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Department Neurological Surgery
Primary Location Tomsich Health and Medical Center of Palm Beach Co
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English, French
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aneurysm Surgery - Traditional Open Surgery
  • Brain Aneurysm Surgery
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Malformation Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Diagnosis
  • Brain Tumor Management
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebral Aneurysm Clipping
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Chiari Malformation Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Monitoring
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgical Management of Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroendoscopic Cerebral Fenestration
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Tumor Surgery
  • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Surgery for Spinal Vascular Malformations
  • Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Ventricular Shunt Surgery
View all 37 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acquired Hydrocephalus
  • Adult Brain Tumors
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anaplastic Astrocytomas
  • Anaplastic Oligodendrogliomas
  • Arachnoid Cysts
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Brain Tumors
  • Benign Focal Epilepsies and Variants
  • Benign Tumors of the Spinal Cord
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Lymphoma
  • Brain Malformations Causing Epilepsy
  • Brain Metastases
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Catastrophic Epilepsies
  • Cavernoma
  • Cavernous Hemangiomas of the Brain
  • Cavernous Sinus Tumors
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebral Astrocytomas
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Tumors
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Chordomas
  • Choroid Plexus Tumors
  • Clival Chordomas
  • Congenital Defects
  • Congenital Hydrocephalus
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Craniovertebral Junction Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Encephalotrigeminal Angiomatosis
  • Ependymal Tumors
  • Ependymomas
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fistulas
  • Gangliogliomas
  • Generalized Dystonia
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Glioma
  • Head Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Hemangioblastomas
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Intraventricular Tumor
  • Malignant Gliomas
  • Malignant Tumors of the Spinal Cord
  • Medically Refractory Status Epilepticus
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Movement Disorders
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Multifocal Dystonia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurologic Conditions
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pediatric Brain Cancer
  • Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Pineal Lesion
  • Pineal Tumors - Adult
  • Pineal Tumors - Pediatric
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System (CNS) Lymphomas
  • Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET)
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacral Compression Fracture
  • Sarcomas of the Brain or Head
  • Schwannoma
  • Skull Base Cancer
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Spinal Cord Vascular Lesions
  • Spinal Dural Fistula
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Vascular Disorders
  • Spinal Vascular Malformation
  • Spine Tumors
  • Stroke
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome
  • Syringomyelia
  • Thoracic Nerve Palsy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Venous Malformations
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Disease (VHL)
  • Water on the Brain
View all 108 Specialties +


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About Badih Adada, MD

Dr. Badih Adada serves as the chair of the Neurological Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Florida and is the chair of the Department of Neurosurgery . He focuses his practice in the specialized field of skull base and cerebrovascular surgery. Throughout his career, he has performed more than 6,000 operations for patients with complex brain tumors, aneurysms, epilepsy and spinal pathologies. Additionally, Dr. Badih Adada offers deep brain stimulation treatments for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

He previously held an associate professor appointment at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and was the chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Arkansas Children's Hospital. In this capacity, Dr. Adada instructed surgeons in residency training and assisted with establishing the school’s movement disorder surgery program.

In addition to his practice and teaching, Dr. Badih Adada has contributed his medical expertise as a member of the editorial board of the Yearbook of Neurology and Neurosurgery. He has also published a wide range of book chapters and peer reviewed articles. He is the current holder of the John and Margaret Krupa Chair in Neurosciences.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Skull Base Surgery
Little Rock, AR USA

Residency - University of Montreal, Notre-Dame Hospital

Internship - University of Montreal, St-Luc Hospital

Medical Education - University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine
Montreal, Quebec,

Professional Highlights

  • Member of the Editorial Board "Contemporary Neurosurgery"


  • Neurological Surgery

Specialty Interests

Skull Base Surgery, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Brain Aneurysms, Epilepsy Surgery, Deep Brain Stimulation, Complex Brain Tumors, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Pituitary Tumors, Meningiomas, Gliomas

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow of the American College of surgeons
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Canada
  • America's Top Surgeons


  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • Canadian Society of Neurological Surgeons
  • Southern Neurosurgical Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/2/2023, Dr. Adada has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

270 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

56 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr Adada and peoples are very nice

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr.Adada is my favorite Dr. He always helps me with my health. Extremely caring Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr Adada is the BEST!!!Very caring and compassionate..

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Extremely knowledgeable and feeling more encouraged that I finally found a great provider for my case

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

I had an extremely positive experience meeting the doctor and his assistant. Although I didn't necessarily like my treatment options I was relieved that I finally found a doctor who not only understood my condition but also had experience with treating it.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2023

Dr Adada has excellent bedside manner and shows great concern for the patient.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Doctor Adada, is the best doctor I ever met. He was always there for me and concern of my physical and emotional health.I'm very grateful to have him as my doctor and the one who performed my surgery. He is the best all the way!!You are luck to have him working in your Hospital! Very knowledgeable and professional!Also need to mention the team of doctors that works with Dr Adada, all of them very professional and caring .

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr Adada is very professional, thorough, and caring.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Very pleased with Dr. Adada and the residents. Explained care well.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr Adada is the best!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

All went smoothly as Dr Adada was great!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

I was in intense pin and Dr. Badih Adada was very attentive and concerned. He prescribed medicine that relieved y pain enough to be bearable until we find out what is causing my issues.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. Adada and staff were very thorough in their questions and helpful for seeking solutions.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Adada is an AMAZING doctor! He is kind, compassionate and a brilliant surgeon! Hands down best doctor!!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Adada is very compassionate, and a very good communicator.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Adada is both compassionate and an excellent communicator.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

First visit with a Dr in Cleveland Clinic. My experience was very good friendly and professional

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr Adada is the very best surgeon I have ever had the pleasure to operate on me. Not only is he extremely competent, but he is actually kind and human- two traits I cannot ascribe to any other surgeon I have experienced at CC

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Doctor and his assistant were excellent

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. Adada is simply the best and I owe my life to him. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

The meeting with Dr. Adada to answer our questions was EXCELLENT, my family and myself are very happy to have met him.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Adada was so caring. So comforting.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr Abada god bless him amazing!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Adada is the best.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Will advise anyone to go to Dr Adada > he answer all questions & very polite & treat you better than family.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr Adada and his team are beyond excellent

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

The virtual call with Dr. Adada went well.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

I was extremely satisfied with Dr. Asada.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. *Adada has been the best experience with a doctor. His character so positive and so attentive that gave me much tranquility and security to do this surgery. The constant presence to give follow up on my surgery is something I will never forget. The professionalism was incredible.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr Adada and his staff are excellent

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

*Dr. Adaby was extraordinary cordial & attentive to me!

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr.was very helpful, and I feel very confident under his care.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

MRI ordered by Dr Adada. He removed my brain tumor in 2016. I had a recent head injury and he ordered an MRI. Your hospital could not schedule one for one month so I did the MRI elsewhere. NOT ACCEPTABLE

Reviewed on May 11, 2023

Dr Adada and his staff are great. Very knowledgeable and professional and courteous. I am very pleased overall.

Reviewed on May 11, 2023

Dr Adada is excellent. And although very busy, he patiently answered questions, even a couple not directly related to my treatment.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

If your scale goes only to 5, Dr. Adada is definitely a 50!!

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Best Dr ever

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr Adada staffI have no words You guys rock

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr Adada and his staff are wonderful. He changed my life after the surgery he performed and my family and I are very grateful.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr. Adada is very thorough in going over the delicacy of my recent brain tumor and since his surgery progress of my brain health .

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

*Dr. Adada & his staff are amazing.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr. Adada is wonderful and we are so grateful for his superb care.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

The Doctor was very personable, sought our input and concluded his analysis of our input and the test that were previously performed.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Dr Adada is awesome! He is smart, understands patient needs, but most of all, his care and concern are tops. He's great to speak with and I feel like he would give me a 100 hours of visit time if I needed it. Dr Adada saved my life!!

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr. Adada is an excellent doctor and bedside manner.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

I cant ask for more. Dr. Adada is the best! Thank you!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Great doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr Adada was excellent, and so was his assistant (PA or Dr in training). They were compassionate and caring. They listen to me and gave me time to articulate my problem. Dr. Adada was very thorough and explaining my problem and coming up with a solution. I am going to need surgery and I am very confident that the outcome will be good.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

The nurse and Dr asst. Both listened and responded quickly and sincerely.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Love Cleveland Clinic and Dr Adada

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

The staff and doctor were prompted and professionally

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Dr Adada is very professional, brilliant and very kind hearted. I am so happy to have him as a Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

I always recommend the Cleveland Clinic, so professional and they have the BEST Doctors. I grew up one hour east of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and it was always number one.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

I think Dr. Adada and his staff are at the very top of the list at Cleveland Clinic. Number one.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Great Doctors

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr Adada is excellent as is his nurse

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