Alex Digesu is a Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist & Urogynaecology Subspecialist at St. Mary’s Hospital, London and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Imperial College, London.
His area of expertise is obstetrics, gynaecology, urogynecology, reconstructive pelvic floor surgery, chronic pelvic pain, neurourology & neuromodulation including the assessment and management of patients with lower urinary tract symptoms and complex pelvic floor dysfunctions. His research studies include assessment and management of patients presenting a broad range of pelvic floor dysfunctions such as overactive bladder syndrome, urinary incontinence, bladder and urogenital pain, urinary and bowel symptoms, urodynamics, 2D/3D ultrasound imaging, MRI imaging of the lower urinary tract and pelvic floor, neurourology, pelvic organ prolapse and child birth injuries. 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.
Digesu 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.
His experience in Obstetrics, looking after pregnant women and managing uncomplicated as well as complicated pregnancies, started in 1997. Since he completed his training, he worked as Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Consultant in several University teaching Hospitals as well as District General Hospitals in different countries including Italy (Ospedale Buzzi Milan, Ospedale Policlinico Bari, Azienda Ospedaliera San Gerardo Monza), Switzerland (ente Ospedaliero Cantonale in Ticino & Ospedale Beata Vergine Mendrisio), UK (Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust). In all he has more than 15 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Since 2008 Dr Digesu has also worked as Honorary Senior lecturer in Neurourology, at Beata Vergine Hospital in Mendrisio (Switzerland) where sees and treats lower urinary tract disorders (ie incontinence, voiding problems, urinary retention etc) in patients affected by multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases.
Since 2010 Dr Digesu has been accredited by the Royal College of Obstericians and Gynaecologists as a Specialist in Urogynaecology (specialised in treating patients with bladder and bowel problems such as incontinence and uterovaginal prolapse during pregnancy and after childbirth).