Dr. Douglas Avella, MD

Dr. Douglas Avella, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Douglas Avella, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery specialist in Ridgewood, NJ and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara in 1979 and specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery.

140 Chestnut St

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Contact Information

(201) 612-9988

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Locals (any local)
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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more than 14% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 7% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 7% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Avella "I treat the children in my practice as I would like my own children treated, with respect, compassion, throughness, equality."

1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

16  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

7  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • Autonomous University of Guadalajara
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Author: Raising a Healthy Athlete,
  • Family Mag Favorite Doctors,
  • Who's Who Doctor,
  • NJ Best Doctors,
  • Author: Several Pediatric Orthopedic Journal articles,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Avella's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Avella to family and friends
13 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Avella's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

My daughter fractured her femur at a soccer game.at 7:30pm Went to valley hospital and found Dr Avella. Absolute gentleman! Explained what was going to happen. Set myself and wife at ease including my daughter (the patient). Set it in place and came back to preform surgery at 3:30 am. Thanks doc....more
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He is absolutely fabulous. He is experienced, knowledgeable and truthfully, the most trustworthy doctor I have come across. He also is great with kids and you can tell he loves what he does. Truly a “calling” for him. Highly recommend.
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We have been using Dr. Avella since before our son was born (now 9). He sat with us and explained what our son's bilateral clubfoot would be like. Nine years later and he is our doctor still. He has performed 3 surgeries and we trust him implicitly. Our son probably needs one last surgery but...more
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Chilton misdiagnosed my daughter and missed her radial head fracture.. After s week she as still in pain. Took her to Dr. Avella and he found it right away. Don't go to Chilton for broken bones and heart related illness .
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My daughter injured her elbow at 8:30 pm on a Thursday. The ER took x-rays,diagnosed it as a bone chip, wrapped her arm and sent us home. She was up all night with UNBEARABLE PAIN. Dr. Avella saw us immediately the next morning and he saw what was really happening looking at the same x-rays. ...more
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