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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.
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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

James Yoo, MD

James Yoo, MD

Title(s): Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery; 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 surgery, colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis

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Lilian  Chen, MD

Lilian Chen, MD

Title(s): Colon and Rectal Surgeon; 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 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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