Dr. Eric J. Balaguer, MD

Dr. Eric J. Balaguer, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 46 years old

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.Read more

The Miami Hand and Upper Extremity Institute
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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.Read more

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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Balaguer's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes (19)
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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

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!!
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
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Orthopedics
  • General Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Hand 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

Procedures Performed

  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Central University of The Caribbean / School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

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

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Jackson Memorial/University Of Miami Dept Of Orthopedics

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    Ohio State University

    Graduated in 1994

Awards & Recognition

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

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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  • 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
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Dr. Balaguer's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
31 – 45 minutes

Experience with Dr. Balaguer

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Balaguer's 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 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