1978, St Louis University School of Medicine, M.D.
1978-79, Mt. Zion Hospital, Intern, General Surgery
1979-83, Mt. Zion Hospital, Resident, General Surgery
1983-84, Thomas Fogarty Associates, Fellow, Peripheral Vascular Surgery
2005, Texas Tech University, Fellow, Endovascular Surgery
American Board of Surgery, 1993
Aortic Aneurysm Treatment
Carotid Surgery and Stenting
Surgery of Thoracic Abdominal Aorta
Treatment of Critical Limb Ischemia
Dr. Charles Eichler is a specialist in both open and endovascular surgery. He has devoted his career to the performance of complex operation involving all aspects of the arterial circulation including surgery of the aorta, carotid arteries, and the lower extremities.
Dr. Eichler has extensive experience in lower extremity reconstruction for both claudication and limb threatening ischemia. These procedures are performed as both open bypass or using the latest endovascular techniques.
Surgery for cerebrovascular insufficiency has been a keen interest. Carotid artery disease is frequently treated with medical management as well as the performance of carotid endarterectomy when clinically indicated.
As a recognized local expert in hemodialysis access surgery he is a strong proponent of a fistula first philosophy.
Since joining the UCSF Faculty in 2000, Dr. Eichler has actively pursued his interest in clinical vascular surgery in large volume clinical practice.
Han SM, Wu B, Eichler CM, Reilly LM, Vartanian SM, Conte MS, Hiramoto J. Risk Factors for 30-Day Hospital Readmission in Patients Undergoing Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2015 Apr; 49(3-4):69-74. View in PubMed
Vartanian SM, Robinson KD, Ofili K, Eichler CM, Hiramoto JS, Reyzelman AM, Conte MS. Outcomes of neuroischemic wounds treated by a multidisciplinary amputation prevention service. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Apr; 29(3):534-42. View in PubMed
Wayne Causey M, Eichler C. Infrainguinal bypass for critical limb ischemia: tips and tricks. Semin Vasc Surg. 2014 Mar; 27(1):59-67. View in PubMed
Vartanian SM, Johnston PC, Walker JP, Runge SJ, Eichler CM, Reilly LM, Hiramoto JS, Conte MS. Clinical consequence of bare metal stent and stent graft failure in femoropopliteal occlusive disease. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Dec; 58(6):1525-31. View in PubMed
Saxon RR, Chervu A, Jones PA, Bajwa TK, Gable DR, Soukas PA, Begg RJ, Adams JG, Ansel GM, Schneider DB, Eichler CM, Rush MJ. Heparin-bonded, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene-lined stent graft in the treatment of femoropopliteal artery disease: 1-year results of the VIPER (Viabahn Endoprosthesis with Heparin Bioactive Surface in the Treatment of Superficial Femoral Artery Obstructive Disease) trial. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Feb; 24(2):165-73; quiz 174. View in PubMed
Johnston PC, Vartanian SM, Runge SJ, Hiramoto JS, Eichler CM, Owens CD, Schneider DB, Conte MS. Risk factors for clinical failure after stent graft treatment for femoropopliteal occlusive disease. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Oct; 56(4):998-1006, 1007.e1; discussion 1006-7. View in PubMed
Jayaraman S, Richardson D, Conrad M, Eichler C, Schecter W. Mycotic pseudoaneurysms due to injection drug use: a ten-year experience. Ann Vasc Surg. 2012 Aug; 26(6):819-24. View in PubMed
Tseng WW, Wang SC, Eichler CM, Warren RS, Nakakura EK. Complete and safe resection of challenging retroperitoneal tumors: anticipation of multi-organ and major vascular resection and use of adjunct procedures. World J Surg Oncol. 2011; 9:143. View in PubMed
Sivamurthy N, Eichler C, Schneider DB. Endovascular exclusion of subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm. Vascular. 2006 Jul-Aug; 14(4):231-5. View in PubMed
Schneider DB, Dimuzio PJ, Martin ND, Gordon RL, Wilson MW, Laberge JM, Kerlan RK, Eichler CM, Messina LM. Combination treatment of venous thoracic outlet syndrome: open surgical decompression and intraoperative angioplasty. J Vasc Surg. 2004 Oct; 40(4):599-603. View in PubMed
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