Dr. Amir Esparza M.D

Dr Monzavi

Dr. Amir Esparza M.D

Education & Training

MEDICAL EDUCATION: Pontific Catholic University of Ecuador. Quito- Ecuador

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: University of Illinois Craniofacial Center Division of Plastic Surgery. Chicago, IL

INTERNSHIP: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

RESIDENCY: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

FELLOWSHIP: Colon & Rectal Surgery at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL

BOARD CERTIFICIATION: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery

Biography

Dr. Amir Esparza is a Board Certified General Surgeon and a Board Certified Colon and Rectal Surgeon. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery for the colon and rectum.

Dr. Amir Esparza completed his training in Chicago; general surgery residency at the University of Illinois Chicago followed by his fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the internationally recognized Cook County Hospital. Dr. Esparza is engaged in research, published articles, presented at international congresses, and authored medical book chapters.

Dr. Amir Esparza is a Board Certified General Surgeon and Colon and Rectal Surgeon. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery for the colon and rectum.

Dr. Amir Esparza completed his training in Chicago; general surgery residency at the University of Illinois Chicago followed by his fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the internationally recognized Cook County Hospital. Dr. Esparza is engaged in research, published articles, presented at international congresses, and authored medical book chapters.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Esparza Monzavi, Carlos A. M.D; Naffouje, Samer A. M.D; Chaudhry, Vivek M.D; Nordenstam, Johan M.D., Ph.D; Mellgren, Anders M.D., Ph.D; Gantt, Gerald Jr. M.D. Open vs. Minimally Invasive Approach for Emergent Colectomy in Perforated Diverticulitis, Diseases of the Colon & Rectum: December 16, 2020 – Volume 64, Issue3, March 2021. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001805
  • Esparza Monzavi CA, Hamed A, Nordenstam J, Gantt G Jr. Bilateral adrenal hemorrhage after colectomy for perforated diverticulitis: A case report. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2021 Jan;78:336-339. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2020.12.028. Epub 2020 Dec 17. PMID: 33388513; PMCID: PMC7787958.
  • Esparza Monzavi CA, Peters X, Spaggiari M. Cholecystocolonic fistula: A rare case report of Mirizzi syndrome. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2019;63:97-100. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2019.09.023. Epub 2019 Sep 24. PMID: 31574458; PMCID: PMC6796697.
  • Malhotra NR, Esparza Monzavi CA, Trepanier JS, Nordenstam J, Abern MR. Biliary Stent Migration: A Rare Cause of a Bladder Stone. Urology. 2017 Jun;104:e1-e2. doi:
    10.1016/j.urology.2017.03.007. Epub 2017 Mar 18. PMID: 28322898.
  • Adam Studniarek, Artyom Khurshudyan, Amir Esparza Monzavi C, Gerald Gantt, Anders Mellgren and Johan Nordenstam: Currarino Syndrome: Autosomal Dominant Sacral Agenesis Application of Sacral Nerve Stimulation in Currarino Syndrome. Gastroenterology Medicine & Research. 2020 Mar; ISSN 2637-7632, Volume4 Issue4 DOI: 10.31031/GMR.2020.04.000592.
  • Monzavi M, Gutiérrez M, Latacunga D, Esparza CA. Steroid-resistant Nephrotic syndrome in a child of 1 year 4 months. Ecuadorian Journal of Pediatrics. 2013 Jun; 13(1): 50-53. Publication Status: Published. Peer Reviewed Book Chapter
  • T. Tran, S. Thaller, Z. Panthaki, J. J Hoballah (2015), Operative Dictations in.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Genioplasty, Dr. PK Patel, Dr. CA Esparza. Springer. – Status: Published.
  • T. Tran, S. Thaller, Z. Panthaki, J. J Hoballah (2015), Operative Dictations in.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Le Fort I osteotomy, Dr. PK Patel, Dr. CA Esparza. Springer. Status: Published.
  • T. Tran, S. Thaller, Z. Panthaki, J. J Hoballah (2015), Operative Dictations in.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Bilateral Sagital Split Ramus Osteotomy, Dr. PK Patel, Dr. CA Esparza. Springer. – Status: Published.
  • M. Gutierrez (2016), Pediatric Manual of the Ecuadorian Military Hospital, Quito. Pediatric Surgery Chapters. Dr CA Esparza Monzavi. Status: Published.

Scientific Monograph

  • CA Esparza Monzavi. (2012). Relationship between the macroscopic aspect and histopathological classification of the appendix with the postoperative hospitalization days in patients of 10-30 year old ant the Metropolitan Hospital Quito, since March 2011 to February 2012 [Monograph]. Dissertation for MD degree, 1(1-78).

Abstracts

  • Esparza Monzavi, Carlos A. M.D; Open vs. Minimally Invasive Approach for Emergent Colectomy in Perforated Diverticulitis. ASCRS 2021 June 6-10, 2020
  • D. Young, C. Esparza, G. Gantt, J. Cintron, J. Harrison, A. Abcarian, V. Chaudhry. BMI Influences Decision for Surgery in Elective Resection For Diverticulitis. ASCRS. 2017 Nov; Publication Status: Provisionally Accepted

Poster Presentations

  • Esparza Monzavi, Carlos A. M.D; Naffouje, Samer A. M.D; Chaudhry, Vivek M.D; Nordenstam, Johan M.D., Ph.D; Mellgren, Anders M.D., Ph.D; Gantt, Gerald Jr. M.D. Open vs. Minimally Invasive Approach for Emergent Colectomy in Perforated Diverticulitis. ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting Boston, MA 2020
  • D. Young, C. Esparza, G. Gantt, J. Cintron, J. Harrison, A. Abcarian, V. Chaudhry. BMI Influences Decision for Surgery in Elective Resection For Diverticulitis. ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting Nashville 2018
  • Esparza CA. The Variability in CBCT airway assessment in the Literature Part. (2014) 2014 University of Illinois College of Medicine Research Forum Chicago 2014 Oral Presentations
  • 2021 University of Illinois at Chicago General Surgery Grand Rounds: General Surgery Training around the world, a different perspective of our training. Chicago, IL
  • 2021 Central University of Ecuador: Clinical Diagnosis and management of acute appendicitis in pediatric population. Medical School Lecture invitation. Quito, Ecuador
  • 2020 University of Illinois at Chicago General Surgery Clinical Correlations: Surgical
    approach of Retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy and vascular reconstruction. Chicago, IL
  • 2020 University of Illinois at Chicago General Surgery Interview Conference: Mirizzi
  • Syndrome and difficult Gallbladder. Chicago, IL
  • 2020 University of Illinois at Chicago General Surgery Clinical Correlations: Mirizzi Syndrome – Current Management. Chicago, IL
  • 2019 University of Illinois at Chicago General surgery Resident research forum: Open vs. Minimally Invasive Approach for Colectomy in Perforated Diverticulitis: a NSQIP Propensity- Matched Analysis. Chicago, IL
  • 2019 Surgical Education Week | Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS):Recruiting & Training IMG Today: Best practices to ensure a successful experience for all. Chicago, IL
  • 2019 University of Illinois at Chicago General Surgery Clinical Correlations: Enterocutaneous fistula – Current Management. Chicago, IL
  • 2019 Sulayman Berjis Foundation education series. Esparza CA. Appropriate higher level of care referral on common surgical patients. Manabí Mission; Manabí, Ecuador.
  • 2018 University of Illinois at Chicago General Surgery Interview Conference: Self-inflicted Abdominal Stab Wounds. Chicago, IL
  • 2018 University of Illinois at Chicago General Surgery Clinical Correlations: Ovarian torsion – Pediatric Surgery Management. Chicago, IL
  • 2017 University of Illinois at Chicago General surgery Resident research forum: Biliary stent migration: A rare cause of bladder stone. Chicago, IL
  • 2014 Craniofacial Center at UIC at Chicago, Lectures series: Esparza CA, Patel PK, Zhao L. Technical Aspects in the surgical management of the infant with lambdoid craniosynostosis. Chicago, IL
  • 2014 Craniofacial Center at UIC at Chicago, Lectures series: Esparza CA, Patel PK, Zhao L. Measuring the Airway in Craniofacial conditions from 2D to 3D. Chicago, IL
  • 2012 Dissertation for Medical Doctor degree. Relationship between the macroscopic aspect and histopathological classification of the appendix with the postoperative hospitalization days in patients of 10-30-year-old ant the Metropolitan Hospital Quito, since March 2011 to February 2012. Quito, Ecuador.
  • 2010 Sulayman Berjis Foundation education series. Esparza CA. Control and auto-control of Diabetes through education. Quito Mission; Quito, Ecuador