Mr Alex Digesu

Mr Alex Digesu

MD PhD

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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22 years of experience
11 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall

4.99

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4.99

Explanation

4.98

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“I was referred to Dr Digesu by my GP for further testing after a test. Everything was great. I am usually nervous with new physicians but he came in to talk to me first, answered all of my concerns before beginning the exam with his nurse. He explained everything he was going to look for and why. Totally put me at ease. The office is very nice and clean. The ladies I dealt with at the front desk were friendly and helpful. A very good experience.“
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Subspecialties

  • Obstetrics
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Uro-Gynaecology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4596297
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    OneWelbeck

    1 Welbeck St, Marylebone, London, London, United Kingdom, W1G 0AR
    73 reviews

    The Portland Hospital

    234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    1244 reviews

    About

    Dr Alex Digesu is a Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Urogynaecology subspecialist at St. Mary’s Hospital, London and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Imperial College, London.

    Dr Digesu has also been published extensively in this field and he is the author of more than 80 articles in peer review journals. Owing to his expertise and extensive research, he covers important academic duties both nationally and internationally and he is a well-known and frequently invited speaker to both national and international conferences.

    Dr Digesu completed his specialist training in obstetrics & gynaecology and reproductive medicine in Italy at the University of Bari in 2002. Later, 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 of subspecialty training in urogynaecology and 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 an obstetrician and gynaecologist consultant in several University teaching Hospitals as well as District General Hospitals in different countries including Italy, Switzerland and the UK. In all, he has more than 15 years of experience in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.

    Away from his clinical practice, in Dr Digesu's personal life, he is married to a French wife with whom he has two children.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Urogynaecology
    • Reconstructive vaginal and pelvic floor surgery
    • Vaginal/Perineal trauma following childbirth
    • Female urinary incontinence
    • Uterovaginal prolapse
    • Gynaecological surgery
    • Uterovaginal prolapse
    • Female urology
    • Chronic pelvic pain
    • Bladder pain syndrome
    • Interstitial cystitis
    • Recurrent UTI
    • Neurourology
    • Neuromodulation
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    Medical procedures

    • Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery)
    • C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    • Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
    • Antenatal Education
    • Birth Trauma Counselling
    • Botox Injections
    • Contraception Advice
    • Cosmetic Gynaecology
    • Dilation and Curettage
    • Early Pregnancy Care
    • Early Pregnancy Scan
    • Emergency Contraception
    • Hysterectomy
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Pelvic Floor Re-Education
    • Pelvic Floor Surgery
    • Pessary (for Prolapse and Incontinence)
    • Private Maternity
    • Pubovaginal Slings
    • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
    • Smear Test
    • Tubal Ligation
    • Urethral Injections
    • Urethral Reconstruction
    • Urge Bladder Suppression Drills
    • Vaginal Reconstruction
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    Special interests

    • Pregnancy
    • Cystocele
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Early Pregnancy
    • Enterocele
    • Faecal Incontinence
    • Interstitial Cystitis
    • Maternal and Fetal Medicine
    • Multiple (Twin) Birth
    • Overactive Bladder
    • Painful Intercourse
    • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    • Pregnancy Symptoms
    • Rectocele
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Urinary Retention
    • Uro-Gynaecology
    • Vaginal Prolapse
    • Vulvodynia
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    Education

    MD University College, Bari, Italy 1997

    CCST in Obstetrics and Gynaecology University College, Bari, Italy 2002

    PhD University College, Bari, Italy 2005

    Certificate of Subspecialist Accreditation in Urogynaecology Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London 2012

    Visiting Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas 2014

    Associate Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology Italian Ministry of Health 2014

    Urogynaecology & Reconstructive pelvic floor surgery Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London 2012

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Pregnancy
    43/136
    Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery)
    29/136
    Obstetrics
    12/136
    C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    9/136
    Urinary Incontinence
    8/136
    Interstitial cystitis
    6/136
    Urinary tract infections (UTI)
    6/136
    pregnancy & preconception
    5/136
    Birth Trauma Counselling
    4/136
    Bladder Pain
    4/136
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    4/136
    Overactive Bladder
    4/136
    Pelvic organ prolapse
    4/136
    Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
    3/136
    Cystocele
    3/136
    Early pregnancy care
    3/136
    Antenatal Education
    2/136
    Bladder Instillation
    2/136
    Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    2/136
    Early Pregnancy
    2/136
    Maternal and Fetal Medicine
    2/136
    Urinary retention
    2/136
    Faecal Incontinence
    1/136
    Obstetrical Ultrasonography
    1/136
    Painful intercourse
    1/136
    Pelvic Floor Surgery
    1/136
    Pessary (for prolapse and incontinence)
    1/136
    Pregnancy Symptoms
    1/136
    Urology
    1/136
    Vaginal Prolapse
    1/136
    Vaginal reconstruction
    1/136
    Vaginismus
    1/136
    childbirth trauma
    1/136
    placenta previa
    1/136
    pregnancy
    1/136
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    childbirth trauma Vaginal Prolapse Urinary Incontinence
    I was referred to Dr Digesu by my GP for further testing after a test. Everything was great. I am usually nervous with new physicians but he came in to talk to me first, answered all of my concerns before beginning the exam with his nurse. He explained everything he was going to look for and why. Totally put me at ease. The office is very nice and clean. The ladies I dealt with at the front desk were friendly and helpful. A very good experience.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    placenta previa Pregnancy C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    I cannot praise Dr Digesu, his practice, and his staff more. I was originally with another doctor but felt uncomfortable with her when we disagreed on my care when I was 32 weeks pregnant. Long story short, I had a myomectomy when I was younger and developed a low lying placenta accreta. She did not feel safe continuing with my care and wanted to refer me to the NHS in view of my previous surgery. I looked online and found Dr Digesu who agreed to take me in at 32 weeks of pregnancy. Not only that but when I did end up having a C-Section he removed the extra scar tissue which had accrued after the previous myomectomy. Furthermore, my care under Dr Digesu was beyond great. Everyone at Lindo Wing working with Dr Digesu (and Dr Digesu himself) made me feel relaxed (music was even playing), prepared, and completely painless. I felt no pain whatsoever during my c-section. Not during the prep, not when the epidural needle went in, not when they opened me up, not when my beautiful healthy son was born, and not in recovery. The blood loss was minimal and I did not need any blood transfusion. I truly appreciated being able to bond with my son with absolutely nothing distracting me from being 100 percent in that moment. I highly recommend Dr Digesu and everyone who cared for my son, my husband, and myself. Yes, even my husband was being looked after when he was hyperventilating in the waiting area. My experience was nothing but blissful. I highly recommend Dr Digesu and all those affiliated with my care. My family and I are so incredibly grateful.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy Obstetrics Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery)
    I recently saw Dr Digesu and had a wonderful experience. He is an amazing listener and gentle-mannered. He answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable about pregnancy. Overall, my experience with him and his office was positive. He has a great staff and great follow-up. I think the doctor-patient relationship is so important and he is one of those few doctors who takes his time with patients -- even though he is busy.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery) Obstetrics
    I love Dr Digesu and his practice! I found Dr Digesu very friendly, caring and kind! His secretary Melissa is amazing. They are always going that extra mile to show you they care. I saw to a different obstetrician during my last two pregnancies and only wished I had come here like I did this year. They are always fast, know you by name, genuinely care about you and are very helpful. I never had an experience like I did when having my baby girl at Lindo Wing. I had my son there and I will never ever go anywhere else. Everyone is wonderful and Dr Digesu was so great when I was delivering. It was an amazing experience and he really made me feel comfortable. I highly recommend him and this office to everybody!!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy Obstetrics Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery)
    All my friends are now his patients. The best part in calling his office. His secretary Melissa is amazing and very friendly. Good service all around
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy Obstetrics C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    Best experience ever! I had an amazing pregnancy and an easy delivery because of Dr Digesu My caesarean section went so smoothly and I barely have a scar! Staff is so friendly and the midwives at Lindo Wing are amazing too. I will definitely have Dr Digesu and Lindo Wing for my next baby!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Urinary Incontinence Urology
    So kind and understanding, and very patient
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy Birth Trauma Counselling C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    Best experience ever! I had an amazing pregnancy and an easy delivery because of Dr Digesu My caesarean section went so smoothly and I barely have a scar! Staff is so friendly and the midwives at Lindo Wing are amazing too. I will definitely have Dr Digesu and Lindo Wing for my next baby!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy Obstetrics Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery)
    Dr Digesu is absolutely wonderful. He was my doctor for my entire pregnancy and delivery. He is very personable and has a great bedside manner. My husband and I always felt like we could ask him anything and he would give great, knowledgeable answer no matter how crazy our questions were. Dr Digesu was NOT one of those doctors who are only there to "catch" the baby. He arrived at the hospital shortly after I did and checked on me often throughout my labor. He also was a great coach during my delivery, I don't think I could have done it without him!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery) Obstetrics & Gynaecology Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
    My wife and I have been referred to Doctor Digesu by friends while we were stressed that the early pregnancy will go the correct way. I remember our first appointment when he has demonstrated a lot of lessoning trying to understand our source of stress and fighting to solve it by any means. Starting from there it has been a wonderful journey with Alex. Every single appointment he has tried and succeed to understand any source of stress and taking time to tackle any single one. He is always presenting all possibilities available to future parents and always take into consideration the mother needs and wishes. In the end he guided us trough the journey up to delivery where he was top class doctor, taking appropriate actions in correct timing. Above all, his job do not stop there, he is taking care of the mother and the baby after delivery ensuring a smooth return to home. Above all, he is a passionate doctor fully dedicated to her patient and the new born baby. He has been an extraordinary support to us during our pregnancy travel and after also. We would not have imagine having a better doctor. If you are still hesitated do not think anymore Alex is an amazing doctor and an outstanding human being
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Dr Francesco Lo Monaco
    Dr Francesco Lo Monaco
    Cardiology

    22-07-2018

    Dr Digesu is an excellent Gynaecologist, very knowledgeable, caring, empathetic. He is loved by all his patients and held in great esteem by his Colleagues! I would recommend him to any patient looking for the best Gynecologist around!

    For specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    Connection: Is a colleague

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