Dr. Douglas Avella, MD

Dr. Douglas Avella, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 67
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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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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

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Scoliosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Avella treats Scoliosis more than 14% of his peers

Dr. Avella treats this condition more than 14% 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
Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Avella treats Knee Disorders more than 7% of his peers

Dr. Avella treats this condition more than 7% of his peers

Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Avella treats Spine Disorders more than 7% of his peers

Dr. Avella treats this condition more than 7% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

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
    1986
  • 1985
    St. Joseph S Regional Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
    1985
  • 1981
    St. Joseph S Regional Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
    1981
  • 1979
    Autonomous University Of Guadalajara
    Medical School
    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,

Dr. Avella's Reviews

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4.1

Based on 13 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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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....Read 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...Read 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. ...Read More
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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

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Valley Hospital

Ridgewood, NJ

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