to injection worked well and hope it will last. good communication over emails and response

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17-01-2019
Have bad feet pains from an operation which was due to nerve problems. Treated with various drugs and plasters which lessen pain, better now hopefully will last

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17-01-2019
discussed some treatments for neuropathic pain including drugs and chilli patches, tried chilli patches which worked well especially after 2 times. foot less sensitive and sleep easier

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-01-2019
Was quick in responding to my request for a consultation. DIscussed pros and cons of some treatment options and have decided to go for conservative treatment first. Assured me that pain flare ups come and go and can happen and how to manage

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09-01-2019
Nice friendly doctor. Had neck pain for many decades now, tried some medications to help with sleep and bit of injections. Overall some improvement with the injections especially and helpful with advice.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-12-2018
Quite nice guy straight forward and friendly. Wont discuss my pain problem but he gave me a view of how to handle it without medications or injections. Also answered some of my emails after without extra cost so that was a nice move. would recommend

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-12-2018
Had a few injections for my neck pain, first wasnt very effective but the third and fourth made a huge difference. Also asked me to concentrate on posture and movements

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10-11-2018
Nice doctor, straightforward and told me benefits and disadvantages of different type of treatment for back pain. Decided to have botox injections into the spasms in back and worked very well for a few months and helped with swimming

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08-11-2018
Had a few injections for my neck pain, first didnt work too well, subsequent ones work better. Still some background pain but overall better, can move my shoulder more and move my neck more easily with physiotherapy

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-10-2018
Gave me account of my pain problem and suggested some lifestyle changes and medications ad hoc. Honest with me that injections or interventions wouldnt help and to manage conservatively

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-09-2018
Had some shoulder pain for sometime, he gave me injections which worked for a few months which was very good as I could do a lot more. Hopefully a few more injections will sort it out long term without taking medicines

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-08-2018
I have had neck and back pain for a few decades and having had many forms of treatment. Dr Woo was clear that there were no magic cures or treatments which would help pain like this and reduced my medications over time. At first I was reluctant as I have been on it for years and was difficult but after 9 months I think I am better off it. He has also given me some repeat injections and other forms of durgs advice and generally things are better by about 30 or 40 percent which I feel is very good. I like that he was honest about difficulties with chronic pain and that some treatments should be self directed rather than relying too much on medications alone. I now use medicines on occasions but not regular and hopefully the improvement will be long lasting,

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-08-2018
I saw Dr Woo a few times for my neck and shoulder pain. I think the injections were correctly targetted as it seem to hit the right spots and each time the pain got better. Previous injections did not really help as I think they were not properly placed. I continue to have some minor pains but overall it is much better compared to pain I've had in the past few years.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-07-2018
Quick communication and flexible with dates and times. Went through my pain problem and suggested a few treatment options. Although it took a few months to get here overall my back pain has improved a lot with a combination of medications and injections . Dr Woo has been very understanding and realistic about back pain which I have had for a long time. Thank you

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-06-2018
Highly recommend, went through my history and the course of medications after a few weeks helped with severe pain. Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and chiropracty did not help for a long time. Pain not completely gone but seems a lot better and able to cope and functiona lot better at work, sleeping also improved

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-05-2018
Good consultation about my pain problem. Good communication especially over email and was happy to answer quick questions online. Gave me a range of options including medicines, injections and physical exercise to manage the pain and his advice has been generally effective and thoughtful over the past few months. I have seen quite a few pain consultants and would definitely recommend Dr Woo.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-05-2018
Nice doctor, pleasant and straightforward. Told me I did not need any injections like the others I saw but to manage my pain with some as required medications and lifestyle changes. Probably the best thing I thought so will need to pace myself and do some acceptance. Thanks for meaningful consultation.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-05-2018
Dr Woo looked at my neck pain and decided to do some injections which very helpful. The decrease in pain allowed more physiotherapy to be performed and I am taking less medications. I would have a few more injections to help with more neck muscle strengthening exercises. Thank you, has worked much better than some other treatments I have had before.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-04-2018
I saw this doctor and he was very polite and detailed in his explanation of my back pain. He gave me some options of what can be done and the injections worked very well. I hope to do more physio to strengthen my back and hopefully keep it under control. I recommend highly.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-03-2018
Mr Woo was very helpful and reassuring today, he showed great interest in my symptoms and offered several options to me, Also explaining the benefits of each individual type of treatment available. After 2 years of constant pain and discomfort . After this visit I felt there was indeed some hope of some relief to look forward too. Many thanks!!!!

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09-03-2018
I saw him for my longstanding back pain and had good advice about treatment options and self management techniques. Would recommend

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-01-2018
I have suffered from chronic pain for over 6 years. During this time, I have seen numerous NHS and private pain consultants. I have been a patient of Dr Woo's for just over a year now. I would describe him as polite, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He has also involved me in my own care. For example sending me journals/medical evidence on medicines or treatments he suggests, leaving it up to me to decide whether we try it or not. I feel Dr Woo understands the long term effects of chronic pain on patients and does his uttermost to relieve suffering and improve quality of life. Dr Woo has always replied to my emails promptly in his own time and free of charge. Clinic letters have been copied to me via email, usually on the same day but to date always within 24 hours which is helpful as it allows me to see my GP quickly and make any changes suggested by Dr Woo. Overall I would definitely recommend Dr Woo and am pleased I chose him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-01-2018
Good explanation of my condition, and good options offered. Took time to go through my concerns. I have had pain for a long time so have seen many different doctors. Will definitely recommend

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