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Colonic Polyps

Colonic polyps are extra pieces of tissue that grow on the inside of the large intestine, or colon.

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Colorectal Cancer Center

Find more on the colon and rectal cancer specialists at Tufts Medical Center who provide quality care and innovative treatments for colorectal cancer.
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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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Anorectal Surgery

Our colorectal surgeons provide minimally invasive options for colon and anorectal diseases including hemorrhoids, abscess and fistulas and fissures.
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Doctors + Care Team

James Yoo, MD

James Yoo, MD

Accepting New Patients

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 colorectal 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

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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Martin D. Goodman, MD

Martin D. Goodman, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program; Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-9248
Fax #: 617-636-9095

General surgery, advanced abdominal tumors, peritoneal surface malignancies, hepatobiliary/pancreatic/colorectal minimally invasive surgical oncology

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Nikola Natov, MD

Nikola Natov, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Gastroenterologist; Assistant Professor, TUSM
Department(s): Medicine, Gastroenterology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5883
Fax #: 617-636-1480

Advanced endoscopy, ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, benign and malignant esophageal disorders (esophageal strictures, Barrett's esophagus, cancer, achalasia), gastric intestinal metaplasia, acute and chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cysts, biliary strictures, bile duct stones, cholangiocarcinoma, colon cancer screening and surveillance,endoluminal stenting, and endoscopic resection of large colon polyps.

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Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have high quality care.

Quality + Safety

A world-class teaching hospital shouldn't make you feel small. At Tufts Medical Center the patient is at the center of everything that we do. This means we're committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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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.

Read about our enduring history