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Gonzalo H. Sanchez Jr., MD

Gonzalo H. Sanchez Jr., MD

4.6 / 5 (Based on 154 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


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.
July 02, 2019
Dr. Sanchez and nurse are the best.
June 29, 2019
I felt taken care of
June 28, 2019
I appreciated that Doctor respected my wishes regarding my surgery and the flexability of the office when i needed to reschedule
June 27, 2019
I am very appreciative of the surgical and physical therapy services received.
June 27, 2019
My care was handled professionally and with care for my injury.
June 20, 2019
all of the staff was great and so was the dr. I highly recommend him
June 17, 2019
Very good treatment
June 11, 2019
Everyone seemed to treat me as a friend
June 08, 2019
Amazing staff and friendly service! They took care of me!!
June 06, 2019
This was my first visit to this Dr. I was very happy with the Dr. and the staff.
June 02, 2019
The PA has a habit of interrupting me when I am trying to explain something to her.
May 18, 2019
Staff was friendly and courteous
May 16, 2019
This was the best experience I have ever had from a medical provider.
May 14, 2019
It was just difficult to get an appointment... I knew I needed to see an orthopedic And I had to jump through hoops in order to get an appointment
May 09, 2019
Dr Sanchez and his team are amazing! I gladly travel 1 1/2 hours if theres something I need to be seen for that would be his specialty. I would highly recommend him!
May 09, 2019
Wait time to see the doctor was long
April 08, 2019
Would have liked to have spent more time asking questions to the Dr.
March 30, 2019
Every Avera employee that dealt with me was definitely an asset to the organization.
March 28, 2019
I felt very comfortable
March 08, 2019
Was ther for appointment on time. Sat in waiting for 30 minutes, went to exam room and sat in there for 20 minutes for a shot that took 1 minute.
March 02, 2019
After waiting for 55 min past my appointment nothing was checked on my shoulder dr. Came in ash how it it goin filled out paper for work and left no range of motion didn't ask if I were in pain there I am seriously considering switching to Stanford this appointment was a joke

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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