Meet Dr. Donato Vigginao
Port St. Lucie, FL Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon
A respected member of the community
“I’m proud to be an affiliate member of the medical staff at St. Lucie Medical Center. I have served as the Chair of many of the quality assurance and management committees at the hospital and was Chief of Surgery for two years and Chief of the Medical Staff. I was on the Board of Trustees for 11 years and served as the Chairman of the Board for two years. I am active in the national and state Plastic Surgical societies, and have been on the Board of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons. Membership in professional societies provides opportunities for continuing education and networking with colleagues. Lecturing in the public schools, Indian River State College, Florida State University School of Medicine, and the general public, has allowed me to share my interest in medicine .”
Experience: Private practice South Florida Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon since 1982. Owner of a registered Office Surgical Facility.
Memberships: American & Florida Societies of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Professional Leadership: St. Lucie Medical Center: Chief of Surgery 1993 & 1994, Chief of Staff 1996, Board of Trustees member 1999 to 20109, Chairman of the Board 2002 to 2004, St. Lucie Surgical Center: Plastic Surgery Service Chief 1993 to 2013, Indian River State College: active member of the advisory committees of the Department of Nursing, Department of Surgical Technology, and Department of Medical Assistants, Kaiser University: Medical Advisory Committee, President St. Lucie/Okeechobee Medical Society 2008 & 2009, Board Member Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons 2008 to 2011, Clinical Assistant Professor Florida State University College of Medicine 2008 to present. Representative for the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons to the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee 2008 to present, Expert Witness for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration 1997 to present, Board of Directiors Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers 1997 to 2005.
A background of recognized training and certification in plastic surgery
“Many doctors refer to themselves as facial plastic or cosmetic surgeons without the specialized training that is required for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In order to provide my patients with the level of care they expect and deserve, I have attended respected schools, completed specialized residency training, and passed exams to attain board certification in Plastic Surgery. I utilize my training, experience and artistic talent to provide you knowledgeable, up-to-date care that you can trust.”
Credentials: Licensed Physician in Florida, Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Graduate, Cum Laude: BA Physics and Mathematics, Cornell University – Ithaca, New York
Graduate, Medical School: MD, University of Rochester – Rochester, New York (Scholarship Recipient)
Internship: Emory University Medical School – Atlanta, Georgia
Surgery Residency: Emory University Medical School – Atlanta, Georgia, Piedmont Hospital – Atlanta, Georgia
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency: University of Tennessee – Memphis, Tennessee (Winner of the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Best Resident Award)
Patent: The Artificially Vascularized Graft (#4713055)
A personal approach for each individual
“The part of my practice that I enjoy the most is getting to know my patients as individuals. I encourage patients to express their expectations and concerns openly and honestly so that they can make informed decisions about their surgery. My staff of expert Registered Nurses and I try very hard to provide a pleasant experience for each of our patients.”