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Constipation

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


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Primary Care

Find an Adult Primary Care or Internal Medicine physician in Boston, MA at Tufts Medical Center. Our doctors offer evaluation, consultation and medical management.
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Physiological and Functional Colon and Rectal Disorders

Our colorectal surgeons provide treatment for the range of physiological and functional disorders including constipation, fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse, functional anorectal pain and diverticular disease.
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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

Martin D. Goodman, MD

Martin D. Goodman, MD

Title(s): Surgeon; Director, Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program; 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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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