Dr Alex Digesu Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist
- 020 3312 1752
Melissa Edwards, secretary
Dr Digesu is the programme director of the London masterclass in female pelvic anatomy, urogynaecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. He is a tutor and mentor at several basic and advanced training courses 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.
He offers the full range of conservative, medical and surgical treatments for pelvic floor disorders (prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence, female sexual dysfunction, chronic pelvic pain) as well as the minimally invasive treatment of uterovaginal prolapse using keyhole surgery for those women who would like to preserve their uterus thus avoiding hysterectomy. He has also received advanced extensive training in vaginal reconstruction following childbirth injuries and has a wide surgical experience in cosmetic vaginal surgery such as labiaplasty, vaginal tightening, female rejuvenation (vaginoplasty). 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 and internationally and he is a well-known invited speaker worldwide in national and international conferences.
1997 MD Italian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist, Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
2002 Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST), Italian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
2005 PhD Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bari
2012 Subspecialty Accreditation in Urogynaecology, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
2014 Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Italian Ministry of Health
pregnancy, benign gynaecology, urogenital prolapse, bladder disorders, pelvic floor dysfunction
Research & publications
Urogynecology, pelvic reconstructive surgery, chronic pelvic pain and bladder pain syndrome (interstitial cystitis), neurourology and neuromodulation, urodynamics, 2D/3D ultrasound imaging, pelvic organ prolapse, child birth injuries, assessment and management of female sexual dysfunction, chronic urinary retention and urinary incontinence resistant to conventional therapy, management of postoperative complications and complex pelvic floor dysfunctions following conventional vaginal surgery and transvaginal mesh surgery and overactive bladder syndrome.