Dr. Jimmy Kontos, MD

Dr. Jimmy Kontos, MD

Interventional Cardiology •  Male

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
(843) 497-7772

Dr. Jimmy Kontos, MD is a Interventional Cardiology Specialist in Myrtle Beach, SC. Dr. Kontos has more experience with Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, Interventional Cardiology, and Cardiac Care than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Grand Strand Medical Center and Conway Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kontos to book an appointment.


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Grand Strand Heart & Vascular

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(843) 497-7772
Grand Strand Heart and Vascular/Spine and Neuro920 Doug White Dr Ste 510 Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Grand Strand Heart & Vascular

New Patient?
(843) 497-7772
Grand Strand Heart and Vascular/Spine and Neuro920 Doug White Dr Ste 510 Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Grand Strand Medical Center Hospitalist

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(843) 497-7772
Grand Strand Medical Center Hospitalist809 82nd Pkwy Ste 201a Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kontos

4.7

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Dr. Kontos has been my cardiologist and has managed my heart related problem for the last 10 years. I know if I need to see him, I can call the office and get an appointment - otherwise, I get me check up every 6 m0nths.
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It was handled professionally and quickly. Staff and Doctor were helpful and able to answer any and all questions.
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Michael Barrier – Jun 14, 2020
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I went in with the complaint of SOB. On excretion. Started about a week before . I was seen by PA and discussed the possibilities for further care.
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Ann – Jun 14, 2020
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Had a positive visit. All questions answered & everyone was pleasant.
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May 28, 2020
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Dr. Jimmy Kontos is not only a skilled surgeon (cardiovascular) he is a fantastic, compassionate and "human" person who treats me (and hopefully all other patients) with a good "bed side manner". Easy to confide in, answers both technical questions and your concerns with care and expertise. I previously had another cardiologist moved to Dr. Kontos for the reasons stated previously.. So if you're looking for a GREAT cardiologist, and if he is accepting new patients, become one of his..
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William (Bill) Schreiber D.Sc. – May 13, 2020
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I would recommend Dr Kontos for anything to do with your heart. His staff is very helpful and he is a wonderful doctor.
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May 13, 2020
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Jimmy is an excellent Cardiologist. I would HIGHLY recommend him as your heart doctor!! Wayne Cozlin
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Wayne Cozlin – May 02, 2020
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Great doctor and good friend. Excellent bedside manners and always gives you his best opinion and options for your cardiac care.
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David W. – Apr 23, 2020
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Dr. Kontos is one of the best Dr.'s we have ever had the privileged of having cared for our family! He is always prompt, attentive and courteous and his straight forward care and advise always puts our family at ease after a visit! I would recommend Dr. Kontos to anyone looking for a 1st class Heart Specialist!
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Dr. Kontos , Victoria (PA) and the entire staff were very professional and displayed honest concern for my overall health. I had taken a clinical stress test and was told that I did not have any blockage concerns concerning my heart. I still didn't feel well and after discussion with Dr. Kontos about my exercise routine and symptoms he suggested a heart cath to make certain there was no blockage; the heart cath indicated extreme bolckage and I was immediately admitted to Grand Strand. Dr. Stall performed the surgery which required 5 bypasses. Obviously these professionals saved my life. If I could I would give this group more that 5 stars.
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William R. Frank – Mar 28, 2020
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I recently visited Dr. Kontos for a normal visit . He was thorough and very concerned for the welfare of my wife who was scheduled for a visit . Her underlying physical problems make her a high risk for the covid-19 virus we are currently being subjected to. He suggested that he call her instead of having her travel for a personal visit. When I arrived home I was told that he spent 15 minutes on the phone with my wife explaining how to deal with her current issues . His care for his patients is admirable and very much appreciated .
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Very professional and understanding....it’s always a pleasure to visit with him.....and his staff.....
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Paulglad – Mar 02, 2020
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Very thorough and on time with the app and so were the nurses I would highly recommend him 5 Star
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DR Kontos is very easy to communicate with and explains conditions in an understanding way. Appointments are usually on time or very close to it.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Frank Johnson – Feb 25, 2020
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The visit was a follow up. However, as always, the visit was fast and efficient. Dr Kontos and his staff are top notch. The nurses prep you and have you ready for the Doctor when he comes in. He always asked the right questions and examinations are thorough and to the point. Whenever anyone mentions they may have some questionable cardiac problems it gives me the opportunity to brag about my experiences with Dr Kontos and his staff, and I always recommend they see Dr Kontos. My wife does the same. Keep up the good work Jimmy.
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The visit was very good. the people were very professional and the nurses were very thorought.
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Dr Kontos is always nice. He is Friendly and down to earth. He really listens to your concerns and is very professional.
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Wait was very short. Facilities are excellent. Bigger space for patients to wait and far more comfortable . Sign in process and staff were great. Dr. Kontos was , as always , very friendly , asked questions and answered questions extremely well. I have been very pleased with facility, staffing , parking, knowledge, professionalism, never felt rushed AND MOST IMPORTANT having moved here several years ago and needing the right Doctor .... I am convinced I have the right office and the right doctor .
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Bruce Mckenna – Feb 08, 2020
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I would recommend Dr. Kontos to anyone who needs a heart specialist. He has always explained my health issues fully to me and when he is unavailable, his Physician Assistants are equally informative and knowledgeable of my health issues and I feel very comfortable with his entire office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr. Kontos accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Practice Areas

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 85% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Atrial Fibrillation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kontos treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Kontos treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Mitral Valve Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kontos treats Mitral Valve Disease more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Kontos treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Arrhythmias
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kontos treats Arrhythmias more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Kontos treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists specialize in catheter-based treatment of heart diseases through procedures such as cardiac catheterization, impella devices, and stent placement.Compare with other Interventional Cardiology specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kontos performs Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Kontos performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Peripheral Artery Catheterization
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kontos performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 45% of their peers

Dr. Kontos performs this procedure more than 45% of their peers

Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kontos performs Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent more than 34% of their peers

Dr. Kontos performs this procedure more than 34% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kontos treats Heart Disease more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kontos treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kontos treats Hypertension more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kontos treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kontos treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kontos treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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Dr. Kontos' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

Our goal is to provide high quality, convenient outpatient Cardiology and Gastroenterology services to the community we serve, creating exceptional value for our patients, our employees, and our partners.

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

2008
Wake Forest U Baptist Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Greek

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Grand Strand Medical Center

Myrtle Beach, SC

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Conway Medical Center

Conway, SC

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Mcleod Loris Hospital

Loris, SC

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital

Murrells Inlet, SC

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

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