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Dr. Douglas Avella, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Avella

North Jersey Pediatric Orthopaedics

140 Chestnut St Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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Dr. Douglas Avella, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery specialist in Ridgewood, NJ and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina in 1979 and specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Hospital satisfaction . Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital . Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Avella accepts the following insurance:

Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Regional Pref Network EPO
Regional Pref Network HMO
Regional Pref Network HMO+
Regional Pref Network POS+
Regional Pref Network PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Locals (any local)
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
QualCare
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Avella's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Fracture Care
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Avella performs Fracture Care more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Avella performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Facial Bone Fracture Repair
  • Foot & Ankle Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture/Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Midfoot Fracture/Dislocation Surgery
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Metatarsal Fracture
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Shoulder Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Avella treats Scoliosis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Avella treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
Osgood Schlatter Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Avella treats Osgood Schlatter Disease more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Avella treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Avella's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

Dr. Avella's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Avella

4.1

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
64.28571428571429%
(9)
4 Stars
14.285714285714286%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(1)
1 Star
14.285714285714286%
(2)

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Dr. Avella was very thorough and informative, however the front desk was a different story. The lady I dealt with was ubrupt and somewhat rude in a helpful sort of way. Then I sat back and noticed the proud, arrogant parents they had to deal with and understood why they were so cold towards me. One impatient father kept walking around me attempting to get noticed while I was handing her my insurance information. Like dude, can you wait like I did? He was seen then calmly walked out. No rush.
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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. Going for follow up tomorrow. Can't wait to thank him again. ????
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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 Dr. Avella has been waiting it out as to not over correct it. He is a gem! More doctors should be as loving and caring as he is.
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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. She had bone and nerve damage from a dislocated elbow that popped back in wrong! Thank you Dr. Avella! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SPECIALIST!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I treat the children in my practice as I would like my own children treated, with respect, compassion, throughness, equality.

Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1986
Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Saint Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1981
Saint Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1979
Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina
Medical School
1986
1985
1981
1979

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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,

Affiliated Hospitals

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Valley Hospital

Ridgewood, NJ

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average