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Dr. James Joel Kohut MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1505 Soquel Drive; Suite 1
Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 460-6042; (831) 475-4768

Dr. James Kohut is a neurosurgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Kohut a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency 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
2870 El Rancho Drive
Scotts Valley, CA
(831) 438-7111

Dr. Aloria Genest specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Scotts Valley, CA. He is a graduate of 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 is a specialist in neurosurgery. These areas are among Dr. Harraher's clinical interests: brain aneurysm, acoustic neuroma, and carotid artery disease. She honors Medicare insurance. After attending McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and King's College London School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University.

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Clinical interests: Pinched Nerves, Acquired Brain Injury, Acoustic Neuroma, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Arteriovenous ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
241 Fourth Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA

Dr. Gail Magid's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Dr. Magid graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Magid speaks French.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
1661 Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 476-8900; (831) 476-5252

Dr. Charles Scibetta's medical specialty is neurosurgery. Patients gave Dr. Scibetta an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
849 Almar Avenue; Suite C #169
Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 401-2313

Dr. Ken Sato specializes in neurosurgery. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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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.