We are an integrated state-of-the-art facility specialized in the upper limb, treating conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Our center is the private practice of hand and upper extremity surgeon, Dr. Alejandro Badia, and it’s located in Miami, FL, just minutes away from the Miami International Airport.
Our center caters to international patients seeking expert specialty care for the upper extremity outside of their countries. We offer minimally invasive solutions and sophisticated procedures as alternative options to open surgery.
For those suffering from shoulder conditions, such as Bursitis, Tendinitis, tendon tears, and arthritis, we offer arthroscopic surgery. This procedure allows the joint to be visualized with an arthroscope, which is inserted through small incisions made in the skin outside the joint. Arthroscopic surgery minimizes scarring, improves the surgeon’s visualization of the problem, and speeds the patient’s recovery time.
If you suffer from advanced shoulder arthritis, our center is one of the few that perform outpatient shoulder joint replacements, lowering common complications and costs associated with a hospital stay.
Submit your inquiry through the form below. Our International Coordinator, Susan Iglesias, will get in contact with you within 24 hours during business days. You will both identify if you will have your initial consultation in Miami or via a telemedicine e-visit.
* For telemedicine e-visits, you may be asked for medical documentation.
Depending on your age, medical history and complexity/length of the shoulder procedure, you may need pre-op medical clearance done in your country prior to travelling to Miami. Once in the center, you will have a physical evaluation done by Dr. Alejandro Badia, and possible MRI if study wasn’t completed previously.
Once your medical clearance and documentation has been collected, Susan Iglesias will identify the surgery date with you. If you have medical insurance, authorization will be requested to the insurance carrier to confirming the surgery date.
Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS is a hand and upper extremity surgeon at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center. He was educated at Cornell and NYU, trained in orthopedics at Bellevue Hospital/NYU Medical Center, followed with a hand/microsurgery fellowship in Pittsburgh and trauma fellowship in Germany. He has served as worldwide president of the International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand (ISSPORTH) and co-founded the Miami Anatomical Research and Training Center (M.A.R.C.), the world’s second largest surgical cadaveric training lab and The Surgery Center at Doral, an elite state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center.
After years of a successful medical career and a renowned international speaking legacy, he saw a need for specialized orthopedic urgent care centers to immediately assess and treat a range of orthopedic and sports injuries and founded OrthoNOW®, the nation’s only orthopedic care center franchise. He serves as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the company and Medical Director of the franchise’s flagship location in Doral, Florida which has a team of orthopedic specialists on staff that treat a range of orthopedic and sports injuries, chronic conditions, and preventative protocols – all on a walk-in basis.
Dr. Badia has published numerous articles, written multiple book chapters, and has been an invited speaker or lecturer in over twenty-five countries. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Association of Orthopedic Executives (AAOE) as well as numerous other international hand surgery and arthroscopy associations.