Dr. West graduated with honors from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1999 at the top of her medical school class. She continues to strive to provide the most technologically up-to-date treatment options available. She has special interest in minimally-invasive gynecologic surgical procedures, including total laparoscopic hysterectomy utilizing the da Vinci robotic approach.
The da Vinci® Surgical System has allowed her to offer minimally-invasive surgery to the majority of patients, including those who have had prior surgery and more complex gynecologic problems. Advantages to the da Vinci approach for gynecologic surgery include less pain, improved cosmesis, faster recovery and return to work, shorter hospitalization and less blood loss with surgery.
Dr. West's approach to obstetrics and gynecology is to treat each patient as if she were a close personal friend. Her care is compassionate, thorough, competent and caring. Choosing to change careers and enter medicine after the joyful experience of the birth of her first child, obstetrics has become a lifelong passion. "After more than ten years in practice, I still feel extremely honored and privileged to be a part of what most women consider to be one of the happiest and most memorable moments in their lives - the birth of their baby."
Outside of the office, Dr. West enjoys spending time with her family. She is married with two children, Nick and Kelsey. She also loves gardening and decorating in her spare time.