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Department Neurological Surgery
Primary Location Weston Hospital
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.

Patient Stories:
Young Artist with Autism is Living Seizure-Free After Surgery
Father of Three is Seizure-Free After Life Changing Surgery

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

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

290 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

71 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2024

The doctor clearly described the condition, location, options

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2024

Dr. Ada is the best, not only for his medical expertise but for the level of confidence that he gives us patients.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2024

The World's Best Doctor in Neurosurgery

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2024

Dr. Adada was very comforting and explained, in detail, all I needed to know.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2024

I have already recommended Dr Adda to my neighbor as being very knowledgeable and thorough

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2024

Dr Adada is great very personable and always discusses all options to his patients. I am in great hands with Dr Adada and appreciate his concerns that I receive the best care available.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

It was a short but concise telehealth visit. He is a good doctor, very kind and answered all of our questions and concerns. Thank you.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

I greatly appreciate the attention given in regards to my health issues. The doctors are diligently working to ensure I am on the right treatment plan.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

I absolutely love my care providers. They collaborate about my condition to ensure my health is better.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Dr Adada is compassionate and trustworthy!!

Reviewed on May 24, 2024

Ten stars Dr was very understanding & seems very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

The doctor is one of the first that I felt actually read and understood my medical records before my appointment. He was helpful and knowledgeable about my condition and was of the only doctors to explain my struggle and to help me after 13 years of suffering.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Dr. Adada was very kind, and answered our questions. When bumped into himA few days later while having a test and he stopped and said hello so that was nice as well

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

We were anxious to meet w Dr Adada and were able to do so timely

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr Adada researched my previous treatments much to my surprise therefore we could discuss future options. I was extremely impressed with how he was able to obtain my medical history so the time spent was productive without wasting time having me provide past medical records

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

My care provider and I disagreed on my prospective course of treatment, however we reached a compromise that we both seemed comfortable with

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

The doctor was running late for this appointment and while the nurse told me that when I first signed in, she did not let me know HOW lateI ended up waiting for an hour on the video call before the doctor finally joined us, and no one came online during that hour to provide any updates.so I just had to sit and wait, not wanting to miss this appointment

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr Basi gave my MRI to Dr. Adada. The severity of the condition of my neck is so great the Dr. Called me and will operate next week. The action of Dr Basi most likely saved my life.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr. Adada was very professional and helpful. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

I was very pleased and highly recommend this doctor

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

I am very happy I chose Cleveland Clinic and it's physicians

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Dr. Adda is an excellentDoctor who always shows respect and displays caring and interest to his patients.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Dr Adada has an amazing bed side manner. Dr Adada always completely listens to all of our concerns and addresses them accordingly. Dr Adada and his staff have been exceptional in my care and I am very grateful for his expertise in his field. I would highly recommend his services and also his care as a surgeon and physician.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Dr Adada and his staff are exceptional!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr. Adada made it incredibly easy despite the long distance.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr Adada is a terrific doctor with a wonderful bedside manor and Cleveland Clinic is very lucky to have him

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

After stressing for 2 months regarding a diagnosis I received from my Neurologist in Buffalo. Dr Adada gave me a report that immediately put me at ease and relieved the stress.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Had delay in reaching Dr. Adada through mychart but once I did the response was fast. Mychart needs improvement.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

I had a really good experience the wait wasn't long and the doctor was very detail.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

The original appt was made in December. The original appt with neurosurgery was February 28th. We were extremely disappointed ted when we arrived at that appt to find out we would not see the surgeon but rather a pain med dr. We had already seen a pain med Dr, had an xray and an mri and had no reason to see her. At that point we then had to wait another month to see an actual surgeon. Had anyone asked us we could have provided all of that info before the initial appt.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr. Adada made me feel secure about my pending surgery. My fears were diminished when he throughly explained the process.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Waited over 75 minutes to speak to dr & then it was a 5 minute call

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr Adada was warm and cordial. It was a very surface-level appointment which is ok for some but for someone who is paying $85 it felt like a waste of my time.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Other than the negative experience in getting and keeping an appointment, and the feeling that things were rushed, I think Cleveland Clinic and my doctors there are good, which is why I would continue to recommend themI'm assuming these negative experiences were just a fluke.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

Best caring Knowledgeable Doctor!!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr Adada is excellent

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

He was kind and considerate from the moment he entered the room. I though dr Adada was outstanding!!!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr. Adada is an amazing surgeon! His bedside is refreshing takes the time to listen and explains everything very clearly. Not once have I ever felt rushed. I would highly recommend him. Clariza , PA was great, she answered multiple emails promptly and set me at ease knowing the team was available and cared.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr. Adada has set the gold-standard for neurosurgeons. I am very grateful to have him as my surgeon.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

My family and I are very grateful to Dr. Adada, he is an excellent neurosurgeon and a very good human being. He clearly explained the diagnosis and possible solutions to us.He has great empathy with the patient and the family, he is compassionate, loving and with a big heart, his professionalism gave me security and hope.My life was in the best hands, those of Dr. Adada and the entire team. Thank you so much.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr. Adada is patient, kind and excellent

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr. Adada is not only the best neurosurgeon,he is a very kind and caring person

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

I always recommend dr. Adada to my friends and relatives

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

I have recommended Dr Adada to several friends. Even though I live almost an hour and a half away from Weston , he is worth the trip. Dr Adada is very experienced and knowledgeable regarding my medical issues.

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.

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