Dr. Albert Chong, MD

Dr. Albert Chong, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 42
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Dr. Albert Chong, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine doctor who practices in Pomona, CA. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Read his story

160 E Artesia St Ste 360

Pomona, CA 91767

Contact Information

(909) 629-4604

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Caremore Medical Group
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Tricare
  • 2 More

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Fracture
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more than 90% of peers
Knee Disorders
high
more than 90% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
high
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Chong's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chong "Albert Chong, M.D. specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 1996. Afterwards, he received his medical degree from the USC Keck School of Medicine and finished his residency at the University of Southern California. He returned to SOAR/Stanford University to complete a sports medicine fellowship, where he acquired additional expertise in arthroscopic procedures. Dr. Chong has helped to provide care to professional athletes, including those from the NFL, MLB, and US Gymnastics. He has served as an orthopaedic consultant to the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals), and he was an assistant team physician for Stanford University and Santa Clara University. Dr. Chong is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in both Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. He was appointed the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Expert for LiveSTRONG, and he is a regular contributing writer. He was given a Patients' Choice Award in 2012 and Compassionate Doctor Recognition in 2013. Dr. Chong has been selected by his peers for inclusion on the Super Doctors ® list since 2015. He was also named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in 2017. Dr. Chong enjoys volunteering his time and skills, both locally and abroad. He has had numerous students and residents do rotations with him. He also has served as a Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Southern California, where he was awarded the Francis J. Schiller, M.D. Voluntary Faculty Award. He visited rural China on a medical missions trip, where he performed corrective surgeries and also instructed local doctors. Among Dr. Chong's areas of expertise are shoulder stabilizations, rotator cuff repairs, knee and elbow ligament reconstructions, meniscus repairs, and cartilage transplants. He also specializes in arthritis and joint replacements of the knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chong "I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you, and to helping you achieve your best possible musculoskeletal health. My goal is to return you to an active, pain-free lifestyle. This can range from professional level athletic activities to simply walking around the house without pain. I believe that patient care is a partnership. I want you to play an active role in your own health, so I encourage questions and concerns. When you leave the office, I want you to be completely satisfied with the treatment plan that we have come up with together. To achieve this goal, I combine a comprehensive evaluation with patient education. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. I diagram each step of the problem and/or treatment. Our office can also provide you with patient education materials or websites that give you added appreciation of your condition and treatment options. Oftentimes, the options are non-surgical. I work closely with physical therapists in the area and I can refer you to ones who will give you the best chance of healing without surgery. If you do require surgery, we will discuss the procedure, rehabilitation and expectations in detail. I always tell my patients - it's 50/50%. I do the surgical part, and you do the rehabilitation part. Both are equally important. I also believe that although I am the doctor, God is the ultimate healer."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Sports, Orthopedic, and Rehabilitation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Stanford Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • USC Francis J. Schiller, MD Voluntary Faculty Award, 6/23/2010
Media & Publications
  • Computed tomography study of radial head morphology, March 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Taiwanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chong's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chong to family and friends
4.4
based on 113 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Chong's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Chino, CA |
My first visit with Dr. Chong I felt confident I found an Orthopedic surgeon that could operate on my torn meniscus. The office staff was friendly. The wait was not long at all. Dr. Chong performed my knee surgery without any complications. One of my easiest surgeries yet. I highly recommend Dr. Chong for any of your Orthopedic needs.
Pomona, CA |
Dr Chong is a hack doctor who does not care about his patients. I had a medical emergency but he was unable to see me because he was on vacation and he had left no doctor on call. The office refused to let me see another doctor on staff because they have a no in office policy. I would avoid this office at all costs.
in Chino Hills, CA |
I had a shoulder cuff tear that needed to be repaired. My initial meeting left me unsure, but it was only the personality that I was unsure about. Got a second opinion, it agreed that surgery was needed and I went ahead with Dr. Chong as the surgeon. My experience with him and all of the staff at Pomona Valley Outpatient Surgery was exceptionally positive from the moment we arrived until we left the facility several hours later. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Chong; an excellent surgeon.
in Covina, CA |
Dr. Chong performed a revision shoulder labrum anthroscopic surgery on me after a different doctor did a very poor job the first time I had it done. I was in a tremendous aount of pain before Dr. Chong performed the surgery and now I can honestly say 6 months after Dr. Chong's surgery I now feel the best I ever have in 2 years! I cant thank him enough he is such a magnificent doctor! Im so glad I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Albert Chong.
in Chino Hills, CA |
My mother was referred to this office from her primary doctor, when she called to make an appointment the receptionist who answered the phone was COMPLETELY RUDE, I told my mother to cancel it and we called her primary doctor to refer her somewhere else!
in Chino Hills, CA |
This was my second time going to Dr. Chong. He is an amazing surgeon who I would highly recommend.
in Ontario, CA |
I was referred to Dr. Chong by my physical therapist and I'm very glad they sent me to him. He was very clear about my diagnosis and took the time to talk me through it and my treatment options. I never had a problem getting a timely appointment, and never spent a long time waiting for my appointment at the office. I will definitely go back to him in the future if the need arises!
Ontario, CA |
Very satisfied with the care received from Dr. Chong. I would highly recommend him to any one with a meniscus tear. He will fix you right up!!!
in Pomona, CA |
I had two elbow surgeries with Dr. Chong, the second being a radial head replacement. I really appreciate his straightforwardness, how efficient he is. Initially the front office staff was a bit unsavory but he's seemed to have straightened that out and they are an absolute pleasure to work with, friendly and respectful. Dr. Chong is a pretty incredible surgeon. A huge thank you to him AND his staff! You guys are awesome and congratulations on the new office!
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Dr. Chong accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Caremore Medical Group
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Triwest
    TriCare/TriWest
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Chong has admitting privileges

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
1798 N Garey Ave
Pomona, CA 91767
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San Antonio Regional Hospital
999 San Bernardino Rd
Upland, CA 91786
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