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Specializes in Neurosurgery

1661 Soquel Drive; #F
Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 460-6042; (831) 476-8900

(Average of 3 in 3 ratings)

Dr. James Kohut's medical specialty is neurosurgery. He is affiliated with Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group and Sutter Medical Network. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Kohut has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts CIGNA Plans, United Healthcare Plans, Aetna POS, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery

1661 Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 476-8900; (831) 460-6042

Dr. Charles Scibetta is a Santa Cruz, CA physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Scibetta is professionally affiliated with Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, Dignity Health, and Sutter Medical Network. 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. He accepts CIGNA Plans, United Healthcare Plans, and Aetna POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery

241 Fourth Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Dr. Gail Magid is a neurosurgeon. Dr. Magid speaks French. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Magid performed Dr. Magid's residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery

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

Dr. Aloria Genest's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He accepts Medicare insurance. 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

1595 Soquel Drive; Suite 360
Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 475-5232

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Dr. Ciara Harraher sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is neurosurgery. She is professionally affiliated with Stanford Hospital & Clinics. After attending King's College London School of Medicine and McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery

849 Almar Avenue; Suite C #169
Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 401-2313; (831) 426-7800

Dr. Ken Sato practices neurosurgery. Dr. Sato is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency.

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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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