Dr. Melissa Kong, MD

Cardiology •  Female • Age 41
  
Dr. Kong
Accepting new patients

Silicon Valley Cardiology

23845 Holman Hwy Ste 220 Monterey, CA 93940

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(650) 617-8100

Dr. Melissa Kong, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Monterey, CA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kong has more experience with Electrophysiology and Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Duke U, School of Medicine medical school in 2004. She is affiliated with Sequoia Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kong to book an appointment.


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Dr. Kong accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Electrophysiology

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

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiac Electrophysiology
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kong performs Cardiac Electrophysiology more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Kong performs this procedure more than 87% of their peers

Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kong performs Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Kong performs this procedure more than 84% of their peers

Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kong performs Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Kong performs this procedure more than 82% of their peers

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 60% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Atrial Flutter
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kong treats Atrial Flutter more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Kong treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Arrhythmias
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kong treats Arrhythmias more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Kong treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Atrial Fibrillation
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kong treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Kong treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

Check Dr. Kong's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Kong's 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
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • 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 Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Hypertension

Dr. Kong's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kong

4.7

Based on 20 ratings

5 Stars
85%
(17)
4 Stars
10%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
5%
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (19)
  • Explained conditions well (19)
  • Listened & answered questions (19)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (11)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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Very serious and responsible doctor, always listening carefully to the patient’s feelings and solving problems
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Li Wang in Sunnyvale , CA – May 21, 2019
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I have a huge amount of trust in this doctor and her entire group which specializes in my hearts electrocial system. I am a stubborn case. She listens, she adjusts, she does not talk down to you. She knows her area and changes treatments as she works with you. Kind. Uses all the resources and for my ablation procedures, shares the spotlight with one of her associates. I have had two, unsuccessful, because my heart rebuilt the pathways quickly. Another aborted, and one to come again. Trust
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CA – Apr 11, 2019
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Amazing doctor, caring, congenial and thoroughly explains everything.
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Jerry in Redding, CA – Mar 14, 2019
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When I first contracted "A-Fib", I was fearful of what might happen to my overall physical condition. Having something go wrong with my heart was very unnerving. My husbands Cardiologist, Gisela Okonsky, assured me that "A-Fib" was treatable and living and working on a Cattle Ranch would not be compromised. After three cardioversion's, it was recommended that I go to see Dr. Kong. We did and were impressed with the professionalism, courtesy and compassion shown by Dr. Kong and her staff.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Personalized care with access to state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic tools to provide for the best patient outcomes, while partnering with a group of physicians with similar philosophies and expertise.

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Education

2010
Duke University
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Duke University
Residency Hospital
2005
Duke University
Internship Hospital
2004
Duke U, School of Medicine
Medical School
2000
Princeton
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Barton F. Haynes Early Career Resident Research Award,
  • AHA Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence,

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Locations

Silicon Valley Cardiology

Monterey23845 Holman Hwy Ste 220 Monterey, CA 93940
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Sequoia Hospital

Redwood City, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)