Dr. Ciara Harraher, MD

Dr. Ciara Harraher, MD

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Dr. Ciara Harraher, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and has been practicing for 8 years. She specializes in neurosurgery.

Stanford Neurosurgery Center

1595 Soquel Dr Ste 360

Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Harraher's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harraher treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Harraher treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Scoliosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harraher treats Scoliosis more than 84% of her peers

Dr. Harraher treats this condition more than 84% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
Low Back Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harraher treats Low Back Pain more than 81% of her peers

Dr. Harraher treats this condition more than 81% of her peers

Dr. Harraher's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

Care Philosophy

Bringing extensive training and care in treating brain and spinal diseases and conditions to patients in Santa Cruz County.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

2011
Stanford University School Of Medicine (Cyberknife Radiosurgery)
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Stanford University School Of Medicine (Neurosurgery)
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Dalhousie University
Residency Hospital
2008
Harvard University, School Of Public Health
2005
Dalhousie University, Canada
Internship Hospital
2004
McMaster University
Medical School
1999
University Of King's College
Undergraduate School
Clinical Assistant Professor At Stanford University School Of Medicine
2011
2011
2010
2008
2005
2004
1999

Dr. Harraher's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Harraher

4.5

Based on 13 reviews

5 Stars
84.61538461538461%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
7.6923076923076925%
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Dr. Harraher quickly and accurately diagnosed my husbands' very serious condition. We were very lucky that she happened to be visiting another patient in the hospital while we were in the E.R. She performed an intricate and delicate surgery with great success and answered all of our questions...Read More
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Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
Health Net
Humana
MultiPlan
UnitedHealthCare
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Dominican Hospital

Santa Cruz, CA