Special Pets Offer Healing and Comfort to Our Amazing Kids


Dogs like Kodi and Noah regularly visit our patients at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, and these special guests are met with smiles, love and, of course, lots of hugs. Pet therapy programs, like Tiger Human Animal Therapy Service (Tiger HATS) use pets to aid in physical recovery and healing by offering comfort […]

Resources to Help You Run Amazing


Have you signed up for one of the races during Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Amazing Half Marathon Weekend on March 11 and 12? The event features kids’ races, a 5K, 10K and half marathon, providing a great opportunity for everyone in your family to participate. Preparing for any race requires dedication and […]

#LetsBuildAmazing: Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Breaks Ground for New Hospital


We did it! It was an amazing and exciting day as Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art hospital that will serve as a premier destination for high-quality, advanced medical care for children within a statewide network of pediatric healthcare excellence. With our friends, team members, former and current […]

How Kids Can Train to Run Amazing


Running is a great way to keep kids healthy. Running has many benefits for children and adolescents. Many of us are familiar with the physical health benefits that come from regular participation in any type of physical activity: Increases muscle and bone strength Decreases the risk of becoming overweight or obese Decreases the risk of […]

[Video] Jack’s Story: Giving a Child with Cleft Palate his Smile Back


Learning that a child has a cleft lip or palate, an opening in the lip or the roof of the mouth, can be a challenging diagnosis for parents to face. As a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, I have worked with many children who have struggled to eat and even breathe because of this condition. […]

About Dr. Laura Hetzler

Laura Hetzler, MD is a fellowship trained and Board Certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group. She earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans and completed her surgical internship at Ochsner Hospital. Dr. Hetzler performed her residency at Loyola University Medical Center’s Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Services in Chicago, Illinois and did her fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Learn more about Dr. Hetzler by clicking here.