Dr. Kawanaa D. Carter, MD

Dr. Kawanaa D. Carter, MD

Neurosurgery | Female | 47 years old

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. Read more

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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.Read more

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based on 13 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Vacaville, CA |
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!
in Orangevale CA. |
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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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • 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)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fracture
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Tumors (Nerves)
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tarlov Cyst
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulnar Nerve Injuries
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    University of California At San Francisco

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California At Davis Med Center

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California At Davis Med Center

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Uc Berkeley

    Graduated in 1992

  • Other Education
    U C San Francisco

    Completed in 1995

    UC Davis MC

    Completed in 2002

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Carter's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Carter

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Carter's Care Philosophy

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.