Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Christian Barnick is a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He remains dedicated to delivering the best care across the full spectrum of women's health. He works both in the National Health Service, at the Homerton University Hospital and as a private consultant at the Portland Hospital. Owing to his philosophy on healthcare and medical responsibilities, he is highly motivated in putting patients first.
"My primary reason for becoming a doctor was to go into a career where I felt that I could make a difference, to me it is not a job, it is a vocation."
He qualified from Guys Hospital Medical School and went on to specialize in obstetrics and gynaecology. He worked as a specialist in the field at Kings College Hospital in the world recognised urogynaecology department headed by Professor Cardozo. He was then invited to become a lecturer in obstetrics and gynaecology at London University. He is widely published in the area of urogynaecology and pelvic floor dysfunction in textbooks, and has also presented his work internationally.
He is very patient-focused and his research interests in Urogynaecology reflect the needs of the patient. He carefully listens to patients problems, performs advanced tests of bladder function and offers individualized, conservative, medical and surgical treatment.
He has also practiced Obstetrics for over 30 years. He is a strong supporter of the concept of 'Better Births'. He aims to guide pregnant women under his care to make their own personalized, guilt free choices, whether they be natural childbirth or elective Caesarean Section.
After many year in the specialty he still enjoys bringing babies into the world: "I see it as a real privilege to look after pregnant women and to ensure that they feel confident, safe and informed throughout their pregnancy."
Having practiced Gynaecology for 30 years he has extensive patient and clinical experience, but also been a major contributor for advances in the field. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has awarded him Sub-Specialist Accreditation for his Minimally Invasive Surgical expertise, which is designed to make the recovery from surgery much quicker and less invasive for the patient. He has set up and runs a BSGE accredited Tertiary referral centre for Endometriosis. He aims to bring advanced, up to date, surgical expertise to all his surgical procedures to ensure the best possible patient outcomes.
He is extremely family-oriented, which is demonstrated both in his home and work, and his eldest child is a junior doctor.
MB BS 1984 University of London
Obstetrics and Gynaecology 13 May 1996