Dr. Eric Balaguer, MD

Dr. Eric Balaguer, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Eric Balaguer, MD is a general surgery specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in general surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.

Miami Hand & Upper Extremity Institute

8905 SW 87th Ave Ste 100

Miami, FL 33176
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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

See how frequently Dr. Balaguer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Balaguer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

6  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand 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.


  • 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
22 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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
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


Patient Comments (3)

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. A simply surgery went completely wrong and when i returned to get an explanation i waited for 2...more
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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,...more
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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

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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...more
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Iliana, that's so much for your feedback. I will look into and address your concerns. Thanks Eric J Balaguer

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