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Perianal Fistula

A fistula is an abnormal connection between an organ, vessel, or intestine and another structure. Fistulas are usually the result of injury or surgery. They can also result from infection or inflammation. A perianal fistula is usually the result of an anal abscess where the infected gland (abscess) is connected by a small tunnel to an opening on the skin around the anus.

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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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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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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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