William A. Billups III


William Billups III, MD, FACS

Dr. William A. Billups III, MD, FACS

General Surgery

About Me

Dr. William Billups

 is a highly respected & seasoned surgeon who was born and raised right here in Meridian, MS. His medical practice focuses primarily on 

breast cancer surgery

hernia surgery

colon & rectal surgery

thyroid surgery

, and 

gallbladder surgery

. He specializes in both 

traditional & robotic surgical procedures


Educational Background

Dr. Billups

 completed his post-secondary education at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS in 1987. He then completed his medical school at the 

University of Alabama in Birmingham

. After graduating from medical school, he and his wife moved to Dallas, TX to start his surgical training. In 1996, he completed his 

general surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern

, home of the world-famous 

Parkland Memorial Hospital

. Following his training, he moved back home to Meridian, MS and has been practicing medicine here ever since. He is a 

two-time board-certified general surgeon


Surgical Procedures

Dr. Billups’ training and education equip him with the skills and experience to deliver top-notch care to his patients, no matter what the situation may be. He can perform surgery via traditional methods or by using 

robotic and laparoscopic procedures 

and can individualize treatment plans for each patient to deliver the type of care that will produce the best outcome.


Dr. Billups is able to provide a wide range of surgical procedures, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

Medical Philosophy

As a native of the Meridian area, Dr. Billups’s connection to the community has always been an important part of his life. As a physician, he appreciates the opportunity to continue to develop a personal connection with his patients and their families. 

Dr. Billups in Meridian, MS

 understands the weight of trust that is given to him as a physician and a surgeon, and he does not take it lightly. He strives to understand his patients, their families, and their goals in order to come up with a treatment plan that is beneficial for each of his patients.

  • Appointed Member of Mississippi Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council, December 11, 2001-January 2004

  • Medical Director of East Central Mississippi Trauma Care Region, 2000-2004

  • Examination Consultant, American Board of Surgery, 2009

  • Mississippi State Medical Association — Council on Medical Service

  • American Medical Association

  • Parkland Surgical Society

  • Mississippi State Medical Association — Council on Medical Education

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 1999

  • Diplomate, American Board of Surgery

  • Anderson Regional Medical Center-South, Meridian, MS

  • Courtesy Staff at Rush Foundation Hospital, Meridian, MS

  • Private Practice of General Surgery, Peripheral Vascular and Thoracic, Medical Arts Surgical Group, Meridian, MS, July 1996-present

  • Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX

  • Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX

  • Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, TX

  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, TX

  • VA Medical Center, Dallas, TX

  • Zale Lipshy University Hospital, Dallas, TX

  • Areas of Expertise

  • Breast Cancer

  • Colon Surgery

  • Thyroid Surgery

  • American Board of Surgery, 2009

  • Resident Teaching Award, 1996

  • Dean’s Award for the highest grade in Clinical Sciences, 1991

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1991

  • Tinsley Harrison Society Award

  • Research Assistant, Pediatric Nephrology Lab, 1985

  • He was born and raised in Meridian, Mississippi.
  • His father was one of the founding surgeons of the Medical Arts Surgical Group.

  • He graduated as Magna Cum Laude at the University of Alabama.

  • During his internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX, he became very skilled in caring for trauma patients.
  • He has been awarded and recognized for his dedication and knowledge in medicine. The recognition includes serving a term as an examination consultant for the Medical Board, where he designed and critiqued test questions for medical students.
  • He enjoys spending his free time taking part in a myriad of outdoor activities, including running field trials with his Labrador Retriever.
Medical Arts Surgical Group, Medical Philosophy

Dr. Billups' Reviews

RC Sample
Apr 24, 2020
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As always, had a great and informative visit. From the office staff to the nurses to the physicians, we are always well taken care off. I owe them my life.
Summer D
Oct 04, 2019
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Absolutely the best! From the front desk all the way to the exam room
Rhonda L Hayes
Sep 16, 2019
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Great bedside manner. Makes you feel that he has your best interest at heart.
Sep 05, 2019
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Dr. Billups is very professional and caring. He did an outstanding job with my dad.
Jan 25, 2019
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Dr Billups and his staff are wonderful! Very little postop pain and excellent communication.
Patsy Vance in Union, MS
Feb 01, 2019
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Dr. Billups and his office staff have been very friendly and helpful throughout my surgical procedure and follow-up.
Lori in Meridian, MS
Jul 24, 2018
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Dr. Billups III is a very gifted surgeon. He also takes the time to communicate with the patient and family which has become very rare among doctors. He ensures the utmost care for his patients. I would definitely recommend him!
Daniel Self in Meridian, MS
Mar 17, 2018
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Dr. Billups has performed two surgeries on me in 18 years. This last procedure was the removal of a lump/mass on my left hip/buttock area. From my first office visit, then surgery, and follow up visit Dr. Billups was professional, personable, and caring. Following my surgery I experienced little to no pain. Dr. Billups staff reached out to me personally to ensure I was recovering properly. This was my experience during my first surgery. To anyone reading this I was not asked to leave a review.
Melissa in Cuba, AL
un 03, 2016
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Dr. Billups III is very kind and gentle. He makes you feel comfortable and answers all questions. He is hands down the BEST surgeon in the Meridian area.
Oct 23, 2019
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Required surgery for cysts and liptomaon back. Everything went great.

The Exceptional Care You Expect, With the Patient-Centered Kindness You Deserve