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Dr. James Joel Kohut MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1661 Soquel Drive; #F
Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 460-6042; (831) 476-8900

Dr. James Kohut's specialty is neurosurgery. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. On average, patients gave Dr. Kohut a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP), and more. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Charles James Scibetta MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1661 Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 476-8900; (831) 460-6042

Dr. Charles Scibetta is a specialist in neurosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Dignity Health, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Scibetta attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Scibetta is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, Medicare Supplement (Medigap), and Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP). He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
241 Fourth Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA

Dr. Gail Magid is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Magid is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Magid's training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Magid is conversant in French.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
2870 El Rancho Drive
Scotts Valley, CA
(831) 438-7111

Dr. Aloria Genest practices neurosurgery in Scotts Valley, CA. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Genest (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and 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's medical specialty is neurosurgery. She graduated from McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and King's College London School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Harraher trained at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. Dr. Harraher is professionally affiliated with Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
849 Almar Avenue; #C
Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 401-2313; (831) 426-7800

Dr. Ken Sato's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Sato attended Indiana University School of Medicine.

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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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