Dr. David Stoker



Dr. David Stoker, a board-certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon, crafts results that are beautiful and natural-looking through safe, state-of-the-art techniques. If you’re considering an elective procedure, whether it’s a non-surgical touch-up treatment or a surgical transformation, Dr. Stoker emphasizes the importance of thoroughly researching all of your options. Here, you can review his complete credentials to learn more about his background and practice philosophy and help you reach the decision that’s best for you.

Dr. Stoker’s extensive educational background illustrates his lifelong dedication to excellence. He earned his undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University, double majoring in political science and biology. During his time at Stanford, he contributed valuable research to the medical community thanks to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Major Grant for Undergraduate Research. He then went on to earn his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. As a medical student, he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, graduating at the top of his class.

Following his medical education, Dr. Stoker then went on to complete his training in general surgery and plastic surgery at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at the NYU School of Medicine, considered to be one of the best plastic surgery training programs in the world. There he was mentored by Dr. Joseph McCarthy, Dr. Sherrell Aston, Dr. Gerald Pitman, Dr. Daniel Baker, and other distinguished faculty over the course of six intense years.

In addition to his practice, Dr. Stoker is active in research, commonly authoring peer-reviewed studies and textbook chapters. He has conducted leading research on facial nerve anatomy as it relates to facelift surgery and presented his research to medical professionals around the world. Dr. Stoker served as clinical investigator for the popular cohesive silicone gel breast implants, and his research related to power-assisted liposuction has helped to change the way surgeons perform the procedure

Dr. David Stoker, a cosmetic surgeon in Los Angeles, has authored a dozen publications on state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery topics. These include articles on cosmetic facial, breast and body contouring procedures in a variety of distinguished plastic surgery journals. Read more about his publications.

Dr. Stoker is affiliated with several hospitals and surgical centers to conveniently serve his patients:

  • Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica
  • Cedars Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital
  • Marina View Surgery Center
  • The Lasky Clinic in Beverly Hills

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Why Choose Dr. Stoker?

Searching for the best plastic surgeons in Los Angeles? You certainly have options. Dr. David Stoker is a truly exceptional choice, standing out among his peers in the cosmetic surgery capital of the world. He has devoted his career to achieving beautiful results through innovation, artistry and science. When selecting a plastic surgeon, you have the luxury of choosing among many for the one who is perfect for you. Here, learn more about Dr. Stoker’s background and see exactly how he’s earned his sterling reputation.

Impeccable Background

Dr. Stoker’s unparalleled credentials make him a premier Los Angeles plastic surgeon. Throughout his education and career, he has distinguished himself at all levels while developing his superior expertise.

  • Dr. David Stoker is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
  • Dr. Stoker scored in the 99th percentile nationally on his Maintenance of Certification Exam for the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
  • Dr. Stoker was first in his class at UCSF School of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the nation.
  • His impressivephoto gallery of patient results contains over 8,000 before-and-after pictures that demonstrate the quality of his work and depth of his experience.
  • He has performed many thousands of plastic surgery operations with an impeccable safety record and beautiful results.
  • He is regularly recognized by the media for his experience and skill. The New York Times named him as one of the top plastic surgeons in the United States.
  • ABC Television Network chose Dr. Stoker to perform extreme makeover surgery on over 20 patients for the TV primetime hit series “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.”
  • He is a plastic surgery leader as demonstrated by his many publications of journal articles, textbook chapters, and specialty presentations.
  • He is a course instructor for continuing medical education of plastic surgeons at the annual meetings of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
  • He is on the clinical faculty of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, where he has the privilege of teaching the next generation of plastic surgeons.
  • He trained in plastic surgery at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center, considered by many to be the best plastic surgery residency program in the world.
  • He is a clinical investigator for FDA trials for two of the three manufacturers of silicone gel implants in the United States.

Your Experience

With Dr. Stoker, your comfort is never an afterthought—it’s a priority. Our staff attends your needs before, during, and after surgery to ensure the experience is as pleasant as possible.

  • Our beautiful new operating suite was designed with patient safety and comfort as priorities.
  • Our special OR mattresses provide extra-thick memory foam for extreme patient comfort.
  • High-quality anesthesia medications minimize nausea and facilitate rapid recovery.
  • Dr. Stoker uses Exparel®, a local, non-opiate analgesic that minimizes post-op discomfort for 72 hours following surgery.
  • Applied before surgery, pneumatic compression boots warm and massage your legs to improve circulation and reduce risk of blood clots.
  • We use special warm-air blankets on patients during and after surgery.
  • A double-underbody warm water circulator keeps patients comfortable and reduces complication rates.

Your Safety

Perhaps the most important element of any surgery, taking the correct steps to ensure your safety can have long-reaching, positive effects. Dr. Stoker and his team take exceptional care to minimize the risks of elective surgery, often choosing techniques and products that other surgeons don’t offer.

  • AAAASF-accredited surgery center is held to the highest standards of safety and sterility.
  • Dr. Stoker works with only the best board-certified anesthesiologists who he personally selects.
  • We employ a rigorously trained OR staff that’s larger than required, including at least 3 specialized nurses in the surgery center.
  • High-performance LED lights in the OR reduce tissue drying and provide better illumination of critical body structures for improved results.
  • Robust electrical backup system in the OR ensures a smooth, safe operation under nearly any circumstances.
  • Dr. Stoker irrigates the breast implant pocket with triple antibiotic and Betadine® to minimize the risk of complications.
  • When appropriate, surgical staff preps each patient with ChloraPrep, a product that sterilizes skin before surgery and continues to have an antimicrobial effect for up to 3 days.
  • Our premium exam chairs are designed without seams for easy cleaning and enhanced sterility.
  • Dr. Stoker uses the Keller Funnel®, a sterile device, to place implants. This minimizes contact between the implant and other tissues, reducing the risk of infection.

Your Results

Dr. Stoker knows aftercare is critical to your safety, comfort, and satisfaction. Your results should be worthy of you and your body. Dr. Stoker supports each patient long after surgery through a series of follow-up appointments and easy accessibility.

  • Dr. Stoker employs an extensive follow-up protocol, including a same-day phone call and next-day appointment.
  • During the initial consultation and pre-op appointments, Dr. Stoker isn’t satisfied until he’s certain he and his patient are on the same page communicating clearly.
  • Dr. Stoker specializes in Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation, using special techniques to minimize discomfort and downtime.
  • Many of Dr. Stoker’s patients are so satisfied with their experiences that they return to see him for additional procedures later. Read some of their storieshere.
Board Certification & Memberships
Other Qualifications & Affiliations

American Board of Plastic Surgery

List Of Procedures & Treatments Offered
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Fat Grafting & Transfer
  • Labiaplasty
  • FACE
  • Rhinoplasty (nose) & Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Septoplasty for Deviated Septum
  • Traceless Facelift
  • Neck Enhancement
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelids)
  • Otoplasty (ears)
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Cheek Augmentation
  • Brow lift
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Implant Revision
  • Breast Asymmetry Correction
  • Nipple & Areola Surgery
  • Gynecomastia (male breast reduction)
  • SKIN
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Injectable fillers (BOTOX, Juvederm, etc)
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Wrinkle Relaxers

    Very friendly staff and happy with the outcome of the procedure

    Breast Augmentation

    I look 20 years younger and better. He did an amazing job.*

    Face Lift, Laser Resurfacing

    I am extremely satisfied, that I choose one of the most talented plastic surgeons in the country. From consult to recovery, Dr. Stoker and his staff were professional, caring, knowledgeable and accommodating. Dr. Stoker explained everything I needed to know about my surgeries. He went over expectations for the outcome. I did have an unexpected issue during surgery (hernia) and Dr. Stoker took excellent care of me. Considering what (my body) Dr.Stoker had to start with: after 200 pound+ weight loss, colon cancer surgery scar, stretch marks to the sky, lots of loose skin, apron belly, mons pubis the size of an appendage….. I with I am beyond happy with my results. Dr. Stoker also did C02 laser resurfacing on my face. The skin is so much tighter and smooth and the results have taken years off my face. Dr. Stoker has the balance of knowledge, skill and a beautiful aesthetic to the final outcome. I truly am amazed.*

    Tummy Tuck, CO2 Laser Resurfacing, Monsplasty / Mons Pubis Liposuction

    My lids are healing well. This was my first volunteer surgery so for me it was a big deal. During surgery I felt comfortable and in good hands with Dr Stoker.*

    Eyelid Surgery

    Staff made me feel comfortable at all times, I felt extremely comfortable with the doctor. And I’m very happy with the results.*


    Dr. Stoker and his team are provide the ultimate in care. The professionalism and knowledge displayed are impressive. I felt entirely comfortable through every phase of treatment.*

    Male Breast Reduction / Gynecomastia, Chin Implant, Eyelid Surgery

    Result fantastic, Dr. Stoker and his highly qualified team were extraordinary. Surgical facility is state of the art*

    Male Tummy Tuck

    Dr. Stoker and his are simply amazing. From my 1st phone call to inquire about surgery, they were top-notch. Everyone in Dr. Stoker’s office is highly trained, professional and so nice!!*

    Body Lift, Breast Lift, Tummy Tuck, Thigh Lift
    Contact details

    4640 Admiralty Way #1000 Marina del Rey, CA 90292California,90292 Show Phone Number info@davidstokermd.com https://www.drstoker.com/

    4640, Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, California, 90292, United States.

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