Dr Woodruff Walker



GMC number: 1460483

Practising since: 1970


Clinical Radiology

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  • Weekly Tuesday 14:00 - 20:00
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Dr Woodruff John Walker is a Consultant Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist. He was until recently Lead Clinician in Gynaecological Cancer at the Royal Surrey County Hospital and St Luke's Cancer Centre in Guildford, Surrey, now having a joint role. The Royal Surrey County Hospital is a national referral centre for gynaecological cancer.

He qualified as a doctor at the Middlesex Hospital in 1970, trained in Radiology at the Groote-Schuur Hospital in Cape Town and carried out his first embolisation for gastrointestinal haemorrhage in 1976. 

He has personally carried out more than 2,300 fibroid embolisations as part of the Royal Surrey and London Clinic trial.

Dr Walker has a Silver Merit Award from the NHS and an NHS Lifetime Achievement Award and for the last six years has carried out 4 voluntary pro bono sessions per week for the Royal Surrey County Hospital including two interventional fibroid embolisation sessions and it is The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford where his NHS practice is based.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Woodruff Walker at Nuffield Health

  • Gastrointestinal radiology
  • CT scan (or CAT scan)
  • MSK Ultrasound
  • Angiography
  • Specialist abdominal radiology
  • Intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
  • Interventional radiology
  • Barium Meal or Enema
  • MRI scan
  • X-ray
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatogram (or ERCP)
  • Image guided aspiration and biopsy
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Ultrasound
  • Dorsal root ganglion block

Locations Dr Woodruff Walker works with

Related experience


Dr Walker has published numerous articles and chapters on interventional radiology and interventional and diagnostic gynaecology.

In addition to those publications he has published a further 28 articles and chapters on fibroid embolisation together with 73 papers presented at international meetings and invited teaching on fibroid embolisation.


  • British Medical Society
  • British Society of Interventional Radiology
  • Radiological Society of North America

Other posts held

  • Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Dr Woodruff Walker works with

Dr Woodruff Walker works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • WPA


Dr Woodruff Walker does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Woodruff Walker does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Woodruff Walker does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.