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Dr. Matthew Schultzel, DO

Colorectal Surgery*
4.8 (142)
Map Pin Small La Jolla, CA
Accepting new patients
14 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Matthew Schultzel, DO

Dr. Matthew Schultzel, DO is a Colorectal Surgeon in La Jolla, CA. They specialize in Colorectal Surgery, has 14 years of experience, and is board certified in General Surgery. They graduated from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp Memorial Hospital. Dr. Schultzel, completed a residency at Palisades Hospital|University of California School of Medicine - San Diego. Patients rated Dr. Schultzel an average 4.8 star rating.

Dr. Schultzel works at Practice in La Jolla, CA with other offices in Encinitas, CA and Murrieta, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Umbilical Hernia along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Schultzel's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Telehealth Medical Group
    4150 Regents Park Row, La Jolla, CA 92037 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (858) 207-3117
  2. 2
    John B. Seradj M.D. Inc.
    477 N El Camino Real Ste A308, Encinitas, CA 92024 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (760) 436-8881
  3. 3
    Palomar Neurosurgery Center
    477 N El Camino Real Ste C204, Encinitas, CA 92024 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (858) 207-3117
  4. 4
    Temecula Valley Digestive Disease Consultants A Medical Corp.
    28078 Baxter Rd Ste 530, Murrieta, CA 92563 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (858) 207-3117

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital

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Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Umbilical Hernia

Treatment frequency

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Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Umbilical Hernia
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Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Fissure
Inguinal Hernia
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Ventral Hernia
Cholecystectomy with Robotic Assist
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Gallbladder Removal
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair
Ventral Hernia Repair Laparoscopic
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Colorectal Cancer
Abdominal Pain
Anal or Rectal Pain
Incisional Hernia
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Pelvic Abscess
Rectal Prolapse
Anal Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Hernia
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Acute Appendicitis
Anal Abscess
Anal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Anal Itch
Anal Sphincter Dysplasia
Anal Warts
Anorectal Abscess
Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
Anorectal Fistula
Appendiceal Tumor
Appendix Cancer
Appendix Disorders
Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Bone Cancer
Bowel Strangulation
Breast Cancer
Breast Lump
Chronic Appendicitis
Colon Cancer
Colon Disorders
Colon Mass
Colon Polyp
Colon Stricture
Colonic Diverticulosis
Colonic Inertia
Colonic Volvulus
Congenital Anomaly Intestine
Crohn's Disease
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
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Distal Colorectal Cancer
Diverticular Diseases
Enterocutaneous Fistula
Esophageal Varices
Familial Colorectal Cancer
Familial Polyposis
Fecal Incontinence
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Gallbladder Cancer
Gallbladder Diseases
Gastric Ulcer
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
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Hiatal Hernia
Ileostomy Status
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Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Diverticulitis
Intestinal Fistula
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Prolapse
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Ischemic Colitis
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
MSS Colorectal Cancer
Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
Obstructed Inguinal Hernia
Paralytic Ileus
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Partial Lung Collapse
Peptic Ulcer
Perianal Abscess
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Perirectal Abscess
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleural Effusion
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Pruritus Ani
Rectal Abscess
Rectal Bleeding
Rectal Cancer
Rectal Diseases
Rectal Pain
Rectal Ulcer
Rectal-Colon Bleeding
Rectourethral Fistula
Rectovaginal Fistula
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Sclerosing Mesenteritis
Secondary Malignancies
Small Intestine Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Nodule
Traumatic Brain Injury
Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
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Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis
Vaginal Fistula
Varicose Veins
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Vesicocolic Fistula
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Anal Cauterization
Anal Repair
Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
Augmentation Cystoplasty
Bladder Surgery
Colectomy Laparoscopic
Colectomy Sigmoidectomy with Robotic Assist
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon Cancer Screening
Colon Surgery
Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal Cancer Treatment
Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
Cystectomy with Robotic Assist
da Vinci® Colectomy
da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
Destruction of Anal Tumor
Dressing and Debridement of Wound or Infection
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Fistula Repair
Fistula Testing
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy with Robotic Assist
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Gastroenterology Procedures
Hernia Repair
Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
Inguinal Hernia Surgery
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Lap Vaginal Hysterectomy with Robotic Assist
Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Robotic Assist
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Colectomy
Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary
Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparoscopic Total Proctocolectomy With Ileoanal J Pouch
Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymphadenectomy with Robotic Assist
Non Invasive Mechanical Ventilatn Robotic Assist
Open Appendectomy
Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Port Placements or Replacements
Procetectomy With Robotic Assist
Prolapse Treatment
Rectal Surgery
Rectovaginal Repair
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Restorative Proctocolectomy With Ileal-Anal J Pouch
Robotic Assisted Procedure
Screening Colonoscopy
Sigmoid Colectomy
Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
Therapeutic Colonoscopy
Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) for Rectal Tumors
Umbilical Hernia Repair Open
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
Virtual Colonoscopy
Wedge Resection Colon
Wound Repair
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    About Dr. Matthew Schultzel, DO

    • Colorectal Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 14 years of experience
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    • English, Spanish
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    • 1306123229
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    Education & Certifications

    • Methodist Hospital|University T Houston Hermann Hospital
    • Palisades Hospital|University of California School of Medicine - San Diego
    Medical Education
    • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
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    Board Certifications
    • General Surgery
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    Dr. Schultzel has seen patients for Umbilical Hernia, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Schultzel on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    142 patients have reviewed Dr. Schultzel. The overall rating for this provider is 4.8. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Schultzel.

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