Mr Alex Digesu

Mr Alex Digesu

MD PhD

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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21 years of experience
10 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

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4.98
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4.98
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4.98

Top feedback

“So kind and understanding, and very patient“
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Subspecialties

  • Obstetrics
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Uro-gynaecology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4596297
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    The Portland Hospital

    234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    361 reviews

    About

    Dr Alex Digesu is a Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Urogynaecology subspecialist at St. Mary’s Hospital, London and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Imperial College, London.

    Dr Digesu has also been published extensively in this field and he is author of more than 80 articles in peer review journals. Owing to his expertise and extensive research, he covers important academic duties both nationally and internationally and he is a well-known and frequently invited speaker to both national and international conferences.

    Dr Digesu completed his specialist training in obstetrics & gynaecology and reproductive medicine in Italy at the University of Bari in 2002. Later, in 2005, he achieved his PhD in oncological, gynaecological and geriatric surgery from the same university. His clinical and academic experience also includes a five years fellowship in urogynaecology in London at King’s College Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital and two years subspecialty training in urogynaecology and reconstructive pelvic floor surgery at Imperial College of London.

    His experience in obstetrics, looking after pregnant women and managing uncomplicated as well as complicated pregnancies, started in 1997. Since he completed his training, he worked as obstetrician and gynaecologist consultant in several University teaching Hospitals as well as District General Hospitals in different countries including Italy, Switzerland and the UK. In all, he has more than 15 years experience in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.

    Away from his clinical practice, in Dr Digesu's personal life, he is married with a French wife with whom he has two children.

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    Medical procedures

    • Urogynaecology
    • Reconstructive vaginal and pelvic floor surgery
    • Vaginal/Perineal trauma following childbirth
    • Female urinary incontinence
    • Uterovaginal prolapse
    • Gynaecological surgery
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    Special interests

    • Uterovaginal prolapse
    • Female urology
    • Chronic pelvic pain
    • Bladder pain syndrome
    • Interstitial cystitis
    • Recurrent UTI
    • Neurourology
    • Neuromodulation
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    Education

    MD University College, Bari, Italy 1997

    CCST in Obstetrics and Gynaecology University College, Bari, Italy 2002

    PhD University College, Bari, Italy 2005

    Certificate of Subspecialist Accreditation in Urogynaecology Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London 2012

    Visiting Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas 2014

    Associate Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology Italian Ministry of Health 2014

    Urogynaecology & Reconstructive pelvic floor surgery Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London 2012

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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Pregnancy
    38/129
    Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery)
    25/129
    Obstetrics
    8/129
    C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    7/129
    Urinary Incontinence
    7/129
    Interstitial cystitis
    6/129
    Urinary tract infections (UTI)
    6/129
    pregnancy & preconception
    5/129
    Birth Trauma Counselling
    4/129
    Bladder Pain
    4/129
    Overactive Bladder
    4/129
    Pelvic organ prolapse
    4/129
    Cystocele
    3/129
    Early pregnancy care
    3/129
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    3/129
    Antenatal Education
    2/129
    Bladder Instillation
    2/129
    Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    2/129
    Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
    2/129
    Early Pregnancy
    2/129
    Maternal and Fetal Medicine
    2/129
    Urinary retention
    2/129
    Faecal Incontinence
    1/129
    Obstetrical Ultrasonography
    1/129
    Painful intercourse
    1/129
    Pelvic Floor Surgery
    1/129
    Pessary (for prolapse and incontinence)
    1/129
    Pregnancy Symptoms
    1/129
    Urology
    1/129
    Vaginal reconstruction
    1/129
    Vaginismus
    1/129
    pregnancy
    1/129
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Urinary Incontinence Urology
    So kind and understanding, and very patient
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy Birth Trauma Counselling C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    Best experience ever! I had an amazing pregnancy and an easy delivery because of Dr Digesu My caesarean section went so smoothly and I barely have a scar! Staff is so friendly and the midwives at Lindo Wing are amazing too. I will definitely have Dr Digesu and Lindo Wing for my next baby!
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Pregnancy Obstetrics Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery)
    Dr Digesu is absolutely wonderful. He was my doctor for my entire pregnancy and delivery. He is very personable and has a great bedside manner. My husband and I always felt like we could ask him anything and he would give great, knowledgeable answer no matter how crazy our questions were. Dr Digesu was NOT one of those doctors who are only there to "catch" the baby. He arrived at the hospital shortly after I did and checked on me often throughout my labor. He also was a great coach during my delivery, I don't think I could have done it without him!
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    I cannot praise Dr Digesu and his staff more. I was originally with another obstetrician but felt unhappy and uncomfortable with her and I decide to change when I was 25 weeks pregnant. Dr Digesu agreed to look after me and respected my decision of delivering my baby via c-section. He did such an amazing job, you can barely see the tiny scar! Very nice office, clean, and caring staff. My care was beyond great. Everyone in the operating theatre made me feel relaxed. I truly appreciated being able to bond with my son. I highly recommend Dr Digesu as my experience was nothing but blissful. My family and I are so incredibly grateful.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Urinary Incontinence Interstitial cystitis Pelvic organ prolapse Cystocele Pelvic Floor Surgery
    Dr Digesu’s "bedside manners" are terrific. He listens, takes his time with you, follows up, etc. My husband and I both felt extremely comfortable and at ease with Dr Digesu from the moment we met.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery) Obstetrics Antenatal Education Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery) C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    Dr Digesu was our doctor from 10 weeks through delivery, and I can't imagine having had anyone else. Highly recommended
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology Pregnancy Obstetrics Birth Trauma Counselling Urinary Incontinence Early Pregnancy Maternal and Fetal Medicine C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    Dr Digesu is an incredible obstetrician! I met two other Obstetricians prior to seeing him, and there was a night and day difference. Dr Digesu is empathetic, a great listener and truly cares about his patients on a different level than I have experienced before. He returns calls, messages and emails right away and never rushes you through your appointments or questions. His practice has grown significantly since I started with Dr Digesu a few years ago, but he still makes time to take care of each patient with the time and attention they deserve. I feel so lucky to have met Dr Digesu. If you can get in with Dr Digesu consider yourself very lucky!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology Pregnancy Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery) Obstetrics Antenatal Education Early pregnancy care
    Love, Love, Love Dr Digesu, simply the BEST of the BEST!!!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    C-Section (Caesarean Section) Pregnancy
    Dr Digesu is a great doctor. All our visits were informative and through. Furthermore, and perhaps more importantly, is that he really cares. I know there are some doctors who push c-sections, inductions, cord banking, etc., but Dr Digesu was all about "let's deliver a healthy baby". My delivery ended up being quite complicated - the baby was too big to come out vaginally, but Dr Digesu by NO means jumped to a c-section as a solution, until literally everything else was explored. He did end up performing my c-section, which was as smooth as could be, and the stitching was great - have been healing very well. Dr Digesu will definitely be my doctor for all my future pregnancies.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Early Pregnancy pregnancy & preconception Pregnancy Pregnancy Symptoms
    Dr. Digesu delivered both my babies. He is very compassionate and I never had to wait long in his office. Dr Digesu’s office staff is very friendly. Dr Digesu truly cares about his patients. If you are shopping for a new obstetrician just pick Dr Digesu and you won't be disappointed.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    pregnancy & preconception Maternal and Fetal Medicine Obstetrical Ultrasonography
    This is an early review. I am about to go in for my 8 week ultrasound and visit next week but I was hit with nausea this week. I called Dr Digesu’s office and talked to his assistant Ally. Within 20 minutes Dr Digesu, called me back to talk to me and address what has been going on. Dr Digesu was so kind on the phone and I was so impressed that he made the call himself. I really look forward to having my first child with Dr Digesu.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    pregnancy & preconception Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery)
    Awesome Doctor. Dr Digesu also delivered my daughter in May and I could not have asked for a better experience. Definitely recommended Dr Digesu.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    pregnancy & preconception
    In my opinion Dr Digesu is absolutely the best! He has been my gynecologist for the past five years, and recently delivered my first son. His compassion and professionalism has exceeded all our expectations. My delivery was the most remarkable experience in the world, thanks to Dr Digesu!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy Early pregnancy care Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery)
    I found Dr Digesu by searching online, and I could not be happier. I was not going to write a review, though, until today. Dr Digesu has been a wonderful, cheerful, supportive presence throughout my pregnancy, and has consistently showed his concern for my health above everything else. Dr Digesu is always calm, but never hesitates to order another ultrasound or blood test to make sure everything is ok--or even just to reassure me. Today, though, was really amazing. He was leaving his office in Harley Street as I was walking to the tube station nearby, and he stopped me and insisted on giving me a ride home. Dr Digesu is a rare doctor who is not only extremely personable, but genuinely cares about his patients, both in and outside the office. Just a wonderful human being!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Blood in Urine (Haematuria) Interstitial cystitis Urinary Incontinence Overactive Bladder Bladder Pain Bladder Instillation
    Dr. Digesu made me feel completely at ease and answered all my questions. I have referred friends and will continue to see Dr. Digesu. I can't praise him enough.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery) C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    Dr Digesu is the best doctor I have ever been to. He is extremely friendly and personable. He is very knowledgeable but also relaxed and puts you at ease. If I did not have to leave London after Brexit I would have tried to stay with him forever. 10 stars for me!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery) Early pregnancy care
    Dr Digesu is a gem and a fantastic doctor. I love his lighthearted bedside manner. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for an Obstetrician to look after your pregnancy and deliver your baby.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    pregnancy & preconception
    Dr Digesu is fantastic, kind and very caring. I always look forward to my appointments with him. I was anxious about everything throughout my entire pregnancy but Dr Digesu is the kind of doctor with whom you can feel comfortable to discuss anything, and from whom can expect very straightforward answers to your questions. He is the best doctor I have ever met so far!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy
    We just moved to London from Monaco and my wife was in her third trimester with our 2nd son. We could not find a doctor who would accept her into his practice and we honestly did not know what to do. Dr Digesu agreed to see her at 35 weeks and it ended up being the most incredible experience. Dr Digesu honestly makes you feel like family and from his bedside manner to his surgical skills, he is in our opinion an amazing doctor!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery)
    I am 33 weeks pregnant and I had all my antenatal care on the NHS. We decided to deliver privately during the Covid pandemic as too scared to be in a busy NHS hospital. Dr Digesu was the only Obstetrician who agreed to take over my care and deliver our baby privately. I just love Dr Digesu and he is simply the best. Dr Digesu is so attentive, kind and caring. I really can't say enough great things about him. I only wish I had found him sooner.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Dr Francesco Lo Monaco
    Dr Francesco Lo Monaco
    Cardiology

    22-07-2018

    Dr Digesu is an excellent Gynaecologist, very knowledgeable, caring, empathetic. He is loved by all his patients and held in great esteem by his Colleagues! I would recommend him to any patient looking for the best Gynecologist around!

    For specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    Connection: Is a colleague

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