Manish C. Champaneria, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Meet Dr. Champaneria

Dr. Champaneria believes that the fusion of art and science is the core of plastic surgery, and this philosophy has led him to achieve natural, long-lasting results through surgical precision and a lifelong passion for surgical artistry. His honesty, high standards of practice, and individualized approach to patients place Dr. Champaneria among the best plastic surgeons in Southern Washington and Oregon. He strives to provide honest and educational consultations that yield natural, aesthetically pleasing results.

Specialties and Skills

Following his formal plastic surgery training, Dr. Champaneria completed a highly competitive reconstructive microsurgery fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Peter Neligan at the University of Washington in Seattle. Under the guidance of six world-renowned microsurgeons, Dr. Champaneria learned novel techniques in microsurgical breast reconstruction (DIEP, TUG, gluteal flaps), supermicrosurgical lymphedema surgery (vascularized lymph node transfer, lymphaticovenous anastomosis bypass), facial reanimation, and other perforator free flaps for reconstruction. Dr. Champaneria continued his love of clinical research by co-authoring several book chapters on breast reconstruction and lymphedema.

Background and Education

Dr. Champaneria was born and raised in Southern California. His adolescence was highlighted by his commitment to scholarship and community service, graduating from Whitney High School, one of the country’s foremost magnet high schools, with highest honors and also attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended UCLA and graduated with honors in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience. His love of anatomy, physiology, learning, and community service led him toward a career in medicine. He then attended the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis where he received several scholarships and awards and graduated with distinction at the top of his class in 2007. Amongst his highest achievements was induction into Alpha Omega Alpha, the honor society for graduating medical students.

Research Fellowship

In 2005 during medical school, Dr. Champaneria was accepted into the highly competitive Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship at Yale University in New Haven, CT. With the intent to study general surgery, he researched neuroendocrine tumors and gastric physiology, which led to over 20 publications in books and journals. After a suggestion from his mentor, he decided to pursue plastic surgery. He went on an international medical mission to Amman, Jordan with Operation Smile and fell in love with plastic surgery as a career. He was captivated by the variety, technical challenge, as well as the creativity and artistic nature of the specialty.

Residency and Training

Dr. Champaneria was accepted into one of two highly coveted positions in the Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency at Loma Linda University. He trained with some of the best plastic surgeons in Southern California, from Beverly Hills to Newport Beach. His experience at Loma Linda University, working in several hospitals and office settings in Southern California, allowed him to excel in each of the subspecialties within plastic surgery. He was selected as chief resident in his final year of training. His research interests varied, from breast reconstruction to abdominoplasty to the history of plastic surgery, and he presented at several national and international meetings. He also traveled to Haiti and to India as part of a team that provided international outreach and performed several operations and planned future medical missions, which further validated the impact and importance of the specialty to Dr. Champaneria.

Memberships

Dr. Champaneria is a member of the following prestigious organizations:

  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (Candidate)
  • American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • American College of Surgeons (Associate)
  • Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland
  • Washington Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Washington State Medical Association

Publications

Dr. Champaneria has a strong interest in clinical research and has contributed extensively to the scientific literature with over 50 articles, book chapters, abstracts, and presentations. Some of these articles are available online, and patients are invited to browse them.

Outside of Medicine

In his free time, Dr. Champaneria likes to travel, cook, and hike throughout the Pacific Northwest. He enjoys design, architecture, home renovation, and classical music.

Reviews

"Hail to my amazing, exceptional, ultra knowledgeable plastic surgeon, Dr. Champaneria. His vast intelligence is obvious in all he communicates; his skills are beautifully pronounced in the work he performs and the results, amazing. Yet, he will offer you completely down to earth, kind, companionate comfort in his care—start to finish, each and every visit. Be it surgery or for fillers I can honestly say, his skills changed my life! What he was able to accomplish for my breast reconstruction and breast lift has made all the difference to a degree that will remain unmatched—in making me physically whole again. I could never honor the gift Dr. C has in restoring what was once lost—being found again. He is truly gifted in what he does. Thank you, Dr. Champaneria! You truly make a difference!! And, I do want to also mention that every staff member on his team is also thoroughly caring, kind, compassionate and competent! Grateful to be your patient!"

C.Z.

Google

"As a transgender male seeking transitional services, it can be a nerve-wracking and vulnerable experience to navigate the process of top surgery. That said, from the moment I first met Dr. Champaneria at my initial consultation I knew that I was in the right place. He has such a friendly manner and was clearly knowledgeable about all things LGBTQ+. He answered practically all my "planned questions" before I asked them and made me feel respected, safe, and cared for the entire time. He talked me through the keyhole procedure he was going to do prior to surgery and the actual day of surgery ran very smoothly. I am SO PLEASED with the results. SO HAPPY!!!At my subsequent post-op appointments him and his staff continued to be very personable; they really made me feel special and proud of my new chest. Any questions I had, they were there! If you are FTM or NB and are looking for a caring, informed, and skilled top surgeon, 10/10 would recommend!"

M.

Healthgrades

"Where do I begin? Dr. Champaneria is AMAZING! I had been interested in breast augmentation surgery for many years and finally had the courage to move forward and search for a suitable doctor to help me achieve my ultimate look. Dr. Champ was recommended to me by a friend of a friend who had nothing but outstanding things to say about his phenomenal work and attention to detail as well as his genuine compassion for his patients. I met Dr. Champ during my first consultation and I immediately knew he was the one for the job. He made me feel more comfortable than I could have possibly imagined it would be to talk to a stranger about giving me bigger, fuller breasts. Through the whole process, I felt safe and at ease and I really enjoyed his supportive and lighthearted personality when discussing such personal topics as breast size and potential risks about the procedure. During my pre-op appointment, I got to try on some different types of implants and he gave me the utmost confidence that the ones I chose were suitable for my desired look as well as a healthy and safe option for my body. By the time I was ready for surgery, I had absolutely zero doubts that I had chosen the best doctor to do this for me. I ended up getting 450cc silicone implants which I absolutely LOVE! They look and feel so natural as if my body is finally proportioned to how it should have been my whole life. Dr. Champ understood exactly what I wanted to achieve and he delivered just that. With his keen attention to detail and his artistic touch, I really couldn't be happier with the results. And I had fun along the journey! If you are someone looking for a great plastic surgeon, I have all the faith in the world that Dr. Champaneria will be able to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Thank you Dr. C and thank you to your incredible staff!"

J.S.

Google

"Phenomenal Surgeon and Truly Genuine Person - Where do I begin? Dr. Champaneria is AMAZING! I had been interested in breast augmentation surgery for many years and finally had the courage to move forward and search for a suitable doctor to help me achieve my ultimate look. Dr. Champ was recommended to me by a friend of a friend who had nothing but outstanding things to say about his phenomenal work and attention to detail as well as his genuine compassion for his patients. I met Dr. Champ during my first consultation and I immediately knew he was the one for the job. He made me feel more comfortable than I could have possibly imagined it would be to talk to a stranger about giving me bigger, fuller breasts. Through the whole process, I felt safe and at ease and I really enjoyed his supportive and lighthearted personality when discussing such personal topics as breast size and potential risks about the procedure. During my pre-op appointment, I got to try on some different types of implants and he gave me the utmost confidence that the ones I chose were suitable for my desired look as well as a healthy and safe option for my body. By the time I was ready for surgery, I had absolutely zero doubts that I had chosen the best doctor to do this for me. I ended up getting 450cc silicone implants which I absolutely LOVE! They look and feel so natural as if my body is finally proportioned to how it should have been my whole life. Dr. Champ understood exactly what I wanted to achieve and he delivered just that. With his keen attention to detail and his artistic touch, I really couldn't be happier with the results. And I had fun along the journey! If you are someone looking for a great plastic surgeon, I have all the faith in the world that Dr. Champaneria will be able to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Thank you Dr. C and thank you to your incredible staff!"

J.

RealSelf

"I had researched plastic surgeons, and as a nurse I was very picky. Dr. Champaneria has a very delicate hand, did fantastic work. I had a fantastic outcome and couldn't be happier."

T.S.

Google

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