Dr. Melissa Kong, MD

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Dr. Melissa Kong, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in East Palo Alto, CA and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kong has more experience with Cardiac Electrical System Procedures and Adult Congenital Heart Conditions 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.

Dr. Kong

Silicon Valley Cardiology Medical Group

1950 University Ave Ste 160 East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Kong is affiliated with Sequoia Hospital Redwood City, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for cardiology.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kong

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kong treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kong treats other conditions, please contact the office at (650) 363-5262.

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. Kong is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Kong
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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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. Kong is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Kong
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Atrial Septal Defect
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
Aortic Valve Disease
Arrhythmias
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Kong's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • 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)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • 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
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

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(650) 363-5262

Dr. Kong accepts the following insurance:

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 Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

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%
(1)
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Very serious and responsible doctor, always listening carefully to the patient’s feelings and solving problems
What went well
  • 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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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
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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CA – Apr 11, 2019
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Amazing doctor, caring, congenial and thoroughly explains everything.
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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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.
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
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Susan A. Fields in Adin, CA. – Mar 30, 2017
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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

  • 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,

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Melissa Kong, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Melissa Kong, MD's top areas of care?

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

Where is Dr. Melissa Kong, MD's office located?

Dr. Kong's office is located at 1950 University Ave Ste 160, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Melissa Kong, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Practice

Silicon Valley Cardiology Medical Group1950 University Ave Ste 160 East Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Cardiovascular Medicine Cardiac Arrhythmias Inc2900 Whipple Ave Ste 205 Redwood City, CA 94062
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kong is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Sequoia Hospital

Redwood City, CA

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)