Carlos A. Guanche MD

4.97222
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (36 patient reviews and ratings)
Southern California Orthopedic Institute
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91405

Patient Reviews

The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Guanche.

“Dr. Guanche is one of the best physicans I have met. His bedside manner is terrific besides he is also a highly skilled surgeon; in my research for an orthopedic physican I could not have done any better. He has helped me with my hip issues and feel much better than before the surgery. I would be completley comfortable and proud to recommend this doctor to anyone in need of his skills. From the onset Dr. Guanche recognized my medical issues and took great care to recommend surgery right away. I did have another orthopedic doctor look at my MRI and did not recognize my issues, but when Dr. Guanche looked at the same MRI and explained in detail what was wrong with me, I was indeed shocked. In my opinion he is just one of the best orthopedists and I am grateful to have found him.”
– Elizabeth W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Guanche had always given me lots of time to assure that all of my questions and concerns are answered. After surgery he communicated with me daily and was always available.”
– Elaine F.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent surgeon, communicator, genuinely has compassion for my needs and concerns.”
– Gene D.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“It starts with Yojana and only gets better! Yojana got me (a matter of barely any delay after my call!) in Thanksgiving week and Dr. Guanche immediately reviewed my prior MRI & Xrays. He explained that the reason the shot in my bursa (prior "hip specialist") didn't work is because I don't have bursitis, but rather significant arthritis in both hips. BUMMER and my options were clearly presented to me. I chose the injections! The injections received from Dr. Gaunche, one in each hip, immediately provided relief without sacrificing my stability - no hip went out as I turned!!! I told everyone and anyone who would listen, especially given the wet weather that followed my injections, I HAD NO PAIN !!! THE SHOTS WORKED and Dr. Guanche has given me a new outlook for the holidays A PAIN FREE ONE. It may not be permanent but at least I've found my hip guru, Dr. Carlos Guanche and his incredibly responsive and caring staff.”
– Beth B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent service, treatment, and work the best.”
– Glenda R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“The doctor is very helpful to explain very well my situation.”
– Lourdes M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent physician.”
– Dennis O.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Pleasant, trustworthy, professional, informative, concerned and helpful.”
– Linda O.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Guanche is excellent, I had hip surgery in January, and I thought I was not going to recover, but it took time to heal, I still have pain, but I know I will get better in time. Thanks, Dr. Guanche.”
– Caroline L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I received the care and service that every patient hopes to get when they have surgery. Dr. Guanche and his physician assistant went above and beyond by responding to questions/concerns promptly and personally. I felt guided and supported post surgery and was pleased with the outcome. I would highly recommend Dr. Guanche and his team when necessitating surgery.”
– Antonetta H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Guanche was excellent in all areas. I had a complete shoulder replacement. I am 14 weeks out of surgery and doing better than I expected. Swinging a golf club at about 60% with no pain. Started physical therapy about two weeks after surgery and had been going approximately twice a week from then. Dropping back to one a week going forward. I'll be 72 yrs old next week.”
– Richard L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“He always explains everything to you, with a smile on his face. The doctors at SCOI are amazing!! Wouldn't go anywhere else.”
– Mary C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Fantastic.”
– Daniel N.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“My experience with Dr. Guanche has been excellent. I am grateful that he is my doctor.”
– Terry W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Guanche was excellent in all respects! Took time to explain and show X-rays describing the situation, as well as his proposed corrective procedure. Took into account my previous experience (particularly concerning anesthesia). Surgery had an excellent result, and fill-up care and physical therapy have resulted in a terrific restoration of function.”
– Tom B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“First, allow me to express my positive experience with Dr. Guanche. Very friendly, attentive and thorough.”
– Calvin R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Guanche was referred to me by my orthopedic surgeon. I have an incredibly complex history of major shoulder problems. Dr. Guanche’s expertise in surgical treatment of my shoulder with a reverse revision total shoulder replacement has corrected my problem. As an anesthesiologist I am very grateful for having had him as my surgeon. His demeanor is very professional and calming to hyper nervous patients like me. Thank you, Dr. Guanche.”
– Prabha V.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent communications throughout the entire process, pre-op to post. Three weeks after surgery and I feel like everything has gone as planned. Great job, Thanks.”
– Richard L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“My Doctor was on top of the hip surgery, explained everything, from the operation to the aftercare. Had my hip surgery in March and I'm doing great!”
– Mary C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Guanche was very professional, understanding, tentative to my needs and very explanatory.”
– Sarah K.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent care for my arthritic shoulder, recommended physical therapy which is helping. I find Dr. Guanche to be knowledgeable of my condition, and he is clear and thorough in all his explanations.”
– Melvin R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Guanche is not only a truly talented surgeon, but a caring physician as well. He has always taken the time to listen to my concerns and go over all available treatment options. He puts me at ease about undergoing a second surgery with him. My first surgery with Dr. Guanche was successful, and I have faith that my second surgery will be just as successful.”
– Desiree D.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Guanche is great, professional and I trust him. He does not immediately recommend surgery and I appreciate that.”
– Dana E.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Guanche was very professional, pleasant, and knowledgeable. He was able to quickly diagnose issues with my leg and hip and give me possible options. He was able to do the cortisone injection into my hip in the office the same day, saving me another trip to the clinic. I was very pleased with Dr. Guanche's service and will return to him if I have orthopedic needs in the future.”
– Roger W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“He’s amazing!! He has the best bedside manner, he is very caring.”
– Diane B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Everyone on the staff has been very helpful, friendly and professional. The surgery went very well and both pre-op and post-op communication has been good. I'm very grateful for the care I have received.”
– Charles M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Guanche is very skilled, kind and informative. I have felt very comfortable with him and I feel like my surgery was a success.”
– David S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Surgery went well. Rehab is going well. Was kept well informed. Questions answered quickly.”
– Sandra T.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars