Dr. Douglas Avella, MD

Dr. Douglas Avella, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
66 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Douglas Avella, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Ridgewood, NJ. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 38 years.

North Jersey Pediatric Orthopaedics

140 Chestnut St

Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Accepted insurance

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

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Avella performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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


  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

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)


  • 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
based on 11 total reviews (3 with comments)
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 (3)
in Greenwood Lake |
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.
Clifton, NJ |
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 .
in Rivervale, NJ |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Avella accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • 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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Hospitals where Dr. Avella has admitting privileges

Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Valley Hospital
223 N Van Dien Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Holy Name Medical Center
718 Teaneck Rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666
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St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
703 Main St
Paterson, NJ 07503
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