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We found 6 neurosurgeons near Santa Cruz, CA.

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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 is a neurosurgeon in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Kohut's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, Medicare Supplement (Medigap), and Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP), as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kohut is accepting new patients.

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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 practices neurosurgery. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP), and more. Dr. Scibetta attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Dignity Health, 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's specialty is neurosurgery. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Magid completed Dr. Magid's residency training at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Magid speaks French.

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

Dr. Aloria Genest is a neurosurgery specialist in Scotts Valley, CA. He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Genest (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French.

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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. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Sato's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
1595 Soquel Drive; Suite 360
Santa Cruz, CA

Dr. Ciara Harraher is a neurosurgeon. She graduated from McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences.

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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.