Donald Balder, M.D.

With over 20 years of experience as a board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Donald Balder specializes in helping patients with weight loss and achieving their aesthetic goals. Dr. Balder graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a degree in chemistry. He then went on to obtain his medical degree at the University of Illinois in Chicago and completed his surgery residency at Brown University in Rhode Island. Dr. Balder is dedicated to bringing his knowledge and expertise to as many people as possible, which is why he holds state licensure in Mississippi, Louisiana, and South Carolina. He maintains board certification with the American College of Surgeons and has received the designation of a fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Balder has always been at the forefront of weight loss advancements. By performing the first laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure in South Carolina, as well as pioneering several minimally invasive surgeries and weight loss programs, Dr. Balder is a proven pioneer in weight loss techniques. Now, after founding the Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss Surgery in 2016, Dr. Balder has expanded to include locations in the Gulf Coast of Mississippi & Alabama and Slidell, LA so he can help even more people attain their goals and become healthier.


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Awards and Accolades

Throughout his career, numerous awards and accolades have been given to Dr. Balder, including a designation from the Surgical Review Corporation as an American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons Center of Excellence Surgeon and several Center of Distinction Awards given by United Healthcare, Aetna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

A Compassionate Provider You Can Count On

With a holistic approach as the cornerstone of his practice, Dr. Balder is dedicated and passionate about helping patients regain their best life. He is caring and compassionate and strives to deliver the highest quality of patient care available. As a general surgeon, he is skilled in not only helping people with their weight loss and aesthetic needs but can provide well-rounded care to help you reach optimal health and maintain it so you can feel your best.

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11070 David St

Gulfport, MS 39503

Call: 228-567-4800

Trusted, Proven

Dr. Balder has a good bedside manner. He explains what is happening and why. He is patient, conscientious, and even keeled. Not only to his patients, but from what I can tell, to his staff as well. His prices are very reasonable. You can tell he’s providing quality for a fair price for elective type services. Definitely recommend.

J.L. Healthgrades

Just have to say a big thank you for all that Dr. Balder and his amazing staff have done. I recently had some neck threading done and I loved the results. A couple of days after I had some minor issues. I called the office and immediately they had me come in. Dr. Balder was outstanding and made sure that I was ok with zero complications. He took amazing care of me and I am beyond grateful. Thank you Dr. Balder to you and your staff you guys are amazing.

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He was amazing in the treatment of my family! From Hormone Health to PDO Thread lift to Neurotoxin injection and fillers. We are so happy and will not trust anyone else!!

Anonymous Healthgrades

I have been a patient of Dr. Balder for the last 10 months and cannot say enough good things about him and his practice. My office visits have consisted of hormone replacement therapy, threads, and Opus Plasma for acne scarring. I left each visit pleased with the positive effects of the treatment provided. He has taken the time to listen to my concerns and formulated the best plan for me. His office staff is extremely pleasant and knowledgeable as well. If you are looking for a Doctor that has patience, understanding and provides what you are actually looking for, I HIGHLY recommend Dr Balder.

L. Healthgrades

Dr Balder is an amazing physician and person. He truly cares about his patient's understanding exactly what the procedure entails and expected outcome. Your well being is his main concern and HE is your best physician choice to achieve a healthier and more youthful YOU!

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