Cristina B. Geltzeiler, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor

  • Division of Colorectal Surgery
Clinic: (608) 242-2800

  • Administrative Assistant: (608) 263-4224

600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792-0001


  • MD, Medical University of South Carolina, 2010
  • General Surgery Residency, Oregon Health and Science University, 2016
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship, 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 minimally invasive surgical techniques including laparoscopy and transanal minimally invasive surgery.

Recent Publications

  • Advances in the management of rectal cancer.
    Lawson EH, Melvin JC, Geltzeiler CB, Heise CP, Foley EF, King RS, Harms BA, Carchman EH
    Curr Probl Surg 2019 11; 56(11): 100648
    [PubMed ID: 31779779]

  • Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia Screening With Anal Pap Tests: Follow-up and Corresponding Histology.
    Geltzeiler CB, Son J, Carchman EH, Lawson EH, Harms BA, Striker R, Selvaggi S, Voils CI
    J. Surg. Res. 2019 12; 244: 117-121
    [PubMed ID: 31284140]

  • Combined rectopexy and sacrocolpopexy is safe for correction of pelvic organ prolapse.
    Geltzeiler CB, Birnbaum EH, Silviera ML, Mutch MG, Vetter J, Wise PE, Hunt SR, Glasgow SC
    Int J Colorectal Dis 2018 Oct; 33(10): 1453-1459
    [PubMed ID: 30076441]

  • 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]

  • 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]

All Publications on PubMed