Dr. Kawanaa Carter, MD

Dr. Kawanaa Carter, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Female  ·  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kawanaa Carter, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Folsom, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. She specializes in neurosurgery.

Folsom Neurological Surgery

50 Iron Point Cir Ste 210

Folsom, CA 95630
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Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas

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Subdural Hemorrhage
more than 58% of peers
Brain Aneurysm
more than 54% of peers
more than 46% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Carter "My practice exists to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art neurosurgical care for patients with neurological disorders that are amenable to surgical intervention. We are exceptionally skilled in the operating room and highly experienced in diagnosing brain and spine problems. We also have a strong belief in providing nonsurgical options for the conservative treatment of back pain when appropriate. We understand that each patient comes with a unique set of circumstances that are influenced by our social and cultural experiences. As a result, we believe that the doctor-patient relationship needs to be built on trust and mutual respect. Our staff is extremely courteous and attentive to the individual needs of each patient. Your overall well-being is paramount in our treatment goals.  "
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Carter does not have any board certifications listed.

55  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fracture
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Tumors (Nerves)
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tarlov Cyst
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulnar Nerve Injuries
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Disease
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26  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Uc Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of California At Davis Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of California At Davis Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Kawanaa Carter, MD
Dr. Carter is an excellent Neurosurgeon. She is very thorough in her work as a surgeon, from explaining the diagnosis to the procedure for the applicable surgery and the post op explanation of what she accomplished during surgery! I can't say enough good things about this brilliant Neurosurgeon!...Read More
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Gary Haney in Lincoln, Ca. 95648 – Feb 13, 2018
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I had been to many physicians before seeing Dr.Carter. I had received conflicting opinions about my treatment needs and finally had my medical situation clarified by this brilliant medical practitioner. She recommended a course of treatment that proved to be tremendously successful. My surgical...Read More
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Robert A Buccola in Sacramento, CA – May 02, 2017
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Dr. Carter is the definition of what excellent healthcare should be here in America. I'm beyond overjoyed that our paths crossed. Because of her and her commitment to her patients I am on the road to healing and being out of agonizing pain. Thank you Dr. Carter!
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Vacaville, CA – Mar 12, 2016
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If your a veteran don't waste your very you will regret it her and her office wasted 4 months of my time total joke! No clue.
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Craig Lilly in Orangevale CA. – Jan 22, 2016
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