Contact Details

  • (502) 2331-0398 in Guatemala
  • (305) 360-8409 in Miami
  • Spanish, English, some French
  • Hospital Centro Medico, Edificio II
    6ta Avenida 3-22, Zona 10
    Guatemala City, Guatemala, Central America
  • By appointment. Morning surgeries with afternoon appointments.

Doctor's Profile

After completing his medical degree and specialized training in vascular surgery in France in 1992, Dr. Emilio Mishaan returned to Guatemala and has been one of the most highly-respected specialists in transplant, vascular and general surgery for over 20 years. Together with Dr. Rudolf Garcia-Gallont and their team of specialists, Dr. Mishaan performs both routine and complicated procedures such as kidney transplants, angioplasty of the legs, vascular and gastric surgeries including appendix, gallbladder and hernia repair.

He has performed over 1000 endovascular surgeries (as of June 2017) and is a certified trainer to some of the finest teaching hospitals throughout Latin America. He successfully trained more than 150 surgeons in Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Peru and Puerto Rico in the latest techniques in endovascular laser surgery.

The doctor accepts patients every day at Venoclinic and performs surgery at this finest high-tech private hospitals in Guatemala City. He speaks Spanish and English fluently, and some French, to assure full comprehension with a variety of patients from around the world.

Professional Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Active Member

American College of Phlebology (ACP)
Active Member

Society for Vascular Ultrasound
Active Member

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
Active Member

Academic Affiliations

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
New Techniques in Intestinal Surgery, February 2015

Asociación de Cirujanos de Trasplantes de Guatemala
Association of Transplant Surgeons of Guatemala
Active Member

Colegio de Cirujanos y Medicos de Guatemala
The Guatemalan regulating board of physicians
President – 2007-2008

Clínica de Cirugía Para la Obesidad, Bogotá, Colombia
Certification in Bariatric Surgery, under Dr. Carlos Felipe Chaux

Educational Conference, Florence, Italy
The latest techniques in endovascular laser surgery


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Special Interests

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Please write to us about your experience with Dr. Mishaan in the “Comments” section below. Other patients want to be assured of the doctor’s skill, experience, ethics and personal attention, as they resulted in your successful outcome.

“My doctor, Emilio Mishaan, was extremely competent. He found another problem and combined fixing it with my hernia repair. He scheduled me between transplant operations and came to visit me before and after surgery, and again to check on me the next day. GMT is a very professional service to make it easy to get some of the best medical care in the world. They understand and anticipate your needs and concerns before you even do yourself.”

Ian, GMT client from the Bahamas.


“Doctor Mishaan was my surgeon and I felt confident in his qualifications and ability. I had no problems communicating with him in English and I found him to be the straight the point. The clinic was clean and the staff were professional. I had originally thought of having surgery in México but I am glad I chose Guatemala and Dr Mishaan, as the service from the whole team was prompt and very helpful. Lori and Jade were both brilliant and I would certainly recommend Guatemala Medical Travel.”

 Kieran, GMT client from Australia

Dear Dr. Mishaan:

Please receive this cordial greeting from the Health unit at the American Embassy.

The purpose of this is to convey our deep appreciation for the excellent medical care Mrs. XX received during her hospitalization last week. We want to extend this thanks to all the professionals who were involved in her care. The entire team of doctors, nurses and other staff involved in your team.

Yours Sincerely,
Lynn Poole, RN
Health unit at the American Embassy

Dear Dr. Mishaan:

Good morning and God bless. I am the father of Cristinita Camey.

We had an accident in the year 2000 and you were part of the fabulous team of doctors who attended us. Dr. John Poole was in charge of the case. My daughter was in the emergency room in need of a femoral by-pass. At the hospital, you told us that you had to place an irrigation tube in her left leg because it was not working correctly. You so kindly offered to donate the surgical materials for her.

Now, she is ready to return to have a consultation with you and to schedule the second by-pass. We look forward to hearing your news about the preparation for the procedure, and post-operative care, as well.

Thank you so much, Doctor.

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Charity, Public Service, Donations

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

Patient Success Stories

Every patient has different circumstances and expectations. We will tell you about an interesting and unusual case that Dr. Mishaan was able to correct with unexpectedly outstanding results.

In a very complicated recent surgery, Dr. Mishaan was able to place a stent in the patient’s mesenteric artery to correct an ischemia, or restriction of blood flow, to the tissues of the intestines and organs, thus saving her life.