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Mr Thangesweran Ayakannu PhD MRCOG DFFP MLiP MBBS


Practices at:
Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
Current posts:
Consultant Gynaecological and Robotic Surgeon Lead for Robotic Surgery Unit Lead for Gynaecology Oncology unit and Rapid Access Clinic. Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at University of Liverpool.
Special clinical interests:
Gynaecology Oncology, Gynaecology, Robotic Surgery in Gynaecology and Gynaecology Oncology.
After graduating from the University of West Indies in 2001, Mr Ayakannu continued his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the North West of England. He completed a PhD in Gynaecology Oncology (awarded by the University of Leicester). After completing a post-CCT Clinical Fellowship in Gynaecology Oncology and Laparoscopic Oncology Surgery at Maidstone Hospital and a post-CCT Senior Clinical Fellowship in Gynaecology Oncology and Robotic Surgery in Gynaecology Oncology at the Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford, he took up his current post in the tertiary Gynaecology Oncology Cancer Centre. Key achievements As the robotic surgery unit Lead, Mr Ayakannu is proud to have developed and introduced the robotic surgery service in Gynaecology & Gynaecology Oncology and he importantly performed the first robotic total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingoophorectomy for endometrial cancer patients in 2020. Mr Ayakannu is an Internationally recognised researcher having presented at national and international meetings, and has been awarded a Sir William Gilliatt Award for ‘Best oral presentation’ at the RCOG conference in Singapore. He has also presented his research to the presence of the Princess Royal in London and published original research articles in prestigious Journals. Such as Scientific Reports (, Cancers | (Endo) Cannabinoids and Gynaecological Cancers ( and abstract form in The Lancet (

My research experience informs my clinical practise as exemplified by the introduction of a robotic surgery service to better serve my endometrial cancer patients, since it provides a safe effective treatment for clinically obese women. My work ethic, of being an organised, courteous, conscientious and committed team player, means patient-centred care operates for all stakeholders.

Mr Thangesweran Ayakannu