​800 Stanton L. Young Blvd
​​Suite 9000
​Oklahoma City, OK 73104

(405) 271-​6240
(405) 271-​3919 (fax)

Laura E. Fischer, MD MS

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus:
Bariatric Surgery
Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery

Clinical Interests:
Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Benign & Malignant Diseases of the Esophagus and Stomach – Cancer, Acid Reflux, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Barrett’s Esophagus, Achalasia, Ulcer Disease
Tumors of the Pancreatic Body & Tail
Diseases of the Biliary Tract
Solid Organ Resection – Adrenalectomy, Splenectomy
Abdominal Wall Hernias – Ventral, Umbilical, Inguinal, Femoral

Professional Education:
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR
Residency: General Surgery Residency Program University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Madison, WI
Internship: General Surgery Residency Program University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Madison, WI
Medical Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons New York, NY

Board Certification:
American Board of Surgery

Research Interests:
Cancer & Obesity
Bariatric Surgery Outcomes
Metabolic Changes after Bariatric Surgery

Recent Publications:

1.       Fischer LE, Snyder M, Sullivan SA, Foley EF, Greenberg JA. Evaluating the effectiveness of a mock oral educational program. J Surg Res. 2016;205(2):305-11.

2.        Haisley KR, Hart KD, Fischer LE, Kunio NR, Bakis G, Tieu BH, Schipper PH, Sheppard BC, Hunter JG, Dolan JP. Increasing tumor length is associated with increased regional lymph node metastases and decreased survival in esophageal cancer. Am J Surg. 2016;211(5):860-6.

3.         Funk LM, Jolles S, Fischer LE, Voils CI. Patient and provider characteristics associated with the likelihood of undergoing bariatric surgery: a systematic review. JAMA Surg. 2015;150(10):999-1005.