General and Colorectal Surgical Specialists of San Diego

Welcome to the Office of 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.

Dr. Schultzel is affiliated with numerous medical networks including:


Leading Robotic Surgeon 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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Our Services

Colorectal Cancer Treatment and Surgery

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.

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Hemorrhoid Treatment and Surgery

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.

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Hernia Treatment and Surgery

For patients experience abdominal wall hernia or inguinal hernias, Dr. Schultzel 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.

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Colon & Rectal Surgery

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.

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Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)

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.

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Pain Control

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.

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Dr. Schultzel is now offering telemedicine services. This means that patients are able to receive treatment information remotely when possible.

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General Surgery

Dr. Schultzel offers a wide range of treatment options for patients requiring general surgery. He has a specialty focus in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Single Incision Laparoscopic, Robotic, and traditional Laparoscopic Surgery.

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In-Office Procedures

Dr. Schultzel offers 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.

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Please call our office at the number below for more information or to schedule an appointment. You can also fill out this contact form and we will be in touch with you within 24 hrs.

Call: 858-207-3117


Fax: 951-698-0272

Opening Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 8am - 4:30pm
Fri: 9am-2:00pm

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

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