Dr. Donald Balder, MD

Dr. Donald Balder, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Donald Balder, MD is a general surgery specialist in Gulfport, MS and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Univ Of Il Coll Of Med in 1991 and specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery.

15190 Community Rd Ste 210

Gulfport, MS 39503

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Vascular Disease
more than 41% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 38% of peers
Heart Surgery
more than 8% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

16  Conditions Treated

4  Procedures

  • Heart Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • U Ill Chicago Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Rhode Island Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • U Ill Chicago Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Balder has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balder's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balder to family and friends
10 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Balder's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

One of the best Dr’s I have ever known! Amazing man who truly cares for the patients well being!
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Best outcomes Best advice Best, nicest bedside ever. Haters and phonies leave bad reviews for what, his patient results speak for themselves. Best father ever too!!
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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!
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