Donald A. Balder

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 69 ratings

Donald A. Balder Bariatric Surgeon M.D.

8 yr Experience

12 yr in Bariatrics

14 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

12 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

80% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is 73

  • About Me
    Preformed the first open bariatric surgery in 1997; first to do laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery (roux en y). Currently performing Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (minimally invasive surgery) and Laparoscopic Lap Banding Surgery utilizing ONLY Allergan's Advanced Performance Lap Band® with a low comprehensive mulitdisciplinary outpatient program price for self-pay patients. South Carolina's "First" Certified Allergan "Lap Band Total Care" Program, providing a comprehensive out-patient lap band program and providing services for Out-of-towners to the Grand Strand area. Trained and only surgeon currently performing SILS (single incision laparoscopic surgery). Now offering and the "first" to preform the R.O.S.E. procedure in South Carolina for Gastric Bypass patients who have experienced weight regain as well as now Procotoring (teaching) other surgeons in this "incisionless" minimally invasive procedure.
  • Latest Reviews See all 69 reviews
    avatar urbriteidea on Aug. 16, 2011

    Well, he left Conway with only two week notice and then abruptly left SEB in Charlotte, NC. You have to wonder what is wrong with his track record. Heard he didn't get along well with staff and patients at both locations. Heard from someone More...

    avatar thinnerjude on July 14, 2011

    Dr. Balder operated on me 1-10-11. I had the gastric bypass. At the time he was with SEB. Now I understand he went back to SC . I am down 87 lbs since the surgery. Dr. Balder is a very good doctor. He answered all of More...

    avatar slynnh61 on July 13, 2011

    It has been 1 year and 3 weeks since my lap band surgery performed by Dr. Balder in Conway. I have lost 64 lbs. However, Dr. Balder left 2 weeks after my surgery and went to Southeast Bariatrics in Charlotte, NC, however, I got a More...

  • Location
    Gulfport, MS 39503
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