Tuesday, August 03, 2010
CORNELIUS, N.C. – Presbyterian Novant Medical Group and Southeast Bariatrics welcomes Donald A. Balder, MD, FACS. Dr. Balder specializes in minimally invasive surgical weight loss options, focusing on a patient-centered, team-oriented approach to help each patient on their weight loss journey. Southeast Bariatrics is located at 19485 Old Jetton Road, Cornelius, NC 28031. The practice’s Charlotte office is located at 2300 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207. Southeast Bariatrics can be reached at 704-347-4144.
Southeast Bariatrics specializes in the surgical and medical management of morbid obesity and offers patients support throughout each stage of weight loss. The practice offers a wide range of advanced weight loss surgeries including laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, as well as revisional bariatric surgeries including “incision-less” options. Surgical solutions include extensive pre-operative education, quality hospital care and intensive post-operative follow-up. They also provide the nutritional, psychological and exercise education and support to help each patient lead a healthy lifestyle and reach their weight loss goals. In addition, Southeast Bariatrics offers custom-designed weight loss programs, tailored to treat specific health needs of patients, including behavioral education, lifestyle management resources and support throughout the process.
Dr. Balder is board-certified in general surgery and earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, IL. He completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Brown University-Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI. Dr. Balder has extensive training in advanced laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques that decrease complications, recovery time and pain experienced after surgery. Previously, Dr. Balder practiced bariatric surgery in Florence, SC. In 2000, he was the first surgeon in South Carolina to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure. Dr. Balder holds memberships in the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgeons and the Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons.
Southeast Bariatrics offers monthly new-patient bariatric educational seminars at their Huntersville location on the first Tuesday and second Thursday of each month. Those interested in learning more can call 704-347-4144 to register for a seminar or to receive additional information. Presbyterian has provided remarkable care for more than 100 years. To learn more about Southeast Bariatrics or Presbyterian Healthcare services, please call 704-384-CARE, or visit presbyterian.novantonline.org.