We found 6 neurosurgeons near Santa Cruz, CA.

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Dr. Ali Shirzadi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1661 Soquel Drive; Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Ali Shirzadi is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He works in San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Shirzadi has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in neurosurgery, traumatic brain injury, and brain cancer. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz. Dr. Shirzadi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He speaks Persian.

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

Dr. James Kohut is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Kohut is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care's residency program. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kohut is professionally 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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Dr. Christopher D Summa, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1661 Soquel Drive; Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Summa sees patients in Soquel, CA, Capitola, CA, and Santa Cruz, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Summa is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Summa is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Spinal Instrumentation, Spinal Deformity, Spinal Trauma, Spinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Aloria Genest specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Scotts Valley, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Genest average 2.5 stars out of 5. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. 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's medical specialty is neurosurgery. He takes Health Net and Medicare insurance. Dr. Scibetta attended medical school at 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 is a neurosurgery specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Sato attended medical school at 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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