Dr Alex Digesu

Gynaecology and Obstetrics

State Exam
In practice since 1999
Male
Speaks: English, Italian
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Dr Digesu’s area of expertise and research studies include urogynecology; pelvic reconstructive surgery, chronic pelvic pain & bladder pain syndrome ( interstitial cystitis), neurourology & neuromodulation, urodynamics, 2D/3D ultrasound imaging, pelvic organ prolapse, child birth injuries, assessment and management of female sexual dysfunction, chronic urinary retention & urinary incontinence resistant to conventional therapy, management of postoperative complications & complex pelvic floor dysf...
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SPECIALTIES AND SUB-SPECIALTIES
  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
SPOKEN LANGUAGES
  • English
  • Italian
QUALIFICATIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
  • State Exam State Exam

    Universita degli Studi di Bari - 1998
SPECIAL INTERESTS

  • Urogynaecology
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal prolapse
  • Reconstructive vaginal surgery
  • Recurrent urinary tract infection
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic floor trauma after childbirth

BIOGRAPHY
Dr Digesu’s area of expertise and research studies include urogynecology; pelvic reconstructive surgery, chronic pelvic pain & bladder pain syndrome ( interstitial cystitis), neurourology & neuromodulation, urodynamics, 2D/3D ultrasound imaging, pelvic organ prolapse, child birth injuries, assessment and management of female sexual dysfunction, chronic urinary retention & urinary incontinence resistant to conventional therapy, management of postoperative complications & complex pelvic floor dysfunctions following conventional vaginal surgery and transvaginal mesh surgery and overactive bladder syndrome.

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 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 & internationally and he is a well-known invited speaker worldwide in national and international conferences.

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.

Qualifications:

MD
Italian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
1997

Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST)
Italian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
2002

PhD – Doctor of Philosophy
University of Bari
2005

Subspecialty Accreditation in Urogynaecology
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
2012

Associate Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Italian Ministry of Health
2014



Languages spoken: Italian