Lourdes Y. Swentek, MD


Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, General Surgery

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  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery - General
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care [Surgery]
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
Medical School
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Loma Linda University School of MedicineGeneral Surgery
Loyola University Medical CenterSurgery
UCI School of MedicineSurgical Critical Care
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Division of Trauma, Burns, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
More Information

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.

UCI Health Surgery Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 3
Building 29
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-8008
Fax: 855-209-8413