Southern California Orthopedic Institute


6815 Noble Avenue      Van Nuys, CA 91405
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Welcome to Our Practice

Orthopedic Surgeon | Shoulder Specialist | Arthroscopic Surgeon | Los Angeles CA | Van Nuys CAOur 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.

Meet Dr. Guanche

Carlos Guanche, M.D. is a world-renown expert in hip and shoulder arthroscopy as well as complex shoulder reconstruction. In the 20 years he has been in practice he has treated thousands of patients, many whose professional lives depend on his skilled hands to bring them back from debilitating injury to center stage - and court. Faced with career-threatening conditions, professional athletes and world famous entertainers have entrusted their well being to Dr. Guanche.

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