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Dr Alex Digesu

Obstetrics and gynaecology, Urology

 

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Specialises in

  • Functional urology/continence
  • Obstetrics

About me

Alex Digesu MD, PhD is a Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist & Urogynaecology Subspecialist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Imperial College, London.
He completed his specialist training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine in Italy at the University of Bari in 2002. 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 & reconstructive pelvic floor surgery at Imperial College of London.
Since he completed his training, he worked as Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Consultant in several University teaching Hospitals in Italy, Switzerland and UK. In all he has more than 15 years experience in Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
Dr Digesu has been accredited by the Royal College of Obstericians and Gynaecologists as a Specialist in Urogynaecology (specialised in treating patients with bladder & bowel problems such as incontinence and uterovaginal prolapse).
He has published extensively in this field and he is author of more than 80 articles in peer review journals. In view of his expertise and research he covers important academic duties both nationally & internationally and he is a well-known invited speaker worldwide in national and international conferences.

Dr Digesu is the programme director of the London masterclass in female pelvic anatomy, urogynaecology & reconstructive pelvic surgery and he is a tutor & mentor at several basic and advanced training courses worldwide using cadavers, video demonstrations, live surgery, animal models, simulators as well as pelvic mannequins for clinicians and surgeons who are keen to improve their surgical skills in all areas of urogynaecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. He also conducts national and international workshops to teach the doctors and midwives how to identify and repair perineal tears after childbirth.
On the light of his clinical and scientific achievements in January 2014 Dr. Digesu has been awarded Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology by the Italian Ministry of Health.

Dr Digesu carries on his obstetrics & gynaecology private practice in Milan, Lugano and London.
He is Italian, married with a French wife and has two children.

Areas of interest

Dr Digesu has an extensive experience in both Obstetrics & Gynaecology. He received advanced extensive training in vaginal reconstruction following childbirth injuries. His area of expertise is:
- urogynecology;
- gynecology;
- obstetrics;
- uterovaginal prolapse;
- vaginal laxity;
- urinary incontinence;
- fecal incontinence;
- urinary frequency and urgency;
- overactive bladder;
- vulvar pain;
- vaginal pain;
- dyspareunia (panful sex);
- female urology;
- reconstructive pelvic floor surgery;
- chronic pelvic pain;
- bladder pain syndrome;
- blood in the urine (hematuria);
- interstitial cystitis;
- acute cystitis;
- chronic cystitis;
- recurrent UTI;
- urinary tract infections;
- neurourology;
- neuromodulation;
- complex pelvic floor dysfunctions.

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Procedures completed

  • M4713

    Bladder instillation as sole procedure - (>50)

    St Mary's Hospital - Lindo Wing (5-50)

  • M4510

    Diagnostic endoscopic examination of bladder (flexible cystoscopy) including any biopsy - (5-50)

    St Mary's Hospital - Lindo Wing (5-50)

  • M5630

    Therapeutic injection into bladder neck for treatment of stress incontinence (peri-urethral bulking agents) (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

    St Mary's Hospital - Lindo Wing (1-5)

  • Q3800

    Laparoscopy and therapeutic procedures (including laser, diathermy and destruction e.g. endometriosis, adhesiolysis, tubal and ovarian surgery, +/-ureterolysis) - (1-5)

    St Mary's Hospital - Lindo Wing (1-5)

  • Q1800

    Hysteroscopy (including biopsy, dilatation, +/- cauterisation, curettage and resection of polyp(s) +/- Mirena coil insertion) - (1-5)

    St Mary's Hospital - Lindo Wing (1-5)

  • P2310

    Anterior +/- posterior colporrhaphy (including primary repair of enterocele) (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

    St Mary's Hospital - Lindo Wing (1-5)

  • Q1700

    Therapeutic hysteroscopic operations on uterus (including endometrial ablation excluding microwave or radiofrequency ablation) +/- Mirena coil insertion - (1-5)

    St Mary's Hospital - Lindo Wing (1-5)

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