Trusted & respected.


The Leading Naples and Fort Myers Neurosurgeon

Dr. Plakas was born and raised in New York City. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from The Cooper Union and shortly thereafter decided to pursue a career in medicine. He then went on to get a Master’s of Medical Science from Drexel University followed by his Doctor of Medicine from New York Medical College. He completed his neurosurgical residency and endovascular fellowship in Albany, NY, and took his first job with Lee Health in 2015, where he went on to be the Medical Director of Stroke for the Neurovascular Program at Gulf Coast Medical Center. He then decided to open his own practice and Gulf Coast Brain and Spine Center began seeing patients in June 2022.


Neurosurgery Services

As Naples and Fort Myers Neurosurgeons go, we specialize in helping our patients overcome their pain and live their lives to the fullest. Our process is simple. We will conduct a thorough examination using the most advanced tools at our disposal. Then we will sit and talk with you in order to give you our expert diagnosis. We will explain in detail what we can do, as well as discuss all possible options with you. We understand that you may have concerns and questions, so we will take the time to listen to you and answer everything that you need to know.

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Our clients' gratitude is the greatest gift.

"I want say Delaney Simancik spent extra time and educated me in detail the cause of my problem or pain. She showed me and explain the MRI pictures of my lower back and left SI joint area, and where the pain is coming from. She also informed me that for now guided injection may be the better option." -Patient, Male | 70-74


Years of experience


Procedures performed

Each patient is unique. Each patient is an absolutely critical relationship.

“Dr Constantine Plakas, MD, FAANS was one of the best doctors I have ever been to. He took his time and thoroughly explained everything I was worried about. I was looking for a good neurosurgeon, I am looking no further. Will definitely go back to HIM.”

Female, Age 65-6903/16/2022

“I was very impressed about the time Dr. Plakas took with me in helping me in understanding my illness procedure and all it entailed. It was very helpful and he took the time to see that I understood.”

Female, Age 80-8403/11/2022

“One of the very best Physicians and Office Staff and Medical Assistants I have seen. Everything from professionalism to caring attitude and knowledge above and beyond. I feel 100% confident for my husband to have this wonderful Doctor do his surgery.”

Male, Age 65-6910/13/2021

“"Delany provided me with information and options that I have not heard before as well as showing me the MRI images. If needed, I will definitely return to see her again."”

Female, Age 75-7912/15/2021

“Everyone was excellent from the front desk to the person that came in when I first got seated in the office to Dr. Plakas they all were perfection!”

Female, Age 70-7412/08/2021

“The time Dr. Plakas gave me, the comfort he made me feel in my decisions concerning my health were have greater than would normally be expected from a surgeon.”

Female, Age 50-5411/11/2020
Why clients love this Fort Myers Neurosurgeon?

Why patients choose Gulf Coast Brain and Spine Center.


At Gulfcoast Brain and Spine Center, we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our patients. We believe that clear communication and thorough service are key in providing successful surgery outcomes.

Exceptional Service

At Gulfcoast Brain and Spine Center, we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our patients. We believe that clear communication and thorough service are key in providing successful surgery outcomes.

Breadth of Skill

Dr. Constantine Plakas is renowned in Southwest Florida for his ability to perform a wide range of brain and spine surgeries. Check out our Services page for a complete list of the range of services provided.

Track Record of Success

Dr. Dino has been achieving positive outcomes for his patients for over 10 years. With success comes more success, and we're confident that we can help the vast majority of patients on a path of recovery.

Truth & Transparency

At Gulfcoast Brain and Spine Center, we believe patients need to be informed of all their options and the associated outcomes that come along with each choice. Patients deserve to know the truth of their situation.


Dr. Plakas understands that time is critical to many situations involving accidents and injuries to one's brain and spine. We stay on call to ensure we're there when our patients need us the most.

Gulf Coast Brain and Spine Center

10201 Arcos Ave Ste 202
Estero, FL 33928