Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD

Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(182)
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Dr. Carlos Guanche, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Van Nuys, CA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Read his story

6815 Noble Ave

Van Nuys, CA 91405

Contact Information

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."
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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
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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*
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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
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Procedures

  • 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.

Education

  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Guanche to family and friends
4.7
based on 182 total reviews (73 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (182)

  • 5
    (163)
  • 4
    (5)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Guanche's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Guanche Says:

We take all comments seriously. 

If you have concerns with my practice, please call my office directly and asked to speak with me.  Any complaints will be Confidential.


Patient Comments (73)

in Toluca Lake ca |
It was a fantastic experience to work with the doctor and his staff. I was very well taken care of and could not of been more grateful. Bobby Moresco
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in Lompoc, CA |
My total hip replacement has been a very positive and I am making great progress. Dr. Guanche and his team are very professional and I have been guided and supported every step of the way. I would highly recommend Dr. Guanche for any orthopedic surgery.
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in Santa Barbara, Ca |
Dr. Gaunche is amazing! He is very personable and confident in his diagnosis. I had his arthroscopy 2 weeks ago and am feeling amazing. I would highly recommend Dr.Gaunche!!
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I've already recommended Dr. Guanche to 3 friends that need hip replacements.
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Los Angeles, CA |
Excellent care for a recent shoulder surgery from Dr Guanche. He's kind, knowledgeable, and answers yr questions ( not all doctors do!.) He's an excellent surgeon, and I had a great result.
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Dr. Guanche accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Guanche has admitting privileges

Valley Presbyterian Hospital
15107 Vanowen St
Van Nuys, CA 91405
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