Mr Ajay Swaminathan is a leading consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist in Cheshire. As a specialist in gynaecology, reproductive medicine and sexual and reproductive healthcare, he assists patients with a wide range of conditions.
His private practice is based at Spire Regency Hospital in Macclesfield along with an online and ‘virtual practice’. His NHS practice is based at Mid Cheshire (Leighton) Hospital and at the Hewitt Fertility Centre (Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Trust). Within the field of gynaecology, he specialises in subfertility and laparoscopic surgery.
During his training in the UK, he was in the Mersey rotation. He also attended the Kiel School of Gynaecological Endoscopy in Germany and is a British Fertility Society (BFS) accredited specialist in pelvic ultrasound, as well as a BFS accredited trainer in pelvic ultrasound.
Ajay has received extensive training in transport IVF and has vast experience in laparoscopic procedures (key-hole surgeries) as well as day case procedures including surgeries for ectopic pregnancy, endometriosis, adhesiolysis, ovarian cyst removal, tubal surgery and laparoscopic hysterectomy. He is also the deputy lead for gynaecology oncology at Leighton Hospital and a member of the South Manchester Cancer Network MDT.
In his clinics, in addition to patients with general gynaecological problems, he consults patients with heavy periods, pelvic masses and fibroids, subfertility, pelvic pain, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, recurrent miscarriages and menopausal symptoms. At Leighton hospital, he implemented the enhanced recovery programme for gynaecological surgery.
Ajay was awarded the Diploma in Management in 2012 (University of London – London School of Economics and Political Sciences). He is involved in training candidates for the MRCOG examinations and was an RCOG moderator for the Enhanced Revision Programme. Ajay is the departmental lead for undergraduate medical education with the Manchester Medical School and is also a trained mentor for newly appointed consultants.
He was the principal investigator at Leighton Hospital for the GaPP2 trial which is a multi-centre randomised controlled trial looking at Gabapentin for pelvic pain. Ajay has presented research papers in various conferences including the European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy Conference. He is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and specialist societies including the British Fertility Society and British Menopause Society.