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 the Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (MATTU), Guildford.