Charles Spenler MD

Torrance, CA, US
Charles Spenler MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Our Mission is to provide our patients with the highest quality, personalized care that meets and exceeds their expectations. Offering our patients access to current information allows them to make informed decisions about plastic surgery options. Incorporating the latest advances in medical technology with a wealth of surgical experience secures a safer, faster, and better result for our patients.

Practice Specialization

Dr. Spenler specializes in reconstructive surgery after massive weight loss ultrasonic liposuction, and has over 25 years of experience performing breast surgery.

Background & Certification

Board Certification

1991 American Board of Plastic Surgery
1983 American Board of Emergency Medicine
1977 American Board of Surgery

Professional Background

Education
1959-1962 Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, B.S.
1964-1968 University of Iowa, School of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, M.D.

Positions
Rotating Internship
1968-1969 U.S. Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida

Military Service
1967-1972 United States Navy

Emergency Department Physician
1970-1973 St. Francis Hospital of Lynwood, Lynwood, California

Director, Emergency Department
1972-1973 Paramount General Hospital, Paramount, California

Surgical Residency
1973-1976 Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital
UCLA School of Medicine, Torrance, California

Chief Resident in Surgery
1975-1976 Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital/
UCLA School of Medicine, Torrance, California

Staff Physician, Department of Surgery
1976-1978 Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, California

Staff Physician, Los Angeles County Paramedic Institute
1976-1978 Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital,
Torrance, California

Assistant Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine
1976-1977 Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, California

Director, Surgical Emergency
1976-1977 Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, California

Assistant Professor of Surgery in Residence
1976-1979 UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California

Acting Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine
1977-1979 Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, California

Associate Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
1979-1981 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Emergency Department Physician
1981-1985 Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance, California

Trauma Surgeon
1985-1987 Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital,
Inglewood, California

Fellowship Aesthetic Surgery of the Face
1985 Dr. Bruce F. Connell, Santa Ana, California

Resident in Plastic Surgery
1985-1987 UCI School of Medicine, Irvine, California

Chief, Burn Unit Subcommittee
1991-1996 Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Torrance, California

Chief, Plastic Surgery Subdivision
1991-1992 Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance, California

Medical Director, Burn Center
1993-1997 Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Torrance, California

Teaching Appointments

Dr. Spenler was the Medical Director of the Torrance Memorial Medical Center Burn Center for five years. He has been an attending in the Plastic Surgery Department at University of Southern California for seven years.

Publications and Presentations

Spenler, C.W. and Benfield, J.F., "Esophageal Disruption From Blunt and Penetrating External Trauma", Arch. Surg. 111:663, 1973
Spenler, C.W. and Shoemaker, W.C., "Resuscitation Algorithmfor Management of Acute Emergencies", JACEP 7:10, 1978
Spenler, C.W., Achauer, B.M. and Vander Kam, V.M., "Treatment of Extensive Adenoma Sebaceum with a Carbon Dioxide Laser", Annals of PS 20:586, 1988
Achauer, B.M., Spenler, C.W., and Gold, M.E., "Reconstruction of Axillary Burn Contractures with the Latissiumus Dorsi Fasciocutaneous Flap", Journal of Trauma 28:211, 1988
Randzio, J. and Spenler, C.W., "Monocortical Wire Osteosynthesis for the Midface and Lower Jaw", Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 65:515, 1988

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Long Beach Community Hospital
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Little Company of Mary
Torrance Outpatient Surgery Center

Society Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Emergency Physicians
Professional Staff Association/Harbor General Hospital
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Los Angeles Plastic Surgery Society
California Medical Association
American Burn Association
Los Angeles County Medical Association

Staff & Facilities

Languages Spoken

Dr. Spenler speaks English and Staff speak English/Spanish

Payment Options

Care Credit
Chase Financial
Cash. Money orders, cashier’s check and personal check
M/C and Visa

Charles Spenler MD

3440 Lomita Blvd., Suite 100,
Torrance, CA, 90505, US

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