Dr. Robert Kimber, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Kimber
Accepting new patients

Performance Spine

12337 Ashley Dr Ste F Gulfport, MS 39503

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(228) 284-2370

Dr. Robert Kimber, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Gulfport, MS and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Emory University medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities Garden Park Medical Center and Merit Health Biloxi. He is accepting new patients and has not yet indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kimber to book an appointment.


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Dr. Kimber's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Epilepsy
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuritis
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Sensory Ataxia
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture

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Dr Kimber truly cares about his patients. He takes time to explain things and answer any questions. He fixed my husband’s back and leg after a previous surgeon had him in constant pain. Dr Kimber fixed in one operation what another surgeon could not do in 3 back surgeries. When Troy, my husband, woke up in recovery the pain he had dealt with in his leg for years was gone. Dr Kimber has a God given talent and we are blessed that he was placed in our path. I highly recommend him to anyone with back issues. His office staff, “The Two Kim’s”, are wonderful. They are always so kind and helpful. I cannot say enough good things about Dr Kimber and his staff.
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Troy and Tammy Seymour – Mar 05, 2020
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I had constant arm pains and numbness that was making my life miserable. Before my surgery, I was too weak and painful to do any mowing or yard work, and worse -- I could not HUNT anymore! Dr. Kimber spent a lot of time with me carefully explaining my neck MRI and CT scan pictures and showed me why I was having so much trouble. And he showed my how he would fix it using models and pictures. And fix it he did! My neck surgery has given me strength and use of my arms back, and relieved my arm pain and numbness, and now I can hunt again! And I can do some yard work, which makes my wife happy. Dr. Kimber has a light-hearted and kind personality, and truly listens to my problems. His staff are excellent and very helpful, and were easily able to help me get all my arrangements made for surgery. Also, the Merit Health Biloxi hospital, nurses, and anesthesia doctors were very pleasant to work with, and gave me wonderful care after my surgery. I highly recommend Dr.
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Tom Sharlow – Feb 17, 2020
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Highly recommend
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biloxi, MS – Oct 16, 2018
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Highly recommend
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biloxi, MS – Oct 16, 2018
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I came to Dr. Kimber after months of back pain and being slightly humped over. I was having trouble doing normal activities and walking too far due to pain. Dr. Kimber exceeded my expectations. It was like "sunshine with a smile". I should have expected this as all his office staff were extremely nice. Since my surgery my walking distance has increased and I am noticeably straighter. The best part about this, is my 5 yr great granddaughter is proud of me since I can get around without a walker.
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N.M. in MS – Oct 11, 2018
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Dr Kimber is very honest. He was concerned about me and he was very confident in knowing he could take care of my problem. I used to have lower back pain which restricted all my normal activities. Since recovering form my surgery I can walk a lot more and spend quality time playing with my granddaughter.
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Jena Batson in Vancleave, MS – Sep 17, 2018
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Very knowledgeable, charismatic and humane. Easy to talk to and took the time to explain pros and cons of surgery. Highly recommended.
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Sep 16, 2018
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Very intelligent and conservative! Has great bedside manner and explains everything on a level that is easy to understand. Wonderful staff !
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Christi Wooley in Vicksburg, MS – Mar 17, 2018
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Dr. Kimber explained my problem to me and what needed to be done. I was impressed by the fact that he seemed honest and in it for the patient. I have no more pain in my hips and legs after my surgery and I am still healing.
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Shirley W Sims in Gulfport MS – Feb 21, 2018
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Had 2 surgeries with DR KIMBER because I had problems in my neck which improved the day of surgery so I wanted him to do my lower back too. Great surgeon and very very personable.
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CM in Pascagoula – Jan 06, 2018
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Since Dr. Kimber did my surgery I no longer am on any pain meds, no longer need to use my walker and I am feeling just great! Dr. Kimber didn't give me false hope. Everything healed just as he said it would and I am very grateful.
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A.H. in Grand Bay AL – Dec 19, 2017
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I have had to see quite a few doctors and surgeons over the years for various issues. The experience I had working with Dr.Kimber and his staff proved that there are still Doctors that care about you. He gives HUGS and smiles and results!
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Baton Rouge, LA – Jul 12, 2017
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Dr. Kimber is excellent. Great Physician! He cares about his patients. My surgery was done 11/2016. I have been doing well! My arms and hands have not been having much numbness and tingling like they were before the surgery Everyone in office has been excellent-Great Service. I know I will continue to have more improvement and that Dr. Kimber and staff will be there for me if I need them! Thank You Bertha Walker
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Bertha Walker in Gulfport, MS – Jun 28, 2017
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Personable Calm and Smart Doctor I was suffering with low back pain and I had loss of movement and was unable to get off chairs or floors. I am now returning to gardening, running, riding, biking and dancing after my operation.
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Patrysha Switzer in Perkingston , MS – Jun 21, 2017
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We like everything about Dr. Kimber He talks to us in ways we understand He was very nice to us in the hospital Office staff is very helpful I had lots of pain with most activities and trouble with walking before my surgery Walking is much better and less pain now
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Thomas Bullock in Seminary, MS – Jun 21, 2017
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Love my doc! Highly recommend.
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R.C. in Gautier MS – May 19, 2017
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I went to see Dr Kimber. Was really impressed. But after he did his surgery I lost all respect for him and his nurse. I've called asked that the Dr call me. He did not. I call back the next day and am told the Dr dosent call ppl on the phone, Which he has already done with me. He told me before surgery he would take care of me. If I would have known he was going to let me go through DT,s cause I've been seeing a pain Mgt Dr for 13 yr now. And now that I've had surgery I can't even go to the pain
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Paul in Saucier, MS – May 11, 2017
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Just 3 weeks after my surgery-no pain in standing or walking short distance! I sing Dr. Kimber's praises everywhere I go. Before I came to see him I was in terrible pain. I could not stand or walk-even tiny distance. He is a stinking genius!!!:)
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Fran Hinds in Ocean Springs MS – May 02, 2017
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EVERYTHING has improved since I had my back surgery. I could not do anything and I was in extreme pain in my lower back. Even walking was difficult. Now my pain is gone everything is good and I am active. Dr Kimber is very knowledgeable. He is great. Amarta Riley
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Amarta Riley in gulfport, ms – Apr 30, 2017
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I was having headaches neck pain nerve and muscle pain-did I mention daily and severe?!? I could NOT go fishing,rake, mop or sweep all were very painful. He is an excellent man and doctor and never talks down to me. I can tell that I am important to him. My surgery has helped me and now I can do anything I want. If I have pain now it is very minor. Everyone in the office is very sweet, polite , kind, attentive and they care about me :) LOL Laurie Scruggs
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Laurie Scruggs – Apr 30, 2017
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Care Philosophy

I treat my patients like I would a family member. I deeply believe in the healing power of the holy spirit and pray daily that my work can serve as a humble channel for good in this world.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery

Education

2009
International Spine Fellowship Royal Brisbane Hospital Queensland Australia
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Trauma and Limb Reconstructiion Royal Brisbane Hospital Queenslandd Australia
Fellowship Hospital
1997
International Guest Surgeon Klinikum Karlsbad Langensteinbach
1996
Spine Fellowship Southeastern Spine Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Duke University Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery
Residency Hospital
1989
Duke Medical Center General and Thoracic Surgery
Internship Hospital
1988
Emory University
Medical School
1984
Vanderbilt Univ
Undergraduate School

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Performance Spine

Performance Spine Institute12337 Ashley Dr Ste F Gulfport, MS 39503
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Garden Park Medical Center

Gulfport, MS

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Merit Health Biloxi

Biloxi, MS

60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average