• Orthopedic Surgeon (Board-Certified)
  • Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgeon (Fellowship-Trained)
  • Additional Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Hip Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Reconstruction

Medical-Legal Services

  • Independent Medical Evaluation
  • Expert Witness for Hip and Shoulder Injuries

Providing Medical-Legal Services Since 1994

Dr. Carols Guanche has been in practice for 27 years and has been active in the treatment of shoulder injuries including labral repairs, rotator cuff repairs, and the management of arthritis. He has extensive and unparalleled experience in the management of shoulder arthritis including the development of a minimally invasive shoulder replacement technique.

Dr. Guanche is one of only a small group of surgeons in the country who perform reverse total shoulders on a regular basis and has been performing these procedures and was one of the first surgeons to perform this procedure in the US in 2002. He is also an expert in Hip Arthroscopy and is one of the pioneers in the development of the procedure. Dr. Guanche has written two textbooks on Hip Arthroscopy and several dozen chapters in other textbooks. He also performs hamstring repairs and total hip replacements frequently. 

Dr. Guanche is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy, and the American Shoulder and Elbow Society.

Patient Instructions

Call Michelle Garcia for scheduling.

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Carlos Guanche, MD

Contact Information

6815 Noble Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91405
Attn: Michelle Garcia
Personal Coordinator: 
Michelle Garcia
Email: mgarcia@scoi.com | Phone: (818) 901-6600, ext. 6704 | Fax: (818) 901-4579