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Gonzalo H. Sanchez Jr., MD

Gonzalo H. Sanchez Jr., MD

4.7 / 5 (Based on 184 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


November 13, 2020
Doc took care of my problems
November 13, 2020
Always great service
November 12, 2020
Dr. Sanchez and his nurse are a HUGE asset to this area!!!! wonderful people
November 10, 2020
Very great customer service.
November 05, 2020
Dr. Sanchez, Nurse ,and Receptionist all provide excellent service and treat me very well.
October 20, 2020
Everyone at the clinic is always caring and attentive. Always answer questions and give any advice I ask for. Always a good experience at this clinic.
September 29, 2020
Always great care from Dr Gon Sanchez and staff.
September 26, 2020
All great people there..
September 18, 2020
Always a good experience at the orthopedic clinic in Pierre
September 16, 2020
I go to Dr Sanchez's office knowing that I can completely trust him. He truely wants the best possible route for his patients. Example: if he thinks something will heal given time, he will tell you that rather than jumping into a surgery that may not have been needed. He explains things in a way thats easy to understand.
September 15, 2020
Doctor and really care about your needs and condition and very informative.
September 04, 2020
Good explanation of my condition as shown on the x-rays.
September 03, 2020
during these uncertain times due to COVID, i was impressed with everything! good job and thank you! Please let your front line staff know that I appreciate what they do!!!!!!
August 29, 2020
Great care. Thanks to all!
August 27, 2020
I just wasn't overly impressed with Dr. Sanchez
August 25, 2020
Excellent experience - thanks to your entire team!
August 16, 2020
A very good experience
August 08, 2020
Great facility and staff
August 08, 2020
My visit was good bit my appointment was at 2:10 and I did not get to see h till 3 bit I know that they get busy and sometimes things come up and they run behind but he still spent enough time with me and answered all my questions I have nothing but good things to say about h I love having him for my doctor
August 07, 2020
No waiting around between yesting and meeting with the doctor.
August 01, 2020
This was my first appt with Sanchez
July 30, 2020
Good experience...great staff.
July 28, 2020
Thank you for all that you do!
July 24, 2020
I had a very good experience.
July 23, 2020
It is always the same going in to see the Orthopedic though. They treat you like family
July 23, 2020
they were kind to work me in when I missed an appt.
July 17, 2020
Dr. Sanchez takes time to explain things to me and to answer my questions. He has always taken the time to make sure I understand what I need to know. The two nurses: are wonderful. They are friendly and make you feel like you are important. We are especially grateful for them making arrangements so that Dr. Sanchez could see my wife at the same time as my appointment so we would not need to make another trip on another day. Dr. Sanchez and all the staff at your facility are top of the line. We are grateful for them.
July 14, 2020
Dr. Sanchez is a great orthopedic surgeon. My family and I have used him for years and love the care that he gives. He is also a great surgeon.
July 14, 2020
Everyone is very polite and efficient!
July 07, 2020
Thanks for all you do
July 01, 2020
my appointment was at 9:00 and i had to wait until 930
June 11, 2020
Everyone I met with - was kind and polite- really can't raise the bar much higher - U guys Rock - Thank U
June 09, 2020
I was impressed with the way Dr. Sanchez explained what he was doing to both me and the nurses. Good teaching.
June 09, 2020
The physician is excellent, he comes off as very intelligent and confident in his field. He did not make much of an effort to connect with the patient as a person and did not make an effort to ensure the patient understood his terminology. The NP did a good job explaining the condition for him afterward, but we left with a lot of questions unanswered and confusion on the cause of the condition.
June 05, 2020
I recommend Avera to anyone with health needs
May 21, 2020
The staff was great and things went smoothly.
May 20, 2020
Everyone is pleasant and caring when I know some days they are not up to par
May 19, 2020
All were kind and helpful
May 19, 2020
I appreciate that the dr followed through with the treatment plan discussed and didn't prolong the situation.
May 16, 2020
His nurse did a great job explaining the procedure
May 16, 2020
Thank you for your great, caring service
May 05, 2020
I am so grateful to have doctors as we do her in Pierre. We appreciate not having to travel any distance to receive very good care.
May 05, 2020
i have always been treated as a person first, with a medical issue... the staff has know me for years and treat me with the respect i deserve ..would hate to have to go somewhere else for my care
April 27, 2020
You are doing a great job!
April 21, 2020
i always receive great care from the Avera Orthopedics Staff! This is my second referral in the past year. Thank you so much.
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

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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