Dr. Carlos A. Guanche, MD

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Dr. Carlos A. Guanche, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

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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.Read more

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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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4.5 based on 96 responses
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  • Trustworthiness
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
     (95)
  • Scheduling
     (92)
Experience with Dr. Guanche
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (94)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (94)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (94)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (94)
Dr. Guanche's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (92)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (94)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (95)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (92)
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Canyon Country, CA |
These people are truthfully as good as it gets. Dr Guanche conducts a finely tuned orchestra of brilliant healers. I walk today because of him.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Wonderful and Friendly Staff! Very clean environment! Never problem with scheduling! Never have to wait! When I have arrived early because I am coming from out of town, the have always worked me in! Bianca has been amazingly helpful! She is always so friendly and answers all my questions. I love the HealthLoop system!
in Los Alamos, CA |
This was the best doctor I could have ever asked for. He treated my hip injury with excellent care & expertise.
in Palmdale, CA |
4 friends from my area had either gotten their own surgery or kids' surgeries and finally convinced me to see him. Well worth it. Had arthroscopy of my knee and it was very quick and healing well. Will be doing hip surgery within the next 2 months and sure he will do as excellent a job. Very kind and listens to your concerns, doesn't try to rush you through and extremely quick to come to the room once you are sent in for apointments. Wonderful! I will be telling even more people how great he is!
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Sports Preventive Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

Dr. Guanche says..

I am a pioneer in the development of hip arthroscopy and the treatment of many conditions around the hip in a minimally invasive fashion.  In addition, I am the first person to develop endoscopic surgery for hamstring repairs.  My techniques are being employed around the world to improve the care of these injuries.

 

I also have extensive experience with the replacement of shoulders andwith reverse total shoulder replacements. 

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  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Strain of Hamstring Muscle

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Miami / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Mount Sinai Medical Center

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Albert Einstein Medical Center

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Minneapolis Sports Medicine

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Miami

    Graduated in 1983

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.

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Dr. Guanche's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.

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Dr. Guanche's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Guanche

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Guanche's 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 life. In addition, we serve as a leading educator of orthopedic surgery technique to surgeons around the world.

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Dr. Guanche says...

I am a pioneer in the development of hip arthroscopy and the treatment of many conditions around the hip in a minimally invasive fashion.  In addition, I am the first person to develop endoscopic surgery for hamstring repairs.  My techniques are being employed around the world to improve the care of these injuries.

 

I also have extensive experience with the replacement of shoulders andwith reverse total shoulder replacements.