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Whether it’s emergency surgery or elective surgery, UNM Health System offers the best care and clinical expertise at New Mexico’s only Level I trauma center. The surgery department works with nine other departments to coordinate the best possible care for you or your loved ones.

Caring Medical Professionals

Choosing UNM Health System means our general surgery team provides compassionate care and expertise to patients, and training to future surgeons. Our UNM residents rotate to a variety of hospitals including UNM Health System, Albuquerque Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lovelace Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital, and St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe.

Expect top-notch care from highly trained surgeons who collaborate with a team of providers for the very best outcome for your loved one. The next generation of physicians and surgeons are trained in state-of-the-art care in a range of surgical specialties including:

General Surgical Procedures

Board-certified UNM Health surgeons perform the following open and minimally invasive general surgeries:

  • Gallbladder removal
  • Appendix removal
  • Hernia repair
  • Hiatal Hernia repair
  • Colorectal Surgery, including colon resection
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Para thyroidectomy
  • Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) catheter insertion

If your appointment is at UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center, fill out our general surgery new patient form [PDF].

Total Joint Replacement

If you are suffering from prolonged or severe dysfunction in your knee or hip, you should consider total joint replacement from UNM Health. Our orthopaedic specialists at Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC) perform approximately 600 such surgeries each year. We will look at x-rays, MRIs and other pertinent factors to determine if joint replacement is right for you.

For more information on Total Joint Replacement, please visit our page in our orthopaedics section.

Schedule an appointment: (505) 272-4866


UNM Hospital
Surgical Specialties
2211 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM
2nd floor, Ambulatory Care Center

UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center
Surgical Specialties
3001 Broadmoor Blvd. NE
Rio Rancho, NM

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