Dr. Matthew Schultzel, DO

Dr. Matthew Schultzel, DO

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 35
Dr. Matthew Schultzel, DO is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Encinitas, CA. He graduated from Touro Center / College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery.Read his story

477 N El Camino Real Ste A308

Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact Information

(858) 207-3117

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Net
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Keystone Health Plan East

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Schultzel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schultzel "Happy to offer to San Diego specialty training in General Surgery as well as Minimally Invasive Colon and Rectal Surgery"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schultzel "Expert care, compassion, good communication."

1  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*

86  Conditions Treated

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60  Procedures

  • Anal Repair
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Colostomy
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistula Repair
  • Fistula Testing
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • 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
  • Prolapse Treatment
  • Rectal Surgery
  • 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
  • Sigmoid Colectomy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) for Rectal Tumors
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Virtual Colonoscopy
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schultzel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schultzel to family and friends
31 total reviews (25 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Schultzel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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Patient Comments (25)

THIS IS A MUST READ... I found Dr. Schultzel through a previous surgeon and he was able to perform a miracle for me. I had such extensive adhesions and a 22 cm x 4-6 cm hernia, the second largest ever repaired at Scripps La Jolla. Dr. Schultzel was able to make the repairs without cutting me open...more
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Dr. Schultzel is amazing! I had to have an emergency appendectomy and met Dr. Schutzel just hours before surgery. He made me feel very comfortable and at ease in a scary situation. Dr Schutzel is extremely personable and knowledgeable. I felt like he had been my doctor for years. Wonderful doctor!!
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I have been dealing with issues for years and Dr Schultzel has been amazing. I haven't felt better. Thanks to Dr Schultzel and the entire office for a great experience.
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I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, an urgent surgery was required. My wife and I met with Dr.Schultzel to go over the surgery plan and containments, he was very professional and compassionate. A laparoscopic surgery was performed 2 days later, a sizable section of colon was removed. The...more
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I recently had several procedures done by Dr. Schultzel. He is an excellent physician and thoroughly explained the issues, treatment options and procedures. He is very personable and takes the time to address your questions and concerns. His staff is equally personable and professional. I would...more
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