Dr. Michael Schultz is a general surgeon practicing in Towson, MD. Dr. Schultz specializes in abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and often thyroid glands. General surgeons are able to deal with almost any surgical or critical care emergency, also involving the skin or soft tissue trauma. Dr. Schultz provides quality surgical service for gravely ill or injured patients and is able to respond quickly due to knowledge of various surgical procedures.
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Education and Training
University of Maryland School of Medicine 1971
American Board of Surgery (ABS)
SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryABS
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An inguinal hernia is an accident eating to happen. Nothing good can come from it. It will never go away, only gets worse and can create potential life threatening problems. The repair can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation as an out patient. Personally, mine was repaired at 1:30 PM on a Friday and I was in the office on a Monday morning. The alternative (no repair) is that what is popping out in the hernia is a piece of the intestine. Within minutes, the bowel can be squeezed tightly enough to cut off the blood supply to the intestine and it can become gangrenous! That’s potentially life threatening! So, the simple answer is that got a hernia? Get it fixed at the earliest convenience by someone who does the procedures frequently enough to have an expertise in the surgery. Waiting until it becomes an emergency courts disaster. As an emergency, one doesn’t have the luxury of having an expert surgeon during an elective daytime procedure! MJS. READ MORE
If a simple procedure called a “lateral internal subcutaneous sphincterotomy is performed correctly there should be a minimal downtime of a few days! However, finding a specialist who has experience with this procedure can be daunting. The success of this 5 minute surgery is specifically related to experience! Done incorrectly can be a disaster!! READ MORE
You need to be evaluated by a neurologist surgeon. All the nerves to the upper extremity originate in the cervical spine (neck). Damage to the nerve roots as they exit the spine cause atrophy (loss of function and muscle mass) of the muscles to the upper extremity and hand. Good luck! Don’t get waylaid by well-meaning other practitioners. Neuro-surgeons only. Not a family doc, chiropractor, physical therapist! READ MORE
Generally, there are no issues. We always ask patients to bring their C-PAP machine with them if needed mainly in the recovery room. Otherwise, you should have an uncomplicated experience. The anesthesia providers are well-versed with patients with sleep apnea. There are lots of you out there! READ MORE
After abdominal surgery (assume this was open and not laparoscopic surgery) someone who works on a pig farm and does heavy manual labor should not return to work for at least 6 weeks. That would be 4 weeks if performed with a scope. Plus, if you had a perf’d DU, you were sick!! Take the time you need!! READ MORE
Hernia pain is a sign that there are intra-abdominal contents (usually bowel loops) in the hernia sac. That’s a sign that the hernia is likely more than a simple bulge! Bowel loops can become entrapped in the hernia becoming a surgical emergency. A simple elective hernia repair can be performed as an outpatient under sedation and local anesthesia with return to normal activities in days. They should be repaired before they become an emergency. PS: The body gives us signs such as “pain” to alert us to seek care!! READ MORE
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Faculty Titles & Positions
- Director of Breast Health LifeBridge Health -
- Medical Director Breast Care Center at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center -
- Patients’ Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2018) Year
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2015, 2018) Year
- On-Time Doctor Award 2014
- Top 10 Doctor - City 2014
- Top Doc Year Baltimore Magazine
- Breast Cancer
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Get to know Breast Surgical Oncologist, Dr. Michael J. Schultz, who serves patients in Baltimore, Maryland.
One of Maryland’s marquee surgeons, Dr. Schultz is Director of Breast Health at LifeBridge Health. His practice, The Breast Center, is located in LifeBridge Health’s Quarry Lake offices and his surgeries are performed at LifeBridge Health hospitals.
LifeBridge Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Maryland. It includes Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Grace Medical Center, and related subsidiaries and affiliates.
A lifelong Marylander, Dr. Schultz left for several years for his pre-med studies at Princeton University before returning to attend the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He then went on to serve his residency at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, after which he spent nearly 30 years at both Sinai and Northwest hospitals, including practicing with two other premier surgeons, Dr. Marc Gertner and Dr. Gary Hamamoto.
After working in several surgical areas, he found his true calling with a specialization in breast cancer care, where he has become renowned among his peers and has inspired deep loyalty among his patients.
His unique “patient-centric” program, which provides rapid evaluation and consultation along with immediate breast biopsies when indicated with a pathology report 24 hours later, has won many national awards.
Citing his decades of residency teaching as one of the reasons that he was eager to return to LifeBridge Health, Dr. Schultz previously served as the medical director of the Breast Care Center at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.
In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), he is board-certified in general surgery by American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge.
Surgical oncology is the branch of surgery applied to oncology. It focuses on the surgical management of tumors, especially cancerous tumors. A surgical oncologist removes the tumor and nearby tissue during surgery. He or she also performs certain types of biopsies to help diagnose cancer.
In more than four decades in practice, Dr. Schultz has earned a stellar reputation for his medical expertise, surgical skills, and compassion. He is the recipient of Patients’ Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2018), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2015, 2018), On-Time Doctor Award (2014), and Top 10 Doctor – City (2014), and a perennial Top Doc in “Baltimore Magazine” for over decade.
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