Hemorrhoids happen when the veins around the anus or rectum become swollen.

Doctors + Care Team

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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Richard T.  Birkett, MD

Richard T. Birkett, MD

Title(s): Colon and Rectal Surgeon
Department(s): Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6190
Fax #: 617-636-6110

Benign and malignant colon, rectal and anal conditions, minimally invasive techniques to treat colon cancer, sphincter-saving techniques for rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, and rectal prolapse, anorectal conditions including symptomatic hemorrhoids, anal fissures, anal fistulas, sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence, robotic surgery and advanced laparoscopy as well as advanced trans-anal surgery using the TAMIS platform

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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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