The Skill, Knowledge and Care

We have General and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery.

Welcome to South Mississippi Surgeons

South Mississippi Surgeons is one of Mississippi’s largest general surgery practices with convenient office locations in Biloxi, Ocean Springs, and Pascagoula. We perform surgeries across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. For over 35 years, our practice has been committed to providing the highest quality surgical care South Mississippi has to offer.

Meet Our Surgeons

We have seven general surgeons, performing surgeries across the Mississippi Gulf Coast: Dr. William “Pete” Avara, Dr. John Bailey, Dr. Edward Dvorak, Dr. Jason Payne, Dr. Nicholas Fayard, Dr. Jeremy Simpler, and Dr. John Hall.

Dr. William "Pete" Avara, III

Dr. John Bailey

Dr. Edward Dvorak

Dr. Jason Payne

Dr. Nicholas Fayard

Dr. Jeremy Simpler

Dr. John Hall

Our Services


We perform a multitude of surgical procedures.

Breast Center

We have provided state of the art breast care for both benign and malignant breast disease to the Mississippi Gulf Coast since 1996.

Hernia Center

There are many types of hernias, and your surgeon will find the best approach for you.

Weight Loss Center

We offer bariatric procedures for patients seeking to transform their life and health through weight loss.

Family Practice

We are able to provide primary healthcare to the community.


We schedule appointments with South Mississippi Cosmedics to offer a variety of aesthetic products including BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM® (fillers), LATISSE®, and Xeomin.

Our Locations



2525 Telephone Road.
Pascagoula, MS 39567

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Ocean Springs


1124 Oakleigh Road
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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147 Reynoir Street, Suite 306
Biloxi, MS 39531

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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7001 Hwy 614
Hurley, MS 39555

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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In case of emergency, please dial 911 or report to your nearest emergency room.
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