Mr Alex Digesu

Mr Alex Digesu

MD PhD

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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1 specialist

22 years of experience
11 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.98
Bedside Manner
4.98
Explanation
4.98

Top feedback

“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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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

    Weymouth Street Hospital

    42-46 Weymouth Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6NP
    40 reviews

    25 Harley Street

    25 Harley Street, Marylebone, United Kingdom, W1G 9QW
    181 reviews

    OneWelbeck

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

    The Portland Hospital

    234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    780 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)
    • Antenatal Education
    • Birth Trauma Counselling
    • Botox Injections
    • Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
    • 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
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Cystocele
    • 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

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Pregnancy
    41/133
    Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery)
    28/133
    Obstetrics
    11/133
    C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    8/133
    Urinary Incontinence
    7/133
    Interstitial cystitis
    6/133
    Urinary tract infections (UTI)
    6/133
    pregnancy & preconception
    5/133
    Birth Trauma Counselling
    4/133
    Bladder Pain
    4/133
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    4/133
    Overactive Bladder
    4/133
    Pelvic organ prolapse
    4/133
    Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
    3/133
    Cystocele
    3/133
    Early pregnancy care
    3/133
    Antenatal Education
    2/133
    Bladder Instillation
    2/133
    Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    2/133
    Early Pregnancy
    2/133
    Maternal and Fetal Medicine
    2/133
    Urinary retention
    2/133
    Faecal Incontinence
    1/133
    Obstetrical Ultrasonography
    1/133
    Painful intercourse
    1/133
    Pelvic Floor Surgery
    1/133
    Pessary (for prolapse and incontinence)
    1/133
    Pregnancy Symptoms
    1/133
    Urology
    1/133
    Vaginal reconstruction
    1/133
    Vaginismus
    1/133
    pregnancy
    1/133
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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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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    I cannot praise Dr Digesu and his staff more. I was originally with another obstetrician but felt unhappy and uncomfortable with her and I decide to change when I was 25 weeks pregnant. Dr Digesu agreed to look after me and respected my decision of delivering my baby via c-section. He did such an amazing job, you can barely see the tiny scar! Very nice office, clean, and caring staff. My care was beyond great. Everyone in the operating theatre made me feel relaxed. I truly appreciated being able to bond with my son. I highly recommend Dr Digesu as my experience was nothing but blissful. 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:
    Urinary Incontinence Interstitial cystitis Pelvic organ prolapse Cystocele Pelvic Floor Surgery
    Dr Digesu’s "bedside manners" are terrific. He listens, takes his time with you, follows up, etc. My husband and I both felt extremely comfortable and at ease with Dr Digesu from the moment we met.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery) Obstetrics Antenatal Education Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery) C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    Dr Digesu was our doctor from 10 weeks through delivery, and I can't imagine having had anyone else. Highly recommended
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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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