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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 is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Kohut has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training 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. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Aloria Genest's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Dr. Genest 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
241 Fourth Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA

Dr. Gail Magid is a neurosurgeon. He graduated from 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 graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sato completed a residency program 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 is a neurosurgeon in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Scibetta is in-network for Health Net and Medicare insurance. He graduated from 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.