Dr Alex Digesu
Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Speciality: Gynaecology and Obstetrics
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 several book chapters as well as 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.
He is the Chairman of the International Urogynaecology Association (IUGA) Academy, member of the Board of Trustee of the International Continence Society (ICS) and member of several committees of international medical societies such as International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) (pelvic floor medicine and reconstructive surgery committee); International Continence Society (ICS) (educational committee, scientific committee and urodynamics committee), International Urogynaecology Association (urogenital pain special interest group and neurourogynaecology special interest group); International Continence Society (ICS) & International Urogynaecology Association(IUGA) (Standardization Committee); member of the Infection Prevention Committee and the New Interventional Procedures Committee of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
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 in view of his expertise in female pelvic floor surgery as well as the assessment and management of female pelvic floor dysfunctions acts as an expert witness and consultant for medical legal cases involving postoperative complications related to malpractice and use of meshes for vaginal surgery and urinary incontinence. He is also the reconstructive pelvic floor surgeon member of the major trauma team of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London.
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.
Recurrent urinary tract infections
Reconstructive vaginal surgery
Pelvic floor trauma after childbirth
Pregnancy and delivery
General benign gynaecology
Diagnostic laparoscopy and dye test
International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction since 2009
Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2012
BioMed Research International (formerly titled Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology)
Advances in Medicine as part of the journal’s Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2013
General Medical Council
International Urogynecology Association
International Continence Society