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Dr. Robert Kimber, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Kimber

Performance Spine

12337 Ashley Dr Ste F Gulfport, MS 39503

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Dr. Robert Kimber, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Gulfport, MS and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Emory University in 1988 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, neurological spine reconstructive surgery, and more.


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(228) 284-2370

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Dr. Kimber's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kimber treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kimber treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kimber treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kimber treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kimber performs Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Kimber performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

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
  • 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

About Me

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
2009
2008
1997
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1989
1988
1984

Dr. Kimber's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kimber

4.9

Based on 128 reviews

5 Stars
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(120)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Love my doc! Highly recommend.
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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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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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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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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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Much improved nerve pain since my surgery. Doctor Kimber is great. My experience with his office has been all good. Malcolm Besnard
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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
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