Dr. Kawanaa Carter, MD

Dr. Kawanaa Carter, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Female  |  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kawanaa Carter, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Folsom, CA. She is 48 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Carter is affiliated with UC Davis Medical Center, NorthBay Medical Center and Mercy San Juan Medical Center.

Folsom Neurological Surgery

50 Iron Point Cir Ste 210

Folsom, CA 95630
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Accepted insurance

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

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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.  
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Dr. Carter's Experience

Dr. Carter's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Carter does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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


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  • 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

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
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University Of California At Davis Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • U C San Francisco
    Other Education | Completed 1995
  • UC Davis MC
    Other Education | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Carter has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Carter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Mercy San Juan Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Carter is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Carter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carter to family and friends
based on 14 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Carter's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Sacramento, CA |
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 outcome was better than anything I ever hoped to receive and was equaled only by the bedside manner and positive reassurances that I received from this wonderful doctor. She is the BEST!!
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.
It is unfortunate that you were dissatisfied Mr.Lilly. I know that Dr. Carter and our staff strive to uphold the best care for all of our patients. Please contact our office if we can be of any help on the future.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Carter accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Blue Shield of California HMO
  • Health Net
    Health Net HMO
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare West
  • Western Health Advantage
    Western Health Advantage HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Carter has admitting privileges

Mercy San Juan Medical Center
6501 Coyle Ave
Carmichael, CA 95608
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NorthBay Medical Center
1200 B Gale Wilson Blvd
Fairfield, CA 94533
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UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817
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