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SCLA Staff
Michelle Treen, RN

Michelle earned her RN degree at Louisiana State University School of Nursing and attended William Carey School of Nursing where she trained as an operating room technician. She has been an integral part of Surgical Clinic of Louisiana since it was founded in 2000. As one of the Nurse Coordinators for our Bariatric Surgery program, Michelle handles all aspects of bariatric patient care, and assists our surgeons in the SCLA Marrero office. As a teenager, Michelle attended Weight-Watchers to gain control of her own weight problem. That experience has enabled her to approach bariatric patient care with a personal perspective, which has been an inspiring benefit to all of our patients.

Karen Danna, RN-CBN

Karen Danna is a Certified Bariatric Nurse Coordinator certified by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Karen oversees the COE program at West Jefferson Medical Center and is one of the two bariatric nursing coordinators at SCLA. Karen had LAP-BAND® surgery by Dr. Treen in 2006. She lost over 110 pounds and has successfully maintained her goal weight for 7 years. Karen's personal experience gives her unique insight into the weight loss journey our patients take. This is a tremendous asset both to our patients and our entire staff. Click here to read more about Karen's story.

Velma Disalvo

Velma assists our patients and referring physician offices with appointment scheduling, coordinating referrals, arranging preoperative testing, and surgical procedure arrangements.

Yanetsy Capote, Administrative Assistant

Yanetsy joined the SCLA team in 2011. She oversees the daily management of the clinic and handles all the billing and collections as well. Yanetsy is also a very successful bariatric surgery patient herself. She will often happily answer patient questions based on her own experience with the Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure.

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  • Surgical Clinic of Louisiana, LLC
  • Physicians Center
  • 1111 Medical Center Boulevard
  • Suite South 860
  • Marrero, Louisiana 70072
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