Dr. Eric Balaguer, MD

Dr. Eric Balaguer, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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49 y/o
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Dr. Eric Balaguer, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Palmetto Bay, FL and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, pediatric hand surgery, and more.Read his story

Miami Institute for Joint Reconstruction

9299 SW 152nd St Ste 103

Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
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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

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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Dr. Balaguer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
De Quervain's Release
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaguer performs De Quervain's Release more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Balaguer performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Trigger Finger Release
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaguer performs Trigger Finger Release more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Balaguer performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaguer performs Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Balaguer performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

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
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • 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
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • 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
  • Hand Pain
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Injury
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • 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 Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Pain
  • 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
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Hand Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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

Dr. Balaguer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balaguer

4.1

Based on 54 reviews

5 Stars
74.07407407407408%
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4 Stars
5.555555555555555%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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(11)

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Understands the long term needs of the patient. Wonderful 'bedside manner'.
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Thanks to God and Dr. Balaguer I didn't loose my left pinky finger after being almost severed by a sliding door. He was great explaining all the procedure to save and reconstruct my finger and did such a great job I hardly have a scar. I want to thank Dr. Balaguer's surgery coordinator "Marina Paez" for being so wonderful to both me and my husband, who also had surgery recently on one of his hands. She made sure that we had the best of care when it came to making appo...
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Exceptional office staff and a very knowledgable and compassionate doctor. He made me feel at ease and my wrist fracture surgery went perfectly. I highly recommend Dr. Balaguer!
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I had a positive experience and great medical attention throughout my process and surgery.
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felt very comfortable and with the doctor answered all my questions and took care of all my issues , staff was fantastic
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First surgery & felt safe and felt listened too. I suggest coming to Dr. Balaguer for all health needs
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Very friendly staff.
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Muy bueno.
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Very helpful.
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Great service. Doctor answered all my questions.
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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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Amazing staff and great overall experience
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Extremely courteous.
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Great doctor.
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Muy responsible doctor
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Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice POS
Medicare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Careplus
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
First Medical Health Plan, Inc.
Humana
Medica
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
Preferred Health Systems
Preferred Health Network
Prudential
UnitedHealthCare
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
PacifiCare
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