Dr. Dimitris Placantonakis, MD

Dr. Dimitris Placantonakis, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
(2)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Dimitris Placantonakis, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 14 years.

530 1st Ave Ste 8R

New York, NY 10016

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Chiari's Deformity
very high
more than 87% of peers
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
normal
more than 83% of peers
Subdural Hemorrhage
normal
more than 81% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuro-Oncology
1

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
98

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Neck
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gliosarcoma
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.

Education

  • New York University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Placantonakis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Placantonakis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Placantonakis to family and friends
3.0
based on 2 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Placantonakis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    Over 45 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
New York, NY |
A kind, competent doctor who performed an excellent brain surgery on my husband. He is patient and really listens.
New york New York |
This doctor is the worst doctor there is!!! non caring ,arrogant, no communication, rude, treats families with disrespect, no beside manners, does not care about patients, this doctor is a disgrace!!!!!!! Never have seen such a rude doctor like him! He and his staff are rude and nasty ! A poor doctor with no skills !DO NOT CONSIDER USING THIS DOCTOR ! Disgusting man1 SHAME ON YOU ON HOW YOU TREAT YOUR PATIENTS 1 KARMA WILL HAUNT YOU11111111
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Dr. Placantonakis accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • HealthFirst
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Placantonakis has admitting privileges

NYU Langone Medical Center
550 1st Ave
New York, NY 10016
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