Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 58
  
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 33 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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Dr. Guanche's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Guanche

4.7

Based on 257 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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  • Explained conditions well (229)
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I would highly recommend Dr. Gaunche. He is very professional . My experience with the hip replacement was great. Everyone was very helpful.
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Sep 20, 2020
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After xrays MRIs and hip injections with several doctors who could not find anything wrong with my hip I was sent to Dr Guanche who right away found bone cysts tears and arthritis. Just wish I would have seen him first instead of suffering for a year and a half.
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Sep 01, 2020
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Very satisfied with the care I received. Dr Guanche is amazing. Very professional, extremely knowledgeable, great bedside manner. Truly cares about his patients. The follow up after my surgery has been remarkable. Daily check ins to inform me of what to expect has been very help. His staff has been quick to respond to all my questions and needs. I couldn’t ask for better care. A+ to this Dr and his staff!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
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Shelly Harrison – Aug 29, 2020
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Dr. Guanche and his staff are wonderful. Very attentive, professional and thorough. Highly recommended!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Aug 12, 2020
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Dr. Guanche was and is the best orthopedic surgeon that I have ever met. He is very patient in explaining and showing you what needs to be done. He's very knowledgeable and doesn't mind sharing, laughing and connecting with his patients. He's definitely one of a kind. I never thought that surgery would be a delightful experience. Thanks to Dr. Guanche and his friendly staff.
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Ken Washington – Aug 04, 2020
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100% fantastic experience with this doctor. Recommend for anything ortho related, but especially if your injury is complex or longstanding. Do yourself a favor and call his office today. Ps- wonderful staff at SCOI also. Thanks very much.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Michelle Cromwell – Aug 02, 2020
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Dr. Guanche is truly the best orthopedic surgeon. He is highly professional, skilled, and committed to each patient. I had been in pain for a year and seen multiple doctors without a clear answer, but as soon as I met him he explained to me my diagnosis, what he’ll do during surgery, and the outcome. At that moment, I could finally breath and the weight of this “unknown” was lifted. From my 1st appointment to surgery, his team stayed in constant communication and ensured I was fully prepared for surgery day. I’m 2 weeks post surgery, and his team including his PA has been in constant touch with him. The road to recovery is long, but I’m hopeful as Dr. Guanche is the leading hip arthroscopic physician in the world.
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Jul 29, 2020
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Dr. Guanche is the first doctor, after at least 5, that actually diagnosed the problem and followed through with a plan to fix it. Although it's too soon to see how much the pain is relieved, I am very hopeful. He is very knowledgable and also realistic.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Jul 22, 2020
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Dr. Guanche and his team are an overall joy to work with ( if you can get/around/get ahold of his scheduling young lady). At your pre-op appt., through the surgery and for every day post-op Dr. Guanche and his team stay in close contact and you never go without immediate feedback, positive reinforcement and helpful tips. A very successful surgery! ( and I’ve had 1, or 2 ...) Thank you!
What went well
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  • Explained conditions well
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Dawn – Jul 22, 2020
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Dr. Guanche and his team have done an amazing job on my total body hip replacement. The surgery went well and the healing process has gone smoothly thanks to his daily checkin process. I would recommend him to anyone needing this delicate procedure.
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rosie – Jul 21, 2020
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Excellent pre- and post-op patient involvement and relations. Up-to-date computer and software tools for patient tracking and communications. Support staff are top notch and very helpful. Of course, the successful procedure was quick and went as planned. Dr.Guanche was chosen by my wife and I for our first ever surgeries and we're extremely pleased with our informed dexision.
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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Allen Starczyk – Jul 16, 2020
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Dr Guanche is an excellent surgeon. He did should replacements on my husband when other doctors said it could not be done and I my arthroscopic surgery was done flawlessly and I had no bruising or swelling. He cares about his patients and about doing his best. Dr. Guanche is also very nice. Some specialists we have been to were not friendly but Dr. Guanche is a friendly professional Who seems to love what he does.
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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Melissa W. – Jul 15, 2020
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He is great I had two surgery with him and I couldn't be better love his care and bedside manner also great team
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Margarita Perez – Jun 24, 2020
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After seeing many orthopedic surgeons looking for arthroscopic surgery specialty, I was finally referred to Dr. Carlos Guanche. He is amazing and his team is on top of everything. One surgery down, 2 to go. Quick recovery and particularly like, his portal. You log in every day to get your pre-op instructions and assignments, and all the way to recovery. Daily questionnaires to check on you, and you can ask questions that actually get answered! Awesome!! First surgery was knee, and I was able to walk carefully on day 1. Very happy with the entire experience and the results.
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Wanda Solivan – May 28, 2020
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Everything about Dr. Guanche has been top shelf. I am so fortunate to have been recommended to him and to have been under his care.
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May 27, 2020
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Personable, knowledgable, thorough in explanation and has a great staff - Great at following up too!
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Mar 21, 2020
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I love Dr Guanche. I will say I had issues with his scheduler. She had no intentions of calling me back to schedule surgery because she misunderstood what I was saying. I was asking if SCOI or valley pres take MediCal because without it I couldn’t afford surgery and would need to go to UCLA. She thought I said I refuse to pay any bill. It was a major screw up and left a horrible taste in my mouth. It got worked out. Dr Guanche is extremely attentive and is an amazing salesman. I was worried it was just salesman skills and then I’d be on my own after surgery but his office uses Health Loop to check in with me every day. I had some issues with pain medication and was very worried but his office was on top of it! I have my first post op today with his PA and I will update my post if my opinion changes, but so far he’s 10/10 in my book and I will definitely see him for my second hip repair!
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KBruin – Mar 12, 2020
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Dr Guanche and his team are amazing professionals who totally cared about the patient. They took (and still do) such great care of me before, during and after surgery. I am confident after fully recover I will be 100% new! Really the best orthopedic Dr i ever met and I recommend to everyone who needs a total hip replacement.
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Karin Meves Graziadei – Feb 25, 2020
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Excellent care, appointments never rushed, takes time to answer questions.
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Feb 21, 2020
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I continue to be impressed with the quality of care given by Dr. Guanche and his staff throughout the process. Dr. Guanche has proved to be a fantastic patient advocate during a difficult insurance interaction. His staff is great and for me, it is a strong indicator of a doctor's emotional strength when he can gather a competent, committed and, most importantly, happy staff around him
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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
  • 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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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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 98% of his peers

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

Steroid Injection
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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
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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 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 Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

Locations

Southern California Orthopedic Institute

Southern California Orthopedic Institute6815 Noble Ave Van Nuys, CA 91405
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