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Dr. James Joel Kohut MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1661 Soquel Drive; Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 460-6042

Dr. James Kohut is a neurosurgery specialist. Dr. Kohut is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care's residency program. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
2870 El Rancho Drive
Scotts Valley, CA
(831) 438-7111

Dr. Aloria Genest, who practices in Scotts Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Genest (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Ciara Dorothy Harraher MD, MPH
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1595 Soquel Drive; Suite 360
Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 475-5232

Dr. Ciara Harraher is a specialist in neurosurgery. She works in Santa Cruz, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harraher include brain aneurysm, acoustic neuroma, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Harraher takes Medicare insurance. After attending McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and King's College London School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. She is professionally affiliated with Stanford Health Care.

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Clinical interests: Pinched Nerves, Acquired Brain Injury, Acoustic Neuroma, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Arteriovenous ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
1661 Soquel Drive; Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 476-8900

Dr. Charles Scibetta works as a neurosurgeon. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
352 Alta Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 401-2313

Dr. Ken Sato's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Sato completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
241 Fourth Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA

Dr. Gail Magid practices neurosurgery. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is conversant in French.

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What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is the highly skilled specialty devoted to the surgical treatment of issues affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It is similar to the specialty of neurology, which also treats disorders of the nervous system. Even though there is some overlap, neurosurgery focuses on the surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. However, not every neurosurgery job means surgery -- neurosurgeons may also provide a diagnosis, interpret imaging and test results, or provide non-surgical treatment, depending on the nature of the illness.

Neurosurgeons treat nervous system disorders such as:
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Brain or spine tumors
  • Blood clots in the brain
  • Hydroencephalitis
  • Aneurysms or stroke
  • Seizures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Carpal or cubital tunnel syndromes
  • Repair of severed nerves
  • Infections of the brain or spinal fluid

Because the nervous system is both so delicate and so complex, neurosurgery has one of the most rigorous and competitive medical education programs. After college and medical school, it is common for a neurosurgeon to require 7-10 additional years of intense training.

New discoveries in this field allow neurosurgeons to heal and accomplish more than ever before, and they are now able to treat many injuries and illnesses that were once fatal.