United Medical Doctors: Division of General, Colorectal, and Robotic Surgery

Welcome to the Office of Dr. Schultzel and Dr. Burgess

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.

Dr. Schultzel and Dr. Burgess are affiliated with numerous medical networks including

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Leading Robotic Surgeons in Southern California

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.

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Dr. Schultzel and Dr. Burgess are proud members of the following medical organizations

United Gastroenterologists United Gastroenterologists

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Dr. Schultzel and Dr. Burgess are SRC Accredited

The Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) accredits top medical professionals on the basis of patient experience, safety, and effectiveness of care. Learn more about SRC.

Our Services

Dr. Schultzel and Dr. Burgess offer services to treat a wide range of conditions.

Colorectal Cancer Treatment Treatments for colorectal cancer
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. Learn more about colorectal cancer and how we treat it.
Colorectal Surgery Colorectal surgical services
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.
Hemorrhoid Treatment Hemorrhoid treatment services
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. Learn more.
Colonoscopy Colonoscopy information
Dr. Schultzel is proud to offer colonoscopy to our patients. As a high risk colon cancer patient who requires frequent screening, Dr. Schultzel recognizes the important of proper screening and is empathetic to his patients regarding the procedure. Learn more about colonoscopies here.
Hernia Repair Hernia repair information
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. Learn more.
Gallbladder Removal Gallbladder removal surgery
Dr. Schultzel and Dr. Burgess are pleased to offer the most advanced technology to treat diseases of the gallbladder. Both surgeons also offer Single Incision Robotic Surgery to patients and are the only surgeons in San Diego County/Riverside County who officer this technique. Read more about gallbladder surgery and the advanced techniques here.
Cosmetics Cosmetic services
Dr. Schultzel and Dr. Burgess oversee in-house procedures for cosmetic treatments. See more here.

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ACS Top Surgical Oncologist in San Diego, 2019

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Dr. Schultzel is Highly Reviewed by Patients on Yelp


Please call our office for more information or to schedule an appointment.

E-mail: info@sdcolons.com Fax: 858-240-4029
Open Hours Monday - Friday: 8am - 5:00pm
Office Addresses La Jolla: 4150 Regents Park Row, Suite 345, La Jolla, CA 92037 Encinitas: 477 N El Camino Real, Suite C204, Encinitas, CA 92024 Murrieta: 28078 Baxter Rd, Suite 530, Murrieta, CA 92563