Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 59

Dr. Guanche
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Southern California Orthopedic Institute

6815 Noble Ave Van Nuys, CA 91405

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Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Van Nuys, CA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Miami / School of Medicine medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with Valley Presbyterian Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Guanche to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Guanche

4.8

Based on 295 ratings

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Dr Carlos Guanche is a wonderfully caring and competent physician. After suffering a serious hamstring injury, I was referred to Dr Guanche by my primary orthopedic. Dr Guanche was confident he could help me. Considering the injury I sustained, to me, his work was miraculous. I’m full of gratitude. He office staff is efficient and professional. I would absolutely recommend Dr Guanche .
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Kim T – Sep 14, 2021
Extremely through and kind
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Carol – Sep 02, 2021
Dr. Guanche is a skilled surgeon with a delightful bedside manner. He takes the time to listen to you and to explain what he sees and what to expect from the surgery.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Lisa – Aug 31, 2021
Dr. Guanche was the fourth orthopedic surgeon I saw and the only one who diagnosed exactly why I was having severe hip pain. Two weeks ago I had a hip replacement and everything has gone very well. He is an excellent surgeon and will be replacing my other hip in several weeks.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Long wait times
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Aug 12, 2021
My Dr was excellent, I’ve had 3 surgeries with him now, shoulder and two hip and I feel confident in recommending him to anyone who needs this type of care and procedure. I know I’ve been better after my full rehab and can continue my activities
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Dana Evenson – Aug 03, 2021
Dr. Guanche and his staff are very kind, efficient and professional. I would highly recommend him to everyone in need of his services.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Tara Sutherland – Aug 03, 2021
Double hip replacement as a 39 yr old male. Dr Guanche is a hero.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Wade – Jul 26, 2021
Dr Guanche was very understanding, attentive, really heard what I was saying and most importantly found the cause of pain I have had for years. I had seen several doctors and specialists without finding an answer until now.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Finally found help – Jul 18, 2021
Great team that Dr. Guanche has. From the front and back office, to the operating room.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Richard R Suarez – Jul 11, 2021
I had gone to another Ortho for shoulder pain and limitations that I would not return to. I'd have selected Dr. Guanche in a minute but didn't realize he did shoulders. I thought he only did hip surgery which he had done for me years before with complete success. A friend had great success for his shoulder problem similar to mine, I asked for his referral. When I heard Dr. Guanche, I was so grateful! I was in to see his PA 2 days later and Dr. Guanche a week later. I had a great deal of damage to my shoulder and, although his surgery schedule was full, he found a place to add mine because he could see my limitations and pain. He is so kind, never makes you feel rushed, answers all questions. I am so thankful to have found a doctor so competent and so personable. Great surgery results, very grateful. I highly recommend Dr. Guanche.
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D. Olsen – Jun 22, 2021
Dr. Guanche was extremely kind and made me feel very comfortable.
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Marlo Farr – Jun 09, 2021
I travel from Temecula to Van Nuys for all of my visits and I only would do that for a doctor that I really really trust, love and respect.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Steven Kittinger – Jun 09, 2021
I highly recommend Dr. Guanche. He takes his time with you. He listens carefully to all of your concerns and gives you clear answers. I felt very safe in his hands.
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Jun 02, 2021
The Dr and interns were very compassionate and caring. On the day of the surgery, Every employee of the hospital was helpful and extremely courteous. The nurses were patient and reassuring.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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Thomas Borek – May 28, 2021
Dr. Guanche has a way of making even the scariest procedure seem like bike ride on the beach under the most beautiful sunset. I’ve had two hip surgeries and both were a breeze. I wouldn’t trust anyone other than him when it comes to my mobility needs and his bedside manner is unparalleled!
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
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Germoney Scott-Kelly – May 27, 2021
My time with Dr. Guanche has been nothing short of perfect. Starting with the first pre-surgery consultation, to all of the after surgery check-ins Dr. Guanche has shown me nothing but the highest level of professionalism. The surgery went on schedule and exactly as it was explained to me. The surgery center was absolutely in sync with Dr. Guanche and they were also very professional and caring. Dr. Guanche’s kindness and caring demeanor is very welcome and appreciated. A great all around experience! This is my second surgery with Dr. Guanche. Dr Guanche treated me with care and kindness before, during and after both surgeries! Thank you Dr. Guanche You are 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
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Bob – May 19, 2021
Outstanding surgeon who came highly recommended !
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Susan Weisbarth – May 12, 2021
I could not be happier with the results I’ve had with my surgical procedures performed by Dr. Guanche.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Erik – Apr 29, 2021
Dr Guanche is thorough and extremely personable.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ken – Apr 29, 2021
Dr Guanche was professional and personable. He made a quick and solid plan for treatment, and I had a successful procedure. His office staff is organized and thoughtful, and I have had only good experiences there.
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About Me

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
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Preventive Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • 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
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Guanche has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Guanche frequently treats Joint Pain, Steroid Injection, and Hip Arthroscopy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Guanche treats.

Where is Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD's office located?

Dr. Guanche's office is located at 6815 Noble Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91405. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD speak?

Dr. Guanche speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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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 97% of his peers

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

Steroid Injection
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guanche performs Steroid Injection more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Guanche performs this procedure more than 90% 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
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guanche performs Hip Arthroscopy more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Guanche performs this procedure more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Guanche's conditions and procedures:

  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement Revision
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery

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