Mr Nicholas West
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon
MB BS, FRCS (Gen. Surg.)
I graduated at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London and was subsequently appointed to the South West Thames Higher Surgical Training Programme.
I underwent general surgical training with sub-specialty training in colorectal surgery, particularly with an interest in minimally invasive and laparoscopic (keyhole) techniques. Part of this was spent as a Laparoscopic Fellowship.
Additionally, I undertook a period of research both at St George’s and St Mark’s Hospitals, London, investigating the chemoprevention of colorectal cancer. This work was subsequently awarded a MD thesis.
I was appointed as a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon with an interest in minimally invasive surgery at Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust in November 2011 and undertake a variety of general, colorectal and laparoscopic procedures, both in elective and emergency situations at the trust. I also have a keen interest in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and regularly teach on laparoscopic and endoscopic courses.
I performed the first Rafaelo procedure in the UK in March 2016 at Spire St Anthony's Hospital.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Nicholas West at Spire include:
Association of Surgeons
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Lower GI Multi Disciplinary Team Meeting at the Royal Marsden Hospital
London of Endoscopy
Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (MATTU), Guildford