Dr. Ervin Wheeler | Fresh Start Plastic Surgery Volunteer

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Ervin Wheeler-MD, FACS

Ervin Wheeler, MD, FACS relocated his cosmetic plastic surgery practice to LJCSC after many years in La Mesa, CA. His excellent reputation for natural results drew many of his patients from La Jolla and the coast. Now after closing his private practice and joining La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre, he finds the reverse is also true. Dr. Wheeler is delighted to welcome many of his happy East County patients as they follow him to the newest phase of his professional life.
Getting to know Dr. Wheeler, it’s easy to understand why he has such a loyal following. He is an excellent surgeon much loved by his patients for his natural results and kind and caring manner.
He is deeply respected by his peers and was recognized in 2005 by San Diego Magazine as the Best Plastic Surgeon in San Diego. Deciding on a cosmetic procedure to help you achieve your aesthetic goals should come only after careful consideration of the surgeon’s training and experience so you can safely attain the results you desire. When you choose cosmetic surgeon Ervin Wheeler, MD, FACS, you choose an exceptional surgeon who is dedicated to excellence. In addition to providing excellent care to his patients, Dr. Wheeler has also been teaching young plastic surgeons at University of California San Diego for more than 30 years.
As you consider plastic surgeons, you may want to know about how Dr. Wheeler regularly shares his considerable skills with the less fortunate. Dr. Wheeler takes pride in this component of his professional life. His consistency speaks volumes about who he is as a man and surgeon. For over 34 years, Dr. Wheeler has traveled to Mexico several times a year as a volunteer with the Interface Plastic Surgery organization. In Mexico, he serves the poor by providing free plastic surgery services such as cleft-lip and palate repair, burn scar reconstruction, and repair of facial trauma. Dr. Wheeler was President of the Interface Board from 2012 to 2016.
For the last 5 years, he has been part of a group here in San Diego who volunteers for Fresh Start at Children’s Hospital. Five times a year he devotes a weekend and operates on disadvantaged infants, children, and teens suffering from physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse, or disease.
Dr. Wheeler is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys sports that include fishing, diving, archery, hiking and golf. He and his wife Laura, a Nurse Practitioner at Children’s Hospital, have 3 grown daughters, Jennie, Sarah and Ellie, and two grandchildren.

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