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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, who practices in Santa Cruz, CA, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kohut takes. He attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Kohut's hospital/clinic 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
241 Fourth Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA

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

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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 neurosurgeon in Santa Cruz, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Her clinical interests include brain aneurysm, acoustic neuroma, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Harraher honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She graduated from McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and King's College London School of Medicine and then she performed her residency 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, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
2870 El Rancho Drive
Scotts Valley, CA
(831) 438-7111

Dr. Aloria Genest specializes in neurosurgery and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Scotts Valley, CA. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Genest (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French.

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

Dr. Ken Sato practices neurosurgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Sato attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Charles Scibetta is a Santa Cruz, CA physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He takes Health Net and Medicare insurance. Dr. Scibetta studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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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.
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