Gutierrez's gastrointestinal/autoimmune and arthritic condition has affected his hips and lower body that cost him the 2014 season.
Gutierrez, 34, is batting .232 with one home run and eight RBIs in 35 games in his first season with the Dodgers this season.
The Dodgers also recalled up infielder/outfielder Mike Freeman from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take the roster spot.
Freeman, 29, will make his first stint with the Dodgers after being claimed by the team on May 26 from the Seattle Mariners. In 20 games with Oklahoma City, he is hitting .295 with four RBIs and three stolen bases. He also appeared in 16 games with the Mariners this season, going 2-for-30 (.067) and hitting his first career major league home run on April 12 against the Houston Astros. He appeared in three games (two starts) at first base, three games (two starts) at second base and two starts at third base with Seattle.
In 37 major league games in two seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Mariners, Freeman is batting .135 with one home run and two RBIs. He has a .292 career batting average with 132 steals, 19 home runs and 279 RBIs in 757 minor league games.