Mr  Christian West

Mr Christian West

Consultant in Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
MBChB, MRCS, FRSC (Plast.), MD Diploma of Hand Surgery

Practising at

Spire Manchester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Christian West at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery


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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Plastic Surgeon with an NHS practice based at Whiston Hospital, the largest plastic surgery centre in the Northwest. My private practice encompasses all aspects of plastic surgery and hand surgery including cosmetic surgery of the face, body and breasts.

I graduated the University of Leeds in 1998 and have trained both locally in Manchester and Leeds and internationally in Perth, Australia. In 2011 I was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery. I have a postgraduate degree (MD, University of Manchester) for medical research undertaken internationally (Sweden) in the field of peripheral nerve reconstruction.

I specialised in Cosmetic Surgery (UK National Interface Fellowship in Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery) by working with plastic surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons and ophthalmologists, which enables me to provide you with a combined experience in all aspects of cosmetic breast, body, eyelid, ear and facial surgery.

I am of a new generation of certified hand specialists with cross-specialty expertise in both orthopaedic aspects (bone and joints) and plastic surgery aspects (nerves, tendons, skin and soft tissues) of managing hand and arm disorders. I have the highest level UK accreditation for hand surgery, having studied in the world-renowned Pulvertaft Hand Centre and subsequently sub-specialised in microvascular reconstruction. I was awarded British Diploma in Hand Surgery. As such, I am very experienced in treating the whole spectrum of hand conditions and injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, trigger finger, ganglions and arthritis of the hand, as well as more complex, less common hand problems.

Clinical Interests

Cosmetic surgery
Hand surgery
Plastic surgery

Private contact details

Private secretary Karen Green
Private secretary telephone 07954 331448
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Qualification and professional memberships

MBChB / University of Leeds / 1998
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. Medical degree after completing five years of University

MRCS (Eng) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2003
Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons

MD / University of Manchester / 2007
Research Degree Regenerative Medicine

FRCS (Plast) / Intercollegiate Specialty Board UK / 2011
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Plastic Surgery)

Diploma Hand Surgery / University of Manchester / 2015
Diploma in Hand Surgery

Professional memberships

British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Whiston Hospital, St Helens and Knowsly NHS Trust

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Personal Profile

I am Manchester born and live locally with my wife and three daughters. I enjoy cycling, swimming skiing and family life. 

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