Physician’s Profile

Christopher Mascarenhas, MD


First rank in the University and State in M.S. General Surgery Boards. Bangalore, India. 2004

Certificate of Merit in Pharmacology and Microbiology. Bangalore, India. 1996


Christopher Rahul Mascarenhas, MD, is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in colon and rectal cancer surgery with a special interest in transanal minimally-invasive and transanal total mesorectal excision surgery techniques. Dr. Mascarenhas has clinical skill in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), pouch surgery, and advanced colonoscopy procedures.

R Nunoo, C Mascarenhas, T Asgeirsson, R Rivera, M Luchtefeld, R Figg. Outcomes of Ileocolic resection for Crohns patients in comparison to ileocolic resection for non-crohns patients and the impact of preoperative immunosuppressive therapy with biologics and Steroids on Inpatient complications. Am J Surg 2012 Mar; 203(3): 375-8
T Asgeirsson, C Mascarenas, A M. Kaiser. Screening and Surveillance Strategies in Hereditary Colon and Rectal Cancer. Seminars in colon and rectal surgery. 2011 June 22(2): 88-94
Onesti JK, Mascarenhas CR, Chung MH, Davis AT. Isolated metastasis of colon cancer to the scapula: is surgical resection warranted? World journal of surgical oncology. 2011 Oct 26; 9:137
Asgeirsson T, Zhang S, Nunoo R, Mascarenas C, Dujovny N, Luchtefeld M, Cavey GS, Senagore A. Citrulline: A potential immunomodulator in sepsis. Surgery 2011 September 150(4): 744-51.
Dale PS, Mascarenhas CR, Richards M, Mackie G Mammography as Screening Tool for Diabetes Mellitus - . J Surg Res. 2010 Mar; 159(1): 528-31
S. Joseph, C. Mascarenhas, M. Othman, S. Puli, J. Marshall, B. Miedema, N. Rangnekar, J. Ibdah, M. Antillon, K. Thaler NOTES: A Systematic Review of Animal Studies. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2007 Volume 65, Issue 5, Pages AB295 - AB295
Dale PS, Mascarenhas C, Richards M, Mackie G. Mammography as screening tool for coronary artery disease –J Surg Res. 2008 Jul; 148(1): 1-6.
Mascarenhas C, Steele SR, Hull T. The ABC's of re-do ileoanal pouches, what every gastroenterologist should know. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2019 Apr 9 Epub
Christopher Mascarenhas, Mathew Kalady, Chapter 22. Left and sigmoid Colectomy Netter's Surgical Anatomy and Approaches. 2nd Edition (in Print )