Mr Alex Digesu

Mr Alex Digesu

MD PhD

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Recommended by 1 specialist
24 years of experience
12 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.99

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4.99

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4.98

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“A very impressive consultant. Having Dr Digesu as our obstetrician is one of the best decisions we’ve made in our pregnancy. Not only do we have complete confidence in his clinical expertise, the level of care and empathy he showed throughout our pregnancy was outstanding. He always took the time to answer our questions, address concerns and explain any options available to suppport our choices. When we received a problematic scan from a third party, Dr. Digesu reassured us and arranged for an excellent second opinion within 12 hours - alleviating what would have been a very worrying time and confirming all appeared well. As this was our first pregnancy, Dr Digesu’s expertise meant a great deal, as did the opportunity to see the baby’s growth during regular scans in his surgeries. The delivery itself and recovery was as smooth as we could have wished for thanks to Dr Digesu and the team at the Lindo. I would not hesitate to recommend him. On top of this, his secretary Melissa is extremely helpful and efficient, which made making appointments and arrangements very convenient. Thank you both. “
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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

    212 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    1,474 reviews

    About

    Dr Alex Digesu is based at St Mary's Hospital in London, as a Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Urogynaecology Subspecialist. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Imperial College, London. Dr Digesu has a wealth of experience in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology, with over 15 years of experience caring for pregnant women and managing both complicated and uncomplicated pregnancies.

    After obtaining his medical degree in 1997, Dr Digesu remained at the University of Bari, Italy where he completed specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology and reproductive medicine in 2002. Staying here for a further three years, he obtained a PhD in oncological, gynaecological and geriatric surgery in 2005. Dr Digesu continued to broaden his clinical and academic experience in the UK, taking up a five-year fellowship in urogynaecology at King’s College Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital, London. He also undertook two years of subspecialty training in urogynaecology and reconstructive pelvic floor surgery at Imperial College London.

    Dr Digesu has been a obstetrician and gynaecologist consultant in a number of university teaching hospitals and district general hospitals based in various countries, including Italy, Switzerland and the UK. His key specialist areas of interests include urogynaecology, reconstructive vaginal and pelvic floor surgery, vaginal/perineal trauma following childbirth, female urinary incontinence, uterovaginal prolapse, gynaecological surgery, uterovaginal prolapse, female urology, chronic pelvic pain, bladder pain syndrome, interstitial cystitis, recurrent UTI, neurourology and neuromodulation.

    Dr Digesu has published widely in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology, being the author of over 80 articles published in peer-reviewed journals. He is also very often invited to share his extensive research and expertise at both national and international conferences.

    Outside of his clinical practice, Dr Digesu enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

    Procedures

    • Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery)
    • C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    • Birth Trauma Counselling
    • Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
    • Antenatal Education
    • Botox Injections
    • Contraception Advice
    • Cosmetic Gynaecology
    • Dilation and Curettage
    • Early Pregnancy Care
    • Early Pregnancy Scan
    • Emergency Contraception
    • Hysterectomy
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Pelvic Floor Re-Education
    • Pelvic Floor Surgery
    • Pessary (for Prolapse and Incontinence)
    • Private Maternity
    • Pubovaginal Slings
    • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
    • Smear Test
    • Tubal Ligation
    • Urethral Injections
    • Urethral Reconstruction
    • Urge Bladder Suppression Drills
    • Vaginal Reconstruction
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    Special interests

    • Pregnancy
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Early Pregnancy
    • Overactive Bladder
    • Cystocele
    • Maternal and Fetal Medicine
    • Faecal Incontinence
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Enterocele
    • Interstitial Cystitis
    • Multiple (Twin) Birth
    • Painful Intercourse
    • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    • Pregnancy Symptoms
    • Rectocele
    • Urinary Retention
    • Uro-Gynaecology
    • Vaginal Prolapse
    • Vulvodynia
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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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