Dr. Lourdes Y. Swentek is a board-certified UCI Health surgeon who specializes in trauma, critical care, emergency and general surgery. Her clinical interests include wound care, stomas, hernias, gall bladder disease, benign soft tissue masses and intensive care unit delirium
She earned a medical degree at Loyola University Chicago's Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill., where she completed a surgical residency. She also completed a residency in general surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, Calif., followed by fellowship training in trauma and critical care surgery at UCI Medical Center.
Swentek's research interests include the study of inflammatory conditions and acute stress disorders after treatment for traumatic injury. She is also interested in how basic science can help solve complex clinical questions and the use of technology and innovation to improve healthcare.
She finds it rewarding to care for the hospital's sickest patients and as a first-generation Mexican-American, she loves being able to treat Spanish-speaking patients.
Swentek sees patients at UCI Medical Center in Orange.