Dr. Schultzel put my colostomy back together after my bowel exploded at another hospital. He was able to do the while thing laparoscopically! I had very little pain and stayed only 2 days in the hospital. He is a saint! His staff very good. Dr. Schultzel has a warm heart and I felt like he is well trained. I was told before by another surgeon that I couldn't be put back together laparoscopically, but Dr. Schultzel proved that doctor wrong!!! I would recommend him to everyone!"
Saved My Life
Dr. Schultzel saved my life. I had an appendicitis, and he was on-call the day I came to the ER. I was so lucky to have him! He removed my appendix, making only one small cut below my belly button to do it. I can't even see the incision now, and I feel great! I'm already back to surfing and ocean swimming, and I'm preparing for a triathalon. I couldn't have made it through the ordeal without Dr. Schultzel's warm bedside manner, which kept me calm and optimistic that I'd recover. He is a skilled surgeon and a really nice guy. Highly recommend!"
Cured My Cancer
I saw Dr. Schultzel to remove my colon cancer. He is kind, compassionate, and has a gentle way about him. He performed a single incision surgery on me. I had next to no pain after surgery and did not have a very long hospital stay. My scar is nearly invisible! His staff is compassionate and easy to work with. I'm am cured from colon cancer cancer, thanks to Dr. Schultzel."
We are proud to offer a unique blend of expertise and patient-centered care for all patients searching for treatment of general surgical issues as well as specialty treatment for diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus.
As the highest-volume robotic general and colorectal surgeon in Southern California, Dr. Schultzel specializes in surgically removing large masses with very small incisions. The result? Quicker recovery, decreased pain, and improved cosmetic outcome. While Dr. Matthew Schultzel's area of expertise is minimally invasive colorectal surgery, his passion for treating the whole patient is what sets him apart. With a concierge-style practice that prioritizes compassionate, personalized care, it is also the only one in San Diego that provides the combined skills of a specialty surgeon and a gastroenterologist. Read more.
Dr. Schultzel is pleased to offer the most advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques for treating colorectal cancer. With the usage of both robotics and advanced laparoscopics; including the single incision technique, Dr. Schultzel is able to achieve superior outcomes.View Details
Dr. Schultzel is proud to offer advanced approaches to the treatment of hemorrhoids and conditions of the anus. Using techniques both in the office and in the operating room, Dr. Schultzel has created a center for hemorrhoid treatment as well as other conditions in the anal canal. He offers non-surgical therapy with rubber band ligation, which allows patients a nearly pain free treatment of their hemorrhoids.View Details
For patients experience abdominal wall hernia or inguinal hernias, Dr. Schultzel and Dr. Burgess employ robotic techniques to repair these hernias. Dr. Schultzel is one of the highest volume robotic surgeons in San Diego county. He has performed hundreds of hernia operations with patients describing decreased pain, faster return to work and recreation, and decreased rates of hernia recurrence. Dr. Schultzel is proud to bring this approach to the community of San Diego.View Details
Dr. Schultzel is pleased to offer a wide range of treatment options for patients with colon and rectal diseases. He has a specialty focus in Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery, Single Incision Laparoscopic, Robotic, and traditional Laparoscopic Surgery. Dr. Schultzel has had specialty training for the most complex colon and rectal issues.View Details
Less than 40% of colon and rectal surgery nationwide is performed minimally invasively. Approximately 1% of surgeons routinely employ the SILS as a method to perform surgery. Dr. Schultzel has performed hundreds of colon and rectal surgery cases using the SILS and is happy to bring this skill set to San Diego.View Details
For patients having abdominal surgery, Dr. Schultzel is pleased to offer the TAP (transverse abdominus plane) block. Unlike an epidural Dr. Schultzel personally places the block to ensure success while the patient is sleeping. It lasts for several days with excellent effect. He is one of the few surgeons nation wide to routinely use this block.View Details
Dr. Schultzel and Dr. Burgess are now offering telemedicine services. This means that patients are able to receive treatment information remotely when possible.View Details
Dr. Schultzel and Dr. Burgess offer a wide range of treatment options for patients requiring general surgery. Both surgeons have specialty focus in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Single Incision Laparoscopic, Robotic, and traditional Laparoscopic Surgery.View Details
Dr. Schultzel and Dr. Burgess offer surgical treatment of issues in the office setting as well. This spares the patient the time and expense of same day surgery and hospital based surgery.View Details
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