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We found 5 neurosurgeons near Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr. James Joel Kohut, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1661 Soquel Drive; Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. James Kohut's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kohut's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from Albany Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Kohut completed a residency program at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
2870 El Rancho Drive
Scotts Valley, CA
 

Dr. Aloria Genest is a Scotts Valley, CA physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Genest (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
241 Fourth Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

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

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
352 Alta Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Ken Sato's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Dr. Sato is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
1661 Soquel Drive; Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Charles Scibetta's medical specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Scibetta is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He accepts Health Net and Medicare insurance.

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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.