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Dr. Matthew Schultzel, DO

Colorectal Surgery ·  Male · Age 36

Dr. Schultzel

Matthew M. Schultzel, DO

477 N El Camino Real Ste A308 Encinitas, CA 92024

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Dr. Matthew Schultzel, DO is a colorectal surgery specialist in Encinitas, CA. He graduated from Touro Center / College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 and specializes in colorectal surgery, general surgery, and more.


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(858) 207-3117

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Dr. Schultzel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
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Dr. Schultzel performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Schultzel performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Hemorrhoids
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Dr. Schultzel treats Hemorrhoids more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Schultzel treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schultzel performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Schultzel performs this procedure more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Schultzel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abscess
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Repair
  • Anal Sphincter Dysplasia
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendiceal Tumor
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Appendix Disorders
  • Bowel Strangulation
  • Cancer
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Mass
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colon Stricture
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonic Diverticulosis
  • Colonic Inertia
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Colostomy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Polyposis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fistula
  • Fistula Repair
  • Fistula Testing
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
  • Ileostomy Status
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Intussusception
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Total Proctocolectomy With Ileoanal J Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparotomy
  • Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paralytic Ileus
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Polyps
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Prolapse Treatment
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectal Ulcer
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Rectourethral Fistula
  • Rectovaginal Repair
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Restorative Proctocolectomy With Ileal-Anal J Pouch
  • Robotic Assisted Procedure
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sigmoid Colectomy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) for Rectal Tumors
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Fistula
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vesicocolic Fistula
  • Virtual Colonoscopy

About Me

Expert care, Compassion, and Great communication.  Using the newest and most up to date technology and surgical techniques to achieve superior success.  

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2016
Methodist Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
2016
U T Houston Hermann Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Ucsd Healthcare
Residency Hospital
2011
Ucsd Healthcare
Internship Hospital
2010
Touro Center / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
2005
Palisades Hospital
Residency Hospital
2004
University Of California San Diego
Undergraduate School
2016
2016
2012
2011
2010
2005
2004

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Schultzel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schultzel

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Based on 66 reviews

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1 Star
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Always running on time. Explains everything in clear manner. Friendly, helpful with advice, answers questions.
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Amazing doctor and staff! He really takes his time and treats you with the utmost respect! Very professional. He’s a keeper! I highly recommend Dr. Schultzel.
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Dr Schultzel was personable, professional and well pepared to correct my cole-rectal dilemma. As a registered nurse looking for the right Dr to perform my surgery, I was well pleased with the office, staff and his procedure. I highly recommend utilizing Dr schultzel's practice for getting the best results.
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Dr. Schultzel is a great surgeon. He takes his time and listens to you; he answers all your questions directly, in a way you can understand and helps you make decisions. He's professional, likable, and caring. When I was in the hospital he always showed up and kept me up to date with all that was happening and told what was being planned next, and why. He's a great communicator, something I cannot always say about other doctors. And, as a bonus, he has a great medical assistant. I highly recommend him.
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Excellent treatment. Thorough explanation of procedure. Excellent staff.
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I've had multiple abdominal surgeries, and my experience with Dr Schultzel was by far the best. He is warm, attentive, caring, and most importantly, a gifted surgeon. I had to hand two robotic surgeries within 6 weeks of each other, and the recovery, while painful, was seamless. His staff, especially Emily, is attentive and caring as well, and pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!!
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Dr. Schultzel was focused on me as a patient when I consulted with him. He explained the procedure in detail and was very good at answering any questions or concerns I had. He was thorough. He was friendly and also energetic about his profession, which I liked. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
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Matthew Schultzel was a life changer. I was living in pain everyday for 8 months and Dr. Schultzel did his work and now I am pain-free. It's as if the pain was never there to begin with. I am forever grateful and highly recommend this man. He is very personable and not once was I intimidated by him. He is a great, talented doctor. Thank you again, Dr. Schultzel. I appreciate everything you did for me.
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Really good doctor to come to when another doctor has let you down.
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I cannot sing Dr. Schultzel's praises enough! I had a bowel resection surgery in November of 2018. Not only were he and his office INCREDIBLE during the pre-op, preparation, and post-op phases, but he's an EXCELLENT surgeon! He truly cares about your well-being and recovery. His office was diligent in getting my surgery on the calendar as quickly as possible, and I've felt incredible since! He took the time to answer ALL of my questions (and there were A LOT), explained in awesome detail what was done, and took the time to counsel me in what to expect with my new, shorter guts. I'll be seeing him in the future for my colonoscopies and all of my poopchute care. :) Absolutely glowing experience!
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There are not enough words to convey my gratitude for Doctor Schutzel. In December of 2017 I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and was referred to him by one of his colleagues who said, he was one of the best in the country. From the first time my husband and I met him we know he was the right surgeon for me. He explained all the possible scenarios in a manner we could understand and always allowed time for numerous questions at each visit. He stood by me with kindness and encourgament as I went through treatment. He removed what was left of the tumor in June of 2018 and equipped me with a temporary ileostomy bag. Then once again he stood by my side with encouraging words and more endless questions as I went through additional chemo treatments. In March of 2019 he reversed my ileostomy. His skills and talents left me with tiny scars and almost no pain after each surgery. He was a God send for me an my family. I would recommend him as your surgeon. Thank you Doctor Schultzel. Cheryl
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I visited Dr Schultzel after going to many other colorectal doctors for my uncle. Dr Schultzel not only explained the procedure, but answered many questions other doctors didn’t or couldn’t answer. His bedside manner was also impressive. Talking with care and taking his time. Thank you for taking such great care of my uncle!
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I just had surgery in Feb with Dr. Schultzel and I can say that he was helpful and full of advice on do's and don'ts as well as diet to plan with. The best Doctor and most experienced I have worked with in a long time concerning the issues I was going through with for a year after seeing doctor after doctor with no resolution. I appreciate the helpfulness and checking on me by the staff as well. A great doctor who sits pretty high with the knowledge and experience !!
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I was extremely satisfied with Dr. Schultzel and his staff from getting the appointment, the first meeting with the doctor, the explanation of the procedure, and the follow up. Thoroughly professional. He didn't sugar coat the fact that my recovery from Hemorrhoidectomy would be painful.
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Excellent Surgeon!!! Dr. Schultzel is very knowledgeable and professional, explains everything, including all the important "to-do's" to help speed recovery, is extremely understanding and provides outstanding care. Also, the staff he works with is extremely pleasant, efficient and caring. Highly recommend!!!
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Great Doctor, respectful and efficient; great surgeon; had a wonderful experience with him
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Thank you Dr. Schultzel for your excellent care, your a wonderful surgeon. You and your family have a happy and healthy New Years. Gary Berman
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Dr. Schultzel is by far one of the best providers I have ever interacted with. Not only is he a great practitioner, he is incredibly personable, honest, and empathetic. I felt very comfortable in his office upon my first visit. I had to undergo surgery with him that had a rather tough recovery. We called him multiple times throughout the process. Not only did his staff help us when possible, but they also ensured he got our messages and he actually called back personally every time! Having to se
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Not enough room to give this Dr. his Dues I was fixed after 7 years of spinal blocks, Dr. after Dr. every kind of Dr. there could be seen until I saw Dr. Matthew M. Schultzel he saw me explained in plain words what he saw what he thought would help. Now I can walk again without pain. I am just so grateful to him. I can now have my quality of life back. He is one of the best in his field as far as I am concerned so nice and thoughtful. His office staff are great too. I would recommend him yes! l
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Dr. Schultzel was fantastic. Up front and transparent about my surgery and did an excellent job. He didn't hide the fact that my recovery from a hemorrhoidectomy would be painful. This set my expectations and actually helped me cope with it. Everything from the pre-op visit to the surgery and post op went exactly as he explained. No complications and no issues at all. Thank you!
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