Dr Christian Barnick, FRCOG, is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, based in central London, with over 30 years of experience.
As well as caring for pregnant women he also specialises in complex Laparoscopic surgery, Fibroids, Endometriosis and Urogynaecology.
He qualified at Guy’s Hospital in 1984 and has trained and worked ever since in London teaching hospitals
He practices privately at OBGYN Matters London (co-founder and director) and continues to work part-time as a consultant in the NHS at the Homerton University Hospital.
Christian has had the opportunity to work in many specialist clinics dealing with all aspects of Gynaecology. As a result, he has an in depth knowledge of many areas including, endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic floor problems (prolapse and incontinence) as well as Menopause, Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and period problems.
Christian is widely recognised nationally and internationally as an excellent gynaecological surgeon. He performs a wide range of gynaecological operations using Minimal Access Techniques.
The more complex laparoscopic (keyhole) surgical procedures he performs are removal of fibroids, excision surgery for advanced Stage IV endometriosis, deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) and recto-vaginal endometriosis.
The great advantages of ‘key-hole’ surgery are less pain, a shorter hospital stay, a quicker recovery, minimal scars and better long-term outcomes. This combination is particularly important to young women who are keen to get on with their lives, maintain their fertility and resume normal activity.
In order to maintain standards, he performs over 200 major and 300 minor operations a year. He also teaches surgical skills both in the UK and abroad and lectures at national and international meetings.
He manages and runs a specialised Endometriosis Centre accredited by the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE).
Christian’s experience in Obstetrics spans 30 years. His care is patient centred and is individualized to each pregnant woman.
Individual women and their partners often have views on how they wish to be managed antenatally and he encourages them to make safe birth choices. These choices are respected in order to give women the birth experience they desire. He is happy to support all birth choices ranging from low intervention to elective Caesarean section.
In Private Practice the vast majority of women have low risk pregnancies and his focus is on risk reduction, early recognition of problems and prevention of possible complications. Nonetheless, emergencies can occur, and his patients may feel reassured that with over 30 years of experience he will be able to deal with any of these should they arise.
He sees it as a real privilege to look after pregnant women and to ensure that they feel confident, safe and informed throughout their pregnancy.
Just to say it was a pleasure meeting you this morning and thank you so much for answering the million questions I threw your way! By far the best appointment I’ve had since my endometriosis diagnosis.
I want to mention the excellent attention I received from Chris Barnicks team, both before, during and after the operation he and Alison and others who I do not know performed what might have been a run of the mill proceedure for them but was quite frankly amazing for me, I have minimal scarring and the pain and discomfort has gone . Chris Barnick is clearly a surgeon who excels at his work, obviously loves what he does, and this is also apparent in his relationship with his patients – he took time to discuss my options, and I was encouraged to make my own choice.
Dear Mr. Barnick, Thank you so much for all the wonderful care you provided during our pregnancy. Almost most importantly thank you for your care and expertise during our delivery. You have been an extremely caring and knowledgeable doctor throughout this entire process and made us feel extremely comfortable in your care, especially being so far away from friends and family. We will never forget this experience of the important role you played in our lives. We wish that we could have all of our deliveries with you and will miss your advice, calm and caring nature when we return back to New York. We are happy to have had this experience with you.