Mr Alex Swanton

Mr Alex Swanton

MBBS MD FRCOG

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Video consultation available

Overall Rating

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5
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4.9
Explanation
4.9

Top feedback

“Mr Swanton explained everything very well and was always there to help with any questions. He looked after me very well. I would also like to thank Emma for all she did. A great team. “
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Subspecialties

  • Obstetrics
  • Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery
  • Reproductive Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 4532552

Consultation fees

New appointment: £150

Follow-up appointment: £100

Practices worked at

Berkshire Independent Hospital

Coley Park, Swallows Croft, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom, RG1 6UZ
5 reviews

Spire Dunedin Hospital

16 Bath Road, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom, RG1 6NS
0 reviews

Circle Reading Hospital

100 Drake Way, Reading, United Kingdom, RG2 0NE
0 reviews

Spire Thames Valley Hospital

Wexham Street Wexham, Bucks, United Kingdom, SL3 6NH
0 reviews

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
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Education

Royal Colloge of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

British Society of Gynaecolgical Endoscopy

British Fertility Society 

ESHRE

ASRM


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Reviews

Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Swanton explained everything very well and was always there to help with any questions. He looked after me very well. I would also like to thank Emma for all she did. A great team.

07-05-2020
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5
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5
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5

I chose Mr Swanton due to his experience with fibroid surgery. Mr Swanton was excellent, he had a calm manner and provided honest and direct information, debunking the many myths I had read! I found his approach incredibly helpful and comforting as I was feeling very anxious about my fibroid diagnosis and unsure about the next steps to take. I decided to move forward with surgery, which was booked promptly and went well. I am now 3 months post surgery, my scar has healed well, I am relieved of my prior fibroid symptoms and I am back to my previous exercise routine. I cannot thank Mr Swanton enough and would highly recommend him to others.

Patient seen for:
Fibroids
06-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Alex Swanton is an excellent consultant. Right from my first consultation he was friendly, professional, approachable and his clinical knowledge is outstanding. He took the time to listen to my symptoms, and made me feel completely at ease. His medical secretary is efficient and communicated with me at every stage of my care. His anaesthetist Dr Rosie Jones was also excellent. Extremely reassuring and professional on my procedure day. The care from his whole team has been incredible. My operation was a success and my recovery period was short. I highly recommend Mr Alex Swanton. You would be hard pushed to find a better consultant.

Patient seen for:
Endometriosis
09-04-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

Very comfortable throughout

Patient seen for:
Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery
26-03-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

I have seen Mr. Swanton several times in clinic, he was very pleasant and thorough in explaining my condition and offered various options for me to consider. Following my consultations with him I went for the surgical option and have had no regrets whatsoever. He is very knowledgeable, professional and made me feel at ease at all times. I would highly recommend listening to his advice and being under his care.

24-03-2020
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5
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5
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5

I felt important and listened to in all my dealings with Mr Swanton and his secretary, Emma. Mr Swanton was happy to explain things in as much detail as I requested and in language I could understand. The diagnostics and procedure went very well and I am extremely happy with the results - almost no scarring and I am now pain free. I would not hesitate to choose Mr Swanton should I require a OBGYN consultant in the future.

Patient seen for:
Ovarian Cysts
27-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

My care has been excellent from start to finish, Mr Swanton provided clear and concise explanations of all areas of my treatment and procedure leaving me feeling confident and reassured in his care. All the team were wonderful and dealing with his secretary was a joy ensuring this was a stress free experience. If needed in the future I would not hesitate to be treated under his care.

Patient seen for:
Hysterectomy
05-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Please pass on my thanks to Mr Swanton. I'm feeling so much better after the procedure and I'm very grateful to him for his care and expertise. I have been so grateful for the time and care that Mr Swanton took, I felt that he went above and beyond and I was so well cared for by all his team too. A big thank you to you too Emma for all your help in making it all happen.

20-01-2020
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5
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5
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5

Mr Swanton is very knowledge and explained everything clearly. He was also reassuring during a scary time. I would definitely recommend Mr Swanton to anyone struggling with fertility issues as he was very nice and sought out the best solution.

15-01-2020
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5
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5
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5

Mr Swanton is very knowledge and reassuring. He explained everything clearly and has a lovely bedside manner. Highly recommend if you are struggling with fertility and want someone who can help without making everything seem doom and gloom.

15-01-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

I have since Mr Swanton over a number of years and I wouldn’t see anyone else. He is supportive and the advice and treatment he gives is always excellent I also recommend him when anyone says that they need to see a fertility of gynae consultant.

Patient seen for:
Endometriosis
10-01-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

Mr Swanton was extremely compassionate and understanding and provided fantastic healthcare.

09-01-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

Mr Swanton was extremely compassionate and understanding and provided fantastic healthcare.

09-01-2020
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5
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5
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5

My husband and I would both like to thank Mr Swanton for the help received over the past 2 weeks. As Emma said in our initial conversations over the phone, Mr Swanton is a ‘lovely man’ and this we would have to whole heartedly agree with. During our consultation and ultrasound he was able to allay all the worries and the fear we had, yet still explain all our options in a language understood. A real credit to the medical profession

30-12-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

I could not be happier with the care and treatment I have received from Mr Swanton, Emma (his secretary), and The Circle Hospital. At my initial consultation, Mr Swanton was clear and concise in explaining my condition and what options I had. At every stage of the process leading up to my operation I found him courteous and professional and I could not be happier with the outcome of the surgery .... Mr Swanton has given me my life back to how it was before my prolapse. I cannot thank him and his team enough and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending anyone suffering from prolapse to seek his expertise.

Patient seen for:
Pelvic organ prolapse
15-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I cannot recommend Dr Swanton highly enough. From my first consultation he was professional,caring and answered all my questions/concerns. He made sure i was fully aware of what my surgery would entail and checked every step of the way i was 100% sure on my decision to go ahead with the option i chose. His appointments were always on time which is a massive help having to pop out from work. He visited me before surgery and the day after,both of which he gave me opportunities to ask any questions. My pre op appointment went very well,Dr Swanton explained all findings in my surgery in a way i fully understood and made sure i was fully award i can contact him if any complications do arrise. I could not be happier with the care i have received from Dr Swanton and his team.

Patient seen for:
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
11-11-2019
Overall
5
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4
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4

I received advice and options from Mr Swanton, made a decision and subsequently had a procedure. I believe Mr Swanton is very skilful in what he does as my procedure went very well and all aspects of recovery were excellent. His Secretary was also very helpful and easy to contact. I would highly recommend Mr Swanton to others.

Patient seen for:
Fibroids
12-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I found Mr Swanton to be incredibly reassuring, I felt at ease and understood immediately.

Patient seen for:
Endometriosis
19-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I was able to get an appointment with Mr Swanton very quickly, every aspect of the surgery and recovery was explained in detail and I was given all the information and time I needed to make an informed decision. Mr Swanton always makes me feel at ease and I feel able to speak openly about anything with regard to my condition. I have seen Mr Swanton several times over the years and I would highly recommend him.

Patient seen for:
Hysterectomy
18-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Swanton was extremely professional and helpful from the beginning. I am so grateful for his expertise and the operation has significantly improved my well being. I would definitely recommend him. Many thanks!

Patient seen for:
Fibroids
16-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Swanton adopts a quiet and understated approach. A clear communicator who fully explained all aspects of my procedure. With the very efficient support of Emma Wilder, my appointments and surgery were booked promptly and everything followed exactly as explained. I am most grateful for the care received whilst under his management and high endorse his manner, delivery and professionalism.

Patient seen for:
Laproscopic Myomectomy
12-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Swanton was very clear and concise, we talked through all options available to me for treatments

Patient seen for:
Endometriosis
09-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very calming personal with a wealth of knowledge. Fully explained the diagnosis, treatment and procedure

07-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very calming persona, fully explained the diagnosis, treatment and procedure.

07-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I honestly could not recommend Dr Swanton enough - he made me feel so at ease and I trusted him implicitly. With such a sensitive and anxious area he makes people feel completely comfortable and most importantly, helped me to a successful resolution. The reality is you’d be made to go to anyone else - ask anyone in this field Dr Swanton is the best. Alex thank you so much for helping me I will be forever grateful.

03-07-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Wonderful consultant, made me feel very at ease discussed at length the details of the procedure both before and after. Professional but also personable. would highly recommend

27-06-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Professional and responsive. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Swanton to others in need of a no nonsense approach to their presenting problems.

12-06-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Alex Swanton is an amazing gynecologist- I wish I went to see him 2 years ago. He made me feel at ease straight away, understood and recognized my symptoms of perimenopause which my doctor did not and come up with a treatment suitable for me. The operation to insert the coil went swimmingly well. I had no pain and felt well after the treatment almost straight away. I would like to recommend Dr Swanton for anybody that wants kids, has got problems with perimenopause or menopause or is suffering with any gynecological issues. He is simply amazing and very caring. Thank you.

11-06-2019
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5
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5
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5

Always friendly, thorough and helpful. Would recommend Mr Swanton to anyone.

06-06-2019
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5
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5
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5

Thank you Mr Swanton you are the very best consultant I ever met What matters most to people is how they are made to feel by their consultant This procedure spoke to a reality feeling the benefit already has been just over a week after an invasive procedure and I am feeling great Great experience and aftercare I highly recommend Mr Swanton

25-05-2019
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5
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5
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5

Leading with the heart means so much more than a job titleI was referred to Mr Alex Swanton via acquaintance and from my first engagement with him I felt secure in his presence. Mr Swanton understood my fears which gave confidence of my future wellbeing Truly Emma is the best fit in the team always kind, friendly, efficient and with complete empathy.The operation which Mr Swanton undertook has resolved my problems that had caused me so much pain and stress on a daily basis!!Mr Swanton has now transformed me into a healthy person both mentally and physically as a result I now have a personal goal to run The Reading half marathon I feel extremely fortunate that Mr Swanton was my surgeon his professionalism sophistication has been second to none definitely a great asset to our new generation of surgeons by showing his passion and authenticity.There are many smart heads in the team but you are the heart and a great mentor to your colleagues and highly dedicated to your patients This procedure has been reality and I am quickly taking bigger steps to a full recovery Thank you Mr Swanton for making me feel better Now please can I go back to work.

25-05-2019
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5
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5
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5

Great experience all round! Put me at ease prior to the operation answering all my questions and dispelling my worries. The operation itself was a keyhole procedure and my recovery was speedy with no issues at all.

21-05-2019
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5
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5
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5

Both Mr Swanton and his secretary Emma were fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable and ready to answer any question at all as well as present all of my options in clear, succinct ways. Mr Swanton made me feel involved in the decision making and understand all of the reasonings behind every step as well as making me feel fully comfortable and at ease at all times, not to mention helping to drastically reduce my symptoms! Thank you very much

16-05-2019
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5
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5
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5

Very kind and helpful. Explained everything in detail and all my questions and concerns. Even saw me before the operation to check on me and to make sure I wanted to go ahead with the procedure. Everything went really well and my wounds healed up without any complications. So grateful to have had Mr Swanton as my surgeon.

15-05-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Outstanding specialist - who probably has gone above and beyond the duty of care in making me feel at ease with my situation. The whole experience, including discussions with Mr. Swanton's secretary Emma, has been handled efficiently and with complete empathy. Could not recommend a better team of care.

15-05-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Very productive and helpful meeting Dr Swanton is obviously very knowledgeable and experienced and we look forward to working with him

07-05-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Swanton was really helpful with our case, explained very clearly the procedure and potential complications that could arise which helped us decide what the best approach was to follow.

16-04-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Mr Swanton is so professional and has a lovely manor made me feel at ease as soon as I met him as not an easy subject to talk about! Plenty of information and answered any questions I had plenty would definitely recommend Mr Swanton and thank you

12-04-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Everything worked according to plan and I could not have been in better hands. I am very grateful for the treatment and care provided by Mr Swanton.

04-04-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

This is the second surgery I have had with Mr Swanton for endometriosis. He takes the time to listen to his patient carefully and explains in a professional, yet compassionate manner what can/cannot be done. I would be very happy to recommend him.

04-04-2019
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5
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5
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5

Mr Swanton is a true professional but combines this with genuine care empathy. I felt totally at ease with his ability to help me and cannot fault him in any way at all. Very highly recommended!

02-04-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Alex is brilliant and my husband and I trust him completely.

28-03-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Responsive, knowledgeable and well supported by his teams, I would not hesitate in recommending mr swanton.

28-03-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Excellent Care

11-03-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Mr Swanton was a lovely consultant and discussed my issues and together we both agreed on the right path to start me on. Follow ups were quick and he always put me at ease.

09-03-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Mr Swanton has been very friendly and understanding towards me and my procedure. He was very clear as to what would take place throughout my operation and made sure I was aware of all the risks. I find himself and his secretary very personable and helpful and would recommend his expertise in the future.

08-03-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Excellent care recieved

28-02-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Very understanding felt that I was listened too and everything was explained really clearly

25-02-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Very friendly, professional and helpful. Highly recommended.

07-02-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Excellent care and surgery.

05-02-2019

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