Dr. Jimmy Kontos, MD

Dr. Jimmy Kontos, MD

Interventional CardiologyMale

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Dr. Jimmy Kontos, MD is a Interventional Cardiology Specialist in Myrtle Beach, SC. Dr. Kontos has more experience with Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, and Heart Conditions 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.

(843) 931-4851

Locations

Grand Strand Heart & Vascular Care - Myrtle Beach

Grand Strand Heart and Vascular/Spine and Neuro920 Doug White Dr Ste 510 Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Kontos' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kontos

4.7

Based on 78 ratings

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Excellent experience. I can't say enough about this physician. He put 2 new stints in. I currently now have 6 stints. I had leg pain for over 2 years and once the stints were placed and given a blood thinner my legs are 100% back to normal. I have my life back. It was so debilitating over the last several years. I was given a diagnosis for my legs of fibromyalgia by two other physicians. I was taking 9 gabipentin a day to just be able to function and this was with still a lot of pain. I am so so grateful for this doctor. He made a true different in my life. No gabipentin now. I can't ever thank him enough. Quality of life is 100% better with my legs. I am so so grateful and blessed. Doctors that make a difference like this should be recognized. I hope if this occurs like I had with another patient the doctor will be quick to act with making sure there is no blockage and also get them on a blood thinner quickly. Thank you again so so much Dr. Kontos!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Joan Florentine – Jul 11, 2021
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A++++
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 02, 2020
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Dr. Kontos always listen and explain what is happening. He is easy to understand .
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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Herman Williams – Oct 24, 2020
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Gloria Serrian – Jun 22, 2020
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It was handled professionally and quickly. Staff and Doctor were helpful and able to answer any and all questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ann – Jun 14, 2020
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Had a positive visit. All questions answered & everyone was pleasant.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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..
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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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Rev. Nicholas T. Stavrakis – Apr 14, 2020
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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.
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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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 .
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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the best what else is their to say
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joe geaglone – Mar 09, 2020
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Very professional and understanding....it’s always a pleasure to visit with him.....and his staff.....
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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The visit was very good. the people were very professional and the nurses were very thorought.
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kontos

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kontos treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kontos treats other conditions, please contact the office at (843) 497-7772.

Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Kontos is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Kontos
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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Cardioversion, Elective
Echocardiography
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High
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Very High
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Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

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 Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Kontos is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Mitral Valve Disease
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Ventricular Fibrillation
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High
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Heart Conditions

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Dr. Kontos is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Kontos
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Heart Disease
Hypertension
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
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High
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Very High
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Interventional Cardiac Procedures

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 Cardiac Procedures specialists.

Dr. Kontos is experienced in the area of Interventional Cardiac Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

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Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
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High
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Dr. Kontos' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • 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
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Planned Administration Inc
POMCO Group
Tricare
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our goal is to provide high quality, convenient outpatient Cardiology and Gastroenterology services to the community we serve, creating exceptional value...Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Jimmy Kontos, MD, received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North...Read more

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

Wake Forest University SOM | Wake Forest University SOM
Fellowship Hospital
George Washington University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
University of North Carolina Schoold of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Greek

Awards

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What are Dr. Jimmy Kontos, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kontos frequently treats Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, and Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Kontos specializes.

Where is Dr. Jimmy Kontos, MD's office located?

Dr. Kontos' office is located at 920 Doug White Dr Ste 510, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Jimmy Kontos, MD speak?

Dr. Kontos speaks Greek and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kontos is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Grand Strand Medical Center

Myrtle Beach, SC

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

21 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Conway Medical Center

Conway, SC

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Mcleod Loris Hospital

Loris, SC

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital

Murrells Inlet, SC

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received