Dr. Dimitris Placantonakis, MD

Dr. Dimitris Placantonakis, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Dimitris Placantonakis, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in neurosurgery and neuro-oncology.

530 1st Ave Ste 8R

New York, NY 10016

Contact Information

(212) 263-2441

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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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)
more than 83% of peers
Subdural Hemorrhage
more than 81% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuro-Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

98  Conditions Treated


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22  Procedures

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.


  • 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 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
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  • 1

Dr. Placantonakis' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

D.rPlacantonakis is egotistical!!! Has no bedside manners . Does not listen and is rude. I would not recommend this doctor to anyone. He has no empathy and compassion. He is EGOTISTICAL. Has no respect for patient and families. Not a respectful Doctor..Never would use this Doctor. His staff is...more
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I had two back surgeries performed by Dr. Placantonakis two years apart and both times, he was kind compassionate and listen to my every word. He is a great surgeon I would recommend him to my family and friends.
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A kind, competent doctor who performed an excellent brain surgery on my husband. He is patient and really listens.
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