Dr. Eric Balaguer, MD

Dr. Eric Balaguer, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o
(40)

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Dr. Eric Balaguer, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, plastic surgery of the hand, and more.Read his story

Miami Institute for Joint Reconstruction

11801 SW 90th St Ste 201

Miami, FL 33186
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Medical Health Plan, Inc.
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • Preferred Health Systems
  • Prudential
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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De Quervain's Release
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 99% of peers
Trigger Finger Release
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Balaguer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Balaguer "Eric J. Balaguer, M.D. is a board-certified hand and upper extremity surgeon specializing in conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow as well as microvascular surgery and nerve repairs. His undergraduate education took place at The Ohio State University majoring in biological sciences. He then returned to his native Puerto Rico to attend medical school. Upon graduation, he obtained an NIH grant and spent 2 years at the Orthopedic Research Laboratory of Columbia University Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He completed his formal training at The University of Miami with a hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital / University of Miami Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Balaguer is an avid athlete and has been part of the medical team of different sports teams at the high school, college and professional level. He also remains very active in several sports. Dr. Balaguer is a two times cancer survivor and is very passionate about his charity work with cancer patients. He is involved in many charities including the Leukemia Lymphoma Society."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Balaguer "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."

5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand

1  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

61  Conditions Treated

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37  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • 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
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Paracentesis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Ohio State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Central University of The Caribbean / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, La
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Jackson Memorial/University of Miami Dept of Orthopedics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Clinical Poster, 2011
  • Man of the Year leukemia lymphoma society., 2012
Media & Publications

Dr. Balaguer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balaguer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balaguer

3.9

Based on 40 reviews

5 Stars
67.5%
(27)
4 Stars
5%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
27.5%
(11)

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Excellent, I have no complaints Dr. Balaguer was excellent.
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Very professional.
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Servicio y atencion medica excelente
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The doctor gave in details the condition of my hand.
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The dr hit the nail in the head with diagnosis and treatment
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