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Procedures and Treatments:

Nerve and muscle diseases
Cerebral vascular disease
Epilepsy
Headache
Low back pain
Cervical pain
Cognitive impairment
Neurodegenerative diseases
Electroencephalogram
Neuropsychology

Doctor's Profile

“Our main goal is to be able to serve, focusing on the well-being of our patients.”

Dr. Diego Posadas Pinto is a physician specializing in neurology. This is the study of the nervous system, diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles. 

His main motivation has been his father, who is also a neurologist, and this inspired him to make the decision to specialize in neurology. He also studied this profession, because in Guatemala there are not many specialists who can help treat patients with neurological diseases. Thus, he was able to offer this possibility to many more people in his country.

Dr. Diego Posadas Pinto graduated as a medical doctor from Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He later completed his medical subspecialty as an internist at the Hospital General San Juan de Dios, where he continues to work as chief of emergency medicine for adults. 

He then continued his medical training in Mexico for 3 additional years, completing a subspecialty in clinical neurology at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán. Not satisfied, he studied at this same university the high specialty in cerebral vascular disease. This is an alteration in the neurons, which produces a reduction in blood flow in the brain, accompanied by permanent or momentary cerebral variations. It is divided into 2 subtypes, hemorrhagic and ischemic.

Finally, Dr. Posadas Pinto received his master’s degree in epilepsy endorsed by the University of Murcia in Spain. Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system, where brain activity ceases to be normal. This causes periods of unusual behavior or sensations or seizures and, in some cases, loss of consciousness.

In Dr. Diego Posadas Pinto’s clinic, they have the latest technology to perform electroencephalogram, equipment for nerve conduction velocities and electromyography, or evoked potentials, for the treatment of central neurological and peripheral nerve diseases.  

Dr. Posadas Pinto has a team of sub-specialists with extensive knowledge of pediatric and adult neurological diseases, such as nerve disorders, neuropathy, and adult neuromuscular diseases.

Dr. Posadas Pinto’s vocation has always been to be a neurology physician. In practice, he discovered that one of his greatest satisfactions is to be able to help his patients, attending to the concerns that may arise in the process of recovery of their lives. For him, the most important thing is to improve the patient’s quality of life so that he or she can lead as normal a life as possible. 

“We want to be empathetic with the patient and their family, mainly to help them treat their disease with the sole objective of improving their quality of life.”

Professional Affiliations

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Guatemala (COLMEDEGUA). 

Mexican Council of Neurology, A. C.

Guatemalan Association of Neurology.

Academic Affiliations

Master of Epilepsy, University of Murcia Spain Viguera Editores, 2020. 

High specialty in Cerebral Vascular Disease, National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubiran endorsed by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, 2020. 

Subspecialty in Clinical Neurology, Certification by the Mexican Council of Neurology. National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán endorsed by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, 2017-2020.

Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences with specialization in Internal Medicine, Hospital General San Juan de Dios endorsed by the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, 2013-2016. 

Medical and Surgeon Degree, Universidad Francisco Marroquín de Guatemala, 2005-2012.

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Specialist in neurology, cerebral vascular disease and epilepsy | Dr. Diego Posadas
What is epilepsy and how is it treated? | Dr. Diego Posadas

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Publications

High specialty thesis.

  • “Clinical and radiological characteristics of vascular events associated with epilepsy” currently in the Library of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Neurology Subspecialty Thesis.

  • “Clinical and radiological manifestations of cerebral infarction in patients with Antiphospholipid Syndrome”, currently in the Library of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Postgraduate Thesis of Internal Medicine.

  • “Prevalence of isolated systolic hypertension in resident physicians at Hospital San Juan de Dios”, presented in 2016, currently in the Library of Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.

Undergraduate Thesis Work.

  • “Prevalence of depression in patients older than 40 years with antihypertensive treatment with a use greater than 2 years” performed at the Liga Guatemalteca del Corazón, presented in 2012, currently in the Library of Universidad Francisco Marroquín.

 

Published Articles:

  • Myasthenia gravis: an icy diagnosis, Garcia-Grimshaw M, Posadas-Pinto D. Postgrad Med J 2019;95:567.
  • Secondary Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Mimicking Meningioma, Garcia-Grimshaw M, Posadas-Pinto D, Delgado-de La Mora J, et al. (October 04, 2019). Cureus 11(10): e5833. DOI 10.7759/cureus.5833.