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Dr. James Joel Kohut, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1595 Soquel Drive; Suite 360
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. James Kohut's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kohut studied medicine at Albany Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Kohut trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kohut's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Christopher D Summa, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1661 Soquel Drive; Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Summa is a medical specialist in spine surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Summa has a special interest in neurosurgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Summa graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Aloria Genest is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Genest (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French.

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

Dr. Charles Scibetta specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. He accepts the following insurance: Health Net and Medicare. Dr. Scibetta is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
352 Alta Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Ken Sato's specialty is neurosurgery. He is a graduate of 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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