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Christos Plakas MD

Christos Plakas, MD

  • Orthopedics | Pediatric-Orthopedic Surgery
Languages Spoken English, Greek
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  • Bio

    Dr. Plakas, a board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon, founded Coastal Pediatric Orthopedics in 2017 to practice medicine in a different way. In a day and age where everyone is connected with just a few clicks, he felt that accessibility to your doctor should be no different – no call services, no long wait times, and clear, open communication.

    His actively growing practice treats over 1,000 pediatric patients a year. Even with a large number of patients, Dr. Plakas prides himself on giving every family personal attention and responsiveness when they need it most.

    Dr. Plakas attended Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ and went on to complete an additional one-year orthopedic fellowship specializing in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Plakas is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, as well as the New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics.

    He is available to see patients in the emergency room upon request or in his Little Silver office for same day appointments. He is also available 24/7 for phone, email and telehealth consults and appointments.

    Board Certification

    • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - 2017
    Clinical Interests

    Injuries to the Bones, Joints, and Muscles

    Including fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, and growth-plate injuries

    Hip Conditions

    Including hip dysplasia, hip fractures, Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, and slipped upper or capital femoral epiphysis

    Upper Extremity Conditions

    Including brachial plexus palsy

    Lower Extremity Conditions

    Including clubfoot, limb-length discrepancies, and congenital, acquired, or post-traumatic deformities

    Spinal Conditions

    Including discitis, scoliosis, spina bifida, cord injury, and kyphosis

    Neuromuscular Disorders

    Including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spinal atrophy, and spina bifida

  • Medical School

    Drexel University - 2009
    Philadelphia, PA


    Monmouth Medical Center - 2010
    Long Branch, NJ


    Monmouth Medical Center - 2014
    Long Branch, NJ


    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center - 2015
    Bronx, NY

    Board Certification

    American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - 2017

  • Insurance

    Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with a physician office that they are still a participating provider.

    • Aetna
    • Amerihealth