southern new mexico surgery center


    Southern New Mexico
    Surgery Center

    2301 Indian Wells Rd. Suite B
    Alamogordo, NM 88310

    Phone: 575.437.0890
    Fax: 575.437.0905

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    Our Services

    Southern New Mexico Surgery Center is a multi-specialty center, providing excellent care to all of our patients. Click here to learn more about the various programs.

    Patient and Visitor Info

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    Douglas R. Dodson, D.O.

    Meet Dr. Dodson | Specialties | Education | Memberships

    southern new mexico orthopedics, southern new mexico ambulatory surgery center, southern new mexico asc, Douglas R. Dodson, D.O. has been with New Mexico Bone and Joint Institute and Sports MedicineDouglas R. Dodson, D.O. has been with New Mexico Bone and Joint Institute and Sports Medicine since 1994. He is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in Total Joint Replacements. His training has taken him to some of the most prestigious medical centers in the country, training under world renowned surgeons and pioneers in medical research. Some of these sites include Thomas Jefferson University and University of Michigan. His orthopedic residency is an affiliate of Michigan State University. He is proud to have worked under such surgeons as Dr. Richard Rothman, Dr. Robert Booth, Dr. William Hozack, Dr. Adolf Lombardi, Dr. Kirk Watson, Dr. Hensinger and many others.

    As the founding surgeon of New Mexico Bone and Joint Institute, Dr. Dodson is most proud of the outstanding quality of surgeons he has recruited to serve this community. Each of them come to AOSM with subspecialty fellowship training, academic excellence, outstanding medical judgment and surgical skills. Their integrity is unquestioned and they display dedication and compassion for our community. Our physicians have served this area for over 60 years combined!

    Dr. Dodson strives to increase his orthopedic knowledge above that required by the medical societies. He was recently honored as a new Fellow of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Out of more than 50,000 orthopedic surgeons in the country, only 1400 have received this honor. He was selected due to his fellowship training and vast number of joint replacement surgeries he has performed over the last 2 decades. Dr. Dodson was also honored as a Fellow and Diplomat of the International College of Surgeons.

    Dr. Dodson is one of only several joint replacement specialists on the research and design team for Renovis Surgical Technologies, an orthopedic implant company with numerous products in the spine, trauma and adult reconstruction field. He is currently assisting in the design of one of the newest hip and knee replacements that will be soon be entering the market.

    In addition performing joint replacements, Dr. Dodson has experience and interest in surgeries involving the hands, shoulder and knees, as well as caring for fractures and ligament injuries. He delivers non operative treatment for back pain and is known as a worker compensation specialist.

    Dr. Dodson has served as the Chief of Staff and is currently the next Chief of Surgery at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center. He is also a founding developer of the Southern New Mexico Surgery Center, an award winning, outpatient surgery center in Alamogordo, NM. He was recently honored as one of the "106 Physician Leaders in the ASC Industry" nationwide. Dr. Dodson also enjoys giving back to the community with volunteer time spent with such organizations as the Boys and Girls Club, the NM Teen Pregnancy Coalition, Youth Recreation Center, steel drum band concerts, and supporting many local sports and rodeo events. Dr. Dodson believes that "Volunteering is the greatest service one can provide to their community. We all have to pitch in and help out. There are so many opportunities out there. What a difference each of us can make!"

    Finally, and most importantly, Dr. Dodson enjoys family time with his wife Becky and three kids. Watching them grow up like a bunch of weeds is absolutely crazy. "We love sports, traveling, music and doing a lot of pranks on each other."

    To learn more about Dr. Dodson, please visit the website of New Mexico Bone and Joint Institute.



    • Arthritis of the Shoulder

    • Dislocated Shoulder

    • Rotator Cuff Tears

    • Shoulder Impingement

    • Shoulder Joint Replacement

    • Frozen Shoulder

    • Shoulder Pain

    • Hand Fractures

    • Wrist (Scaphoid) Fractures

    • Sprained Thumb

    • Wrist Sprains

    • Flexor Tendon Injuries

    • Nerve Injuries

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    • Arthritis of the Hand

    • Arthritis of the Wrist

    • DeQuervain's Tendinitis (Wrist)

    • Ganglion (Cyst) of the Wrist

    • Arthritis of the Thumb

    • Dupuytren's Contracture (Fingers)

    • Trigger Finger

    • Wrist Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty


    Education and Training

    University of Redlands, California: B.A. Psychology

    Medical School: Western University of Health Science, California

    Orthopedic Residency: Botsford General Hospital, Michigan State University

    Fellowship Total Joint Replacement: Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA



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    United States Army Reserves (18 years):



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    Southern New Mexico Surgery Center is a 2012/2013 National APEX Quality Award Winner.
    This distinction recognizes outstanding healthcare organizations that demonstrate the highest levels of excellence in patient satisfaction throughout the United States in markets served by CTQ.