Gulf Coast Brain and Spine Center
Personalized Experienced Skilled neurological care.
The most advanced Neurosurgeons in Southwest Florida.
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.
Dr. Plakas is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in most surgical disorders of the brain and spine with fellowship training in vascular disorders of the head, neck and spine, including brain aneurysms, carotid artery stenosis and stroke.
Dr. Plakas has been married to his wife Beth since 2012 and they have 2 awesome children, Leo and Elle. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, spending too much time at Disney, and most importantly, napping.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art – B.S. Engineering
Drexel University – M.M.S.
New York Medical College – M.D.
Neurosurgery Residency – Albany Medical Center
Neuroendovascular Fellowship – Albany Medical Center
Our team is here to serve.
We're a tightly knit team that works well together. We all understand the processes that must take place for a successful brain or spine surgery and the subsequent recovery. We all love coming to work every day and helping to change and save lives.
“My visit was excellent in every respect. I will not hesitate to recommend Dr Plakas to everyone. He is an excellent physician.”PATIENT, FEMALE 75-79Comment: 02/16/2022
Naples & Fort Myers Neurosurgeons
Gulf Coast Brain and Spine Center is committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. We specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves. Our surgeons are some of the best in their field, having graduated from top medical schools and completing rigorous neurological training programs. They are board-certified and credentialed at the highest level, which means they have the knowledge and expertise to provide superior care.
At Gulf Coast Brain and Spine Center, we are honored to be able to help our patients improve their quality of life.
Female, Age 75-79
"Delaney spent a great deal of time listening to me and time explaining the test results and what my problem most likely was. She was better than most doctors I know in terms of knowledge and listening skills. She is very compassionate as well. It was an excellent experience!"
What our patients say about our patience.
Male, Aged 70-74