Cutting-Edge Procedures

At Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics, our board-certified surgeon, Dr. Donald Balder, and his staff offer a wide range of services to enhance your appearance and elevate your overall health and appearance. You may be seeking to revitalize your look with body contouring, cosmetic injectables like BOTOX®, or skin tightening with our state-of-the-art Opus Plasma®, or maybe you need to take action to lose weight through one of our weight loss surgery options or the medical weight loss program we offer. Regardless of how you want to transform yourself, we are here to help. As a board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Balder can even assist you in resolving issues, such as a hernia repair, splenectomy, and much more. Please take a look at the complete list of treatments and procedures available to learn the many ways that we can help you.


Weight Loss Surgery

Gastric Sleeve (VSG)

Gastric sleeve (VSG) is beneficial for those with more than 100 pounds to lose by removing 80% of their stomach, which can help them feel full faster.

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass is a type of weight loss surgery where changes are made to the stomach and small intestine to adjust how food is absorbed and digested.

Duodenal Switch

A duodenal switch is a procedure that combines the techniques used in a sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass, resulting in significant weight loss.

Weight Loss Surgery Revisions

Weight loss surgery revisions are performed when a patient experiences complications, symptoms, or unsatisfactory results from a previous procedure.

Laparoscopic Surgery

Hiatal Hernia Surgery

Hiatal hernia surgery is a procedure to remove a displaced portion of the stomach from the thoracic cavity that has protruded up through the hiatus.

Hernia Repair

Hernia repair surgery is a procedure to repair an organ or tissue that is bulging through a weakened area in the abdominal wall, causing severe pain.

Gallbladder Removal

Gallbladder removal is the surgical removal of a gallbladder that shows signs of disease, like gallstones or polyps, or is not functioning correctly.


A splenectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the entire spleen when it can no longer perform its necessary functions due to damage or disease.

Liver Biopsy

A liver biopsy extracts a small tissue sample from the liver to analyze the liver's health, diagnose symptoms, and track the progress of diseases.


An appendectomy is a surgical procedure to remove an inflamed appendix. Without treatment, the appendix can rupture, causing life-threatening issues.

Colon Resection

A colon resection, or colectomy, is a procedure to remove part or all of a diseased colon or treat various symptoms or conditions affecting the colon.


An adrenalectomy is the surgical removal of one or both of the adrenal glands due to the overproduction of hormones or the growth of cancerous tumors.

General Surgery

Upper Endoscopy

An upper endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that uses a scope and camera to inspect the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum to diagnose GI symptoms.


A colonoscopy is an endoscopic exam to assess the lining of the colon, test for cancer or tumors, and diagnose various gastrointestinal conditions.

Mass Excision

A mass excision is a surgical procedure to remove an abnormal mass or growth, such as a tumor, for diagnostic purposes or as part of a treatment plan.


A hemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove hemorrhoids that are extensive or severe when less invasive treatment options are unsuccessful.


Tummy Tuck and Panniculectomy

Although both treat loose abdominal skin, a panniculectomy focuses on removing the excess hanging skin while a tummy tuck is more comprehensive.

Arm Lift

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a procedure to reshape, tighten, and tone the skin on the back side of the arm between the elbow and the shoulder.

EMSCULPT NEO® Body Contouring

EMSCULPT NEO body contouring is a noninvasive shaping technique that uses HIFEM equipment to tone muscles and dissolve fat on various trouble zones.

Cosmetic Injections

BOTOX® and Neurotoxins

BOTOX and other neurotoxins, such as Jeuveau®, XEOMIN®, Dysport®, and DAXXIFY™, can revitalize your appearance by reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a minimally invasive way to fill lines or wrinkles or give areas of the face that appear sunken or hollow a more full appearance.


KYBELLA is a revolutionary treatment to eliminate fat from the excess pockets found under the chin to create a more slender neck and defined jawline.



Microneedling is a procedure to transform aging skin by encouraging the production of collagen, resulting in stronger, firmer, and smoother skin.


LATISSE is a prescription solution that can effectively elevate the look of your natural eyelashes by improving their color, length, and thickness.

PDO Thread Lift

A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive method of firming sagging skin and reducing fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance.

Health and Wellness

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy is a uniquely customizable treatment for hormonal imbalances that helps improve issues with energy, sex drive, and focus.

Medical Weight Loss Program

A medical weight loss program is personalized to meet your weight loss goals through a combination of strategies, like medications, diet, and support.


Laser Lipo and Fat Transfer

The laser lipo and fat transfer process safely removes unwanted fat from one area and redeposits it into another site for a more youthful appearance.

Opus Plasma®

Skin Tightening

Skin tightening with Opus Plasma® can firm drooping skin, stimulate collagen and elastin production, and create a tighter, more youthful appearance.

Nonsurgical Eyelid Lift

A nonsurgical eyelid lift can tighten sagging skin around the eyelid to reduce visual obstructions and provide a brighter, more youthful appearance.
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.