Dr. Lisa Schatz, MD

Dr. Lisa Schatz, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Lisa Schatz, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 17 years. She specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.Read her story

Rocky Mountain Surgical Associates

4545 E 9th Ave Ste 460

Denver, CO 80220
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan

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more than 76% of peers
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
more than 75% of peers
more than 73% of peers

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Dr. Schatz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schatz "Dr. Schatz graduated from The Colorado College with a degree in Biology with honors. She received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated Alpha Omega Alpha and was the recipient of the Holden Award for outstanding performance in surgery. She went on to complete her General Surgery Residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland where she received teaching awards for her involvement with the medical students and residents. After finishing residency, Dr. Schatz completed a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2001. She is board certified in both General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and received the Young Surgeon recognition award from the American College of Surgeons. She served as Vice President of the American College of Surgeons Colorado Chapter and was on the board of the Denver Medical Society. She was a founding board member of My Life Line, an organization that serves cancer patients and their families across the world. Dr. Schatz serves on the Surgical Quality and Risk Management Committee at Rose Medical Center. She most recently was one of a select group of physicians chosen by HealthOne to complete a Physician Leadership Institute. Dr. Schatz practices both General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery. She has a broad interest in surgery. She takes care of a wide range of disease processes. She performs a variety of surgeries and procedures including breast, gallbladder, gastrointestinal, hernias, and many more. She also performs a large number of colonoscopies. Her surgical practice is based out of Rose Medical Center. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado Medical Center."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schatz "I try to help my patients during what can very difficult and stressful times."

2  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

86  Conditions Treated

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69  Procedures

  • Abdominal Paracentesis
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Procedure
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lobectomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Hernia Procedures
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vasectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Hosps Of Cleveland
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Case Western Reserve University University Hospitals Of Cleveland
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Lisa Schatz, MD
Dr. Schatz did an excellent job on my colostomy and resection 8 months later. I'd give her more stars if they were available; she is a wonderful doctor! Rick
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Rick M in Lakewood, CO – May 31, 2018
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I would absolutely recommend Dr.Schatz, She is very kind, soft spoken yet to the point on what she felt was necessary to my medical condition. I visited a few times prior to my surgery and then again two weeks after. At each visit, I never felt rushed. She was very caring, patient, and...Read More
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Rebecca Cheatham in Northglenn, CO – Mar 02, 2016
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