Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD

Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
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Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Van Nuys, CA and has been practicing for 25 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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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas


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Hip Arthroscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
very high
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Guanche's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Guanche "Our practice is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic injuries. We specialize in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the hip, shoulder and hamstrings. We also manage shoulder and rotator cuff problems, shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacements. Our mission is to provide the latest and most current treatment to our patients, most of who can be managed non-surgically. When surgery is indicated, we specialize in the most advanced, cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedures to help our patients get back to their desired level of activity as quickly as possible. As a sub-specialist in the area of shoulder surgery, we care for a variety of injuries about the shoulder. We have extensive experience in all facets of shoulder surgery from arthroscopic procedures and reconstructions, to rotator cuff repairs and traditional as well as reverse total shoulder replacements. In addition, over the last ten years he has developed a high level of expertise in the area of hip arthroscopy and is one of only a few physicians in the country that is well-versed in the arthroscopic techniques of femoral neck impingement, pincer impingement and hip labral repairs. He is an internationally-recognized expert in the field and has written textbooks on the subject. The Southern California Orthopedic Institute is a tertiary referral center for complex sports medicine and shoulder problems. The majority of his patients, however, are average people working a regular job and participating in sports at many levels. We look forward to meeting you in the office."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Guanche "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."


  • 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

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Strain of Hamstring Muscle


  • 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.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Miami
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Miami / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Minneapolis Sports Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Guanche has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Guanche's Reviews

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Dr. Guanche's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
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Patient Comments (82)

Dr. Guanche performed a hip arthroscopy to repair my torn labrum. The day after surgery I was already walking on both legs with my crutches! I barely felt any pain besides normal soreness after a surgery. He and his physicians assistant have been available to me for any questions or concerns I’ve...more
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Dr Guanche is excellent doctor! Amazing personality, humble,always takes his time and will explain to you what is going on and gives the best treatment u need. He did my last 2 hip surgeries out of 3 and he is only one doctor that I’m not afraid to have surgery with. The care u get before and after...more
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I’m 42 years old. Worked outside all my life. This was my first injury requiring surgery. I was nervous anxious probably just scared. Dr Guanche and his team are the best. They had answers before I had questions. They took care of me from head to toe. I stayed 2 nights in the hospital. Night 3 I...more
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Dr. Guanche is a very talented prodiver and touches all the bases with care concerns. His PA is very busy and involved with patient care.
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I had a total hip replacement done by Dr Guanche and couldn’t be happier. He was able to remove old hardware in me that was causing much pain and was very professional throughout the entire process.
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