Dr. Douglas G. Avella, MD

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 63

140 Chestnut St
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Dr. Avella:

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Dr. Avella's Offices

North Jersey Pediatric Orthopaedics
North Jersey Pediatric Orthopaedics
140 Chestnut St
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Dr. Avella's Experience

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Dr. Avella's Care Philosophy

Dr. Avella's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Avella Performs

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
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Conditions Dr. Avella Treats

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

HackensackUMC
30 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Valley Hospital
223 North Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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Patient Satisfaction

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    Phone & Address

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    Is Dr. Avella accepting new patients?

    • Yes.
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    North Jersey Pediatric Orthopaedics
    140 Chestnut St
    Ridgewood, NJ 07450
    (201) 254-5021
    Contact Information
    (201) 612-9988 (Office)
    (201) 445-9050 (Fax)
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    Accepted Insurances

    What insurance does he accept?

    • Aetna
    • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    • Amerihealth
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • Emblem Health
    • Health Net
    • Locals (any local)
    • MagnaCare
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • MultiPlan
    • MVP Health Care
    • POMCO Group
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  2. Dr. Avella's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Dr. Avella's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery, 1988
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    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot & Ankle Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot & Ankle Ligament & Tendon Repair
    • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee & Leg Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spine Fracture Treatment
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Ataxia
    • Bunion
    • Bursitis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tear
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
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    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Still's Disease
    • Trigger Finger
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    Background Check for Dr. Avella

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for New Jersey.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    Media & Publications

    • Author: Raising a Healthy Athlete
    • Family Mag Favorite Doctors
    • Who's Who Doctor
    • NJ Best Doctors
    • Author: Several Pediatric Orthopedic Journal articles
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina
    Graduated in 1979

    Internship Hospital

    Saint Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
    Complete in 1981

    Residency Hospital

    Saint Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
    Complete in 1985

    Fellowship Hospital

    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Complete in 1986
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Avella & Staff

    • English
    • Hindi
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  3. Dr. Avella's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • HackensackUMC

    • Valley Hospital

    • Holy Name Medical Center

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  4. Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Avella

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