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Our Team

Carrie Dieker, MD, FACS

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.

Diego Ramos, MD, FACS

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.

Barbara Aldana Blanco, MD

Bilingual General Surgeon Barbara Aldana Blanco, MD, specializes in general surgery, laparoscopic surgery, hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery and breast surgery (mastectomies and partial mastectomies, central lymph node and benign mass biopsies).

Born and raised in Argentina, Dr. Blanco chose to embark on a journey to the United States to pursue the best possible surgical training. She attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires, held a General Surgery Internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and completed her General Surgery Residency at Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA.

“In Las Cruces, I will have the opportunity to provide state-of-the-art care to the communities I care so much about, communicate with them in our native language and be part of an institution that is committed to quality and safety,” she said.

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.