Mr Ajay Swaminathan
I am a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist with my NHS practice based at Mid Cheshire (Leighton) Hospital and the Hewitt Fertility Centre (HFC) Knutsford (Liverpool Women’s NHS FT). I joined Mid Cheshire Hospitals as a consultant in 2012 after completing my training in the Mersey/Liverpool rotation.
My areas of special interest are subfertility and laparoscopic surgery including surgery for endometriosis and pelvic pain. I attended the Kiel School of Gynaecological Endoscopy in Germany in 2004. I am a British Fertility Society accredited specialist in pelvic ultrasound and was a BFS accredited trainer in pelvic ultrasound. I am also the deputy lead for gynaecology oncology at Leighton Hospital and a member of the South Manchester Cancer Network MDT and perform cancer surgeries.
In my general gynaecology clinics I tend to see patients with heavy periods, pelvic masses and fibroids, subfertility, pelvic pain, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, recurrent miscarriages, menopausal symptoms and vulval disease. At Leighton hospital I implemented the enhanced recovery programme for gynaecological surgery.
I am the Principal Investigator at Leighton Hospital for the GaPP2 trial which is a multi-centre randomised controlled trial looking at Gabapentin for pelvic pain.
I completed my Diploma in Management in 2012 from the London School of Economics. I am actively involved in recruiting candidates for training posts at both local and regional levels as well as being a chair and panellist at consultant interviews in my trust. I am a mentor for newly appointed consultants.
I am involved in training candidates for the MRCOG examinations and was an RCOG moderator for the Enhanced Revision Programme. I am the departmental lead for Undergraduate Medical Education with the Manchester Medical School. I am also the departmental lead for Physician Associates and have taken part in the first intake of PA trainees at Leighton Hospital.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ajay Swaminathan at Spire include:
MBBS / India / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
MD / India / 2003
Doctor of Medicine
Diploma in Gynaecological Endoscopy / Kiel School of Gynaecological Endoscopy / 2004
Diploma in Gynaecological Endoscopy
Diploma in Management / London School of Economics / 2012
Diploma in Management
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant Gynaecologist Hewitt Fertility Centre Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
I live in Knutsford with my family. My wife is also obstetrician-gynaecologist based at a different hospital. Both my sons are avid cricketers playing in the Cheshire league, my eldest is a wicket keeper batsman and my youngest is a ‘pace bowler’. The final member of our family is a very vivacious and lively cockapoo.