We combine state of the art testing with precision surgery and always lead with compassion.
Our patients are treated like family. Instead of using an answering service, Dr. Yavitz gives every patient 24/7 access to his personal cell phone. We don't overschedule so typical waiting room times are less than 15 minutes.
Dr. Yavitz has been inventing techniques and equipment since his days at Harvard Medical School and now has 37 patents with new ones pending.
Unlike almost every other eye surgeon in Rockford, he lives here, not in Madison or Chicago, and has committed time and philanthropy to Rockford. Over the years he has served on the Board of Directors of Keith School, the Catholic Family, Protestant and Jewish Community Services Boards as well as the Rockford symphony board.
He has two grown sons and one grandchild.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Yavitz knew he wanted to become an eye surgeon from high school on. His father, an insurance broker, had very poor vision and required three different pairs of glasses to function at different tasks. He hoped his son would one day be able to improve his vision. After attending Harvard Medical School and University of California San Francisco Ophthalmology, Dr Yavitz and his wife Adrienne Butler, an oncologist began work at Brookside. They raised two sons in Rockford. And back in 1990 when his father developed cataracts, Dr. Yavitz did indeed keep his promise and performed his cataract surgeries, resulting in his ability to play golf and drive without glasses. His father, now 95 years old continues to do so.