Dr. Robert Kimber, MD


Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

Robert L Kimber MD 12337 Ashley Dr Gulfport, MS 39503 Get Directions
Dr. Robert Kimber, MD
Dr. Robert Kimber, MD is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Gulfport, MS. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Kimber is affiliated with Biloxi Regional Medical Center and Garden Park Medical Center.

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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.

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Patient Comments (39)
in Biloxi MS |
Dr. Robert Kimber is great at explaining things really well. My surgery has relieved my pain-EVERYTHING is better. All activities have improved. I am able to write now and tie my shoes. I no longer have to use my cane.
Baton Rouge, LA |
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!
in Pascagoula Mississippi |
Dr. Kimber is very easy to talk to. So easy going. My lower back is much better!
in Ocean Springs, MS |
Caring. Smart. Great guy all around. I look forward to my appointments because I feel like family.
in Gulfport, MS |
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
in Perkingston , MS |
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.
in Seminary, MS |
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
in Pascagoula, MS |
Dr. Kimber and his staff are great folks! The whole office is comprised of great folks-Dr. Kimber considers you as a whole person -He is so compassionate and very friendly. My surgery by Dr. Kimber has alleviated all my pain in right arm and shoulder. My arm no longer hurts 24/7 and I can move it over my head again! Margaret Johnson
in Gautier MS |
Love my doc! Highly recommend.
in Saucier, MS |
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
in Ocean Springs MS |
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!!!:)
in gulfport, ms |
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
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
in Panama City, 08 |
Much improved nerve pain since my surgery. Doctor Kimber is great. My experience with his office has been all good. Malcolm Besnard
in Biloxi MS |
Dr. Kimber is wonderful! He made sure I was well informed and up to date before my procedure. He made sure I was comfortable. He ALWAYS makes me feel SAFE. Everyone in office is wonderful. They are so helpful and go above and beyond for me. When I went to see Dr. Kimber I had headaches pain and numbness and tingling in both legs. I could not drive or do house work and had trouble walking. I really had difficulty with any physical activities. After my procedure my numbness and tingling is gone
in waveland MS |
Dr. Kimber is fantastic. I went to see him because I had sharp pains in my neck that would arise suddenly and linger for weeks. I also had a constant shooting and tingling sensation in my left arm. I could not fish or hunt. After my surgery I am 100% better. About to go turkey hunting now!
in Moss Point MS |
My surgery went great and my life has improved My lifestyle is so much better and I have little to no pain now. Dr K is great!! Staff as well!! Very helpful kind and thoughtful. Thank You!! Eddie Hodges 4/10/17
in Gulfport Mississippi |
By Cindy Fitzhugh. Dr. Kimber is a very respectful nice gentleman. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a doctor for neck or back problems. I was in an accident and had severe pain in my neck and shoulders and my arms were numb. I had an ACDF an now I am so much better. My numbness is all gone. His staff is wonderful.
in Biloxi, MS |
Kimberly Gomez March 27 2017 Imho, Dr. Robert Kimber is an excellent surgeon. I had lower lumbar fusion surgery on January 24th and my back hasn't felt this strong in 2 years. I was in excruciating pain for so long that I had forgotten what it felt like to be pain free and not have to calculate my every move. Now all I have is sore muscles while healing, but it's getting less and less each day. Thank you, Dr. Kimber for your expertise and fixing me!
in Wiggins, MS |
I was in such a bad state with my neck. I could not turn my head or there would be a snapping spasm. I could not drive or do much and was in pain all the time and the pressure was unbearable. I was weak and having difficulty every day. My family doctor in Wiggins said that he wanted to send me to "the finest Christian doctor he knows" so I agreed to see Dr. Kimber. He did my surgery and not one day of my life have I regretted it. He is AWESOME-just awesome. I have almost no pain and absolutely
in Montevallo AL |
After struggling with massive back pain I wanted to find the most qualified surgeon so I researched on the internet and found Dr. Kimber. He saw me very quickly and was very informative and he explains what he has to do to help. Which he sure did. I am so happy with my care. I feel so much better and am living again.He is a great doctor and is one of the funniest people I have ever met.
in MS |
I had severe back , foot and leg pain. I could not even stand up straight. I was sent by Dr. Yearwood who said that Dr. Kimber is the only surgeon who can help me. He was absolutely correct. My life is so much better now. I have resumed all activities I have not done in years and I HAVE NO PAIN. My entire experience with Dr. Kimber and his office has been Great!
in Moss Point MS |
If you have any problems with your back that need attention..you need to speak to this doc! I suffered for several years with 10/10 left leg pain, lower back pain and a foot drop. Dr. Kimber explained in great detail and in understandable terminology what needed to be done and what I would experience from surgery. I feel so much better now-foot drop is gone. If you dont have the good fortune of seeing him first-get a second opinion from him before you have surgery elsewhere!!
in Mobile AL |
I had severe back , foot and leg pain. I could not even stand up straight. I was sent by Dr. Yearwood who said that Dr. Kimber is the only surgeon who can help me. He was absolutely correct. My life is so much better now. I have resumed all activities I have not done in years and I HAVE NO PAIN. My entire experience with Dr. Kimber and his office has been Great!
in Jackson, MS |
The best Doctor in the country. He can fix you if you're hurting and need help.
Las Vegas, NV |
Great experience. Awesome doc
in Pascagoula MS |
I was in pure agony before my surgery. Now I am much improved. Have told many friends and family members to go see him. He immediately diagnosed my problem and told me what surgery could help with and what would happen.
in Ocean Springs MS |
I cant say enough about how much my life has improved. I am walking better my balance is much better and I am not having to take pain medications for the first time in as long as i can remember.
in Gulfport, MS |
I love Dr. Kimber and his staff. They are all sweethearts. Dr. kimber did great surgery for me and got me back to sleeping at night and working during the day.
in MS |
Great Surgeon. Very trustworthy. Recommend to anyone
in McDavid, FL |
Dr. Kimber helped me get out of a hospital bed and back to walking and enjoying social events with my family. He is very kind and compassionate.
in Biloxi, MS |
He is a caring careful surgeon I would send any of my family to and have! I am significantly improved after my ACDF.
Ocean Springs MS |
excellent well trained surgeon-he takes time to explain what needs to be fixed and has excellent bedside manner office staff is exceptional they treat you like family
in Gulfport MS |
I am glad I found him. He has been a blessing to me.
in Biloxi, MS |
I would absolutely without hesitation tell every one I meet-not just friends and family- I tell complete strangers about him because he changed my life --- he is an excellent surgeon.
in new orleans La |
caring physician. excellent surgeon.
in Long Beach, MS |
Dr. Kimber is wonderful and I want to specifically mention Kim and Sheila -they went above and beyond for me and I really appreciated the extra care.
in Boulder, CO |
I heard about Dr. Kimber where I live in Colorado after injuring my L4-L5 disc playing softball. I visited a local surgeon that took months waiting for the appointment, then I didn't like him for several reasons. Dr. Kimber was able to give me a second opinion from Mississippi over the phone and I mailed him my MRI, then he recommended a fusion down in Biloxi. I flew down there within 3 weeks and his staff took great care of me. My back now is healed and I feel better than before the injury!
in Saucier, MS |
Dr. Kimber fixed my back, replacing 3 discs with artificial, functioning discs, fixed my spinal stenosis, and replaced 3 discs in my neck. Before back surgery, I couldn't do anything. Dr. Kimber is patient and knowledgeable and took the time to explain exactly what was wrong and what he needed to do to fix it. He told me how long it would take me to heal, and patiently reminded me of that timeframe when I became impatient. I recommend Dr. Kimber to anyone with back or neck pain. I'm pain free.
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Dr. Kimber's 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.

Dr. Kimber's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Mississippi not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Mississippi.

    What is medical malpractice
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    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
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    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions

Conditions Treated

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuritis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Sensory Ataxia
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture


  • Medical School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Duke Medical Center General and Thoracic Surgery

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    International Spine Fellowship Royal Brisbane Hospital Queensland Australia

    Completed in 2009

    Spine Fellowship Southeastern Spine Institute

    Completed in 1996

    Trauma and Limb Reconstructiion Royal Brisbane Hospital Queenslandd Australia

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    Vanderbilt Univ

    Graduated in 1984

  • Other Education
    International Guest Surgeon Klinikum Karlsbad Langensteinbach

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection