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Dr. Yavitz's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Yavitz "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. "
This content was provided by Dr. Yavitz "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. "
Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
Anterior Segment Surgery
Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Blind Hypertensive Eye
Cataract Surgery Complications
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Ectropion of Eyelid
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, C
Refractive Eye Disorders
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
Cataract Removal Surgery
Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
Excision of Chalazion
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
YAG Laser Capsulotomy
1 Malpractice Claim
Settlement : 6/17/2015
Amount or Range: $150,000.00
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
0 Board Actions
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Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
Harvard Medical School
Medical School | Graduated 1977
Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982
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