Mr Sean Woodcock



GMC number: 3545348

Practicing since: 1991


General Surgery

Consultation times

  • Weekly Monday 13.00 – 17.00
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Mr Woodcock qualified from the Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1991. He taught anatomy at Cambridge before becoming an expedition doctor in South America. Most of his surgical training took place in and around Manchester but he also spent 18 months at the Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Harvard, Boston in research and was awarded his Masters in Surgery in 2004.

Mr Woodcock went on to spend a year as a senior registrar in Adelaide, South Australia performing surgeries in both benign and malignant oesophago gastric and hepato-biliary disease including liver transplantation.

He is the lead bariatric surgeon within the Northumberland  NHS foundation Trust having set the bariatric service up in 2005 providing a bariatric service to the North of Tyne including the Scottish Borders and Cumbria.

As a general surgeon he performs most general surgeries laparoscopically and is part of the emergency surgical on call rota at North Tyneside Hospital.

Mr Woodcock specialises in the following treatments at Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital:

Other interests

The great outdoors.

Personal interests

Weight loss surgery and teaching - Mr Woodcock organises and convenes basic and advanced courses for surgeons and allied professionals. He is part of The NUGITS team of upper GI surgeons that teach hands on surgery on all aspects of laparoscopic surgery and is involved in the teaching of bariatric surgery at a national level.

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Sean Woodcock at Nuffield Health

  • Laparoscopic anti reflux surgery
  • Excisional biopsy
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Weight loss surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Reflux surgery
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
  • Gastric band (lap banding)
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Barium Meal or Enema
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Obesity surgery (or weightloss surgery)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy (or gastroscopy)
  • Gastric balloon (BiB)
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • PH monitoring (24 hour)
  • Gastric bypass

Locations Mr Sean Woodcock works with

Related experience


  1. Risk factors in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a multivariate analysis, Kanakala V, Borowski DW, Pellen MG, Dronamraju SS, Woodcock SA, Seymour K, Attwood SE, Horgan LF., Int J Surg. 2011;9(4):318-23.
  2. The surgical management of obesity in young women: consideration of the mother's and baby's health before, during, and after pregnancy, Grundy MA, Woodcock SA, Attwood SE., Surg Endosc. 2008 Oct;22(10):2107-16.
  3. Quality of life following laparoscopic anterior 90 degrees versus Nissen fundoplication: results from a multicenter randomized trial, Woodcock SA, Watson DI, Lally C, Archer S, Bessell JR, Booth M, Cade R, Cullingford GL, Devitt PG, Fletcher DR, Hurley J, Jamieson GG, Kiroff G, Martin CJ, Martin IJ, Nathanson LK, Windsor JA; International Society fir Disease of the Esophagus - Australasian Section.World J Surg. 2006 Oct;30(10):1856-63.
  4. Functional activity of natural antibody is altered in Cr2-deficient mice, Reid RR, Woodcock SA, Shimabukuro-Vornhagen A, Austen WG Jr, Kobzik L, Zhang M, Hechtman HB, Moore FD Jr, Carroll MC.J Immunol. 2002 Nov 15;169(10):5433-40.
  5. Hypopharyngeal perforation: an uncommon cause of pneumoperitoneum, Woodcock SA, Bird H, Siriwardena AK, Ellenbogen S., Emerg Med J. 2001 Sep;18(5):396-8.
  6. Soluble P-selectin moderates complement dependent injury, Woodcock SA, Kyriakides C, Wang Y, Austen WG Jr, Moore FD Jr, Valeri R, Hartwell D, Hechtman HB. Shock. 2000 Dec;14(6):610-5.
  7. Soluble P-selectin moderates complement-dependent reperfusion injury of ischemic skeletal muscle, Kyriakides C, Woodcock SA, Wang Y, Favuzza J, Austen WG Jr, Kobzik L, Moore FD Jr, Valeri RC, Shepro D, Hechtman.


  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain &amp
  • Ireland
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons
  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain &amp
  • Ireland
  • British Obesity &amp
  • Metabolic Surgical Society

Other post held

  • Consultant Surgeon, Northumbria Healthcare Trust, North Tyneside Hospital.


Mr Sean Woodcock does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Sean Woodcock does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Sean Woodcock does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.