Contact Details

  • (502) 2367-6356, 3024-4203. Emergency: 3333-3024 in Guatemala
  • (305) 360-8409 in Miami
  • Spanish, English
  • Clinicas La Paz Americas
    Hospital Annex Tower
    10 Calle 2-22, zona 14, Clinic #711
    Guatemala City, Guatemala, Central America

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Doctor's Profile

Dr. Cristobal Salgado is the founder and medical director of NEUROURC, Neurology and Cerebral Rescue Center in Guatemala City since 2014. At his modern state-of-the-art clinic, Dr. Salgado and his team of multi-disciplinary specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of brain, spine, vascular and peripheral nervous system injuries. They offer minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic technologies to the highest quality standards, and then follow up with the care and therapy you need, to guide you to a healthy, successful outcome.

Beyond his diagnostic skills and superior surgical talent, Dr. Salgado knows that a full recovery is assured with the cooperation of a team: the neurologist, psychologist, and specialists in internal medicine, pain management, physical training and speech therapy. All of these people are focused on giving excellent and innovative attention to your medical needs.

In 2012, Dr. Salgado wrote protocol guidelines for the Pediatric Neurosurgery Department of Hospital Roosevelt in Guatemala City, regarding encephalitis, head and spine trauma, medulloblastoma, spinal tumors in children, post-surgical nervous system infections, and emergency trauma. These manuals are still used today, and are required reading for new surgery residents and hospital staff.

He is a highly-respected surgical associate at the best private hospitals in Guatemala City, as well as in professional neurosurgery societies throughout Latin America.

Dr. Salgado’s advice is: “If you feel symptoms that make you suspect that something is not right, like weakness in your extremities, loss of consciousness, dizziness, or altered speech, come in for an immediate consultation. We can detect any abnormalities the same day, provide early intervention, and avoid a situation that could be much more serious.”

Diagnostic exams are state of the art and performed at local hospitals, with results the next day.

  • Brain Tomography (CT scan)
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Magnetic Resonance (MRI)
  • Diagnostic Pan-angiography of the Brain

NEUROURC is the only neurosurgery clinic in Guatemala offering minimally invasive neuro-endovascular applications for treatment of cerebrovascular illness, tumors, and spinal column injuries. These procedures are more accurate and therefore reduce the chance of complications, so they are generally preferred over conventional open surgery with anesthesia. Having smaller incisions and less trauma, the patient enjoys faster healing, lower anxiety, and a shorter hospital stay.

You can trust Dr. Cristobal Salgado to be totally devoted to personalized patient care. He will be proactive in investigating the source of your neurological problem, and to make wise decisions based on scientific evidence and global protocols, until they find the solution that is best for you. In case of emergency, like an accident or head trauma, you can reach Dr. Salgado at 502/ 3333-3024.

Professional Affiliations

NEURO-URC Unidad de Rescate Cerebral, Clínica Privada, Guatemala

  • Fundador y Director Médico, desde 2014. Founder and medical director since 2014

Hospital Herrera Llerandi, Semana Cientifica

  • Asistente, Convention Attendee, Guatemala 2017
  • Asistente, Convention Attendee, Guatemala 2016
  • Evento Cerebrovascular Isquémico: Abordaje Endovascular, 2016

Congreso Centroamericano de Neurocirugía

  • Asistente del Congreso Convention attendee, Guatemala 2017
  • Presentor Embolización de Meningiomas
  • Asistente del Congreso Convention attendee, Honduras, 2009

Asociación Guatemalteca de Neurocirugía. Guatemalan Association of Neurosurgery

  • Miembro activo desde 2017. Active member since 2017
  • XII Congreso Nacional, Guatemala, agosto 2017
  • Caracterización epidemiológica, clínica y abordaje de pacientes con evento cerebrovascular isquémico agudo. 2017
  • Congreso Nacional: Casos clínicos y experiencia de tratamiento neuroendovascular en Guatemala, 2017
  • Congreso Nacional: “Reconstrucción Endovascular de Arteria Carótida Interna con Diversor de Flujo tipo Pipeline Flex® en el Tratamiento de Aneurisma Carótido Oftálmico Gigante: Reporte de Caso”, 2017

Asociación Mexicana de Enfermedad Vascular Cerebral. Mexican Association of Cerebrovascular Disease


  • Miembro activo, desde 2017. Active Member since 2017  


Sociedad Iberoamericana de Neurorradiología Diagnóstica y Terapéutica, SILAN

Ibero-American Society of Neuroradiology Diagnostics and Therapy

  • Miembro Activo, desde 2016. Estados Unidos
  • XXIX Congreso Anual, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2017. 19th Annual Convention

Rotary Club of Guatemala City


  • Presentación: Avances en Neurocirugía que Cambian Vidas, Neurosurgical Advances That Can Change Lives Guatemala, 2017
  • Miembro Activo desde 2017. Active member since 2017


World Stroke Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Active member since 2016, Miembro activo desde 2016.

American Heart Association-American Stroke Association


  • Active Member since 2016. Miembro activo, Enero 2016.


World Live Neurovascular Conference – WNLC

  • Presenter: “Endovascular Embolization of a Meningioma: Case Report” Los Angeles, California, mayo 2017
  • Attendee, Neuroradiology Conference, Shanghai, China, 2016

Sociedad de Cirugía Neurológica de Buenos Aires, Pinamar, Argentina

  • Asistente al Congreso Nacional, 2015

Sociedad Iberolatinamericano de Columna – SILICO – AOSpine

  • Miembro Activo, Febrero 2015. Brasil
  • Seminario de Deformidades, Guatemala, 2010
  • Seminario AOSpine de Residentes: Trauma Cervical. Guatemala, 2009

Sociedad Iberoamericana de Neurorradiología Diagnóstica y Terapéutica, SILAN

  • Miembro Activo, Septiembre 2016

Asociación Hondureña de Cirugía Neurológica Honduran Association of Neurological Surgery

  • Miembro Activo, Febrero 2015. Honduras
  • Asistente al Congreso Nacional, San Pedro Sula, 2013

Semana de Intervencionismo Mínimamente Invasivo – SIMI, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Asistente al Congreso, 2015 y 2016

Asociacion Nicaraguenese de Neurocirugia

  • Primer congreso, Managua, Nicaragua, marzo 2011

UNICEF National Program on HIV, AIDS and STD’s Programa de ETS, VIH and SIDA

  • Program attendee, 2013

Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society St Louis Missouri, USA

  • Miembro Residente, desde Septiembre 2013. Etados Unidos

The Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society seeks to become a forum for neurological surgeons, who by working collaboratively will enhance the education of both neurosurgical residents and fully-trained neurosurgeons, the teaching of neurosurgical anatomy, operative techniques, and take part in the development and distribution of guidelines for clinical decision making utilizing the best available science.

Colegio Médico de Honduras Medical College of Honduras

  • Congreso Nacional de Ortopedia y Traimatologia, 2006
  • Miembro desde 23 de diciembre del 2005 con No. Colegiado 6811. Honduras
  • Jornada de Actualizacion en Enfermidades Infecciosas, Honduras, 2006

Colegio de Médicos y Cirujanos de Guatemala College of Physicians and Surgeons of Guatemala

  • Miembro desde 2006 con No. Colegiado 17,813. Guatemala
  • Congreso Nacional de Medicina, Guatemala, cada año 2009 a 2017

Academic Affiliations

University of California at Los Angeles – UCLA, Ronald Regan Medical Center

  • Interventional Neuroradiology. Neuroradiologia Intervencionista, 2016
  • Presentation: “Cerebral Vasospasm”, 2016

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina Clinica Sagrada Familia – ENERI, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Sub-Especialidad en Neurocirugía Endovascular. Sub-specialty in Endovascular Surgery 2015-2016
  • Caso presentación: “Angioplastia translaminar percutánea carotidea con implante de sistema modular de flujo multicapa en estenosis carotidea asociada a arteria hipoglosa persistente”. 2016
  • Estudio Descriptivo: “Descripción epidemiológica, comportamiento clínico y abordaje de pacientes con evento cerebrovascular agudo”, 2016

University of Shanghai, China


  • Training in Highly Complex Embolism Devices Dispositivos Embolizantes de Alta Complejidad, 2016


University of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

  • Course in in Vascular Neurosurgery. Neurocirugia Vascular Convencional

The Walter E Dandy Neurosurgical Society, St. Louis Missouri, USA

  • Hands-on Course in Cerebrovascular Revascularization, April 2014
  • Hands-on Course on EC-IC By-pass, April 2014
  • Resident Member since September 2014

Universidad de San Carlos, USAC, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, Guatemala

  • Especialidad en Neurocirugia, Estudios Post-Grados, 2009-2013
  • Mención Honorífica, Cum Laude, 2014
  • Hospital Roosevelt Diplomado Regional Multidisciplinario de Atención Integral en VIH/SIDA, 2013
  • Maestria en Neurocirugia, Cum Laude, 2009-2012
  • Hospital Roosevelt, Primer Lugar Premio Académico en Neurocirugía, 2010
  • Residencia en Cirugia, Hospital Roosevelt 2007-2008

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, Tegucigalpa

  • Doctor en Medicina y Cirugia, diciembre 2005
  • Servicio Medico Social, Islas de al Bahia, Honduras, 2005
  • Internado Rotatorio, Hospital Mario Catarino Rivas, San Pedro Sula, 2004
  • Semana Cientifica, Dirección Investigación Científica, Honduras, 2003


Come back soon to read articles by or about the Doctor

Tratamiento Neuroendovascular en Guatemala: Experiencia en el manejo.

  • Por Dr. Cristóbal Salgado, Reporte de casos. Agosto 2017

Reconstrucción Endovascular en el Tratamiento de Aneurismas Gigantes

  • Por Dr. Cristóbal Salgado. Revisión de Literatura. Julio 2017

Protocolo de Atención/Guía Operativa del Manejo Neuroendovascular de Stroke.

  • Por Dr. Cristobal Salgado, mayo 2017

Tratamiento Neuroendovascular del Ictus Cerebral: Reporte de Caso.

  • Por Dr. Cristóbal Salgado, publicado por Revista Asociación de Medicina Interna de Guatemala. Volumen 21. Número 1. Enero-Abril 2017.

Abordaje Endovascular de Evento Cerebrovascular Isquémico Agudo.

  • Por Dr. Cristóbal Salgado, publicado por Revisita Asociación de Medicina Interna de Guatemala.”. Vol 20. No. 03. Septiembre-Diciembre 2016.

Caracterización de Pacientes con Atención Neuroquirúrgica en el Departamento de Zacapa, Guatemala

  • Por Dr. Cristóbal Salgado, publicado por Revista Médica Colegio de Médicos y Cirujanos de Guatemala. Enero 2013-Diciembre 2014”. LXVII. Noviembre 2016. Vol 155. No. 2

Incidencia de Adenomas Hipofisarios ingresados al Servicio de Neurocirugía para Tratamiento Quirúrgico

  • Por Dr. Cristobal Salgado, publicado por Revista Médica Colegio de Médicos y Cirujanos de Guatemala Enero 2010 a Diciembre 2011” Año LXV. Vol 151. Julio 2014.

Indicaciones de Biopsia Cerebral en VIH

  • Por Dr. Cristobal Salgado, publicado por Revista Científica Unidad de Atención Integral en VIH, Clínica de Enfermedades Infecciosas,  Departamento de Medicina Interna, Hospital Roosevelt. Vol 6. No 2 Abril- Junio 2014. Guatemala.

Special Interests

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Charity, Public Service, Donations

Public service and caring for the less fortunate is a way of life in the Latin american culture

Dr. Salgado is the principal organizer of the first:

World Campaign Against Cerebrovascular Attack in Guatemala, and The Symposium of Up-Dates on Cerebrovascular Attack

On October 28-29 2017, the two organizations will provide free public health education in a fun recreational setting for all the whole family. Medical professionals and the general public will be alerted recognizing the signs of stroke and learning about treatment and prevention.

Dr. Salgado is a member of the International Rotary Club – Guatemala Chapter. He has organized and participated in several charity missions throughout Guatemala to provide testing and procedures for people without resources to access high-quality medical care.

The Guatemalan College of Physicians and Surgeons has assembled various member groups under the title of ASMEZ – Medical and Scientific Missions. They provide low-cost or no-cost medical care in the north-east regions of Zacapa, Chiquimula y Puerto Barrios. Dr. Salgado is proud to participate, together with his Guatemalan colleagues.

Patient Success Stories

Every patient has different circumstances and expectations. We will tell you about an interesting and unusual case that the doctor was able to turn around with unexpectedly outstanding results

Case #1 – Giant Cerebral Aneurysm:

For the first time in Guatemala, and only the third time in all Central America, Dr. Salgado performed an arterial endovascular reconstruction with Pipeline Flex flow diverter for the treatment of a giant cerebral aneurysm.

The patient was a 59-year-old woman who had high blood pressure and was suffering from headaches for eight months. Dr. Salgado located the aneurysm in the left side of her brain with a cerebral angiotomography.

Case # 2 – Pediatric Arteriovenous Malformation:

It’s painful to see any child suffering with terrible headaches and vomiting. This 10-year-old boy had a rare condition that caused his veins and arteries to be misshapen and therefore, did not allow the blood to flow correctly inside his brain. Dr. Salgado could see the problem clearly with the cerebral angioresonance study images.

For the first time in Guatemala, Dr. Salgado performed an embolization of pediatric arteriovenous malformation, a neuroendovascular procedure.