Colon Disorders

Colon disorders affect the colon's ability to work properly. Common colon disorders include colonic polyps, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, and irritable bowel syndrome. 

Programs + Services

CELS Surgery

Tufts Medical Center in Boston offers CELS Surgery, which combines colonoscopy with laparoscopy to allow for polyp removal without the need for a bowel resection, allowing for faster recovery time. If you are wondering if the CELS Surgery is the right for you, request an appointment today.
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Colorectal Cancer Screening

Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston provides colon and rectal cancer screening tests including colonoscopy.
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General Gastroenterology Program

Tufts MC gastroenterologists and hepatologists are highly experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of gastrointestinal and liver conditions.
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Doctors + Care Team

Alexander N.  Levy, MD

Alexander N. Levy, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Gastroenterologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Gastroenterology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5883
Fax #: 617-636-9292

Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, general gastroenterology, gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy, chromoendoscopy, colon cancer screening

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Lilian  Chen, MD

Lilian Chen, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Colon and Rectal Surgeon; Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program; Associate Director of Surgical Education; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6190
Fax #: 617-636-6110

Minimally invasive and robotic colorectal surgery, colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, anorectal disease, rectal prolapse and sacral nerve stimulator for fecal incontinence

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200 Years of Caring for the Community

Tufts Medical Center has been taking care of Boston and the surrounding community for more than 200 years.

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