Providing Patients with Beautiful, Natural Results

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.

“Dr. Wheeler is an outstanding surgeon and did a fantastic job. Also he is such a nice and caring man.”Verified patient comment from RealPatientRatings®

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.

“I look great!! Dr. Wheeler is kind, sensitive, listens and is an excellent surgeon.”Verified patient comment from RealPatientRatings®

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. Dr. Ervin Wheeler recalls:

I just always knew that I wanted to be a doctor. No one in my family had ever gone to college let alone followed the intense educational path it takes to become a plastic surgeon – medical school, general surgery training and then plastic surgery specialization. I loved every minute of it and still do.Dr. Wheeler

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.

“Dr. Wheeler was highly recommended to me. His professionalism and expertise were evident and appreciated. The staff was also very professional and friendly.”Verified patient comment from RealPatientRatings®

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 FreshStart 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.

“Dr. Wheeler was kind and considerate, as was his staff. They explained everything so well. I felt at ease. I still wonder why I waited so long as I feel so much better! I’ve recommended Dr. Wheeler to my friends. Thank you so much!”Verified patient comment from RealPatientRatings®

See Dr. Wheeler’s Curriculum Vitae for more details about his broad education, training, and clinical appointments, including Chief of Plastic Surgery at San Diego’s Grossmont Hospital; and his long list of awards and honors. You’ll find that Dr. Wheeler served proudly in the U.S. Naval Reserve, and that he maintains active memberships in several medical societies and organizations. Take special note of his numerous publications and presentations. They demonstrate Dr. Wheeler’s dedication to his craft and his desire to provide the safest, most advanced plastic surgery procedures to his patients and to the medical community.