Mr Nicholas West

Mr Nicholas West

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon
MB BS, FRCS (Gen. Surg.)

Practising at

Spire St Anthony's Hospital

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Treatment information

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

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Colorectal surgery: Special interest in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery
  • Specialist expertise in minimally invasive haemorrhoid treatment

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Professional profile

Mr Nick West graduated at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London and was subsequently appointed to the South West Thames Higher Surgical Training Programme.

He underwent a 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, he 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.

Mr West 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 undertakes a variety of general, colorectal and laparoscopic procedures, both in elective and emergency situations at the trust. He also has a keen interest in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and regularly teaches on laproscopic and endoscopic courses.

Mr West is a member of the Association of Surgeons and Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, a member of the Lower GI Multi Disciplinary Team Meeting at The Royal Marsden Hospital, a member of faculty at the London School of Endoscopy and also at the Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (MATTU), Guildford.

In March 2016 Mr West performed the first Rafaelo procedure in the UK here at Spire St Anthony's Hospital.

Clinical Interests

Colorectal surgery
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

Special Clinical Interests: The Rafaelo Procedure.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals.

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Private contact details

Telephone Insured: 0208 335 4678/9 or Self-Pay: 0208 335 4646