Biography & Education

Biography

Deciding to be a surgeon was easy for Mark Mason, M.D., who found his calling during the first week of his general surgery rotation in medical school. “I always knew that I wanted to dedicate myself to helping people reclaim their health,” he recalls. “But surgery was a natural fit for me. I valued the safe and efficient way surgery resolves problems patients face on a daily basis and helps them return to feeling well again.”

Today in his medical practice, Dr. Mason specializes in a full complement of general surgery services with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgery and gastrointestinal health issues. He emphasizes the importance of education to produce the safest, most efficient, quality outcomes for his patients. “My role is to ensure that patients understand the disease process, their choices, and ultimately the surgical plan,” he explains. “I help them learn about all aspects of their care so they can make wise decisions with the safest operation using the least invasive method possible.”

Dr. Mason uses a minimally invasive approach that “will lead to patients having a decreased length of stay in the hospital, less pain, and faster return to a normal lifestyle.”

After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, Dr. Mason enrolled at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. He completed his general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, where his training focused on minimally invasive surgery. He then underwent additional training in robotic surgery, adding another less-invasive surgery tool. Prior to coming to Providence, Dr. Mason was chief of surgery at Naval Hospital in Bremerton, Washington. He served as the carrier surgeon for the USS John C. Stennis and USS Harry S. Truman.

Married with three children, Dr. Mason enjoys all types of sports and outdoor activities with his family.

Areas of expertise

Advanced laparoscopic and robotic general surgery, gastrointestinal health issues

Education

Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, San Diego

Medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing 

Residency in general surgery with the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona 

Extensive experience in minimally invasive and robotic surgery

 

Board certifications

Board Certified in General Surgery

 

Professional societies

FACS: Fellow American College of Surgeons

Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons-member

Languages
  • English

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Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.7 out of 5 (69 Ratings, 19 Comments)

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08/10/2017
[...] -I was very impressed with Dr. Mason [...]
90

08/03/2017
I thought my condition was more urgent than the scheduler seemed to think. During my time with the doctor, he seemed to realize that my condition was more urgent. He requested the operating room in 2 days, but the hospital had to schedule it in 6 days away.
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06/23/2017
I liked Dr. Mason at my visit but he told me he would call me in two days after my visit to follow up and never called me. I called his office four business days after and they said they would make a mate for him to call me and I still have not received a call.
100

06/07/2017
I liked Dr. Mason very much. Very comfortable with him. He did not rush our visit or pressure me in any way to have surgery for my gallbladder, much appreciated.
100

05/31/2017
Dr. Mason, Dr. [...] and [...] has always been great to myself and also very helpful to my family members.
100

05/22/2017
All of my contacts have been positive. I have no complaints.
100

05/18/2017
Professional.
100

05/12/2017
Great doctor and staff.
10

05/10/2017
The doctor didn't even introduce himself. While he's known for his bedside manner, he was very cold and impersonal to me.
100

05/04/2017
Referred by my PCP for [...] hernia - got right in and made the repair within two weeks.
100

04/26/2017
[...] everything was just great got my appointment set up really quick
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01/10/2017
He saved my life. [...]
100

12/16/2016
Very considerate.
100

11/08/2016
always good experiences
100

11/04/2016
Best dr. ever.
100

10/26/2016
I received exceptional care during my hospital stay - I cheer this group of care-givers...you are awesome!!!
90

09/26/2016
Knowledgeable & concise diagnosis.
100

09/21/2016
Procedure went very well .... Everyone in Mason's practice were simply great....
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09/14/2016
Dr. Mason's surgery on my back was performed in a very professional manner. I had a very pleasant conversation with him and his nurse [...] during the procedure. I would not hesitate to recommend his office to my friends.