Doctor of osteopathy (DO)
Colon and rectal surgery (board certified)
General surgery (board certified)

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  1. 4150 Regents Park Row
    4150 Regents Park Row
    Suite 345
    La Jolla, CA 92037
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  2. 477 N El Camino Real
    477 N El Camino Real
    Suite C204
    Encinitas, CA 92024
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About Matthew Schultzel, DO

I was inspired to start a career as a surgeon as my eldest brother and grandmother both suffered from colon cancer. I have a passion for the surgical cure of cancer. I specialize in general surgery, as well as minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery. My areas of interest include endoscopic surgery, single-incision laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, transanal total mesorectal excision and transanal video-assisted surgery for benign tumors unable to be retrieved via colonoscopy. I am also experienced in the use of advanced robotic methods in order to reduce postoperative complications, hernias and pain. I have a passion for colon and rectal cancer and was awarded Top Surgical Oncologist in San Diego in 2019 by the American Cancer Society. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, my Great Dane, Thor, and teaching Kendo (Japanese fencing). I also enjoy scuba diving.
English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
University of Texas Health Science Center:
University of California, San Diego:
Hackensack University Medical Center:
Touro University of Osteopathic Medicine:
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Insurance plans accepted

Matthew Schultzel, DO, accepts 25 health insurance plans.

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