Erik A Swenson, MD

Specialty: General Surgery

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Advocate Medical Group

9550 West 167th Street

Lower Level

Orland Park, IL 60467

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Office: 708-873-4500

Fax: 708-873-4505

Meet Erik A Swenson, MD

About me

  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgical SystemLaparoscopic SurgeryLesionsRobotic Surgery (Da Vinci Platform)Single Site Robotic Gallbladder RemovalSkin Surgery



  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Rush Presybytrian St.Luke's Medical School
  • University Of North Dakota

Board certifications

  • General Surgery

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate South Suburban Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 173 patient ratings.


July 31, 2020 12:00 AM

Everything very good.

July 27, 2020 6:06 AM

Very professional.

July 9, 2020 8:06 AM

I visited Dr. Swenson for a minor surgery - he & his team provided excellent service on the day of the surgery & the follow-up visit.

July 6, 2020 5:38 PM

very nice doctor

July 6, 2020 5:38 PM


June 30, 2020 1:26 PM

In general pleased with Advocate Medical Group.

May 21, 2020 2:08 PM

He was very polite.

May 21, 2020 2:08 PM


May 20, 2020 8:47 AM

Excellent health care system. Thank Dr. Swenson.

March 30, 2020 1:29 PM

very good

March 23, 2020 1:46 PM

Dr. Erik Swenson was very polite and professional. My procedure was quick and easy. I received excellent service from the receptionist as well.

March 21, 2020 3:43 PM

The doctor was professional, respectful, understanding of my point of view, and knowledgable.

March 21, 2020 3:43 PM

My experience with the doctor and his nurses was pleasant and professional. However, the receptionist sent me to the financial office due to my current balance. She was loud enough that everyone could hear in the waiting area. The lady in the financial office was very demanding and rude. After driving two hours, I felt harassed due to my outstanding balance. Is this not considered a HIPPA violation? Thank you for the opportunity to express my experience in this matter.

March 18, 2020 9:17 PM

it was very good

March 18, 2020 9:17 PM


March 4, 2020 5:13 PM

very nice

February 27, 2020 9:52 AM

Good experience.

February 22, 2020 5:05 PM


February 22, 2020 5:05 PM


February 22, 2020 10:53 AM

Dr Swenson is a very good doctor. he explains what Procedure you were going to have what he's going to do and how you will feel and after the procedure and what to expect

February 22, 2020 10:53 AM

good experience

February 20, 2020 11:00 PM

Excellent Dr. Swenson, e. You could barely see my surgical scars he took him time explaining my surgery to me and visited me while in hospital after his PA seen me during my stay which he was nice.

February 14, 2020 7:41 AM

Knowledgeable, patient, kind doctor.

February 14, 2020 7:41 AM

Highly recommended.

February 7, 2020 11:55 AM

Everything was excellent.

February 5, 2020 1:27 PM

Calling and leaving messages were difficult. Never got to doctor. Had to use MyAdvocate website for messaging.

February 5, 2020 1:27 PM


February 5, 2020 1:27 PM

All the nurses instructions were great.

January 28, 2020 8:41 AM

very happy w/ eric swenson as he was prompt helpful and not wasteful w/ my/his time nor the insurance companys money but quickly handled the consult, and surgical pro. and post info in under 30 min... thanks again eric and team !

January 3, 2020 9:13 AM

I received very good care and excellent service. Doc Erika Swenson did a wonderful job.

December 22, 2019 1:49 PM

I trust him I was very pleased all around satisfied

December 22, 2019 1:49 PM


December 18, 2019 9:46 AM

Everyone was kind and helpful.

December 18, 2019 9:46 AM

Very good!

November 28, 2019 2:49 AM


November 27, 2019 8:40 AM

Dr. Erik A. Swenson was absolutely wonderful! I was very nervous to be told by my PCP that I would need to have my gall bladder removed. I was referred to Dr. Swenson. His compassion and ability to put me at ease about the procedure were so appreciated. He was professional and humorous. He took the time to find out what was going on in my life (I'm a teacher.) When Dr. Swenson came to see me right before the surgery, he assured me all would be fine & explained again what he would be doing. Post surgery (this visit 11/12/19), he really listened to me and paid extra attention to concerns I had regarding my incisions. I'm grateful to Dr. Swenson and his lovely, kind office staff for helping me regain my health. Would recommend him highly.

November 23, 2019 12:09 PM

It was one of the best Provider I have talk to

November 23, 2019 12:09 PM

Everything with this Provider was good.

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Swenson & Dr. X are understanding & listen to what I have to say.

October 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM

This provides was very nice.And answer my question.

September 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dt Seenson explained condition in a professional mammer...I was not ready for surgery..admit to being afraid..Nebrr had surgery..Ot wsd overwhelming...

September 17, 2019 7:00 PM

The experience was very pleasant.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Swenson treated me with great respect and care. He described what I could expect during the post-surgical period and offered any help he could provide in the future.

September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Swenson was the most outstanding dr. I have ever dealt with.

August 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Swenson was awesome! Everyone in the office displays AAH BOE's. Dr. Swenson took his time & made me feel safe in his care.

August 9, 2019 7:00 PM

good team to deal with

July 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Every one were so special!!!!

June 10, 2019 7:00 PM

The visit was amazing and professional. The service was excellent.

March 28, 2019 7:00 PM

It was my first visit with Dr. Swenson. His entire team was friendly and I had no wait time. I left with a very clear understanding of my upcoming procedure.

February 20, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Swenson is a fantastic surgeon - he made me feel relaxed and comfortable.

February 9, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. E. Swenson was recommended by my primary dr. X MD of Advocate, I recommend both.

February 7, 2019 6:00 PM

I saw Dr. Swensen for 1 follow up appointment following an emergency appendectomy. Yes, the office did put me in their schedule quickly, however once we saw the doctor he didn't spend nearly any time with me. He stood in the doorway with the door open and was half standing outside about 2 minutes after he came in, was quick to dismiss questions I had as "that's just normal", looked at my healing sutures from across the room and left without us feeling like we had the appropriate amount of time to ask questions. I also didn't have time to ask some questions about my procedure since he left the room so quickly.

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

great service

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

I like him. He is precise and to the point knows his business

January 15, 2019 6:00 PM

I love Dr Swanson he has helped me out so much in the last 3 years I am grateful for him he is my favorite surgen

January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

Awesome!! I would highly recommended to family and friends. I could not of been more pleased with Dr. Erik Swenson

January 2, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Swenson was very professional, knowledgeable and attentive to my needs.

December 9, 2018 6:00 PM

Great! Everyone is so nice.

October 2, 2018 7:00 PM

very calming, professional & informative. I was well taken care of.

September 30, 2018 7:00 PM

It was an excellent visit.

September 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Swenson and all his staff are exceptional - I should move X and the other staff in his office, all were very friendly, helpful but still professional. You should highly value the services of Dr. Swenson.

September 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Swenson is wonderful.

September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Provider great however to check in for lower level service those ladies at check in all slow, slow, and rude waited 18 minutes last visit get more help.

August 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Swenson is very professional, his staff is awesome - very friendly & caring.

August 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Swenson was attentive, patient, understanding and offered a test to diagnose a condition. Lab work was first ordered.

July 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Swenson was caring and concerned about the amount of pain I was having. He discussed with my husband and myself a course of treatment which was surgery to remove my appendix, gallbladder and he also found an ovarian cyst which he removed. Thank God! I went home the same day and 1 month later I feel great!

June 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Swensen was excellent. very compassionate and truly concerned about recovery. His staff is excellent. I love that all appointments are right on time. Excellent, Excellent experience.

June 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Easy to talk with.

May 1, 2018 7:00 PM

I have always been more than satisfied with Dr. Swenson, Erik MD.

April 30, 2018 7:00 PM

staff very professional

April 8, 2018 7:00 PM


April 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent surgeon and staff!! Will definitely refer patients.

March 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Swenson is the best hernia specialist ever, he did an awesome job with my hernia surgery on 11/29/17

March 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Swenson is AWESOME!!

March 17, 2018 7:00 PM

My experience was wonderful and will recommend provider to others

March 1, 2018 6:00 PM

I was very happy to be his patient. He is a nice person. He is the best.

February 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Good -

February 1, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Erik Swenson I have thank you for helping me through a very difficult rectal problem. Thanks very much.

January 10, 2018 6:00 PM

A very informative visit to prepare me for surgery.

December 31, 2017 6:00 PM


December 30, 2017 6:00 PM

No complaints. Terrific A+ surgeon. Very nice and relaxing personality. Easy to talk to.

December 27, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Swenson was awesome. As were his team.

December 22, 2017 6:00 PM

This provider never to the time to really exam me. I'm very disappointed with the level of professionalism I received

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