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Our Team

Carrie Dieker, MD, General Surgeon

Dr. Dieker grew up in Las Cruces, completed her undergraduate degree at NMSU, and is proud to return home to serve this community. Dr. Dieker is committed to providing the latest surgical techniques for the people of southern New Mexico with a personalized, compassionate touch.  Dr. Dieker received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas and did her residency in General Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in El Paso. She completed a Fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Texas Endosurgery Institute in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Dieker is Board Certified.

John Ramirez, MD

Dr. Ramirez is a highly respected surgeon who has been in private practice in Las Cruces for more than 30 years. In May, he became a part of General Surgery Associates. Dr. Ramirez is Board Certified.


Diego Ramos, MD

Dr. Ramos was born and raised in Mexico, speaking English and Spanish fluently. He attended and completed his training in general surgery at The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT in 2016, having over 12 years of diverse experience, especially in General Surgery. Dr. Ramos is Board-certified in General Surgery and specializes in minimally invasive surgeries. He performs procedures including screening endoscopies and colonoscopies. Dr. Ramos-Valadez treats patients with conditions such as cancer, reflux disease, gallbladder disease and hemorrhoids.

Kermie Robinson, MD, F.A.C.S

Dr. Robinson has gained experience by serving in various sectors in the medical field in both Georgia and New Mexico. As a surgeon, physician, and instructor, he has enjoyed several different positions with medical schools, hospitals, and medical centers. Dr. Robinson completed his Doctor of Medicine at Tulane Medical School. Also, the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine awarded Dr. Kermie Robinson a Master’s degree in Public Health .

After graduating from Tulane, he carried out his surgical residency at Flushing Medical Center in New York. Today, Kermie Robinson, MD is board certified and serves as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Robinson specializes in bariatric surgery, minimally invasive intestinal surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and minimally invasive hernia surgery. Dr. Robinson is Board Certified.

Iris Darby, PA

Iris Darby, Physician Assistant

General Surgery Associates

Our highly trained surgical specialists are the finest team of surgeons in the region. Each surgeon is Board Certified in his or her specialty, using the latest techniques and advanced technology. We have the most admired and respected surgeons in southern New Mexico caring for you here at General Surgery Associates.