Our team specializes is minimally invasive colorectal surgery in San Diego. See information regarding our fellowship and surgeon below.
Minimally Invasive Colon and Rectal Surgery through the UTMB and Houston Methodist Hospital
Dr. Schultzel spent an extra year after his General Surgery Residency for training in advanced Colon and Rectal Surgery. During his time in Houston he performed hundreds of Colorectal procedures and is one of most experienced surgeons in the US in the Single Incision approach to laparoscopic surgery (SILS).
Dr. Schultzel is one of the only surgeons in Southern California routinely performing SILS surgery and one of the few performing TAMIS and TATME procedures.
My mission is to provide top level surgical care to all my patients. I employ the newest technology and have undergone a great deal of training in order to bring the most advanced treatment modalities to my patients. It is my pleasure to treat you.
Matthew Schultzel, DO
Dr. Schultzel is a California native, born in Walnut Creek, California. He attended the University of California San Diego for his undergraduate studies. His medical education then took him to San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey, Houston, and finally back to San Diego. Read more about Dr. Schultzel in this article from the Sharp Health News Team.
College: University of California, San Diego, B.S. Biology/B.A. Psychology
Medical Education: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-California, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: UC San Diego - General Surgery, Hackensack- Palisades Medical Center - General Surgery.
Fellowship: Minimal Invasive Colon and Rectal Surgery, Laparoscopy/Endoscopy, UT Health System, Houston Methodist Hospital, Herman Memorial Hospital
Eagle Scout Award
National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine
Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity
Stein Institute for Research on Aging (SIRA)
Administrative Chief Resident
American College of Osteopathic Surgery Resident Council President
Closing Bell New York Stock Exchange
UCSD "40 Under 40" alumni award
San Diego Magazine 2018 Top Doctor
San Diego Magazine 2019 Top Doctor
American Cancer Society Top Surgical Oncologist in San Diego 2019
American Medical Association
American College of Surgeons
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgerons
American College of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
American Osteopathic Association
Schultzel M., Schultzel M., Wentz B., Bernhardt, M.
The Prevalence of Injury in Kendo.
The Physician and Sportsmedicine 11(1): 1-5, Nov 2015.
Schultzel M, Kalsi R, Goldman F.
Malignant Fungating Phyllodes Tumor.
Journal of Cancer Treatment Communications, Volume 2, Issue 2, 30-33.
Schultzel M, Arnold T, Fornari M, Miglietta M.
Megacolon Secondary to Chronic Constipation.
World J Med Surg Case Rep 2013;2:45-49.
Sanders CM, Saltstein SL, Schultzel MM, Nguyen DH, Stafford HS, Sadler GR.
Understanding the Limit of Large Data Sets.
J Cancer Educ. 2012 Dec;27(4):664-9.
Schultzel M, Saltstein SL, Downs TM, Shimasaki S, Sanders CM, Sadler GR.
Late Age (>85 Years) Peak Incidence of Urinary Bladder Cancer.
Journal of Urology, 2008. 179 (4): 1302-6.
Downs TM, Schultzel M, Shi H, Sander C, Tahir Z, Sadler GR.
Renal Cell Carcinoma: Risk Assessment For Newly Diagnosed Patients.
Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, 2009, Apr. 70(1): 59-70.
Excelling Under Pressure: DO's Share their Insights, Strategies
DO Magazine, 2013.
Schultzel M, Nguyen DH.
Straight from the Laboratory: a Kidney cancer study done exclusive on Asians.
Filipino Press, July 27-August 3rd 2007.
Pain and Poops: Then and Now - The Bloomin' Uterus Blog
Fecal Incontinence: Evaluation and Management. Palisades Medical Center Grand Rounds, North Bergen, NJ. September 2015
Fecalization of Small Bowel as indicator towards conservative therapy rather than surgery: A single center Large Retrospective Study.
American College of Osteopathic Surgery Symposium: Boston, MA, 2014.
Megacolon Secondary to Chronic Constipation. American College of Osteopathic Surgery Symposium: Las Vegas, NV, 2013.
Ethicon Young Surgeons Course, Houston Methodist Hospital, October 2015: Presenting Surgeon
Amtrak Police Surgeon, NYC/NJ, 2013-present UN Global Security Councel/US Secret service Volunteer Surgeon 2013-2014
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York – Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Surgery: 2012-2015
New York Mets Team Physician 2012
Completed Da Vinci Robotic Console Training, 2015
Completed Da Vinci Robotic Console First Assist Training, 2012
Advanced Laparoscopic including mastery of the SILS (single incision laparoscopic)
Advanced endoscopy and colonscopy
SILS Colorectal Course Instructor: USA
TAP Block Course Instructor: USA
Kendo (5 dan)
Dr. Burgess, originally from Greeley, Colorado, joins us after a five year stay completing his medical residency at CarePoint Health system in New Jersey. After working as a lab technician at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, he earned his medical degree at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. In step with our medical philosophy, Dr. Burgess also specializes in minimally invasive robotic surgery.
In addition to being an avid reader and world traveler, Dr. Burgess is also interested in swimming. In fact, he was on the Rider University swimming team as an undergraduate student.
Originally from Powhatan, Virginia, Addison obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in 2018 from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. She then received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Emory and Henry College in Marion, Virginia in August 2021, moving out to Southern California shortly after. She is a board certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and licensed by the Physician Assistant Board of California. She is a member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Her pastimes include spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, reading, and hiking.
Megan grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and received her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Missouri in 2017. During her undergraduate studies, she enjoyed her time working as an EMT on the ambulance service. She also attended multiple medical mission trips to Nicaragua and Honduras. Megan then went on to graduate from the PA Program at University of Missouri - Kansas City in 2020. She worked for 2 years as a PA in Hampton Roads, Virginia until early 2022 when she relocated to San Diego. Megan loves reading, trying new restaurants, and exploring with her husband and dog. Megan is certified through the National Certifying Commission of PAs and the state of California.
Jayme is a board-certified nurse practitioner, California born and raised and moved to San Diego in 2020. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at California State University of Fullerton. She later earned her Masters of Science in Nursing with an emphasis as a Clinical Nurse Leader at the University of San Francisco. She received her nurse practitioner certification at California Baptist University in Riverside, California. Jayme spent several years as a certified operating room nurse before coming to work with United Medical Doctors as a surgical nurse practitioner for the general and colorectal surgery team. In her free time she enjoys relaxing at the beach, practicing her baking skills in the kitchen and working out at the gym.