Our Patient Advocates and Clinical Team in Louisiana

The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana includes a team of 8 full-time patient advocacy experts who focus solely on acquiring weight loss surgery insurance approval. Upon inquiry into our practice, an Advocate will be designated to address your individual preoperative needs. One of our seven Advocates will walk you through the bariatric surgery insurance maze and personally contact your insurance representative.

Laura Boyer

RN, CBN, Director of Clinical Systems

Laura has been a nurse her entire adult life. “I don’t recall a time in my life that did not involve taking care of people.” Her nursing career began at Ochsner Hospital where she worked with patients in perioperative and critical care for nearly 20 years. In 2001 Laura switched her focus to the treatment of obesity and obesity-related chronic illnesses. She has developed a true passion for improving the quality of life for individuals who suffer from chronic diseases. Over the past 17 years she has earned a plethora of awards as well as much respect from the bariatric community.

Laura served on the executive board of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and is a past president of the Integrated Health section of the ASMBS. She has also served in many conference faculty and committee roles in the organization. She has been an active member of the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Quality Improvement Committee, the integrated health column editor for Bariatric Times and is currently on the editorial advisory board for the Bariatric Times.