Patient Reviews

Patient Reviews

Whether you want to rejuvenate your skin, tone your body, lose weight, boost your confidence, or are struggling with undiagnosed symptoms, we are here to help. Board-certified surgeon Dr. Donald Balder specializes in weight loss surgeries and aesthetic procedures but strives to provide a holistic approach to better the health of those in and around the Gulfport, MS area by offering a variety of aesthetic and wellness procedures and services. At Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics, we know that it is essential to feel comfortable with your provider and at ease when in our care. We invite you to read through our wide selection of patient reviews to get a first-hand experience from past and current patients who can give you a better understanding of precisely what you can expect when you come to our Gulfport, MS office. After browsing through the reviews, contact our team to let us know how we can help you.

Reviews for Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics

5.0 Review from L. Source: Healthgrades Feb 03 2023

"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."

5.0 Review from K.W. Source: Google Feb 02 2023

"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!"

5.0 Review from Anonymous Source: Healthgrades Jan 28 2023

"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!!"

5.0 Review from J.C. Source: Facebook Jan 09 2023

"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."

5.0 Review from J.L. Source: Healthgrades Dec 02 2022

"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. "

5.0 Review from K.M. Source: Google Oct 13 2022

"The staff is very friendly and helpful. Dr. Balder makes sure you understand everything, and he thoroughly answers all questions."

5.0 Review from T.W. Source: Google Sep 15 2022

"Great staff and great doctor! Felt very comfortable with everyone! Great place 10/10"

5.0 Review from L.M. Source: Facebook Jun 30 2022

"Dr Balder has the best beside manners! He makes you feel very important even if you are not the patient! His work is awesome! I would definitely recommend him and in the future he will always be a part of our life!! Thank you Dr Balder"

5.0 Review from T.P. Source: Google Jun 06 2022

"I had wonderful results with the threading, and the staff was wonderful. Would recommend 100%. Can't wait to go back."

5.0 Review from W.P. Source: Google May 06 2022

"The staff makes everyone feel comfortable and welcomed. Dr. Balder treated me with compassion and true understanding"

5.0 Review from C.F. Source: Google Apr 06 2022

"He did my surgery over two years ago. Any problems I had he fixed. I only had one issue after surgery and he immediately addressed it and I have been fine. I went from a size 22 to a size10. Have not gain any of it back and don't intend to. Followed his instructions to a T. He tells you in the beginning he is no nonsense and I appreciated that about him. I was ready to change my life and needed the toughness do it. Can't speak to anybody else's experience but I am grateful to him."

5.0 Review from T.M. Source: Facebook Mar 15 2022

"Dr Balder done my lips as well as a mid face lift and neck. My results were AMAZING! They continue to look better with each day that passes. I highly recommend his team for any of your cosmetic procedures. They make you feel comfortable from start to finish."

5.0 Review from Y.O. Source: Facebook Mar 10 2022

"Really great explanation from staff and Dr Balder. Very friendly and just awesome. I love how my face turned out with the threads ! highly recommend this procedure for anyone wanting to get a long lasting effect without the constant maintenance of shots."

5.0 Review from J.C. Source: Facebook Mar 10 2022

"I had threads and filler with Dr. Balder a month ago. I was skeptical, but the results were AMAZING! There was little to no pain. If I felt anything, Dr. Balder stopped the procedure immediately and gave me more numbing medicine. I had minimal bruising and it took years off of my face. It continues to look even better as time passes. I highly recommend Dr. Balder and his staff for any cosmetic needs The nicest staff ever! Super helpful and made me feel comfortable from start to finish."

5.0 Review from H.P. Source: Facebook Jan 11 2022

"I went in for threading (mid face) and i was super nervous but Dr Balder made me feel so comfortable and relaxed.. He has the best bed side manner which to me is extremely important.. I am so happy with the results and I would recommend Dr Balder to anyone that is looking to get anything done.. His office staff is also very nice and welcoming.."

5.0 Review from T.A. Source: Google Oct 06 2021

"Very pleased with Dr Balder and his staff. They listened intently and pleasant to speak to"

5.0 Review from K.W. Source: Google Oct 06 2021

"After procrastinating making a consulting appointment for over a year due to fear of being judged I finally took the plunge and was well rewarded. The total experience from appointment to exit was friendly, professional, personal and supportive. The process was thoroughly explained to me and I was given a Dr. Balder original sketch of the gastric sleeve process that he drew while explaining what would be done and how and why it helps with weight loss. Please do not put off this life affirming surgery. I know I have a lot of work ahead but feel confident I can reach my goals with the help of the supportive staff at MIWLS."

5.0 Review from D.S. Source: Facebook May 22 2021

"He is hands down the best !!! Very professional, definitely not about the money, gave me a discount. He made sure I was never in pain, wasn’t in a hurry, even called me himself, and that’s very unusual for a physician. He very compassionate and has a passion for his work. You’ll never go wrong using Dr. Balder Thank you for your services Dianne"

5.0 Review from Anonymous Source: Healthgrades Mar 06 2021

"Dr. Balder is an amazing doctor. He genuinely cares about your health. He isn’t there to just do procedures but is there as a life coach to help you change yourself for a healthier life. "

5.0 Review from G.L. Source: Google Oct 06 2020

"Great bedside manner. Took the time to explain the procedure step by step along with a drawing explaining everything. Ladies up front were a pleasure as well. Made me feel right at home."

5.0 Review from B.M. Source: Google Oct 06 2020

"Great surgeon. Pleased with my abdomoplasty and hernia repair. Staff is kind and efficient. I am over the top pleased with Southern surgical hospital and the medical team. I felt special with the care I recieved there!"

5.0 Review from S.S. Source: Facebook Feb 26 2020

"Dr. Donald Balder is one of the best weight loss surgeon in the world... So awesome,In fact 5 years ago I fulfilled one of the most amazing goals in the world... I lost 147 lbs. & been keeping my weight down every since.... I really appreciate & recommend Dr.Balder to anyone who is willing to be consistent with themselves.."

5.0 Review from I.M. Source: Google Oct 06 2019

"I've known Dr. Balder for years and he's always been more than willing to help me with my diet and weight loss needs. Whenever I needed hormone therapy, he was able to help me in that area too. I'd highly recommend him and his AWESOME staff to anyone wanting to better their quality of life!"

5.0 Review from B.T. Source: Facebook Jun 02 2019

"So glad I had the sleeve surgery! Best decision ever! 11 months post op and happy as can be with my surgery"

5.0 Review from S.J. Source: Facebook Feb 14 2019

"Dr. Balder did my bypass almost 15 years ago. He saved my life. I lost my weight in less than a year and have maintained it the whole time. I have had no complications. I’m so very grateful to this man."

5.0 Review from K.B. Source: Facebook Jan 13 2019

"Super awesome doctor and staff. Dr Balder was very good with explaining things and helping me through my journey. I was very pleased with him. His staff was phenomenal. They were very compassionate and caring and were willing to go the extra mile to help me out. I definitely recommend him!"

5.0 Review from Anonymous Source: Vitals Nov 12 2018

"I've suffered with morbid obesisty for years. Dr. Balder did my sleeve in 2018 with zero complications or complaints. I've already lost 92 lbs and am feeling great! Would definitely recommend!!"

5.0 Review from S.H. Source: Facebook Oct 30 2018

"I had my sleeve surgery just a week ago and I have had no pain at all this man is truly a great surgeon and love his staff in the office too !"

5.0 Review from L.M. Source: Google Oct 06 2018

"Dr. Balder is extremely knowledgeable and talented! The staff is effiecent and compassionate about their patients. I would highly recommend MIWLS to anyone looking to better their quality of life."

5.0 Review from C.M. Source: Google Oct 06 2018

"Dr Balder performed my weight loss surgery. I am more than pleased with the services he and his staff had to offer. I highly recommend Dr Balder to anyone!"

5.0 Review from D.S. Source: Google Oct 06 2018

"Best surgeon ever he changed my whole entire life"

5.0 Review from J.R. Source: Google Oct 06 2018

"Amazing Doctor for General and Weight Loss needs!!!"

5.0 Review from J.P. Source: Facebook Apr 07 2018

"I was thrilled with Dr Balder and his staff. I had planned to use a different surgeon. I had become really discouraged and was thinking of not doing the surgery. I happened upon Dr B’s practice. Jody and Tawny are great. Dr B had a great bedside manner. My Surgery is set for 4/23."

5.0 Review from J.M. Source: Facebook Mar 28 2018

"Great Doctor for your General and Weight loss surgery needs!!"

5.0 Review from K.N. Source: Facebook Feb 26 2018

"Dr Balder did my Roux en y gastric bypass in 2000. I lost over 200 pounds! I gained some back and in 2015 switched to a vegetarian diet for health reasons. I lost what I had gained and feel great! On March 7th I will be 18 years out! Dr Balder ROCKS!"

5.0 Review from W.B. Source: Facebook Nov 15 2017

"Dr Balder did my gastric sleeve surgery one year ago. I have lost 115 pounds and feel great. He is a wonderful doctor and words can not express how thankful l am for the new life he gave me. I appreciate you Dr Balder. Sincerely, Wanda"

5.0 Review from T. Source: Healthgrades Sep 28 2017

"Best outcomes Best adviceBest, nicest bedside ever.Haters and phonies leave bad reviews for what, his patient results speak for themselves.Best father ever too!!"

5.0 Review from C.H. Source: Facebook Jul 17 2017

"Dr. Balder did my surgery of the gastric sleeve August 2015. I have never felt so better since losing my weight and keeping it off. I haven't really followed up with Dr. Balder since my primary Dr does my lab work to make sure my lab work in line and she followed up to see what labs were required due to the surgery. However, I sure do miss seeing Dr. Balder and his amazing staff. Now I just need to figure out a tummy tuck and breast lift and reduction."

5.0 Review from S.H. Source: Healthgrades Dec 08 2016

"Dr. Balder performed VSG (Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy) on me and my wife this year. One of the best decisions we've ever made...and Dr. Balder was terrific! Thorough, helpful, professional!"

5.0 Review from C.M. Source: Facebook Jun 29 2016

"I just love Doctor Balder and his staff!!! They are the best!!!! I highly recommend! !"

5.0 Review from K.U. Source: Facebook Apr 16 2016

"Dr Balder and staff helped me get rid of 131 pounds in 7 months they are amazing"

5.0 Review from T.N. Source: Facebook Feb 19 2016

"I love Dr Balder and his staff they are amazing. They were always there if I had questions or got discouraged. Saved my life 130 pounds gone forever it's been 2 1/2 years. I feel amazing and finally loving myself."

2.0 Review from Anonymous Source: Vitals Sep 17 2015

"A very compassionate doctor with a superlative staff as well!"
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