Board Certified General Surgeon located in Gulfport, MS

About Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss Surgery

Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss Surgery is a premier surgery clinic conveniently located in Gulfport, Mississippi. With state-of-the-art treatments and accreditation from The Center of Excellence, the clinic stands at the forefront of weight loss and aesthetic advancements. Board-certified general surgeon Donald Balder, MD, brings over 25 years of experience to the clinic.

Dr. Balder’s passion for helping patients reach their health and wellness goals shines through every interaction, fostering a compassionate and supportive environment. The clinic's holistic approach with laparoscopic weight loss surgeries such as the gastric sleeve procedures, and extends to innovative solutions such as awake anesthesia for in-office laser liposuction (BeautiFILL with fat transfer), PDO thread lifts, and a variety of cuttting edge aesthetic procedures.

While weight loss surgery and body contouring are the clinic’s specialties, Dr. Balder’s broad range of expertise ensures that patients receive well-rounded care for optimal health and aesthetic outcomes.  He promotes total body health and optimization through his peptide programs, BioTE® hormone health, and IV therapies (coming 2024).

Dr. Balder graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois, with a degree in chemistry and earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois in Chicago. His commitment to excellence led him to complete his surgery residency at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

A fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, he holds Board Certification with the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Balder's commitment to patient care and pioneering spirit in weight loss techniques positions him as a trusted leader in the field.

In 2016, Dr. Balder founded the Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss Surgery. Driven by a holistic approach, his practice embodies a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Patients benefit from his surgical expertise and experience life coaching and continuous support.

Dr. Balder's commitment to innovation is evident in his investment in the most advanced technology and modern treatments. His practice is home to a range of weight loss medications, including Wegovy®, Ozempic®, Mounjaro®, and  Zepbound® reflecting a commitment to personalized, comprehensive care.

Dr Balder offers in office and telehealth consultations and follow up visits to optimize patient care, near and far!

Call Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss Surgery today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.