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

Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral

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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’ve been specialising in plastic surgery for more than 15 years, and I feel very fortunate to perform procedures that can make such a positive impact on people’s lives. I’ve a breadth of experience that has ranged from simple removal of unsightly moles or eyebags, to putting people back together after shark bites. So whatever treatment you may be looking for, my field of expertise encompasses all aspects of cosmetic surgery, and I hope to provide you with experienced advice on any cosmetic procedure of the face, body and breasts. I studied medicine at the University of Leeds (1998) and trained locally in Manchester and Leeds, and then internationally in Perth, Australia. In 2011 I was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery, and I’m on the GMC Specialist Register as a plastic surgeon. I have a postgraduate degree (MD, University of Manchester) for a two-year period of medical research I undertook in Sweden looking at reconstruction after peripheral nerve injury.

I specialised in Cosmetic Surgery with a National Interface Fellowship in Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery. I worked closely with plastic surgeons, ENT, 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’m also of the 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 hand and arm disorders. I studied in the world-renowned Pulvertaft Hand Centre and was awarded British Diploma in Hand Surgery. I’m 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.

I’m a fully accredited Consultant Plastic Surgeon with an NHS practice based at Whiston Hospital, the largest plastic surgery centre in the Northwest. My specialist NHS service is focused on the correction of breast asymmetry and deformity, hand injuries, complex limb reconstruction, and facial reconstruction for skin cancer. I work within the Regional Centre for Complex Abdominal Wall reconstruction, specializing in tummy tuck and scar revision for the cosmetic repair of diastasis recti and problematic hernias. I hope to see you in my clinic soon, as you prepare to make a change for the better.

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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