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Dr. Melissa Ko, MD

Neuro-Ophthalmology ·  Female · Age 42

Dr. Ko

Dr. Melissa Ko, MD is a neuro-ophthalmology specialist in Syracuse, NY. She graduated from University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry and specializes in neuro-ophthalmology, headache management, and more.


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(315) 464-4243

Dr. Ko accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
EBS-RMSCO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
Fidelis Care
Fidelis Care HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
Medicaid
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Universal American

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ko's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ko treats Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Ko treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ko treats Migraine more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Ko treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
Brain Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ko treats Brain Disorders more than 84% of her peers

Dr. Ko treats this condition more than 84% of her peers

Dr. Ko's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Steroid Injection
  • Strabismus
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Dr. Melissa Ko, MD is a neuro-ophthalmology specialist in Syracuse, NY. She graduated from University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry and specializes in neuro-ophthalmology, headache management, and more.

Specialties

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Headache Management
  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

Scheie Eye Inst-Penn
Fellowship Hospital
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
Hospital University Of Pennsylvania
Internship Hospital
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical School
Yale University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • English

Awards

Dr. Ko's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ko

3.1

Based on 8 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
12.5%
(1)
1 Star
37.5%
(3)

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Extremely unprofessional. After giving a diagnosis she was very confrontational and rude when I tried to ask questions about my diagnosis.
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Outstanding care from Dr. Ko for my family member. Her nurse and staff are friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend her to others!
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After finally got an appointment, I was treated very rude by the doctor.
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After taking 3 weeks to schedule an appointment, 1 day before the appointment it was reschedule for a month later. When we finally met the doctor, nothing diferent or new was done to diagnose the cause of my daughter's diplopia.
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I would recommend Dr. Ko, very much. My husbands and I experience with Dr. Ko has been nothing shy of wonderful. Dr. Ko, takes the time to know her patients, she is very detailed, and thorough. My husband has had several strokes to both eyes, and we have visited several institutions. Will's Eye,...Read More
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