Dr. Christos Plakas, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 38

Dr. Christos Plakas, MD is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Little Silver, NJ and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Drexel University Colllege Of Medicine medical school in 2009. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Centrastate Medical Center and Community Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Plakas to book an appointment.

Dr. Plakas

Coastal Pediatric Orthopedics

200 White Rd Ste 108 Little Silver, NJ 07739
Accepting new patients

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Care Philosophy

"We don't just treat young patients - we treat young families.

With little ones of our own, we know the challenges that come along with an unexpected injury. We always make ourselves available to families wh..."

- Dr. Christos Plakas, MD

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Dr. Plakas' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plakas performs Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Plakas performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plakas performs Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Plakas performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Broken Arm
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plakas treats Broken Arm more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Plakas treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

Dr. Plakas' conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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(732) 403-3395

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Dr. Plakas' Reviews

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Our experience with doctor Plakas has been excellent. He did a great job taking care of my 14 years old son's fracture of his ankle. Dr Plakas made himself available to perform surgery at midnight on a Sunday. He always replies to our calls, texts or emails in a prompt manner. The office staff is very professional and friendly, there is no waiting time on the appointments. Less than two months later, my son is recovering pretty well.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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LUZ MEKRAMI – Sep 21, 2021
Dr. Plakas is amazing and would highly recommend him. My daughter broke her am and he came to the hospital and put a cast on her. He was patient and explained the whole process. He talked to her like she is an adult which made her very happy. She is usually doesn't like doctors but she loves him. His Office staff is also amazing with making follow up appointments and answer all my questions. They go above and beyond finding out information for me. so glad we got him and his office.
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Mervat Buscemi – Sep 17, 2021
The staff is amazing here! Dr. Plakas is very good at what he does. We are so happy we found this practice to handle our son's broken arm.
What went well
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Aug 24, 2021
Dr Plakas was fantastic with my daughter broken arm. Highly recommend.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Jun 09, 2021
Couldn’t have been happier with Dr. Plakas and his office staff. My daughter felt the same way. We have already recommended him and will continue to do so.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nancy P – Jun 03, 2021
Dr Plakas provides hands on care at the highest level you would want and expect for your child. He’s smart and thoughtful in his approach to your situation. I trusted him implicitly and would highly recommend to anyone who needs an excellent orthopedist for their child. I have already recommended him to two close friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Colleen Sullivan – May 21, 2021
Amazing Dr and Staff!! My daughter's arm was broken very bad and from the emergency room visit to all the follow up care we had an amazing experience! Highly recommended!
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HY – Apr 15, 2021
Dr. Plakas was excellent! He called us and saw us on his day off. He was through and took his time with my daughter. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Apr 02, 2021
Dr. Plakas took care of my 3 year old and was wonderful! He was very attentive to her and explained all of the options regarding her care clearly to us. He answered any questions thoroughly and allowed us to make an informed decision that was best for our daughter. He saw her through her injury and followed up months after to ensure her full recovery. His staff, like him was always pleasant and very helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Plakas.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Caren – Jan 08, 2021
Him and his staff are so caring and saw my son immediately when he was hurt. They followed up and he listened like no other doctor I have ever seen. He truly cares about getting his patients better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 01, 2020
My entire experience with dr plakas was great. From the emergency surgery my son had in the hospital, to the follow up visits, i felt so comforted the entire time. I was able to ask as many questions as I wanted. All my emails were responded to very quickly. Even the girls at the front desk were really nice and caring. I was very emotional during all this but knowing my son was in great hands made this process much better. The dr even comforted me during the surgery while I was bawling my eyes out. I felt like he really cared. He talked out the whole process with me. He really is an amazing doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 14, 2020
My family has over the last couple of years needed a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Each and every time, our first call was to DR. Plakas. He is so kind and patient (no pun intended) with each child, I was blown away, and we have been around the block before, as they say. In Lakewood, NJ where I live, he is one of the most respected and referred to Dr. for orthopedics.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Yossie Abbott – Nov 03, 2020
Dr. Plakas is kind, smart and thorough. well run, clean office. Great experience overall.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Cynthia – Oct 30, 2020
My daughter fell and broke her arm the first week of school. I called Dr Plakas office that night and he met us at the hospital in the morning. He was great with daughter who is 5. Explained everything and was very thorough in her. Would highly recommend. The office staff was great with setting up appointments.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jessica J – Oct 29, 2020
PATIENT, KIND and RESPONSIVE! My son broke his wrist on July 4th and unfortunately needed surgery. So upsetting, but Dr. Plakas made a stressful time for me and my son a little easier. Dr. Plakas has a great bedside manner. From the first night in the emergency room through the follow up after my son's surgery, Dr. Plakas always went above and beyond. We emailed him several times with questions...day or night, Dr. Plakas would respond very quickly. His staff is also very friendly and accomodating. Thank you for everything, Dr. Plakas!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 06, 2020
Dr. Plakas went above and beyond to help take care of our 4 year old who broke her wrist. He even came in on a Saturday when his office was closed to cast her for us. He answered all of our questions and was so good with making her feel calm and comfortable! We would definitely highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Eileen – Sep 13, 2020
Dr Plakas treated our daughter in the emergency room visit. He was calming, thorough and explained everything thoroughly. I would call him again and again!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dana M. – Aug 28, 2020
Dr. Plakas and his staff are wonderful. He did an amazing job caring for my son, who is now healthy and back to doing everything he loves. Dr. Plakas is always available, knows and cares about his patients, answers questions and explains everything thoroughly. I highly recommend him and would not hesitate to see him again if necessary.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kelly V. – Aug 22, 2020
Right from the beginning to the end Dr. Plakas was very calm and cool with my daughter while helping her get better from her fractured bone by elbow. would definitely recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 20, 2020
We had a very pleasant experience with Dr. Plakas. He was very nice, helpful and informative, easily accessible, and showed genuine interest in my daughter's health and comfort while making the process for us as convenient as possible. While child and parent are in the trauma of injury, Dr. Plakas is the right address.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We don't just treat young patients - we treat young families.

With little ones of our own, we know the challenges that come along with an unexpected...
Read more

Biography

Dr. Plakas, a board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon, founded Coastal Pediatric Orthopedics in 2017 to practice medicine in...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2015
Montefiore Medical Center- Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2014
Monmouth Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2009
Drexel University Colllege Of Medicine
Medical School
2005
Drexel University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Greek

Awards

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What are Dr. Christos Plakas, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Plakas frequently treats Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment, Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed, and Broken Arm. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Plakas treats.

Where is Dr. Christos Plakas, MD's office located?

Dr. Plakas' office is located at 200 White Rd Ste 108, Little Silver, NJ 07739. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Plakas speaks Greek and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Coastal Pediatric Orthopedics

Coastal Pediatric Orthopedics200 White Rd Ste 108 Little Silver, NJ 07739
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Plakas is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Centrastate Medical Center

Freehold, NJ

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Community Medical Center

Toms River, NJ

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

9 Awards Received

Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center

Manahawkin, NJ

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Neptune, NJ

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Monmouth Medical Center

Long Branch, NJ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Lakewood, NJ

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average