Dr. Eric Balaguer, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 50

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Eric Balaguer, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Palmetto Bay, FL. Dr. Balaguer has more experience with Hand/Wrist than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Balaguer to book an appointment.


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Miami Institute For Joint Reconstruction

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(305) 595-1317
Miami Institute For Joint Reconstruction9299 Sw 152nd St Ste 103 Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
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Ortho Now

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(305) 595-1317
Ortho Now3650 Nw 82nd Ave Ste 201 Doral, FL 33166
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Based on 79 ratings

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Mathew B. – Nov 04, 2019
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Excellent! Wonderful team and staff, very attentive.
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Anonymous – Oct 15, 2019
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Dr. Balaguer took the time to explain the MRI results and suggested additional physical therapy. No surgery is needed.
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Anonymous – Sep 30, 2019
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Eric Balaguer recommended a surgery for sagittal band tear on my hand. Cheerfully told me that surgery was the only option and he had an opening the following day. Did some research online, turned out that conservative treatment was an option. Got a second opinion, other doctor recommended the conservative route. A few month later the injury healed. Glad i did research instead of trusting Eric Balaguer. Stay away! His clinic is more like a factory, scheduling multiple patients at the same time slot, having them wait for hours.
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Sep 23, 2019
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Doctor was kind, funny and reassuring, thanks
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Cristina R. – Sep 12, 2019
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Quick appointment and great follow up during my recovery proccess.
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Anonymous – Sep 05, 2019
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overall it turned out wonderful, wrist is doing great. i cant wait until am back work. thank doctor EB....
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Yavoca V. – Sep 05, 2019
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Rafael B. – Sep 05, 2019
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Anonymous – Aug 29, 2019
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ive never had surgery a day in my life but dr balaguer made me feel so comfortable and at ease..before and after my surgery
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Chrystal J. – Aug 29, 2019
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would highly recommend him
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Anonymous – Aug 29, 2019
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loved him, awesome doctor
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Maday H. – Aug 29, 2019
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Anonymous – Aug 29, 2019
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trusted his decision
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Ricardo F. – Aug 29, 2019
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best hand surgeon
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Gilles D. – Aug 29, 2019
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Medicamente una experiencia exelente con el Dr Balaguer.Su grupo de trabajo magnifico.Atentos y cuidadosos.Muy profesionales.Muchas gracias.
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E. P. – Aug 26, 2019
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Excellent Doctor with a kind heart
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Ramssel M. – Aug 22, 2019
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The long wait in both offices was met with the kindest and most professional medical ever experienced in all my 78 years.Dr. Kieth A. Mitchell
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Kieth M. – Aug 22, 2019
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This is not a good place for someone to see surgeon. The doctor has no concern for the individual.
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A J – Aug 16, 2019
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I was shuffled around in his office for over an hour halfwithout seeing the doctor I was not given any reasons about YD wait was so long nor was anyone in charge who could help with how long it still might be. It’s a very disorganized office and I have no confidence in the doctor’s ability to correct my problem I finally left the office. Horrible office and Dr. please stay away.
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Tony Emanuel – Aug 14, 2019
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Dr. Balaguer accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (1/11/2016)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 88% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaguer treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Balaguer treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaguer treats Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Balaguer treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Hand Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaguer treats Hand Fracture more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Balaguer treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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Dr. Balaguer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hernia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

My mission is to provide excellent care of all hand, wrist and elbow conditions using the latest minimal invasive techniques. The key to a successful outcome is good communication with my patients.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Hand Surgery

Education

2001
Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, La
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • English

Awards

  • Man of the Year leukemia lymphoma society., 2012
  • Best Clinical Poster, 2011

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mercy Hospital

Miami, FL
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Kendall Regional Medical Center

Miami, FL

58% Patient experience rating, 11% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Jackson Memorial Hospital

Miami, FL

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average