Dr. Clifford Canepa, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
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Dr. Clifford Canepa, MD
I graduated from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York and completed my General Surgery and Plastic Surgery residency at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). As a board-certified plastic surgeon, I perform the full spectrum of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeries. Hand surgery, a sub-specialty of reconstructive plastic surgery, is a very gratifying area of focus to me. Hand ailments cause functional limitations that greatly impact a person's life. I am able to help people return to their normal activities, allowing them to fully engage in life. In addition, I find reconstructive surgery for breast cancer greatly fulfilling, as it allows me to help a patient move toward a future of normalcy and helps them get through a very difficult life experience. Helping a patient understand that they can be restored allows them to focus on becoming well, giving them added strength to overcome the challenges of cancer treatment.

5050 NE Hoyt St Ste 422

Portland, OR 97213

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Dr. Clifford Canepa, MD

Dr. Clifford Canepa, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Care Philosophy

Plastic Surgery is an art based on a sound understanding of science and anatomy. My extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery allows me to fully understand your needs and suggest the best treatment options.
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Dr. Canepa's Experience

Dr. Canepa's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Trigger Finger


  • Arm Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Trigger Finger Release

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Oregon Health & Science University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Oregon Health & Science University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Strong Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Canepa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Canepa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Canepa to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Canepa's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Portland, OR |
Dr. Canepa and his staff are amazing. I had a bi lateral mastectomy and afterwards I never even had to go to the window to check in the desk staff would greet me by name and automatically check me in. Dr. Canepa's head nurse is fantastic and always chatted with me and answered all my questions and acted like I was the only one in the office. Dr. Canepa himself listens to your concerns and goes over it with you and will go over and over and over it with you if need. Outstanding surgeon!
We are thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience at The Oregon Clinic. We will pass your comments on to Dr. Canepa and the rest of your care team. Thank you.
in Portland, OR |
Dr Canepa listens, he smiles, he's gentle, kind and a wonderful surgeon.
Margy, thank you for leaving this positive review. We will pass on your comments to your care team -The Oregon Clinic
in Portland, OR |
Two of the plastic reconstructive surgeons were absolutely careless and ruined my chest completely. With Dr. Canepa I had absolutely 100% satisfaction. First, I had tree preop appointments. Thankfully, he was very thoughtful, discussed every detail with me, and ordered the right implants.He loves what he is doing. Eventually, I got a brilliant result! I would really recommend this doctor to a woman who goes through this ordeal and at least get a natural look of the breast as reward in exchange!
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Dr. Canepa accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN

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Hospitals where Dr. Canepa has admitting privileges

Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97213
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