Dr. Christos Plakas, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 39

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Christos Plakas, MD is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Little Silver, NJ and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from DREXEL UNIV COLL OF MED in 2009. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Centrastate Medical Center and Community Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Christos Plakas, MD

North Jersey Orthopaedic Group

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

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

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Plakas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
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
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plakas treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Plakas treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Tibia and Fibula Fractures
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plakas treats Tibia and Fibula Fractures more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Plakas treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

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
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • 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
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • 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

Dr. Plakas accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Plakas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Plakas

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Great experience!
Dr. Plakas saw my daughter quickly and answered her many, many questions patiently and honestly, during the initial visit and the follow up. The office staff was lovely and also patient and kind with her. I would recommend this practice whole heartedly.
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
No results
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Michelle – Aug 05, 2022
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Best pediatric ortho out there!
Dr. Plakas was amazing with our daughter from our first consult to our final visit. We wouldn’t have trusted anyone else to perform her surgery. I don’t know another doctor that makes himself available on his private phone for his patients, even on a weekend. We were able to get our questions or concerns handled about her recovery at any time of the day. Dr. Plakas and his office staff are outstanding. We are so lucky to have met him. We owe our daughter’s excellent recovery to him!
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
No results
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Elizabeth – Jun 25, 2022
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Dr. Plakas is so kind and patient, and wonderful with kids. He has this way of putting everyone at ease! We used him multiple times, and he was always quick and efficient, and very accessible throughout the whole process. He explained everything to us clearly, and answered all our questions. We were so happy, and lucky to have him treat our kids!
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
No results
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Rivka Kirschenbaum – Jun 21, 2022
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Dr Plakas is an excellent doctor . He went out of his way to meet me in the hospital on a weekend to treat my 2 year old sons elbow. He is very gentle and his office is very well run too.
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
No results
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Feb 16, 2022
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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
No results
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Maria Ibanez-Cruz – Nov 20, 2021
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Dr. Plakas is an amazing Dr. He’s confident, caring, informative & I have complete faith & trust in him. The care for my 10 year old son has been top-notch, and I recommend him any chance I can. He explained everything & was so patient & professional! He was very skilled and had an excellent bedside manner. I had confidence when my son was going into surgery that all would go well. As a scared mom at the hospital, he had so much patience while I asked him every question I could think of. Very easy making follow up appointments & Dr. Plakas is easily accessible.
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YN – Nov 19, 2021
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Dr Plakas and his staff are exceptional and will go out of their way for their patient’s. They have treated both my children and I have been nothing but impressed.
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
No results
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Barbara Baran – Oct 01, 2021
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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.
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
No results
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LUZ MEKRAMI – Sep 21, 2021
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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
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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
  • 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
No results
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Aug 24, 2021
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Dr Plakas was fantastic with my daughter broken arm. Highly recommend.
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
No results
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Jun 09, 2021
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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
What could be improved
No results
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Nancy P – Jun 03, 2021
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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
What could be improved
No results
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Colleen Sullivan – May 21, 2021
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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
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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
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 02, 2021
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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
No results
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Caren – Jan 08, 2021
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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
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 01, 2020
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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
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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
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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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Cynthia – Oct 30, 2020
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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...
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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 UNIV COLL OF MED
Medical School
2009
Drexel University Colllege Of Medicine
Medical School
2005
Drexel University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Greek

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Christos Plakas, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Plakas has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Christos Plakas, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Plakas frequently treats Broken Arm, Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), and Tibia and Fibula Fractures. 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.

What languages does Dr. Christos Plakas, MD speak?

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

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Locations

North Jersey Orthopaedic Group

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.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Centrastate Medical Center

Freehold, NJ

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Community Medical Center

Toms River, NJ

53% Patients that would definitely recommend, 17% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Neptune, NJ

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center

Manahawkin, NJ

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

Monmouth Medical Center

Long Branch, NJ

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Lakewood, NJ

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average