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Dr. Charles M. Eichler is a specialist in both traditional and endovascular surgery. He has devoted his career to performing complex operations involving all aspects of arterial circulation, including surgery of the aorta, carotid arteries and lower extremities. He has extensive experience in lower extremity reconstruction for both claudication (impaired gait from obstructed arteries) and limb-threatening ischemia (limited blood flow). He is recognized as an expert in hemodialysis access surgery, a minimally invasive procedure to create a passageway that will facilitate dialysis treatments.

Eichler earned his medical degree from St. Louis University in 1978. He completed his residency in general surgery at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery. He also completed a fellowship in endovascular surgery at Texas Tech University.

  • Education

    St. Louis University School of Medicine, 1978

  • Residencies

    UCSF, General Surgery, 1983

  • Fellowships

    Sequoia Hospital, Vascular Surgery, 1984

  • Board Certifications

    Surgery, American Board of Surgery

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (3)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    131 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 06, 2023
    I'm not the doctor he need to call me to exsplain why he came to his conclusion without the test he said was must. But then changed his mind. Not telling the hospital to do the test for an accurate diagnosis. It was him that told me that. But then had them send me home. I have been feeling better last three days . Praying and believing for Gods Healing.
    Jan 27, 2023
    Greatest hospital in the world
    Jan 20, 2023
    I had no problems with any part of the service.
    Jan 20, 2023
    Very happy with Dr.Eichler.
    Dec 27, 2022
    He is very friendly and knowledgeable.
    Oct 24, 2022
    Very happy that we addressed the situation
    Oct 03, 2022
    Bless Dr. Eichler
    Sep 10, 2022
    Very professional in all aspects of medical care
    Sep 02, 2022
    Dismissive and uninterested in communicating with me. Seemed in a hurry. PA was great
    May 18, 2022
    Dr. Eichler requested an ultrasound examination due to a swelling in the left knee. This was due to a follow-up after a complete replacement of the femoral artery and a bypass performed to clear an aneurysm. The doctor suspected a possible blood clot or pinched points in the replacement blood vessel for the femoral artery. The doctor showed great concern during his investigation of the symptoms I was experiencing. I was completely satisfied with his decision to have a ultrasound test preformed to further diagnose the cause of the swelling. Still pending results.
    May 18, 2022
    Apr 30, 2022
    Mar 18, 2022
    I appreciate the work of this care provider for me.
    Jan 26, 2022
    Good experience
    Jan 01, 2022
    MD should show more respect to his elderly patient's.
    Sep 18, 2021
    Everyone was nice and caring and seemed very knowledgeable.
    Jul 18, 2021
    Dr. Eichler explained all clearly and made recommendations which I helped me greatly. I am grateful to him and respect him.
    Jul 10, 2021
    Always the best !!!!
    Jul 10, 2021
    He reassured me that they had ruled out bad/concerining things but didn't give very thorough information on what else could be going on. He was unsure why I had my symptoms and attributed it to a known condition I have even though the current symptoms are different from the ones I've had from that condition before. He said that we should continue to monitor it and that there is not anything we need to do right now. I wish he would have spent a little more time counseling me on my condition given that I was in the office from 8:45 am to 12:15 pm waiting to see him since he was delayed.
    Jul 09, 2021
    I did not actually see Dr. Eichler as he was called away for emergency surgery. I saw his physician assistant and a doctor from the podiatry clinic. Did not feel that appointment left me with as much satisfaction and knowledge that Dr. Eichler was aware of all the conditions that were operative in my particular clinical situation but we mutually arrived at the decision for expectant observation over the next three months with a follow-up visit at that time regarding progressive ischemia in my lower extremities
    May 17, 2021
    I never ever had any bad experience whit Dr. Eichler or UCSF staff
    May 11, 2021
    Apr 22, 2021
    He referred me to the Breast Clinic. I had the nurse send all my records to the breast clinic. I hope they got there and that I hear from them soon. I will call and get an update.