Patient testimonials

We love hearing back from people who have used our services, and we regularly receive thank you cards and messages. Here are a few of the comments we have received from former patients:

“I am writing to you, to let you know some very exciting news….we are pregnant! I had my surgery with you on the 15th February 2022 and you were super positive that the surgery will have fixed all our struggles and we would have no trouble getting pregnant. I’m not going to lie, I took that with a big pinch of salt as we’ve been told things like that before, but, not even 3 months later, I’m pregnant and it’s all down to you! I just wanted to share our happy news with you and my husband, Jake and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our dream of being parents come true! I am only very early so I will keep you updated when I hopefully have a baby early in 2023! Thanks again, we will be forget grateful for what you have done for us.

“I am writing to you, to let you know some very exciting news….we are pregnant! I had my surgery with you on the 15th February 2022 and you were super positive that the surgery will have fixed all our struggles and we would have no trouble getting pregnant. I’m not going to lie, I took that with a big pinch of salt as we’ve been told things like that before, but, not even 3 months later, I’m pregnant and it’s all down to you! I just wanted to share our happy news with you and my husband, Jake and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our dream of being parents come true! I am only very early so I will keep you updated when I hopefully have a baby early in 2023! Thanks again, we will be forget grateful for what you have done for us.

“I am writing to you, to let you know some very exciting news….we are pregnant! I had my surgery with you on the 15th February 2022 and you were super positive that the surgery will have fixed all our struggles and we would have no trouble getting pregnant. I’m not going to lie, I took that with a big pinch of salt as we’ve been told things like that before, but, not even 3 months later, I’m pregnant and it’s all down to you! I just wanted to share our happy news with you and my husband, Jake and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our dream of being parents come true! I am only very early so I will keep you updated when I hopefully have a baby early in 2023! Thanks again, we will be forget grateful for what you have done for us.

Surgery date 9th Jan 2024. I am now 6 weeks post-op and want everyone who is considering a hysterectomy with Mr Barnick to be reassured that he and the team offer incredible care and expertise. I was very nervous going into surgery and as I was being prepared in theatre I was comforted by the whole team: a nurse held my hand, the anaesthetist was very caring and explained each step and Mr Barnick radiated capability, composure and warmth. I had absolute faith that all would be good and it was. The aftercare has been amazing and the follow-up appointment with Mr Barnick again highlighted his caring characteristics and his extensive medical knowledge. Mr Barnick and his team have given me a new lease on life! They will always have my deepest thanks and gratitude.

“I had a wonderful and very positive pregnancy and birth experience with Dr Barnick, ObGyn Matters, and The Portland. Neither my husband nor I are from the UK and this was our first child, but Dr Barnick put us at ease and was always available to answer any of our questions or concerns.” — Sinclaire & Baby William

I came to Dr Wright for my second child birth, following a traumatic experience giving birth to my first child. It was one of the best decisions I have made, I felt calm and confident throughout all of the pregnancy knowing that I was in very safe hands. I met Dr Wright regularly before the birth and when the day came I felt like I was surrounded by a team who knew exactly what I wanted and who cared. I technically had an emergency c-section, but it was relaxed and I felt very well cared for. The Portland hospital also took care of all of my needs, it was a nice place to stay and all of the midwives I met were excellent. My very positive birth experience has meant that I can fully enjoy my maternity leave with my lovely baby girl and feel very grateful. Dr Wright has taken the time to see me twice following the birth to make sure everything is fine, but my scar has healed nicely and was very neatly done. I would highly recommend a birth with Dr Wright, as an investment in your own health and happiness.

I had a wonderful and very positive pregnancy and birth experience with Dr Barnick, ObGyn Matters, and The Portland. Neither my husband nor I are from the UK and this was our first child, but Dr Barnick put us at ease and was always available to answer any of our questions or concerns.

I had an appointment on the 3rd January 2024. I was met with such warmth by the nurses, reception, consultant and his PA. The consultant Mr Barnick made me feel very much at ease especially as I do have a few worries/ I'm anxious. All my questions were answered and good guidance was offered. I returned the next day for the pre-assessment, again met with such care and kindness by all. My CNS has gone above and beyond. The whole unit makes the 'gynae' experience the best it could be for me.

Alison is the GOAT!!! (Greatest Of All Time) What a Queen.

Dr Alison Wright made me feel very comfortable from the moment we had our first consultation. She clearly explained each step of the process, outlining pros and cons of different scenarios and made me feel incredibly supported. She is responsive and ensured I felt at ease throughout. I would not hesitate in recommending Dr Wright for her experience, insights and supportive approach.

Having been referred to Dr Fernando for post-menopausal bleeding I experienced an extremely high level of care and expertise. This included having a hysteroscopy performed by Dr Fernando. Not only was i fully informed beforehand of what it would entail, she performed the procedure in a skilful and attentive way which greatly reduced my stress. In fact the hysteroscopy caused me almost no pain. Dr Fernando communicates in an extremely clear and helpful way. At each appointment I felt she took time to understand my individual symptoms and issues, and properly discuss with me all the treatment options. She manages to combine clinical excellence with a warm and approachable manner. The clinic as a whole has a calm and friendly atmosphere, especially Zoe ( who handles Dr Fernando's work schedule).

It was such a pleasure having Dr Janga with us throughout my pregnancy and delivery. Having had a cerclage undertaken at 21 weeks for a shortened cervix following the routine NHS scan, pregnancy was becoming an increasingly anxious experience. Having then received care from Dr Janga for the remainder of the pregnancy, we felt reassured throughout and always found her advice helpful, practical and compassionate. We were especially comforted by her advice and direction during labour and delivery and felt we were in extremely safe hands when the decision was agreed to progress with a C-section. We are immensely grateful for the safe arrival of our full term baby and would not hesitate to seek Dr Janga’s expertise for any future pregnancies. Her PA, Zoe, was also always a pleasure to deal with and really added to the experience overall.

I would thoroughly recommend Dr Christian Barnick and Dr Alison Wright for pregnancy care and delivery, they are both excellent obstetricians who are extremely knowledgeable and genuinely care about you and giving you the best experience. If you are looking for an obstetrician who cares and without you feeling like just another patient, look no further. During our ante-natal and post-natal appointments, Dr Barnick explained everything clearly and thoroughly, nothing felt like it was too much or silly to ask, and each appointment never felt rushed or timed. Dr Barnick and Dr Wright both have really positive and reassuring manners which made me feel as relaxed as possible during my pregnancy and delivery, and their care was genuinely second to none. During delivery itself they explained everything that would happen and was happening, ultimately with the delivery going well. During our appointments we discussed different risk factors and their recommendation for managing those risks were spot on. In addition to their medical care, Dr Barnick & Dr Wright’s secretary Zoe made the organisational aspect super easy – Zoe responded extremely promptly to all of our queries and requests, making the overall experience really positive, with genuine credit to Zoe and her team in the office for making sure everything ran smoothly. I look forward to seeing Dr Barnick, Dr Wright, Zoe and team again in the near future.

I would like to thank Mr Barnick and his PA Zoe for their excellent help, responsiveness, quality treatment and professionalism. Thank you for your endless kindness and warm attitude throughout my pregnancy, thank you for a successful C-section surgery and for helping us have our princess! Mr Barnick is a great specialist, and I would definitely recommend him!

Dr Wright is an amazing doctor, and I feel very privileged to have her take care of me through my pregnancy and the delivery of my first child. I was a patient with many questions, who researched a lot about childbirth and pregnancy. Dr Wright is very knowledgeable, and thoroughly discussed all my questions, never making me feel bad about wanting to know more details about recommendations and procedures. Initially, I wanted a spontaneous vaginal delivery, but we decided to do an induction at 40w+2d. I was admitted to the hospital at 7am and my daughter was born vaginally at 12:38am, with no laceration. Although the labour was long, Dr Wright was always calm and confident, fostering a very relaxed environment. My labour was amazing, and actually exceeded my expectations. It was a wonderful and, to my surprise, enjoyable (yes!) experience. I couldn't imagine a better doctor than her. Thanks Dr Wright!

I felt so lucky to be under Dr Janga’s care for my first pregnancy and the arrival of our daughter Sophie. I knew we were in very good hands; Dr Janga ensured both baby and mama were progressing well, and was available anytime I had questions. I went into the birth feeling excited and relaxed, knowing Dr Janga understood my birth preferences and was there if things didn’t go to “plan”. A huge thank you to Dr Janga and Zoe too - if (let’s see!) we have another we will be sure to be back to see you :)

Delighted to attend this appointment. A pleasure to be looked after by Dr Fernando and Zoe.

Marina Fernando is an excellent doctor. I had a hysteroscopy procedure recently. The surgery went well and I am recovering at the moment. Thank you Dr. Fernando for all your help and a huge thanks to all the nurses and her PA

Dr Fernando is easy to talk to and very personable. I took to her immediately, and when I have my hysteroscopy I have faith that I am in very competent and kind hands

I’ve been under the care of Mr Barnick for nearly 20 years. His experience is unquestionable, always holds a very reassuring and approachable persona which is hugely important to any patient. A very considered and caring consultant.

I visited Dr Janga recently. Her approach was professional yet she gave friendly and personal vibes. She made me feel at ease. Explained my situation in detail and the treatment i will require. I would definitely recommend her.

A huge thank you to Dr Barnick for the swift diagnosis and treatment of my endometriosis. From my first consultation, right up to the surgery and follow up appointments, I’ve felt completely at ease and in the best hands. I feel reassured with all the tests and scans throughout the process to ensure my fertility is preserved pre and post treatment. Dr Barnick has a wealth of knowledge and experience- his bedside manner is exceptional and he is so caring and understanding. I’m so grateful to be under his care and would recommend his services without hesitation! It is for this great experience I will be coming back for all my future gynaecology appointments. Also a special thank you to Mr Barnick’s PA, Zoe. She has been amazing throughout! So prompt with emails and a phone call away to answer any questions I may have.

For a while I had been in so much pain from the size of fibroids I had, dramatically changing my lifestyle (no longer able to do much of the things, such as yoga, joggin, swimming etc, that I had previously enjoyed). Dr. Barnick listened, and with his vast experience and great team he immediately put a plan in place. From start to end of my journey, I can truly say that I had no concerns, I felt fully relaxed and cared for at Portland Women and Children hospital and the very next day I was walking with the support of the physiotherapy and then discharged that day. I no longer feel the pain that I had previously held. Many thank to Dr Barnick and his team, putting in place, a plan, excuting it with ease and the care you took to make my journey easy.

We have had the most wonderful experience with Chris Barnick and cannot recommend him highly enough. From the beginning of this pregnancy (and prior to this pregnancy when I had an early miscarriage), Chris has always put me and my husband completely at ease and made us feel that we were receiving the best quality personalised care imaginable. He takes the time to get to know his patients and is very focused on understanding what is important to us so that he can be responsive to that and tailor his care to support our choices as much as possible. Chris and his excellent PA Zoe always made themselves available and were extremely responsive anytime I had a concern. I always looked forward to our appointments and when we ultimately ended up in the delivery room, it almost felt like we were there with an old friend which made it a very comfortable environment to bring our baby into the world. I never expected to have such a positive birth story but it ended being an entirely complication-free delivery and the best possible outcome I could ever have hoped for. Our precious Margot was born gently and naturally and (without any tearing or stitches needed), which I attribute largely to Chris’s guidance and expertise. We couldn’t be more impressed with his service and would recommend him without reserve to anyone having a baby.

What could have been quite an uncomfortable procedure was really helped by Dr Janga’s warm, reassuring and caring approach which made me feel much more relaxed. Dr Janga treated me with the greatest sensitivity and gave me as much time as I needed to go through my case. Unlike previous doctors she has been kind and mindful of my emotions when dealing with my personal health. I would highly recommend her. Everything was great - knowledge, bedside manner and general friendliness. The nursing team and her PA are also super lovely and efficient. Fantastic lady and very thorough. Very professional in every way, approachable, understanding and courteous.

Dr Barnick is an incredibly talented gynaecologist. Not only that he has taken great care of my health. He is also caring, warm-hearted, empathetic, compassionate and extremely professional. I highly recommend Dr Barnick and his wonderful team and in particular, his PA Zoe, who is always prompt in responding and was able to help me through my concerns. Thank you for all you did for me and for treating me over the past few months, I am looking forward to a better quality of life. Thanks again!

I was thoroughly impressed with the care I received and with the whole process, from booking to on-the-day services and post-visit care. I will most certainly be recommending Dr. Zenner to all my friends and family. Thanks also to you Zoelle for your flexibility around booking appointments and prompt response to queries and concerns. It's highly appreciated.

I have received outstanding support throughout my pregnancy and felt very safe in Mr Barnick's hands. I am grateful to be a patient of the clinic and always receive special care from him and his team.

My experience under Miss Wright’s care was an absolute pleasure. I was feeling nervous, as most women naturally feel during their first pregnancy. Miss Wright and her team made me feel super supported and cared for. I looked forward to my appointments - my questions and anxieties were answered with a great deal of patience and sensitivity. I booked an elective c-section after discussing my issues with Miss Wright and it was definitely the best decision for me. It was an unbelievable experience and I have the most incredible memories that I will cherish forever. I want to thank Miss Wright and her team for all their patience & care throughout my pregnancy and birth. Thank you!

From the moment Dr Singh took over my care she was attentive, supportive and made me feel cared for and more confident in managing my condition thanks to her wealth of knowledge on the subject. At every appointment Dr Singh helped me make the best decisions for myself and the delivery of my baby and when we agreed a induction of labour would be the best option for a safe delivery she ensured I was well informed and comfortable with the plan for my baby's birth. My c section was gentle, calm and a completely different experience to what I had anticipated, I was able to have delayed cord clamping and "golden hour" with my little boy, both of which were very important to myself and my husband and part of our original birth preferences. Post c section, I have had nothing but wonderful comments on the excellent incision and stitches given by Dr Singh from every health care professional who has examined me, I am now 6 days post birth and very mobile with minimal pain which is testament to the excellent procedure carried out by Dr Singh.

Dr Alison Wright delivered both of my sons and my prenatal care was absolutely top notch throughout both pregnancies. Dr Wright and her PA Zoe are a very responsive and reliable team, which is of utmost importance when preparing for the often unpredictable arrival of your baby. Dr Wright is an experienced professional who has a calm yet decisive bedside manner that is ideal for situations requiring quick changes to ensure the health of both you and your baby. She was highly recommended to us by close friends, and we would recommend her to others.

I would like to thank Dr. Alison Wright for her wonderful care and professionalism when I was under her care in October . From the initial consultation ,to the end of my stay in hospital, I could not have wished for such personal and good care. The whole process of talking and learning about the operation that I was to have, and the booking of the operation went so smoothly and I was most impressed by the team behind Dr. Wright. They were all very efficient , extremely friendly and definitely put me at ease. On the day of the operation Dr. Wright explained to me fully the procedure ahead and to what I would expect post operation . Dr. Wright has a very reassuring manner and a wonderful smile that made me feel totally at ease. I am an anxious person generally but I just felt in such safe and capable hands. As I came round Dr. Wright was there to greet me and tell me that everything had gone well and to be in touch with her if I had any problems or questions at any time day or night. I was completely amazed but I knew Dr. Wright meant every word. My greatest thanks. Paula

We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our full hearts for all you've done for us over these months; your fielding of our endless queries, your faster-than-a-speeding-bullet response times and, above all else, your incredible kindness and brightness of character. It was always our pleasure to spend even just a few minutes catching up with you, and we always left with a smile. You make a difference. Truly. We wanted also to thank the good doctor-- We gave our thanks in person, but in truth we could never fully express how thankful we are for what you've done. Your good humour, your expertise - tendered always with a skilful lightness - and your ability to make us feel human all contributed to a winning alchemy, and our experience could not have been better. You will know this already, but you're truly one-of-a-kind. We could not be more grateful to you. We will see you in around six months time-- and hopefully not before! With love

Dear Dr. Barnick, Thank you for being the dedicated, thoughtful and compassionate doctor that you are. You have given us a magical experience with the birth of our baby boy, Alexander. Our family is so grateful to you.

"I wanted to let you know that I conceived in June and am expecting a daughter at the beginning of March. There were some early complications in the pregnancy (very high nuchal fluid, which thankfully resolved) and so it totally slipped my mind to send you a message. Needless to say I’m sure it was in no small part down to your handiwork during the laparoscopy, so I just wanted to extend mine & Matt’s gratitude for fixing me up! ” January 2021

"Dr. Alison Wright Went above and beyond for me. I cannot express my gratitude accurately enough: Thank you for the safe delivery of my son and taking the time to answer all my questions.”

"I can't recommend Dr. Alison Wright highly enough. She has been my gynaecologist for several years and recently delivered my first child. She is extremely professional and provides excellent quality care, in an exceptionally sensitive and compassionate manner. She treats all issues with practicality and kindness, with regular follow-ups as needed. I will go back to her again and again!”

Dr Alison Wright is not only excellent herself but also has a truly fantastic team around her, such as Mr. Christian Barnick (Obstetrician and Gynaecologist) and Dr. Mark Harris (Anaesthetist), both of whom she regularly works with at the Portland Hospital. Dr. Wright has always gone out of her way to be available at all times via mobile phone for any antenatal and postnatal questions or concerns. Especially when having been pregnant during the Covid crisis this has been invaluable. Finally, her brilliant PA keeps everything running smoothly and efficiently on the administrative side and is very responsive, making it an all-round positive experience.”

Dear Dr. Chris 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 lies. 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.

I want to mention the excellent attention I received from Dr Chris Barnick's 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 procedure for them but was quite frankly amazing for me, I have minimal scarring and the pain and discomfort has gone. Dr 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.

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. Thanks.

Dr Alison Wright, thank you so much. If it hadn’t been for your help and advice, I would have never been able to go through with pregnancy number 2. I was able to enjoy the 9month’s fully this time without the major fears and panic attacks my first pregnancy was riddled with. I actually enjoyed the delivery and holding my newborn for the first time and now will hold a very special place in our hearts for the rest of our lives. Sofia Alexandra is a gorgeous, healthy and determined 6month old baby girl. You were professional, albeit very serious, throughout our visits and chats, eloquent and informative without too much ‘detail’ in our later sessions and on the delivery date, you and your team, your visits to our room, your words of comfort and support and the very organised and efficient way that you all worked together, made the entire experience unique and unforgettable. The care during our stay and after care was also second to none. 2 children are indeed my limit but I have recommended you to close colleagues and friends and will continue to do so warmly in the future. With our thanks once again.

Dear Dr Chris Barnick, We can’t thank you enough for helping to bring our little man into this world! Your guidance and support throughout the entire pregnancy was brilliant. I’ve been ‘singing your praises’ to anyone who will listen….and of course recommending you to friends as well. We’ll look forward to doing it all again with number 2 (not anytime too soon though). Thanks again doc!

We travelled a lot in different countries and saw many doctors while pregnant. Alison is the most welcoming and caring doctor that we have had through my pregnancy Many thanks!

My experience with Doctor Barnick has been an excellent one. He delivered by Caesarean both my children. All midwives following my operation commented on my scar how it was in excellent condition and following both births I was back on my feet if not the next day (for my son) shortly afterwards (for my daughter). As a sensitive person, what I liked the most about Dct Barnick was his sensibility, logic and concern for the you the mother to be. I do feel that he did everything to make my experience as comfortable and positive as possible. I have and will highly recommend Doctor Barnick to my friends.

I have known Dr. Alison Wright since January 2010 when I started to visit her in the Portland Hospital for diagnosis and medical checks related to my first pregnancy. Dr Alison Wright is a very knowledgeable, kind, responsive, caring and thoughtful doctor. She always showed great care to me during my regular visits and provided competent, complete and comprehensive responses to all my questions and needs. I enjoyed being Alison’s patient and am very thankful to her for the help and support. I had an excellent experience having my baby with Dr Alison at the Portland Hospital. Many thanks to Dr Alison Wright once more.

Sophie and I wanted to say thank you for all that you did for us. The care you gave us prior, during and after Leo’s birth was exemplary. We felt confident that your advice was expert and that the best interests for Mum and baby were your top priority at all times. Given that Sophie’s circumstances at full term prevented a natural birth, we had to put our hopes and fears into your hands – you did not let us down. The tone in the operating theatre was set by The King himself when seconds before Leo’s first breath, Elvis sang to us: “It’s now or never!” Thankfully you and Leo took his words to heart and a beautiful new life joined our family. The delivery went exactly as planned, no hiccups, no drama, no surprises – a tribute to your skill and that of your team. We have, and will continue to recommend you to anyone considering going down the path we chose. Please also pass on our gratitude to the lovely Lene, who was always a joy to be around, super efficient and one of life’s lovely people.

I am so pleased to tell you that the filler injections seem to have worked. I have tested it out on trampolines, running races down the beach with my son and numerous other vigorous activities which were somewhat reduced if not impossible before! I cant thank you enough – if i were there I would definitely feel an impulse to give you a huge hug – it has changed my life! There is the odd occasional drop or two, but I can live with it! So many, many thanks

Dr Chris Barnick’s care and attention throughout my pregnancy was hugely reassuring. Christian guided my husband and me through fertility-related issues as well as a pregnancy complicated by placenta previa. His commitment was truly remarkable – not only was he available to respond to my many concerns, he actually encouraged me to call his mobile whenever I was worried! The surgery went very smoothly – he took less than 20 minutes to safely deliver our son. As a welcome bonus, my recovery time was minimal and my scar (which looks more like a scratch) is so low that it was barely visible after 6 weeks. His expertise and calm character are a perfect combination. Sending you good thoughts, the women of London need you! Thank you so much!

I also want to mention the excellent attention I received from Dr Chris Barnicks team, both before, during and after the operation he and Ozlem 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. With many thanks,

Dear Dr Chris Barnick. Just wanted to convey my thanks for the kindness you have shown to my wife. She is so brave and determined to be a mum but also needs regular boosts of confidence. Your manner seems to really suit her and I hope one day you may deliver us a baby! Chris, you are a credit to your profession and we have the utmost respect and trust in you as well as always enjoying your company. Warmest regards

Dear Dr Chris Barnick, 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. Best wishes,

We can’t thank you enough for helping to bring our little man into this world! Your guidance and support throughout the entire pregnancy was brilliant. I’ve been ‘singing your praises’ to anyone who will listen….and of course recommending you to friends as well. We’ll look forward to doing it all again with number 2 (not anytime too soon though). Thanks again doc!

"Dr. Alison Wright provided the highest standard of care and professionalism throughout my pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum period. She made herself available for questions via mobile phone at all hours and provided non-judgmental, straightforward advice. When it came time for delivery, Dr. Wright kept my partner and me informed throughout, particularly when important decisions needed to be made. I felt completely comfortable, supported, and safe in her care. My partner and I are incredibly grateful to her for bringing our beautiful son into this world safely and hopefully we’ll be back for round two someday!”

"I am writing to you, to let you know some very exciting news….we are pregnant! I had my surgery with you on the 15th February 2022 and you were super positive that the surgery will have fixed all our struggles and we would have no trouble getting pregnant. I’m not going to lie, I took that with a big pinch of salt as we’ve been told things like that before, but, not even 3 months later, I’m pregnant and it’s all down to you! I just wanted to share our happy news with you and my husband, Jake and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our dream of being parents come true! I am only very early so I will keep you updated when I hopefully have a baby! Thanks again, we will be forget grateful for what you have done for us.