Dr. Melissa Ko, MD

Dr. Melissa Ko, MD

Neuro-Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 41
(7)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Melissa Ko, MD is a neuro-ophthalmology doctor who practices in Syracuse, NY. She is 41 years old.

750E E Adams St

Syracuse, NY 13210

Contact Information

(315) 464-4243

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 13 More

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Diplopia
high
more than 87% of peers
Brain Disorders
high
more than 85% of peers
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
normal
more than 84% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Headache Management
  • Neurology
1

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Keratitis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Pterygium
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Strabismus
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ko has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Ko does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Ko and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Ko's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ko to family and friends
3.4
based on 7 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Ko's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Ko is an outstanding doctor who spends time listening to the patient. She has helped me with a challenging diagnosis. She is warm, caring, detail oriented and compassionate. Her nursing staff and front desk staff are wonderful. I have and will continue to recommend her to friends and family.
East Syracuse, NY |
After finally got an appointment, I was treated very rude by the doctor.
East Syracuse, NY |
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.
in New Hartford |
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, in Philadelphia, Mass Eye and Ear, in Boston, and we have had excellent care at Upststate University Health Care. Dr. Ko, is a excellent Dr., and a very caring person.
A doctor who has exceptional knowledge of not only how to treat the condition but also how to respect and listen to her patient. I have referred her to many other patients and would do so again. Dr. Ko cares about her patients and takes the time to hear them out and show compassion for them.
in Manlius, NY |
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ko accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • 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
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Ko has admitting privileges

Upstate University Hospital
750 E Adams St
Syracuse, NY 13210
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