When you need specialized surgery, experience matters. This local surgical team brings over 60 years of experience extending from rural communities to large medical centers.

Specializing in:

  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Endoscopy (Colonoscopy)
  • Comprehensive Breast Surgery
  • Low Rectal Cancer Revisions
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Caring for our friends and neighbors!

Our Providers

Gregory Richardson, MD, completed his surgery residency at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Richardson has practiced continually in Alamogordo since 1980. He has served in numerous roles of leadership at GCRMC and serves on the Board of Directors.

The Pavilion
2559 Medical Drive, Suite 3200
Alamogordo, NM 88310

P: 575-446-5365
F: 844-766-1688

Alfredo Gurmendi, MD, FACS is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and completed his residency in General Surgery at the Texas Medical Center. Much of that residency was spent at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He completed a second residency in Thoracic Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. He then went on to become the first Minimally Invasive Surgery Scholar at Boston University.
Dr. Gurmendi is also a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons; the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association; the New Mexico Medical Society; the Texas Medical Association and he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

The Pavilion
2559 Medical Drive, Suite 3200
Alamogordo, NM 88310

P: 575-446-5365
F: 844-766-1688

William Pollard, MD, completed his residency at Oregon Health Sciences University of 2000. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Pollard has practiced in Alamogordo since 2014. Dr. Pollard is the Medical Director of the Trauma Center.

The Pavilion
2559 Medical Drive, Suite 3200
Alamogordo, NM 88310

P: 575-446-5365
F: 844-766-1688

Kimiko Sugimoto, MD is Board Certified in general surgery. She joins the GCRMC Family from Michigan. She grew up in central Africa and still visits family there from time to time. She studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed her residency in General Surgery at Synergy Medical Education Alliance of Michigan State University.
Dr. Sugimoto in addition to being a very experienced general surgeon, has extensive expertise in bariatric and trauma surgery. Her experience with bariatric surgery is a future opportunity for GCRMC. Dr. Sugimoto believes it is important to keep her patients’ focus on their primary care needs while addressing their surgical concerns.

The Pavilion
2559 Medical Drive, Suite 3200
Alamogordo, NM 88310

P: 575-446-5365
F: 844-766-1688

Cacy Griffin, CNP is a certified nurse practitioner with Surgical Associates of Alamogordo. She assists the general surgeons to advance surgical patients through treatment and helps with aftercare. She has plenty of experience from being a nurse at GCRMC to assisting Dr. Pollard in surgical procedures.  She also worked for Air Methods as a flight nurse who cared for and transported critical patients to other care facilities. She has also cared for patients in the GCRMC with acute illnesses, including admitting and discharging patients.

The Pavilion
2559 Medical Drive, Suite 3200
Alamogordo, NM 88310

P: 575-446-5365
F: 844-766-1688

James Dumont, MD, PhD, is Board Certified in general surgery. He received a PhD in Biology from Stanford University and completed his medical residency at the Medical Center of Delaware in 1995. Dr. Dumont was a member of the surgical staff at Winchester Surgical Clinic in Virginia for over 20 years. He also specializes in vascular access for dialysis patients.

Southwest Sports & Spine Center
1181 Mall Dr.
Las Cruces, NM 88011

The Pavilion
2559 Medical Drive, Suite 3200
Alamogordo, NM 88310

P: 575-446-5365
F: 844-766-1688