Mr Alex Swanton - Consultant Gynaecologist, Reading

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Mr Alex Swanton - Gynaecology

Mr Alex Swanton is a leading Consultant Gynaecologist in Reading who specialises in keyhole surgery.

Based at: Berkshire Independent Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Menstrual/Bleeding disorders


Hysterectomy (Keyhole surgery) 


Polycystic ovarian syndrome 

Female and male subfertility 

IVF and Assisted Conception 

Ultrasound scanning 

Early pregnancy

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.

Academic background

Mr Swanton graduated from University College London andcompleted his postgraduate training in the Oxford Deanery.

He has over 12 years of IVF experience both in practiceand research. His MD thesis studied women with PCOS undergoing IVF treatmentand 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 inadvanced laparoscopic surgery.



Professional Memberships

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy 

European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy  

British Fertility Society 

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology

NHS base

The Royal Berkshire Hospital

Go to hospital website
0118 402 2855