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Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Reconstructive vaginal & pelvic surgery, Urogynaecology, Vaginal/Perineal trauma following childbirth, Female urinary incontinence, Uterovaginal prolapse, Gynaecological surgery.
English & Italian
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
The Portland Hospital
212 Great Portland Street London W1W 5PN
020 331 21587
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 Obstetricians 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 is author of more than 80 articles in peer review journals. He is the Chairman of the International Urogynecology Association (IUGA) Publication Committee and holds numerous other professional memberships.
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 in Europe 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.
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.
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