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Department Regional Institute Chair, Neurosciences
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, 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 Tumor Diagnosis
  • Brain Tumor Management
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebral Aneurysm Clipping
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Chiari Malformation Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy For Brain Avm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Icp Monitoring
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Microsurgical Management of Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroendoscopic Cerebral Fenestration
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spine Decompression
  • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Surgery For Spinal Tumors
  • Surgery For Spinal Vascular Malformations
  • Surgery In Brain Malformations
  • Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Ventricular Shunt Surgery
View all 39 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acquired Hydrocephalus
  • Adult Brain Tumors
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Anaplastic Astrocytomas
  • Anaplastic Oligodendrogliomas
  • Aneurysm, Cerebral
  • Arachnoid Cysts
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Brain Tumors
  • Benign Focal Epilepsies and Variants
  • Benign Tumors of the Brain
  • Benign Tumors of the Spinal Cord
  • Brain Aneurysms and Hemorrhage
  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Lymphoma
  • Brain Malformations Causing Epilepsy
  • Brain Metastases
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Catastrophic Epilepsies
  • Cavernoma
  • Cavernous Hemangiomas of the Brain
  • Cavernous Malformation
  • Cavernous Sinus Tumors
  • Cerebral Astrocytomas
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Tumors
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Chordomas
  • Choroid Plexus Tumors
  • Clival Chordomas
  • Congenital Defects
  • Congenital Hydrocephalus
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Craniovertebral Junction Disorder
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Encephalotrigeminal Angiomatosis
  • Ependymal Tumors
  • Ependymomas
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fistulas
  • Gangliogliomas
  • Generalized Dystonia
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Gliomas
  • Head Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Hemangioblastomas
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus Normal Pressure
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial Aneurysms
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage, Cerebral Hemorrhage, & Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Intraventricular Tumor
  • Malignant Gliomas
  • Malignant Tumors of the Brain
  • Malignant Tumors of the Spinal Cord
  • Medically Refractory Status Epilepticus
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Movement Disorders
  • Moya Moya Disease
  • Multifocal Dystonia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurologic Conditions
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pediatric Brain Cancer
  • Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Pineal Lesion
  • Pineal Tumors - Adult
  • Pineal Tumors - Pediatric
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphomas
  • Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET)
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacral Compression Fracture
  • Sarcomas of the Brain or Head
  • Schwannoma
  • Skull Base Cancer
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal AVM (arteriovenous malformation)
  • Spinal Cord Vascular Lesions
  • Spinal Cord Vascular Malformations
  • Spinal Dural Fistula
  • Spinal Neoplasms
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Vascular Disorders
  • Spinal Vascular Malformation
  • Spine Tumors
  • Stroke
  • Stroke Bites
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome
  • Syringomyelia
  • Thoracic Nerve Palsy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Venous Malformations
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Disease (VHL)
  • Water on the Brain
View all 113 Specialties +
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Biography

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

Appointed
2012

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Skull Base Surgery
Little Rock, AR USA
2002

Residency - University of Montreal, Notre-Dame Hospital
Neurosurgery
Montreal,
2001

Internship - University of Montreal, St-Luc Hospital
Montreal,
1996

Medical Education - University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine
Montreal, Quebec,
1995

Professional Highlights

  • Member of the Editorial Board "Contemporary Neurosurgery"

Certifications

  • 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

Memberships

  • 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 10/3/2021, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

258 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

51 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

The doctor shows genuine interest in my health and the development of my medical condition

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Dr Adada is a wonderful Doctor and so caring. I am very happy with Dr Adada and his team

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Very satisfied. Dr. Add ads was very professional and explained what needed to be done.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

This doctor and his team are wonderful. They are knowledgeable, and kind. Dr. Asada has performed 3 surgeries on me. His gentle, but respectful manner was not only comforting, it made me confident with his recommendations. He answered my questions patiently and explained my diagnosis and all possible treatments. I feel blessed to having met Dr. Asada.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2021

Dr. Adada is so kind, patient, and considerate. I am grateful he was my surgeon. He got me out of extreme pain and back on my feet in no time!

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

Dr. Adada and his staff are hands down some of the most caring, involved and compassionate providers I've ever had. They are patient, they listen and follow up, even on the small details. You can tell they genuinely care. Please keep up whatever training and mentorship you have in place for this team and share it with the rest of the CCF staff.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Dr. Adada Is excellent He was on time and Interested In me

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Dr. Adada is a good listener and answered all of my questions, and he didn't rush me I felt very comfortable talking to him. I dealt with other doctors in that department and none was like him. He also had a trainee with him and he also was very nice. I would recommend Dr Adada anytime. Please let him know how happy I was when I left the hospital. You should have more caring doctors like him, It reminded me of the times when doctors cared about you. Some time some of the other doctors treat you like you are in a factory and rush you. Thank you you Dr. Adada and continue treating people the way you would like to be treated.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr Adada is the best doctor/ surgeon I have ever had the pleasure to be treated by. He is skillful, talented, and a human being to boot- a rarity in any surgeon. My husband and I adore, respect, and have complete trust in him.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr is so informative and compassionate!

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr. Adaba was excellent. He explained everything thoroughly and put my mind at ease.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr. Adada is an exceptionally skilled neuro surgeon with many years of experience.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Everyone was exceptional from the security guard to the Dr. Wonderful experience

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

I wouldn't trust anyone else with my care than Dr Adada

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr Adada is the the very best. I owe my life to him. He is personable, concerned, professional - there are not enough words in the dictionary to describe him. He is the best thing to come to Cleveland Clinic,

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Excellent MD recommend him often

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr. Adada and his entire team are amazing. Dr. Adada is most caring, compassionate, and understanding to his patient need. I experienced that first hand.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

My video visit went almost like my face-to-face visit, Dr. Adada is professional.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

I recommend Doctor Adada to whom may need the best neurosurgeon. He is excellent

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Dr Adada, Nurse Ana and the training student doctor were all very perfessional, understanding or my case and patient care.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2021

Love Dr. Adada. He is straight forward and caring. His entire office is incredible. never had a bad experience.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2021

Dr Adana was most gracious and attentive. He answered all of my questions with clarity and honesty that gave me the confidence to proceed with the surgery. His bedside visit after the surgery was also much appreciated.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2021

I have already referred a future patient to Dr Adada for a case similar to mine.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

I do not have any bad experiences with Cleveland clinic. Dr Adada is a great professional. I am very happy having Dr Adada as my neurologist. I will continue to see Dr Adada because I trust him and consider him a very knowledgeable Neurologist.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

My interaction with Dr Adada left me confident that this procedure was the right choice.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Dr. Adada is the BEST!!

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

All in all a very good experience. Staff was courteous and efficient. Special thanks to Dr. Adada and his Assistants.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Excellent job to dr.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Dr Adada is a great professional. He makes his patients to feel safe, due to his knowledge. He is responsible for making me to change neurologist. Dr Adada. From now on he will be my neurologist because I believe in him. And this is extremely important for a patient. Trust is something Dr Adada gives his patients.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Dr Adada recommended tests that will help me feel better about my medical condition.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

I expect to be Dr Adada's patient for a long time.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

easy to speak with assistant. prompt response from provider.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr. Adada and his nurse Anna are not only lovely individuals but the caliber of care, concern and attention given to their patient (my husband) is outstanding, reassuring and makes you feel secure in a very overwhelming illness that he has.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

the Dr is great , process of getting an appointment is NOT easy

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr Addadah s office personnel and of course himself go above and beyond their service. we are grateful!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Dr. Adada is the best Neurosurgeon out there. He is an extreme asset to Cleveland Clinic. He is not your typical surgeon. He is empathetic and compassionate. He takes his time explaining my husband's condition, goes over scan images and other results, makes sure we fully understand the treatment plan and follow up plan. Dr. Adada saved my husbands life and I am so grateful to him. He has an amazing bedside manner and he cares about his patients. I couldn't ask for a better surgeon to treat my husband. I hope Cleveland Clinic appreciate how wonderful Dr. Adada is and what kind of Dr they really have.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Dr. Adada is always kind courteous. I only spent a few minutes with him.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Laura, the nurse, in Dr. Adada's office is amazing - super personable, sweet & knowledgeable!!!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

OMG - I'm not sure that I've met a more caring doctor as Dr. Adada - I was terrified thinking that I was going to have to have surgery (which I am) and Dr. Adada made me feel very comfortable with that decision.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Excellent service great physician with utmost knowledge and excellent staff

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr Adada was prompt courteous and professional

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

I drive 22 miles out of my way in traffic to be a patient at Cleveland Clinic. The professionalism and courtesy is beyond what anyone would expect. From the Staff that answers the phones to the Doctors assisting patients make me feel comfortable and safe! The extra miles are worth my health, THANK YOU!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

it was a true pleasure meeting Dr. Abada and staff. They made us feel very comfortable and. They were all kind and caring. To my husband and myself, this is very important. Thank you so much.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr. Adada is always very kind. He is always focused on me in my appointments. He takes times to make sure I understand everything is answers all of my questions. I never feel as if he is hurrying me out, and I never feel like I'm just another patient.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

great setvice. best Dr. I have ever had. skills and bedside manor. thank u

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

I highly recommend Dr Adada and Cleveland Clinic overall.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Dr Adada is a good doctor professional and easy to understand.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

I love the Cleveland clinic, Dr. Adada is a great doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

very nice doctor. he is very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr Adada is THE BEST physician ever. His patient care, skill and connection with his patients is extraordinary.

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