I would like to personally thank you for visiting our website featuring the most minimally invasive weight loss surgery tools available today.

I'm genuinely blessed with the ability and opportunity to change lives here on the Gulf Coast.  Surgical weight loss surgery can absolutely and positively change lives, abort illnesses like diabetes, fatty liver and so many others, but possibly MOST importantly can restore hope and allow quality back in your daily life!

Remember Life IS Worth LIVING!

"It's not about how many breaths that you take, but the quality of each breath you take"

Obesity and Morbid Obesity can and DOES rob you of Quality of LIFE! Obesity and Morbid Obesity are serious diseases that remain drastically under-diagnosed, under-treated, and even sometimes mis-managed (please see page on Obesity & Associated Medical Illnesses).  Being overweight and carrying all this excess fatty tissue can and will ultimately cause other diseases such as Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, Fatty Liver, Hypertension, Kidney disease, Osteoarthritis, and others; and increase chances of a variety of cancers (Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Pancreatic Caner, and other).

Regardless if you are 30 pounds overweight and cannot get the excess off, or if you are severely overweight and have tried everything imaginable through the years to lose weight through conventional conservative  means such as dieting, exercise, behavior therapy, and/or medications, but have been unsuccessful in your attempts, then minimally invasive weight loss surgery with Dr Don Balder (weight loss surgeon pioneer) most often may be a great option for you!


Who will succeed with Dr Balder's Weight Loss Surgery?

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing thing over and over and expecting a different result.  The vast majority of my patients have tried diet after diet and ultimately have regained their weight back, or tried diet pills, gym memberships, personal trainers and may or may not have had limited success, but often regain all their weight and sometimes more.  Dr Balder and Weight Loss Surgery - especially the Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve procedure with Dr Balder's one on one post op life coaching can change the balance off successful, long term weight loss and provide a different positive answer to change your life.  We can even beat a disease called obesity that may have plagued our lives or our families lives for as long as we can remember.

Thomas Edison made many, many attempts at inventing the light bulb.  Each time reaching a setback.  By society's standards a recurrent failure... Yet he was confident that he hadn't failed even once.  He had simply found thousands of ways not to make a light bulb.  This is a great perspective when facing adversity.  In the effort toward any worthwhile goal, failure has to be considered part of the process.  Failure in achieving a particular result isn't really failure if it's another step on the way toward the goal desired!  It often teaches us that whatever we did, did not work.  So maybe diets and exercise alone with your current body, with your current stomach, your current metabolism, your current stomach and anatomy will not be successful without a surgical tool!  So a person's failures should not be a discouragement, but a normal part of learning.  Weight Loss Surgery w Dr Balder here on the Gulf Coast can truly change your life and your weight and your health!   

If you really want to do something, such as get your health back through a desired weight loss goal, you will find a way to get it done.  If not, (like everything in life) you'll find an excuse!

I will team with you in every and any way possible to accomplish your goals!

Regardless of which pathway that you choose, when you visit our office, you’ll be surrounded by an experienced patient-centered, compassionate & empathetic team of professionals.  Dr. Balder and our caring weight loss support team, are dedicated to helping you fight the difficulties of obesity and we are committed to assisting you and optimizing your weight loss journey. 

Dr. Donald Balder is a trained Laparoscopic General Surgeon so, in addition to Bariatric surgery, Dr. Balder also performs a variety of traditional laparoscopic and general surgery procedures: such as laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic heartburn surgery, laparoscopic colon resection. Being board certified in General Surgery, he offers routine general surgery consults for abdominal pains, heartburn, abnormal bowel movements, breast disease, skin lesions or masses, and other. Dr. Balder's team can help aesthetically with your journey by offering simple in office procedures such as Botox injections or a variety of fillers; and even tummy tucks later when you've reached your goals. To find out if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery contact our Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgery/Bariatric Surgery office today to schedule a consultation. We genuinely hope that our website is helpful to you in learning more about our Bariatric & Laparoscopic surgery practice, the types of weightloss surgical procedures we offer, seminars, support groups and financial options available to pay for your surgery.   

Please browse through our website and be sure to give us a call at 228-265-5945 if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment. You may also use our online appointment request form to request an appointment. We look forward to meeting you soon and assisting you on your weight loss journey and your path to a healthier life!

Wishing you health and happiness, and the new life that you deserve!

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