Constipation means that a person has three or fewer bowel movements in a week.

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Primary Care

Find a Primary Care Physician near you. With offices in Boston, Framingham, Quincy and Wellesley, our doctors offer health evaluations and management.
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Physiological and Functional Colon and Rectal Disorders

Our colorectal surgeons at Tufts Medical Center provide treatment for a range of physiological and functional disorders. Learn about the various disorders we treat.
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Gastroenterology Program

Tufts MC’s department of gastroenterology and hepatology is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of gastrointestinal and liver conditions.
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Doctors + Care Team

Martin D. Goodman, MD

Martin D. Goodman, MD

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Accepting New Patients

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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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Caitriona McGovern, MD, FAAP

Caitriona McGovern, MD, FAAP

Accepting New Patients

Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3266
Fax #: 617-636-8718

General pediatric gastroenterology, chronic constipation, disorders of gut-brain interaction, celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition

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Xiaocen Zhang, MD

Accepting New Patients

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

Upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, colon polyp removal, esophageal varices, intestinal bleeding, hereditary colon cancer syndrome, reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, constipation, trouble swallowing, abdominal pain, portal hypertension, abnormal liver test, cirrhosis, hepatitis

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