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Mr Alex Swanton
MBBS MD FRCOG
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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About

Mr Alex Swanton graduated from University College London and completed his postgraduate training in the Oxford Deanery.

Mr Swanton has developed particular expertise over a number of years in keyhole surgery for conditions including fibroids, hysterectomy and endometriosis. He is accredited and fee assured with BUPA, AXA and all other major health insurance companies.

He has over 15 years of IVF experience both in practice and research. His MD thesis studied women with PCOS undergoing IVF treatment and has received a number of national and international awards.

His research interests include subfertility, PCOS, endometriosis, recurrent miscarriage and fibroids as well as being an expert in advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Mr Swanton is a Consultant Gynaecologist at The Royal Berkshire Foundation Hospital and Director of Thames Valley Fertility.

 

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Medical Procedures

  • Endometriosis
  • Reversal of Sterilisation 
  • Fertility treatment 
  • IVF
  • Laparoscopic Surgery 
  • Key hole suregry
  • Coil Insertion 
  • Smear test 
  • Endometrial or Uterine Biopsy 
  • Pelvic Ultrasound 
  • Fibroid Removal 
  • Ultrasound 


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Special Interests

  • Early pregnancy
  • Heavy periods
  • subfertility
  • Polycystic ovary Syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Irregular periods
  • Miscarriage
  • Pregnancy
  • Fibroids

Education

Royal Colloge of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

British Society of Gynaecolgical Endoscopy

British Fertility Society 

ESHRE

ASRM


Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-11-2018
Mr Swanton is just the kind of doctor you want to take care of you. Calm, professional, caring, explains medical terms in plain English and clearly very experienced in his field. He has helped me to stop experiencing dreadful periods and live a normal life again. I can’t praise him enough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2018
Excellent service from beginning to end. Mr Swanton has a friendly, approachable manner which put me at ease from the very first consultation. He is extremely knowledgeable and answered all the questions and concerns I had. Mr Swanton talked about my options in depth and I felt fully informed and content that I made the appropriate decision for an operation. The procedure was performed quickly and I was impressed by the obvious skill that was required to leave me with very tidy and almost unnoticeable scars. I'm very happy with the whole experience, thank you Alex!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2018
Mr. Alex Swanton, is more an extremely knowledgeable craftsman with finest skill; De Vinci of Gynaecological Surgery with harmonic scalpel in hand. My wife had been suffering from a very complex situation with ovarian endometriosis , uterine fibrosis, uterine adenomyosis, menorrhagia, extreme pain for two decades. And due to her two cesarean intersection deliveries, the womb and ovaries were completely stuck to each other and with other sensitive organs inside. She had undergone several treatment procedures throughout the globe and we landed to Mr. Swanton few months ago for a surgery; yes, a laparoscopic hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy when many other top-notch surgeons negated the possibility of a laparoscopic procedure in her case. And the decision of seeking refuge to Mr. Swanton was probably the rightest decision that could have been taken that time. 8 weeks is over now, after the surgery in which Mr. Swanton has successfully taken out the womb and ovaries without hurting any of the other organs by laparoscopic process and she has fully recovered. We are and will be ever thankful to him. He is the best from every aspects, be it skill in surgery, skill in guiding patient and family, confidence and whatsoever.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2018
My wife and I are writing this review jointly. My wife's case was quite complex with a long history of Ovarian Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroid, Uterine Adenomyosis, Menorrhagia, extreme pain, two Cesarean Intersections, inter organ additions.... an ultimate mess inside. As a globe throttler, we have seen various treatment processes from Continuous Progestin Therapy to Hormonal IUD etc etc. during the last two decades in various countries, Then we landed here and reached Mr. Swanton for a relief. He is a magician. Or a craftsman. He with his vast knowledge had guided us to the correct path, and the laparoscopic hysterectomy and BSO that he performed to take out the only the womb and the ovaries without hurting the other organs which had formed the spaghetti inside was a task that can be performed only by an artisan with finest skill set. We are and will be ever thankful to Mr. Swanton.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-11-2018
I'm currently in my 5th week of recovery following a major surgery performed by Mr. Alex Swanton. From beginning to end the patient care has been exceptional and beyond my expectations. Mr. Swanton was patient, answered all my questions (of which I had MANY), encouraged my research, provided alternate options, always asked how I was feeling, requested that I review the options and followed up with me and confirmed that the final choice was mine; did not rush me and was empathetic. As an aside, the current national health service culture is for practitioners to provide a balanced non-committed approach and not "lead" patients to a decision. However, the point of seeking an experienced, reputable surgeon is to understand their point of view and I was very happy when Mr. Swanton provided his opinion along with the options. While the current standard is to have a follow up 6 weeks after the procedure, this doctor has kept in contact without my prompting, which has helped my recovery progress tremendously as I knew I was being remotely monitored. Trust was built during our consultations and it was well placed as I feel GREAT and in record time. Best decision ever was to pick this surgeon over the others on the Berkshire short list. Without any hesitation, Mr. Swanton is highly recommended.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-10-2018
Mr Swanton is an excellent surgeon . His advice helped me to make the right decision. I am very pleased that I got in touch with him and after the operation I am thankful that everything went well and I am on mending path.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-10-2018
Very understanding , reassuring and professional. Thank you

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-09-2018
I met Mr Swanson following a cancellation by another surgeon closer to home and am glad I did. He was direct honest and professional. The surgery has been successful and where I have had queries his secretary has been quick to liaise. The whole experience has been very good with Mr Swanson, his secretary and the staff at the Circle Hospital.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-09-2018
Very professional & respectful

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-09-2018
I have received excellent professional care since being referred to Mr Swanton. With a very successful outcome and help in the future should I have any other issues. Extremely happy with my experience from start to end. Thank you!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-09-2018
Mr Swanton has been so reassuring and helpful. I was incredibly nervous about my treatment , and terrified about the idea of an operation , but he put me totally at my ease , and he was so kind. My operation went really well, and it is no exaggeration to say that he has probably changed my life! Thank you so much Mr Swanton..

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

31-08-2018
Extremely professional manner and puts you at ease.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-08-2018
Professional knowledgeable and thorough. Calm and reassuring.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-08-2018
My experience with Mr Swanton both pre and post procedure was excellent. Fully explained everything giving both pros and cons. Would definitely recommend.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-08-2018
Mr Swanton is an absolutely fantastic consultant. Impeccably professional and incredibly personable. He made me feel at ease immediately and throughout my consultations, subsequent treatment, and aftercare with him he has been open, honest and a very caring person. I wasn't sure about the course of action to take or whether to go ahead at all. He guided me through the options with genuine concern, thoughtfulness and of course extensive knowledge. I am so pleased with the outcome of the procedure which he undertook and would not hesitate in recommending Mr Swanton.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-08-2018
Very understanding during consultations, explains things clearly and open to my views. Also during surgery bedside manner great with myself and family. Highly recommended..

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-08-2018
Mr Swanton is extremely personable and gave me a clear insight to the surgical procedure recommended, including any pluses and potential minuses involved. Being a nervous patient his professional attention to detail before my surgery and indeed follow up aftercare , was most welcome at an otherwise worrying time. Should I ever require further treatment I would not hesitate to return to his care.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-08-2018
Mr Swanton is extremely personable and gave me a clear insight to the surgical procedure recommended, including any pluses and potential minuses involved. Being a nervous patient his professional attention to detail before my surgery and indeed follow up aftercare , was most welcome at an otherwise worrying time. Should I ever require further treatment I would not hesitate to return to his care.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-07-2018
Alex Swanton provided me with excellent healthcare during what felt like a very difficult time in my life (early 50s, pre menopausal with unbearable heavy painful bleeding), to that time treated largely unsuccessfully with a coil etc). My NHS care was good incidentally - but it didnt offer me any further way forward once the standard option had been tried and any potential dangerous conditions ruled out. From the outset i felt safe in his care. I wanted to understand more about my condition and work out what options, if any, to leading a more normal life again. Alex instantly made me feel at ease. He listened to my concerns, established what i wanted to achieve, gave me potential options to consider without putting me under any pressure to pursue any of them. I elected to undergo further appropriate treatment with Alex privately. The treatment was very effective, his care tip top and since then haven't looked back. I cant thank him enough - he has given me my life back!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-07-2018
I chose Mr Swanton as my consultant as I had read about his expertise about endometriosis. I am grateful that I chose Mr Swanton he was most professional and helpful and was able to diagnose very quickly. I am glad I chose Mr Swanton for my treatment and I would definitely recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-06-2018
Mr. Swanton was very professional, courteous, thorough and honest throughout, from the initial consultation to the post-operative follow-up. A first class consultant, talented surgeon (as the short recovery time was testament to) and thoroughly nice person. I would recommend him without hesitation.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-05-2018
He was extremely professional, he explained every potential outcome in detail and eventually, concurred with my view that I should have my remaining ovary removed so that I wouldn't spend my life having scans and blood tests. The NHS surgeon I had spoken to, wanted to perform the operation via my original and very large scar but Mr Swanton decided he would be able to perform keyhole surgery, which meant I was up and about in no time, walking my dogs within a few days and able to drive a week after the op. I was very impressed with my treatment from start to finish and have no hesitation in recommending Mr Swanton to anyone suffering with problems in his specialist field.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-05-2018
This was my second referral to Mr Swanton and both times I have been very satisfied. Mr Wanton is immensely knowledgeable, very empathetic and supportive of tailoring a treatment plan to the patient's requirements.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-02-2018
Thank you so very much for all your expert clinical skills. I greatly appreciate all that you did for me and I am presently making good progress at home although it is rather slow, I'm not quite ready for a 45 minute run to Dinton Pastures!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-02-2018
Thank you for recently operating on me. The dignity and kindness which I was treated to was exceptional!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-02-2018
Thank you for your kindness and speed in undertaking the surgery and for seeing me with complications afterwards. On a historic note, you will always be referred to as a our 'fertility magician' being involved to a more or less degree in the miraculous production of all three of our children. A very heartfelt thank you for all of these things.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-02-2018
Thank you so much for all your kindness and understanding earlier this year. I have now completed treatment pray that this episode of my life is over. Thank you for everything you did for me, I'll never forget it.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-02-2018
I wish to say a big thank you for the wonderful treatment I received under your care. You are a great doctor and a gentleman!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-02-2018
I have made a good and uneventful recovery following my operation. I feel well and have been back to work since October. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the speedy resolution to my situation and to let you know that I have had a very positive patient experience throughout.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-01-2018
I wanted to use this opportunity to thank you for all your help earlier this year and for a very successful operation! I have been feeling great since and all symptoms have gone. Thank you!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-01-2018
I wanted to take the time to say thank you, to you and your team for my surgery. I am so grateful to you for doing the procedure laproscopically. I have had no pain or discomfort and have not required any painkillers at any stage of my recovery. My recovery has been going well though I did have some problems with how my wounds healed however on the whole I am feeling good. Hopefully I will start running again and I realise how lucky I am to have such a good surgeon.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2018
Quite simply - thank you so very much for fixing me up! You are clearly very good at your job and I am extremely grateful for everything you have done.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-01-2018
Mr Swanton is excellent. His knowledge is second to none and he has a great bedside manner. I cannot recommend him highly enough. I trust him 100%.

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