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Cristina B. Geltzeiler, MD

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600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792

Cristina B. Geltzeiler, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Colorectal Surgery
Divisions of General Surgery


  • MD, Medical University of South Carolina, 2010
  • General Surgery Residency, Oregon Health and Science University, 2016
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery Resident, Washington University, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 2017

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Geltzeiler is a fellowship-trained colon and rectal surgeon. She has expertise in the treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. She treats benign and malignant conditions including colon cancer, rectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, and anorectal conditions. Her practice includes colonoscopy and minimally invasive surgery with the use of laparoscopy.

Research Interests

Recent Publications
  • Does Sex Influence Publication Productivity Among Colorectal Surgeons Participating in Fellowship Training Programs?
    Geltzeiler CB, Kelley KA, Srikanth P, Deveney KE, Diamond S, Thomas CR, Enestvedt BK, Tsikitis VL
    Dis. Colon Rectum 2017 May; 60(5):537-543.
    [PubMed ID: 28383454]
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  • Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastasis: Evolving Paradigms and Future Directions.
    Zarour LR, Anand S, Billingsley KG, Bisson WH, Cercek A, Clarke MF, Coussens LM, Gast CE, Geltzeiler CB, Hansen L, Kelley KA, Lopez CD, Rana SR, Ruhl R, Tsikitis VL, Vaccaro GM, Wong MH, Mayo SC
    Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol 2017 Mar; 3(2):163-173.
    [PubMed ID: 28275683, PMC ID: 5331831]
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  • Variation in the Use of Chemoradiotherapy for Stage II and III Anal Cancer: Analysis of the National Cancer Data Base.
    Geltzeiler CB, Tsikitis VL, Kim JS, Thomas CR, Herzig DO, Lu KC
    Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2016 Nov; 23(12):3934-3940.
    [PubMed ID: 27444107]
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  • Trends in the Surgical Management of Crohn's Disease.
    Geltzeiler CB, Hart KD, Lu KC, Deveney KE, Herzig DO, Tsikitis VL
    J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2015 Oct; 19(10):1862-8.
    [PubMed ID: 26286366]
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  • LAHRI: Laparoscopic-Assisted Hydrostatic Reduction of Intussusception.
    Geltzeiler CB, Sims TL, Zigman AF
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2015 Sep; 25(9):763-6.
    [PubMed ID: 26115333]
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  • Strictureplasty for Treatment of Crohn's Disease: an ACS-NSQIP Database Analysis.
    Geltzeiler CB, Young JI, Diggs BS, Keyashian K, Deveney K, Lu KC, Tsikitis VL, Herzig DO
    J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2015 May; 19(5):905-10.
    [PubMed ID: 25617078]
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  • Trends in the surgical management of diverticulitis.
    Wieghard N, Geltzeiler CB, Tsikitis VL
    Ann Gastroenterol 2015 Jan-Mar; 28(1):25-30.
    [PubMed ID: 25608492, PMC ID: 4290000]
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  • Initial surgical management of ulcerative colitis in the biologic era.
    Geltzeiler CB, Lu KC, Diggs BS, Deveney KE, Keyashian K, Herzig DO, Tsikitis VL
    Dis. Colon Rectum 2014 Dec; 57(12):1358-63.
    [PubMed ID: 25380000]
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  • Prospective study of colorectal enhanced recovery after surgery in a community hospital.
    Geltzeiler CB, Rotramel A, Wilson C, Deng L, Whiteford MH, Frankhouse J
    JAMA Surg 2014 Sep; 149(9):955-61.
    [PubMed ID: 25054315]
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  • Chemoradiotherapy with a radiation boost for anal cancer decreases the risk for salvage abdominoperineal resection: analysis from the national cancer data base.
    Geltzeiler CB, Nabavizadeh N, Kim J, Lu KC, Billingsley KG, Thomas CR, Herzig DO, Tsikitis VL
    Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2014 Oct; 21(11):3616-20.
    [PubMed ID: 24943237]
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