Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD

Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 57
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Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Van Nuys, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Miami / School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

6815 Noble Ave

Van Nuys, CA 91405

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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No malpractice claims found for California
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. Guanche's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guanche treats Joint Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Guanche treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Steroid Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guanche performs Steroid Injection more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Guanche performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
Hip Arthroscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guanche performs Hip Arthroscopy more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Guanche performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Guanche's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Steroid Injection

About Me

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 life. In addition, we serve as a leading educator of orthopedic surgery technique to surgeons around the world.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • 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
Medical School
1983
University Of Miami
Undergraduate School
1993
1992
1988
1987
1983

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Guanche's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Guanche

4.7

Based on 223 reviews

5 Stars
90.5829596412556%
(202)
4 Stars
2.242152466367713%
(5)
3 Stars
0.4484304932735426%
(1)
2 Stars
0.8968609865470852%
(2)
1 Star
5.829596412556054%
(13)

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El Dr es muy buen profesional,se preocupa de la evolución de sus pacientes y que este lo más favorable posible
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Very professional, thorough and great bedside manner/personality.
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Dr. Guanche and his team were very supportive and kind throughout my journey of healing from my injury. I felt very confident in Dr. Guanche as a surgeon.
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Dr. Guanche and his staff are very polite, comforting, and professional. I would definitely recommend to my family and friends.
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I felt like my care was in the hands of patient, caring, and knowledgeable professional. I'm glad I went ahead with my procedure, that before hand, had me a little nervous.
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Dr. Guanche performed arthroscopic surgery on my hip 3 years ago for a FAI labral tear. Having this surgery was one of the best decisions I could have made since my quality of life had deteriorated significantly. I researched extensively and had my husband, who is also a physician get recommendations from his colleagues. Dr. Guanche's name came up repeatedly from other ortho docs. He is compassionate, but most importantly, he is a truly skilled surgeon! Everything else is a minor detail.
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Excellent surgeon and doctor. Would highly recommend to anyone.
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Dr Gaunche is a true pro at what he does. I have trusted him with three shoulder surgeries and would recommend him highly. From the office visits to the surgery room, you get the feeling you are in good hands with some one who cares and knows what he is doing.
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He’s a good doctor Very professional good bedside manner‘s have a great experience
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Dr Guanche was supposed to perform a simple IT release surgery. Instead he 'accidentally' cut my psoas. He never told me what happened. And after my 3 month check up when I was in pain and immobile, he refused to see me again or take my call. I have MRI proof of before and after. There are other patients who experienced the exact same treatment. I can no longer lift my right leg. Please stay away.
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Dr Guanche did a labral repair for me 5 years ago, I have had chronic pain for the last 5 years and now I have to undergo a my h more extensive surgery because of his poor practice, bedside care and lack of compassion or skill. I don't recommend him to my worst enemy.
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Most definitely. He, as well as, office staff were amazing. Always returned my calls and always answered my continuous questions.
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Dr. Guanche and his staff are amazing! I was freaking out about having hip replacement surgery but not only did they take their time explaining the procedure and make me feel comfortable. Not just that...but it turned out amazing. One week out and I’m almost better than I was before! And the overall pain, wasn’t that bad. Six weeks and I’ll be back at work!!
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Wow!!!! I cannot believe how incredible Dr. Guanche and his team performed my full shoulder replacement procedure. They remind me of a well oiled machine, as on point as a "Nas-Car" pit crew. They are no joke! I guess the best words to describe them would be, professional, skillful, accurate, precise, caring and expedient. In pre-op, Dr. Guanche explained everything to me in detail and answered all my questions and concerns. Going in i felt very confident and secure that i was in good hands!
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Might very well be the best doctor of any kind that I’ve ever seen. Anyone familiar with my long and storied medical history would understand this is as huge a recommendation as they get.
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Dr. Guanche and his surgery team exceeded my expectations. The entire experience was as easy as it could be and I am recovering faster and in less pain then i expected. He is a true professional in the top of his field of arthroscopic procedures.
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Very impressed with everyone and especially Dr. Guanche. My recovery was easy and very supportive by him and his staff.
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Dr. Guanche was so thorough in explaining my 13 year old daughter’s condition. He took the time to give evidence through detailed views of her MRI and explained the surgery so she felt comfortable. He was personable and gave us the time we needed to answer all our questions. The surgery went just as he explained and she is feeling so much better. He is excellent!
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I was exceptionally pleased with the professionalism and courtesy with all the staff that helped me. They were quick, efficient and understanding of my surgical needs. I feel fortunate that I came to Dr. Guanche's facility to be helped.
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Dr. Guanche is very thorough, he goes over everything with you, makes sure you know how your time in the hospital will be. He is very sweet. Everyone I came in contact with in his office is very professional and understanding. I will come here whenever I need them.
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