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Gonzalo H. Sanchez Jr., MD

Gonzalo H. Sanchez Jr., MD

4.6 / 5 (Based on 149 Ratings) Learn More

"As a surgeon, I’m able to directly intervene in a patient’s circumstance and see results. It’s very gratifying to have a hand in their healing."

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About Me

Orthopedic Expertise Close to Home

No matter your age, you can count on Gonzalo Sanchez, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Avera Orthopedics in Pierre, SD, for expert orthopedic care and surgery.

Dr. Sanchez has over 20 years of experience in treating a variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries. In addition to general orthopedic care, he offers:

  • ACL repair including revision ACL reconstruction
  • Arthroscopy
  • General hand surgery
  • Routine total joint replacement
  • Spine surgery
  • Sports medicine

Active Lifestyle

In his free time, Dr. Sanchez enjoys spending time with his family, especially outdoors. “We live near the water and spend our summers jet skiing and fishing and winters chasing the birds, hunting and fishing. This lifestyle is hard to beat,” he says.

Have an Orthopedic Question?

Find answers to frequently asked orthopedic questions from Gonzalo Sanchez Jr. MD, and Dan Rasmussen, DO, as they talk about when to seek orthopedic care, the types of treatment options available and when to consider orthopedic surgery.



University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Medical School


University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, Orthopedic Surgery


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


April 10, 2020
April 02, 2020
My experience was the best. Nothing but good to say
March 19, 2020
I appreciate Dr. Sanchez' thoroughness.
March 04, 2020
Anyone who asks me.
February 21, 2020
My appointment was scheduled for 10:10 am. I wasn't seen until 10:56 am. Disappointing.
February 14, 2020
It was fine
February 13, 2020
Always a great experience
February 13, 2020
Everyone was very good to work witj
January 02, 2020
waited a long time in the waiting room, and then the appointment felt very rushed
December 24, 2019
Very good experience.
December 21, 2019
They all did their jobs
December 11, 2019
I received excellent care
November 28, 2019
I felt like I was an inconvenience to the doctor.
October 17, 2019
Reciptionist needs to be more friendly, patients are hurting, and chose your clinic. Smile more, and ask if patients need any help. Doctor is awesome, Dr. Sanchez, and his assistant are professionals.
October 10, 2019
Dr Sanchez and staff are awesome! Love them all, they don't make us feel like a number, I feel like he cares, he is great!
September 15, 2019
I recieved excellent care
September 08, 2019
Always awesome
August 31, 2019
They were very pleasant, answered all my questions and always had a smile.
August 30, 2019
It was a short notice deal for me and they came through in a big way. Very happy. Thank you very much.
August 30, 2019
Dr. Sanchez and the nurse are by far the best ever encountered. The other staff were equally excellent in their duties
August 29, 2019
Everyone was personable and kind, very proffesional.
August 17, 2019
Ive never had anything but good experiences with Avera as a whole
August 13, 2019
Every one on the staff were very, very good - WELL DONE
August 08, 2019
Dr. Sanchez, nurses, office staff, x-ray and everyone was awesome
August 08, 2019
The provider appeared rushed and in a hurry.
August 06, 2019
Wait time was too long. 3:40 appt. & didn't see doc 'til after 4.
August 06, 2019
Little concern about not knowing how long it would be to get an mri and to monitor the pain and sleeplessness I have
August 01, 2019
Very good at what he does. Short on small talk, not so sure that's not a good thing when it comes to medicine.
July 23, 2019
I was very happy for my visit to this new clinic. Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. The doctor gave me great confidence in his treatment.
July 16, 2019
The orthopedics crew, particularly Dr. Sanchez and nurse, are the best around for care and for caring for their patients!
July 16, 2019
I was really pleased with being able to get in to see Dr Sanchez as fast as I did.
July 11, 2019
I would recommend The Orthopedic Center anytime. Great place!
July 06, 2019
With me having to deal with so many health issues that overlap, I wish the doctors and nurses I work with would be able to allow he little extra time I need to help calm my concerns when I know one issue will impact another. It makes me feel like they either don't have time or are not interested in the problems the current condition could cause other existing health issues that I work with. I never want my health issues to be someone else's problems but this is the life I have been dealt and at times I need to advocate for myself when the medical staff is so busy.

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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