Carlos Gonzalez-Sandoval, MD
Southwest Orthopaedic Clinic
10410 Vista Del Sol Dr.
El Paso, TX 79925
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About the Doctor
Dr. Gonzalez is a second generation native of El Paso, TX crediting his family and community for instilling good morals and ethics throughout his life. He returned to El Paso after being gone nearly twenty years to pursue his education. Dr. Gonzalez received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. During his time at Stanford he was selected to participate in a year- long clinical research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN under the direction of Dr. Shawn O_Driscoll. He was a member of the Cartilage and Connective Tissue Research Laboratory and studied various signaling factors involved in cartilage growth. Following graduation he began his orthopaedic surgery training at Tulane University Hospital and Clinics in New Orleans, LA. He completed his general/orthopaedic surgery internship before having to relocate as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Gonzalez continued his training at the highly regarded University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Following completion of his orthopaedic surgery training, he was selected to participate in the Shoulder and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women_s Hospital. He gained excellent training in the management of complex sports medicine related injuries under the tutelage of Dr. Laurence D. Higgins. The program emphasized on the management of patients with complex shoulder injuries and treatment of patients with cartilage damage, ranging from isolated cartilage defects to advanced arthritis. He participated in the care of a diverse patient population ranging from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete.
Upon completion of his fellowship at Harvard, Dr. Gonzalez began his second fellowship in adult hip and knee reconstruction at Emory University Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Under the direction of Doctors James Roberson, Greg Erens, and Thomas Bradbury, he gained expertise in the treatment of complex hip and knee problems. During this year he also performed over two hundred anterior hip replacements and multiple complex hip and knee revision surgeries.
Finally, before leaving Atlanta and returning home to El Paso, Dr. Gonzalez participated in an apprenticeship under the direction of Dr. Xavier Duralde, a nationally and internationally recognized shoulder and elbow specialist and head orthopaedic surgeon for the Atlanta Braves. This training opportunity allowed him to participate in the management of sports related shoulder and elbow injuries.
Dr. Gonzalez_s approach to patient care is simple. After performing a thorough orthopaedic examination, his goal is to provide you with an education and understanding of your condition followed by treatment options. He is committed to improving the quality of life for his patients through a multi-disciplinary approach delivered with a personal touch.
Current Appointment: Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon
Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine
Residency: University of California at Los Angeles Residency
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic Fellowship _ Basic Science and Clinical Research; Brigham and Women_s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Fellowship _ Shoulder Surgery and Sports Medicine; Emory University Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital Fellowship _ Adult Reconstruction/Complex Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
Specialties: Hip & Knee Reconstruction, Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery
Professional Affiliations:American Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery