Dr. Jimmy Kontos, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Myrtle Beach, SC and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in interventional cardiology, cardiology, and more.


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Dr. Kontos' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chest Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kontos treats Chest Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Hyperlipidemia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kontos treats Hyperlipidemia more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to Arg3500 Mutation of Apo B-100
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to LDL Receptor Deficiency
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Dominant
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Recessive
Vascular Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kontos treats Vascular Disease more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Kontos' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • 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
  • Echocardiography
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • 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
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Stenting
  • 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
  • Preventive Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine
Medical School
2008
Wake Forest U Baptist Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
2008

Languages

  • Greek
  • English

Awards

Dr. Kontos' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kontos

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1 Star
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He was recommended by my GP to become my cardiologist when we relocated to Calabash 7 years ago. He has continued to monitor my cardiac health and placed three stents when required. He utilized the wrist rather than groin procedure for their placement. That was a very pleasant surprise. Dr Kontos patiently walks you thru your status and options with a great bedside manor. I recommend him without reservations to anyone looking for a cardiologist.
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Had triple bypass 8 years ago and Dr Kontos was a n attending physician. I have been a patient with him since! He has always been kind,concerned, and caring always taking time to make you feel comfortable and important as if you were his only patient!
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Just had a Cardiac Catherization and Dr. Kontos was excellent before, during and after procedure. I had One done 8 yrs ago, another state and ended up in a coma for 14 days and was really scared to have another one. The Dr. And ALL the staff put me completely at ease. Thank you all for being so kind and treating me so special. Dr. Kontos, your the best.
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Dr. Kontos is probably one of the best and most polite doctors that I have ever been to. His P.A. is also excellent. As my cardiologist I trust Dr. Kontos and his staff with my life.
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Excellent Doctor
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Thank you for the kind words, Jackie!
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Dr. Kontos was the surgeon who diagnosed my first heart situation and put a stint in. I have been seeing him on a recurring followup basis now for about 5 years +. I have nothing but great respect for him and his team and would without hesitation recommend him to anyone who needs a top-notch quality professional.
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Very understanding & helpful with info during visit -
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Thank you for the kind words, S.D. Kadzik!
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I have been a patient for almost two years. This included diagnostics, surgery and follow-up visits. Very happy with Dr. Kontos's interest and follow-up. His explanation of my medical condition and plan of treatment gave me great confidence in his judgement. Couldn't be happier with outcome.
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This was my first time at this office and meeting Dr. Kontos. The office staff was friendly and efficient. Dr. Kontos was very knowledgeable and explained everything I wanted to know. He took his time and made sure I understood everything. He also came off as a down to earth person, which made me feel very comfortable.
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Thank you for the kind words, Phil!
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Dr.Kontos is fantastic . He and his team offer the best care possible. I have had cardiac issues over the years and was told by my previous cardiologist that he was unable to correct my problem. Dr.Kontos was kind enough to take me as a patient and was able to correct my problems and change my medication to keep me going . He and his group are the BEST!!!
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Dr kontos makes u feel welcome and really cares about you as a person not just another patient .
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Dr. Kontos saved my life on Aug 13th 2018 by putting a stent in my heart ....thank you Doc.!!!! Y0ur office has been supporting me and Dr Goebel put the "pacemaker"in my chest Dec 27 2018.. THANKS to both of you!!!! Glenn Hill In Loris SC...
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I have been a patient for 21/2 yrs. He started off very caring and responsive. But, my last experience with this office was horrible. I was in ER dealing with over 2 months of C-diff and in check in my BP was 239/110. The doctors were very concerned about how rapidly to give me fluids and the high blood pressure. It took over a week before we finally heard back from this office. A week later and they still haven’t addressed my high BP. Nurse how “busy”,No urgency. I hope Dr. K still cares.
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If someone is looking for a Good Heart Doctor they would be well off to choose Dr. Kontos. He is GOOD!! Peace & Joy Harry Bracken
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Always smiling and positive. Very thorough.
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Dr. Kontos is very knowledgeable in his field. He listen patiently to his patients and find the best solutions for their needs.
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Dr. Kontos is caring expert trained to attend to my cardiac issues with modern medical methods along with patience and understanding.
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Dr Kontos has always been great with me
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Dr. Kontos has been my heart doctor for 8 years now. I had 7 stents put in my heart by Dr. Kontos and have had NO problems. Dr. Kontos and his staff have always been very good to work with. I highly recommend him.
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