Dr. Francis Essien, MD

Dr. Francis Essien, MD, is a Surgeon that specializes in General, Colon & Rectal, Vascular, Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at the Murrieta Valley Surgery Associates in Wildomar, CA.
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Dr. Francis Essien, MD

Locations
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dr. Francis Essien, MD

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING
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February 2012:

Certification da Vinci SI Robotic surgery Platform

June 12-17, 2011

28th Annual Meeting American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

May 16, 2011

LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System Training course (ALLERGAN) Irvine CA.

06/2001- 06/2002

Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery Fellowship Baylor College of Medicine Michael E. Debakey Department of surgery

Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Mini-Fellowship program University of Texas South Western, Dallas Texas. March 24-29 2002

Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Cadaver Lab and Course American Society for Bariatric Surgery 19th annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA, June 24- 29 2002

Proctorship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Texas Endosurgery Institute, San Antonio, Texas. December 2001-January 2002, May-June 2002

dr. Francis Essien, MD

POST GRADUATE TRAINING
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06/1996 -05/2001

Martin Luther King, Jr. / Drew Medical Center General Surgery Residency

06/1995-05/1996

University of Southern California Medical Center Internship-General Surgery

06/1994 -05/1995

Martin Luther king, Jr. / Drew Medical Center Internship – General Surgery

dr. Francis Essien, MD

MEDICAL SCHOOL
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09/1983 -11/1989

College of Medicine

University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

M.D.

dr. Francis Essien, MD

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
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09/1978-06/1983

Kings College Lagos, Nigeria, Graduated with the General Certificate of Education (G.C.E. ordinary level) in the Division One Class

dr. Francis Essien, MD

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
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  • 07/2002- Present Private Practice, Crown Surgery Medical Group Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, da Vinci Robotic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
  • 1992-1993 Surgical House staff, Premier specialist Medical center, Victoria Island Lagos Nigeria
  • 1990- 1991 National Service at Psychiatric Hospital Lagos, Nigeria (World Health Organization Accredited Center for Mental Health)

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

  • 2002-Present Medical Staff, Corona Regional Medical Center, Corona, CA. (Vice Chair of Surgery 2010-2012)
  • Inland Valley Regional Medical Center, Murrieta California Rancho Springs
  • Regional Medical Center Murrieta, CA
  • Pomona Valley Regional Medical Center

dr. Francis Essien, MD

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
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  • April 2002 Faculty Instructor, Minimally Invasive Surgery update course Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas.
  • Ad hoc reviewer, A 24hr pneumoperitoneum leads to multiple organ impairment in a porcine model, Journal of Surgical Research, Feb. 2002
  • 2000-2001 Executive Chief resident, Department of Surgery Martin Luther king Jr. /Drew Medical Center
  • 1985-1986 Secretary kings College alumni association Nigeria

dr. Francis Essien, MD

HONORS AND AWARDS
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  • 1989 Deans List, College of Medicine University of Ibadan Nigeria
  • 1991 National Youth Service certificate for Service at Psychiatric hospital, Lagos Nigeria
  • 1995 Best Neurosurgery Intern Award, Martin Luther King Jr, /Charles Drew Medical Center Los Angeles, California
  • 2001 Executive Chief resident Award Charles R. Drew University /Martin Luther King General Surgery Residency Program

dr. Francis Essien, MD

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
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  • Member American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery ( ASMBS )
  • Member Society American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • Member, Los Angeles Surgical Society
  • Member, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria

Publications

  • Gorski TF, Gorski YC, McLeod G, Suh D, Cordero R, Essien F, Berry D, Dada F.; patterns of injury and outcomes associated with Motor cross accidents. Am Surg.2003 Oct; 69(10): 895-8
  • Essien FA Ojeda HF, Salameh JR, Baker KR, Rice L, Sweeney JF, Laparoscopic Splenectomy for chronic Recurrent thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, Surg Laparosc Endosc percutan Tech, 2003Jun13(3): 218-21
  • Salameh JR, Sweeney JF, Essien FA, Williams MD, Awad S, Itani KM, Fisher WE. Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia repair during the learning curve. Hernia 2002. 2002. Dec; 6(4): 182-187
  • Salameh JR, Votanopoulos KI, Essien FA, Williams MD, Hilal RE, Barrosco AO, Sweeney JF, Brunicardi FC, Rectal Duplication cyst in An Adult. The laparoscopic Approach, Accepted by J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A.

Abstracts

  • Michael D Williams, MD, Francis A. Essien, M.D, Jihad Salameh, MD. John Sweeney MD. Laparoscopic Management of localized Intrabdominal Castleman’s disease, Surgical endoscopy (2002) 16; S332
  • Salameh JR, Essien FA, Williams MD, Sweeney JF, Fisher WE, Laparoscopic EnBloc resection of locally Advanced Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor submitted to JSLS

Seminars and presentations

  • Surgery Grand Rounds, King Drew Medical center Emergency Room Thoracotomy, 2000
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery lecture series, Baylor College of Medicine Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and common bile duct Exploration (2001)
  • Seminars in Bariatric Surgery 2002 to present

REFERENCES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.