Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 61

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Van Nuys, CA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Miami / School of Medicine|University Of Miami School Of Medicine in 1987. He is affiliated with Valley Presbyterian Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD

Southern California Orthopedic Institute

6815 Noble Ave # 200 Van Nuys, CA 91405
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Based on 321 ratings

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Right Labrum Hip Repair
Dr. Guanche and Michelle are excellent! They are easy to talk to and incredibly helpful. We were able to set up visits and appointments fairly easily and always answered all of my questions. I highly recommend Dr. Guanche and Michelle!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 19, 2023
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The pre and post care is excellent.
I have had both knees and both hips replaced prior to my shoulder being replaced by Dr. Guanche. The care received form him and his team was excellent. My recovery has been rapid and I couldn't be happier. I can't believe I waited so long to do it. The advancements in shoulder surgery has advanced leaps and bounds in the past 10 years. My boyfriend has had 5 shoulder surgeries from football injuries and he is astounded at my recovery. I can't thank you enough Dr. Guanche. I have been walking around in pain for 20 years. Not any more!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ve Neill – Jan 01, 2023
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Happy patient !
Very competent staff and extremely efficient operation. The best bedside manner of the surgeons I met with. Dr Guanche and staff were all great at answering all my questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 28, 2022
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Dr Guanche was great.
Dr. Guanche was great about checking in on my paid and healing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 27, 2022
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Scott Nunez
All of my visits with Dr Guanche and his staff have been positive, honest and informative. His bedside manner and humility gave me a sense of security when I needed it the most. They have always been very responsive to any and all questions when asked.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Scott Nunez – Oct 19, 2022
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Very satisfied patient
This is the second surgery that Dr. Guanche has performed on me; shoulder this time, hip the last time. I am very happy with the results and the care I have received from him and his entire staff, from the reception to the surgical team. Outstanding!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Satisfied and grateful – Oct 18, 2022
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Exceptional care and treatment
Dr. Guanche has done several surgeries for me. Each and every time I know I am getting the best of care from a compassionate and highly skilled expert in his field. His team of staff, scheduling coordinator and Physician Assistants are all committed to my well being and successful results during my care. My key to successful recoveries has been Dr Guanches’ expertise and my commitment to my successful recovery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary L. – Aug 17, 2022
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Hip replacement
From my initial consultation to the day of the surgery Dr. Guanche and staff were very thorough and explained what to expect every step of the way. Was up and walking hours after the replacement. Was a bit rough the first week, but after that the improvement was seen daily thereafter. There was no pain from the surgery itself, just mainly from muscle stretching, but again, working with PT it too improved on a daily basis. Two and a half weeks post op an using a cane and basically can function as before with some limitations. Over all this will be one of the best things I could have done to help improve my quality of life for the future.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ron C – Aug 06, 2022
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Dr. Guanche and his team are the best!
I found Dr. Guanche after 3 failed arthroscopic surgeries on my right hip. He was very empathetic listening to my history and recommended a fourth arthroscopy. Unfortunately, the surgery revealed that I had arthritis in my hip at an unusually young age. Every doctor that I had seen to this point would not even consider a replacement due to my age. Dr. Guanche, however, knew that this was my only option. I am so grateful to have found a doctor who did not want me to be in pain for the next 10-15 years simply because I’m “too young.” I’m currently 2 weeks post-op from my total hip and I’m feeling amazing! I highly recommend Dr. Guanche!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 02, 2022
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Extremely informative. He listens to Questions and concerns…Always positive and supportive. His staff is amazing and very attentive. He’s the best !!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 20, 2022
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Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD Orthopedic Sugery
Reverse Right Shoulder Replacement two weeks post op. Dr. Guanche and his team are though and professional. The treatment I am receiving is exceptional. Doctor or someone from his team continue to check in on me every day weekends included, making sure I am doing well and out of pain. When I have questions that need Immediate attention they were always available to answer . As of now I am able to move my arm and shoulder minimally- with mild pain. I did my homework before I had the surgery and was told this is the worst surgery possible the recovery is Iong and horrible . This does not seem to be the case . Dr Guanche is an excellent surgeon and I highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robin m – Jul 14, 2022
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Dr Guanche
Dr Guanche has the best bedside manner and takes his time and really listens to all your questions and concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jodie Rasmussen – Jun 21, 2022
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Total Hip Replacement
Dr Guanche explained the procedure to so I was able to understand it. He answered all my questions. He reassured me on the day of surgery. Saw me after surgery and let me know how everything went. He even called me the day after to check on me and answer any questions I had. At my post op, he again was very encouraging and answered all of my questions.
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Jun 20, 2022
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Hip scope 2
Dr Guanche has done hip arthroscopic surgery on each of my hips now. The first side was about 5 years ago was and still feels great. Started having the same symptoms on the other side so I came back again for scope and labral repair again. I am a couple weeks into recovery now. Hopeful for the future and believe I will be back doing stuff like I was before.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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S Henriksen – Jun 15, 2022
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My experience in all areas as been amazing.
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Eddie Doty – May 21, 2022
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Dr Guanche and his staff are very professional and always helpful. I felt that Dr Guanche was direct and honest with diagnosis and explained and re explained anything to me I did not understand. I am very grateful and thankful for the experience I had with him and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gretchen Eslinger – Apr 03, 2022
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Wonderful Doctor
There are not enough wonderful words to describe how fabulously gifted Dr. Guanche is. I am only three weeks now with my total hip replacement and I’m back teaching at the University, walking, going on outings… it’s incredible. Dr. Guanche has a miraculous touch and gentleness. He is so warm - it’s quite extraordinary to find a surgeon with this much brilliance and still be such a kind person with the most endearing bedside manor. I recommend him to everyone- and you don’t even have to wait long in the waiting room. He runs his office like clockwork! The best of course is my new hip. When I need my next hip done Dr. Guanche will do it. He’s the only one I trust completely!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Yvette Gellis – Mar 22, 2022
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Dr. Guanche is an amazing doctor and surgeon. He is always attentive and listens well during visits. I've had 4 surgeries with him and all have yielded great results. My hip replacement was a total success, and I was walking (slowly) without a walker in 15 days. I'm now recovering from shoulder replacement surgery which I had at their surgery center called COSI. The staff is top notch and takes great care of you before, during, and after your procedure. It's been 2 weeks post-op, and it hasn't been easy. But I know after I recover I'll be in better shape than before thanks to Dr. Guanche.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Nov 19, 2021
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I had a total hip replacement on the right side with Dr. Guanche 4 years ago. I had such a great experience that I went back to have him do my hip replacement on the left side 2 weeks ago. I have had a quick recovery and he made everything easy for me. He is also very personable and happy to explain everything. Highly recommend Dr. Guanche for hip surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ellen Baker – Nov 03, 2021
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Great guy and great surgeon. Everything played out exactly as explained. Hip feels great just two weeks from surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Havens – Nov 02, 2021
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Care Philosophy

At the Southern California Orthopedic Institute, we are dedicated to providing the best possible care available for people of all ages and all walks of...Read more

Biography

Our practice is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic injuries. We specialize in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

1993
Minneapolis Sports Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1992
ALBERT EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER
Residency Hospital
1988
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1987
University of Miami / School of Medicine|University Of Miami School Of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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What conditions does Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD treat?

Dr. Guanche frequently treats the following conditions: Joint Pain, Avascular Necrosis, and Brachial Plexus Palsy. See more on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Guanche's office is located at 6815 Noble Ave # 200, Van Nuys, CA 91405. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Guanche is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Guanche provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD is affiliated with Valley Presbyterian Hospital.

Is Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD holds board certifications in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.

How much experience does Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD have?

Dr. Guanche has over 35 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.8/5 for Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Guanche's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guanche treats Joint Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Guanche treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Guanche's conditions and procedures:

  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Southern California Orthopedic Institute

Southern California Orthopedic Institute - Van Nuys6815 Noble Ave # 200 Van Nuys, CA 91405
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