Bilingual Surgical Care

Dr. Gigena is a bilingual Spanish speaker with bilingual staff in his office. If you are looking for high-quality, compassionate care, MG Plastic Surgery will provide a comprehensive experience, considering your aesthetic goals and providing a clear plan to help you reach them.

Double-Board-Certified Plastic and General Surgeon

Dr. Gigena began his medical school education at Cordoba National University Medical School in Cordoba, Argentina, where he graduated in 1998. He began a General Surgery residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ, from 2002 to 2003 and then completed his residency from 2003 to 2007 at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.

In 2007, Dr. Gigena’s training led him to Willamette Valley Medical Center in Oregon, where he worked as a Board Certified General Surgeon. After four years of working as a General Surgeon in the beautiful wine country of McMinnville, OR, he left to pursue his true passion of becoming a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Dr. Gigena completed a three-year residency Fellowship program in Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery/Hand Surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. After completing his Fellowship, he worked as a Plastic Surgeon at Promedica Health Systems in Toledo, Ohio, from 2014 to 2016.

His love for the community of Willamette Valley brought him back to McMinnville in 2016 with his wife and four children, where he returned to work at the Willamette Valley Medical Center as a Plastic Surgeon before opening up his private practice. Dr. Gigena now serves as the owner and expert plastic surgeon of MG Plastic Surgery, where he serves the greater Portland area, down to McMinnville and the Oregon Coast.

MG Plastic Surgery

Dr. Gigena’s pursuit of excellence continues in his private cosmetic surgical practice, which he now owns and operates. Providing surgical and non-surgical treatments to patients in McMinnville, OR, MG Plastic Surgery offers customized service and care, treating each patient individually while providing comprehensive attention from the moment you walk into his office for the initial consultation until the end of your recovery period. Dr. Gigena is an accomplished, double-board-certified plastic surgeon who will enhance your natural beauty and personalize your treatment according to your desires. He is committed to offering personalized care with your precise outcomes in mind. His passion for producing life-changing results of the highest quality in a comforting atmosphere is unparalleled. Dr. Gigena emphasizes safety and quality patient experience, which is why he makes himself personally available to answer any questions all throughout the recovery period. 

The Leading Plastic Surgeon in Oregon

Being double board-certified indicates substantial skill, rigor, and experience in your provider's work. To be certified as a surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, your doctor had to complete a minimum of six years of training in residency, with three of those years specializing in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. As a double board-certified plastic and general surgeon, you can rest assured that in the hands of Dr. Manuel Gigena, you are in the professional care of a true expert.

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Board Certified in Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery/Hand Surgery Training:
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 2011-2014

Work Experience

  • MG Plastic Surgery, Owner, Plastic Surgeon, McMinnville, Oregon
  • Willamette Valley Medical Center, Plastic Surgeon, McMinnville, OR
  • Wound Care Center, Plastic Surgeon/Director McMinnville, OR
  • Promedica Health Systems, Plastic Surgeon, Toledo, Ohio, 2014-2016
  • Willamette Valley Medical Center, General Surgeon, 2007-2011

Board Certified in General Surgery

General Surgery Training:
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 2003-2007

American College of Surgeons Fellowship:
Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ, 2002-2003

Medical School Education

Cordoba National University Medical School, Cordoba, Argentina, 1998

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