Dr. G. Philip Barnsley

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Barnsley is a board-certified plastic surgeon working in Lantzville with clinical interests in breast surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive, hand surgery, skin cancer and general cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Philip Barnsley

Education & Training

Dr. Barnsley completed medical school at Dalhousie University in 2001. Because he was granted early acceptance to medical school, he completed his BSc in Biology later in 2005.

Following the successful completion of medical school, Dr. Barnsley was accepted into the highly sought after residency training program in Plastic Surgery at Dalhousie University. During the course of residency training, Dr. Barnsley was accepted into the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Clinician Investigator Program. During this two year program, he held a National Cancer Institute of Canada research fellowship and successfully completed an MSc in Epidemiology and Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa. In 2008, Dr. Barnsley completed his residency training, and earned fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), with a specialty in plastic surgery.

Advanced Experience

After becoming a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Barnsley chose to spend an additional year of advanced clinical training. He spent a year in Las Vegas, Nevada, working under the esteemed plastic surgeon Dr. William Zamboni. During this year, Dr. Barnsley received fellowship training in breast and aesthetic surgery, as well as in hand and microsurgery.

Finally, after 8 years of training in plastic surgery after the graduation of medical school, Dr. Barnsley and his family decided to settle down on Vancouver Island. He has an active practice in Nanaimo, where he is pleased to offer patients in Lantzville and surrounding areas cosmetic and reconstructive procedures including:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Tummy tuck
  • Eyelid lift
  • Facelift
  • Liposuction

Aside from his interests in surgery, Dr. Barnsley is an avid skier and hockey player, and is currently struggling to become a better mountain biker.

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