Meet Dr. Robert West, St. Louis Area Board Certified Proctologist

Why Proctology?

 

Dr. Robert West didn’t choose proctology as much as proctology chose him. During his residency he served in a proctology office. “I found that it was very rewarding to help people with sensitive issues like hemorrhoids, and other colon and rectal issues that are hard to discuss, let alone to seek help from a physician. Seeing a doctor for a headache or wound to your arm is a lot different than seeing a doctor for rectal pain or bleeding.”

 

Many doctors are faced with the challenge of dividing their time between the office and the hospital. It becomes a challenge to give the care that is needed.

 

“Most of the procedures for hemorrhoids, anal fissures, and anal warts can be performed in our office. This affords me more time to spend with my patients.”

Sensitive Health Issues Require Sensitive Care

Dr. Robert West knows that hemorrhoids, anal fissures, constipation and other medical conditions of the colon and rectum not only affect a person’s quality of life, but they are sensitive to discuss, embarrassing and can represent very serious health issues.

Choosing medicine as my profession, I knew I wanted to help people. My goal is to help people feel at ease, to not feel embarrassed or fearful and to solve their problem as quickly as possible. That’s why we offer same day appointments for patients who may experience severe pain or bleeding.”

 

The philosophy of Dr. Robert West and his staff is to treat you, the patient, with a holistic approach. That means treating your symptoms and helping you enjoy overall good health and well-being.

“My staff and I look forward to serving you.” Call: 314-720-0050

Dr. Robert West Bio

Dr. Robert West is married and has a two sons who keeps him busy. Having grown up on a farm, Dr. West loves being out in nature and doing outdoor activities like hiking and fishing.

 

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Dr. Robert West Education and Experience

Robert Michael West, D.O.

Education

  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCUMB)
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine - May 2008
  • Berea College, Berea Kentucky
  • Bachelor of Arts Biology – Cellular and Molecular Emphasis-May 2004

 

Internship

  • 2008-2009 Traditional Rotating Internship Westview Hospital, Indianapolis, IN 46222

 

Residency

  • 2009-2011 Proctologic Surgery Residency Grandview Medical Center, Dayton, OH 45405

 

Medical License

  • 2010-current-State Medical Board of Ohio, Active and Current. Number 34.009978
  • 2014-current Missouri Board for the Healing Arts, Active and Current.

Number 2014010407

 

Honors

  • 2005-2006 Seabury Awards for Continued Study in Medicine, Berea College
  • 2004 Charles B. Wheeler Award for Premedical Studies
  • 2002-2004 E.O. Robinson Mountain Scholarship
  • 2003 Mortar Board
  • 2000-2004 Deans List Berea College
  • 2016 Board Certification

 

Professional Society Memberships

  • 2010-present American Osteopathic College of Proctology
  • 2005-2008 Undergraduate American Academy of Osteopathy
  • 2004- present American Osteopathic Association
  • 2004-2008  American Medical Student Association
  • 2002-2004 Kentucky Academy of Science Member

 

Employment Experience

  • September 2014 - present Private Practice Proctologist, 15510 Olive Blvd., Ste 115 Chesterfield, MO 63017
  • June 2013 - August 2014 Urgent Care Physician, Doctors Urgent Care Offices, Milford, Ohio 45150
  • 2011 - 2014 Attending Physician, Proctology Specialists, Dayton, Ohio 45405
  • 2002 - 2004 Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
  • 2001 - 2002 Building Monitor/Supervisor, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
  • 2000 Nurse’s Assistant, Knox County. Hospital, Barbourville, Kentucky

 

Extracurricular Activities

  • 2011 Medical Volunteer Springfield, OH, sports physicals
  • 2007  Medical Volunteer “Reach Out Montgomery County”, Dayton, Ohio
  • 2006  Teaching Assistant KCUMB Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • 2005 - 2006 Medical Volunteer “Score One for Health” Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2003  -2004 School Volunteer “One on One Tutoring” Berea, Kentucky

 

Research Experience

  • 2003 Vanderbilt - Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Cancer Biology, Nashville Tennessee; Harold L. Moses M.D. and Brian L. Law Ph.D. Mentors
  • 2002  Summer Research Opportunity Program, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery, Louisville Kentucky; Stephen M. Onifer, Ph.D. Mentor

 

Research Presentations

  • 2014 American Osteopathic College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Oral presentation: “Post-Polypectomy Electrocoagulation Syndrome”
  • 2013 American Osteopathic College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Oral presentation:
  • “Fecal Incontinence”
  • 2012 American Osteopathic College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Oral presentation: “Microscopic Colitis”
  • 2010 American Osteopathic College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Oral presentation: “Extracolonic manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease”
  • 2009 American Osteopathic College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Oral presentation: “Ischemic Colitis and Bisacodyl”
  • 2004  Kentucky Academic of Science Annual Meeting, Western Kentucky University, Oral presentation: “CyclinD1-Cdk2 Complexes in Breast Cancer”
  • 2003 Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Northern Kentucky University. Poster Presentation: “Axonal Growth within the Peripheral Nerve Grafted at the Injured Adult Rat Cervical Spinal Cord”

 

Publications

  • Chytil A, Waltner-Law M, West R, Friedman D, Aakre M, Barker D, Law B. Construction of a Cyclin D1-Cdk2 Fusion Protein to Model the Biological Functions of Cyclin D1-Cdk2 Complexes. J Biol Chem. 2004 Nov 12;279(46):47688-98. Epub 2004 Sep 7.

Activities Statement

  • 08/2004 – 05/2008 Medical Student Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 05/2008 – 07/2008 Vacation between Medical School and Internship
  • 07/2008 – 06/2009 Traditional Rotating Internship, Westview Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, 46222
  • 07/2009 – 06/2011 Proctologic Surgery Resident, Grandview Hospital, Dayton, OH 45405
  • 07/2011 – 04/2014 Proctologist in Dayton Ohio. “Proctology Specialists” Group, Dayton, OH 45405
  • 06/2013 – Present Urgent Care Physician. Doctors Urgent Care Offices. Multiple Locations across Dayton and Cincinnati, OH. Headquarters Milford, OH 45150
  • Privileged in Colonoscopy and Anorectal Surgery

 

Hospital Affiliations with Admitting, Colonoscopy and Operating Room Privileges

  • 07/2011 – 9/20/2014 Grandview Medical Center, 405 W Grand Ave, Dayton OH 45405
  • 07/2011 – 9/20/2014 Southview Medical Center, 1997 Miamisburg – Centerville Rd. Centerville, OH, 45459
  • 09/2011 – 9/20/2014 Springfield Regional Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Drive, Springfield, OH, 45504
  • 06/2013 – 9/20/2014 Medical Center at Elizabeth Place, 1 Elizabeth Place, Dayton, OH, 45408
  • 07/2013 – 9/20/2014 Soin Medical Center, 3535 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek, OH 45013
  • 07/2013 – 9/20/2014 Greene Memorial Hosptial, 1141 N Monroe Drive, Xenia, OH 45385
  • 09/2013 – 9/20/2014 Fort Hamilton Hospital 630 Eaton Ave. Hamilton, OH 45013
  • 08/2014 – current Des Peres Hospital 2345 Dougherty Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63122

 

Operating Room and Endoscopy Privilege Breakdown

  • Colonoscopy with or without biopsy
  • Colonoscopy with hot snare polypectomy or cold/hot forceps polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy with application of clips
  • Colonoscopy with submucosal injection of tattoo dye
  • Hemorrhoidectomy (both simple and extensive)
  • Rubber band ligation for internal hemorrhoids
  • Injection Sclerotherapy for internal hemorrhoids
  • Infrared photocoagulation (IRC) for internal hemorrhoids
  • Anorectal Fistulectomy and Fistulotomy
  • Fissurectomy
  • Internal sphincterotomy
  • Excision of simple and extensive peri-anal and intra-anal condyloma
  • Excision of peri-anal lesions, intra-anal lesions, and buttock lesions with or without frozen section
  • Excision or release of anal canal cicatrix
  • Incision and drainage of peri-anal, and ischiorectal abscesses
  • Pilonidal Cystectomy
  • Destruction of anal and perianal lesions
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