Mr Alex Swanton



GMC number: 4532552

Practising since: 1998



Sub-specialties: Reproductive Medicine

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  • Thursday - 08:30 - 13:30
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Mr 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 advanced 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.

Special interests

  • Keyhole surgery
  • Menstrual/bleeding problems
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Hysterectomy 

Other interests

  • Female and male subfertility
  • Assisted conception & IVF
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Ultrasound scanning and early pregnancy

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Alex Swanton at Nuffield Health

  • Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Hormonal coil
  • Abnormal smears
  • Local anaesthetic
  • Excision vaginal lumps
  • Endometrial resection
  • Labial reduction (labiaplasty)
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Female urology
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Ovarian cystectomy
  • Abdominal adhesion surgery
  • Family Planning
  • PMS clinic
  • Ovarian screening
  • Gynaecological biopsies
  • Smear test (cervical screening)
  • Rectopexy
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Female sterilisation
  • Endometrial Scratch
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Gynaecological ultrasound

Locations Mr Alex Swanton works with

Related experience


1. Do women with ovaries of polycystic morphology without any other features of PCOS benefit from short-term metformin co-treatment during IVF? A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial.
Swanton A, Lighten A, Granne I, McVeigh E, Lavery S, Trew G, Talmor A, Raine-Fenning N, Jayaprakasan K, Child T.
Hum Reprod. 2011 Aug;26(8):2178-84. doi: 10.1093/humrep/der120. Epub 2011 May 18.
2. Avoiding and managing complications during gynaecological surgery.‏ Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine, 2010. Morrison J, Swanton AG & Mackenzie I.
3. IVF outcome in women with PCOS, PCO and normal ovarian morphology.
Swanton A, Storey L, McVeigh E, Child T.
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2010 Mar;149(1):68-71. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2009.11.017. Epub 2009 Dec 22.
4. Laparoscopy and laparoscopic surgery. Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine; pp33-40: 2009. Updated 2012. Swanton AG, Slack A & McVeigh JE.
5. Today’s medical management of endometriosis. Prescriber Journal, February 2009. Swanton A & McVeigh E
6. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics &
Gynaecology, 2nd Edition 2008. Swanton AG.

7. Female Subfertility. Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics &
Gynaecology, 2nd Edition 2008. Swanton AG.
8. Pregnancy rates after conservative treatment for borderline ovarian tumours: a systematic review.
Swanton A, Bankhead CR, Kehoe S.
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2007 Nov;135(1):3-7.
9. Chemotherapy versus surgery for initial treatment in advanced ovarian epithelial cancer.
Morrison J, Swanton A, Collins S, Kehoe S.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Oct 17;(4):CD005343.
10. Re: Stephen J. Bromage, Debbie A. Falconer, Brian A. Lieberman, et al. Sperm retrieval rates in subgroups of primary azoospermic males. Eur urol 2007;51:534-40.
Swanton A, Child T.
Eur Urol. 2007 Aug;52(2):613. Epub 2007 Mar 26.
11. Azoospermia: is sample centrifugation indicated? A national survey of practice and the Oxford experience.
Swanton A, Itani A, McVeigh E, Child T.
Fertil Steril. 2007 Aug;88(2):374-8. Epub 2007 Feb 6.
12. Gynaecological surgery in the older population: a comparative study between two 3-year samples over a decade.
Swanton A, Sellathurai A, Reginald P.
J Obstet Gynaecol. 2006 Jul;26(5):452-3.
13. Diagnosis, treatment and follow up of women undergoing conscious pain mapping for chronic pelvic pain: a prospective cohort study.
Swanton A, Iyer L, Reginald PW.
BJOG. 2006 Jul;113(7):792-6.
14. Reproduction and ovarian ageing.
J Br Menopause Soc. 2005 Dec;11(4):126-31.
Swanton A, Child T.
15. Premature menopause in association with blepharophimosis, ptosis, and epicanthus inversus.
J Obstet Gynaecol. 2005 Apr;25(3):318-9.
Swanton A, Fairbank J.
16. Medical management of chronic pelvic pain: The evidence. Reviews in Gynaecological Practice, March 2004; 4 (1): 65-70.
Swanton AG & Reginald PW.
17. Secondary amenorrhoea due to the use of rifampicin as an antimycobacterial agent.
Swanton AG, Paterson-Brown S.
J Obstet Gynaecol. 2002 Mar; 22(2):227-8.


  • Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
  • British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy
  • European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy
  • British Fertility Society
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine

Other posts held

  • Consultant Gynaecologist Clinical Lead for Gynaecology Royal Berkshire Hospital

Insurers Mr Alex Swanton works with

Mr Alex Swanton works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Allianz
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Bupa Global
  • Childsure
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Healix
  • Healthcare RM
  • HealthFund
  • Health-on-Line
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • Police Mutual
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Standard Life
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Universal Provident
  • WPA
  • Westfield Health WPA


Mr Alex Swanton does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Alex Swanton does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Alex Swanton does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.