Dr. Eric Balaguer, MD

Dr. Eric Balaguer, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Eric Balaguer, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Miami, FL. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Balaguer is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Aventura Hospital & Medical Center, Jackson South Community Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital of Miami, Kendall Regional Medical Center and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

The Miami Hand and Upper Extremity Institute

8905 SW 87th Ave Ste 100

Miami, FL 33176
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Balaguer's Experience

Dr. Balaguer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


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

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain


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  • 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 Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

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.


  • 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

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balaguer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balaguer to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Balaguer Says:

Thank you for your feedback. I understand that waits can be longer than desired sometimes but our practice accepts emergencies and these can delay the regular schedule. We do everything to have everyone seen as quickly as possible at the same time that we give each patient the time they need to address their condition

Dr. Balaguer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Miami, FL |
The main reason I urge anyone to stay away from Dr. Balaguer and Hand Institute in general is simply because he's does not care about patient's well-being. The only thing he cares about is his pocket. He had told me that a surgery for a sagittal band tear is the only option. Got a second opinion, turns out a conservative option was available. You will also be forced to wait for hours, because that place is like a factory, they have people waiting in several rooms simultaneously. Stay away!!
It's truly unfortunate that you did not have a good experience in our practice. We understand that waiting times can sometimes be a problem so we are constantly working on improving this issue. Regarding sagittal band ruptures, they are treated surgically and non surgically dependending on timing of the injury, the patient's age and activity level. Financial considerations NEVER takes part in our recommendactions. I hope your injury healed well Eric J Balaguer
in Miami, FL |
Dr. Balaguer as most of the staff at The Hand Institute are the greatest, but there is always a bad seed every where and there is Roselle Cohen, his P.A. She's the most unprofessional, most unethical person I've ever been in contact with and I do work as an x ray tech in a hospital. She has no bedside manners, nor much shown knowledge of the profession and is rude and unpleasant. If you need to see Dr. Balaguer, just make sure you don't have to see her too. Another draw back is the waiting time
Iliana, that's so much for your feedback. I will look into and address your concerns. Thanks Eric J Balaguer
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Dr. Balaguer accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    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
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Hospitals where Dr. Balaguer has admitting privileges

Mercy Hospital
3663 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33133
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Kendall Regional Medical Center
11750 SW 40th St
Miami, FL 33175
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Aventura Hospital & Medical Center
20900 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180
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Baptist Hospital of Miami
8900 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
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Doctors Hospital
5000 University Dr
Coral Gables, FL 33146
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Jackson South Community Hospital
9333 SW 152nd St
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
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South Miami Hospital
6200 SW 73rd St
South Miami, FL 33143
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West Kendall Baptist Hospital
9555 SW 162nd Ave
Miami, FL 33196
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