Liver Biopsy in Gulfport, MS

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When more information is needed regarding the health of your liver, a liver biopsy may be beneficial. A liver biopsy is a procedure used to collect tissue samples that can be analyzed to determine the source of symptoms, extent of an injury, or aid in diagnosing liver conditions. Liver biopsies are generally performed percutaneously (through the skin), which allows for a quick and easy procedure. Dr. Donald Balder proudly utilizes this extremely safe procedure to help ensure the safety and comfort of Gulfport, MS patients who might need assistance diagnosing their liver conditions. For more information on how a liver biopsy can be performed to assess the health of your liver, contact Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics today to request a consultation.

Laparoscopic liver biopsy is typically preformed during another procedure such as weight loss surgery. If there is an abnormality of radiologic evaluation, it can be done in the OR if the radiologist does not feel he can safely do the procedure.  Typically,  you will be placed under general anesthesia while a hollow tube known as a cannula is inserted into the abdomen. Carbon dioxide will be used to expand the abdominal cavity to provide better viewing. A laparoscope, which is connected to a camera, is then moved through the cannula to provide visualization of the internal organs. Dr. Balder will then utilize smaller cannulas in other abdomen areas to insert the necessary medical tools to do a true cut liver biopsy or a wedge biopsy for your optimal diagnosis.

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.

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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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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!!

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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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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.

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If you are struggling with symptoms that point to issues with your liver, a liver biopsy can give vital information to aid in diagnosing conditions and determining the best course of action. Dr. Donald Balder strives to provide every patient with ideal solutions to maintain their health and feel their best. Contact Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics in Gulfport, MS to schedule a liver biopsy today to find the answers you seek and determine the source of your liver issues.

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