Daniel A. Baluch M.D 2

Daniel A. Baluch, M.D.

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in Palm Beach County

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Curriculum Vitae


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).  Board certified 2019.
  • Spine Surgery Fellowship.  OrthoCarolina Spine Center.  Charlotte, NC. 2015-2016.
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency. Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL. 2010-2015.
  • MD. Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL. Magna Cum Laude, 2006-2010.
  • BA. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL. Major: Molecular & Cellular Biology; Minor: Spanish, 2002-2006.

Workers’ Compensation

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  • Baluch DA, Nguyen NM, Patel AA. Use of Incisional Vancomycin in Spine Surgery. Contemporary Spine Surgery. 2013;14(7): 1-4.
  • Nguyen L, Baluch D, Patel A. Spinal MIS instrumentation – Retractor Systems. In: Kern Singh, ed. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: An Algorithmic Approach. Jaypee Brothers, Medical Publishers (Pvt) Ltd New Delhi. 2013.
  • Baluch DA, Patel AA, Lullo B, Havey R, Voronov LI, Nguyen NM, Carandang G, Ghanayem AJ, Patwardhan A. Effect of Physiologic Loads on Cortical and Traditional Pedicle Screw Fixation. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 15;39(22):E1297-302
  • Nguyen NM, Baluch DA, Patel AA. Cervical Sagittal Balance. Contemporary Spine Surgery. 2013.

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Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Clinical Care, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society. Elected by Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
  • Outstanding Performance in the Basic Science Curriculum I & II, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars, academic merit

Clinical Interests

  • Non-surgical and surgical management of spinal conditions
  • Neck pain
  • Neck arthritis, Cervical spondylosis
  • Back pain, Thoracic and lumbar spondylosis
  • Back arthritis
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Disc herniations, “slipped discs”, Herniated nucleus pulposus
  • Disc disorders
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica, Radiculopathy, “pinched nerves”
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis, Pars fractures, Isthmic spondylolisthesis
  • And many other spinal conditions