Dr. Theodore Chow, MD

Dr. Theodore Chow, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 52

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Theodore Chow, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in San Jose, CA. Dr. Chow has more experience with Implantable Cardiac Devices, Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, and Electrophysiology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Regional Medical Center - San Jose and Good Samaritan Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chow to book an appointment.


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Theodore Chow MD, FACC

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(408) 240-5960
Theodore Chow MD, FACC175 N Jackson Ave Ste 111 San Jose, CA 95116
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: 9:00am - 2:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chow

3.2

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Extremely conscientious Dr who does what's right for patients: Dr Chow is a very experienced, conscientious, honest Dr. who performed what seemed to be a successful atrial flutter ablation procedure on me Nov 14, 2018. Unfortunately, my atrial flutter & ultra fast heart beat came back. An Aug 28, 2019 he did a cardioversion which worked for 4 weeks but then hi heart rate & irregular rhythm returned. He's doing a 2nd more complicated ablation on Dec 4th at RMC (Regional Medical Center). I trust Dr Chow much more than any of the ER or hospital Dr's I had at SJ -Oct 8, 2018, Nov 13-15, 2018 & Aug 28, 2019. Often they gave the wrong advice. I've also seen Dr Wang at Stanford hospital who is excellent but the bureaucracy there is overwhelming and too much for me.
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ajwdct – Nov 20, 2019
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Outstanding doctor. Well trained. Professional. Patient.
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Santa Clara, CA – Aug 25, 2017
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My dad was admitted by Dr. Chow on February 23and stayed in the hospital until March 1, Dr. Chow did not visit my dad at all during 7 days even we have repeated requests. I don't know about his skills, I do know he does not care for his patient.
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L Kung in San Jose, CA – Apr 03, 2016
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Not interested in patient care. Very distant person. Seen in initial consultation, then defer further care to NP, doing many fancy tests with no results ever discussed, and refer out to another cardiologist. Called about diagnosis, office requested return appointment (while being referred out, with blank previous visitnon-sense!), and doctor would not return call original referring physician.
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Jeff Tang in Santa Clara, CA – Feb 10, 2016
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Practice Areas

Implantable Cardiac Devices

Compare with other Implantable Cardiac Devices specialists.

Typically treats 49% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chow performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Chow performs this procedure more than 70% of their peers

Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chow performs Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement more than 64% of their peers

Dr. Chow performs this procedure more than 64% of their peers

Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chow performs Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator more than 14% of their peers

Dr. Chow performs this procedure more than 14% 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 54% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Atrial Flutter
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chow treats Atrial Flutter more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Chow treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Atrial Fibrillation
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chow treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Chow treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

Arrhythmias
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chow treats Arrhythmias more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Chow treats this condition more than 70% of their peers

Electrophysiology

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

Typically treats 53% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiac Electrophysiology
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chow performs Cardiac Electrophysiology more than 84% of their peers

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

Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chow performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Chow performs this procedure more than 70% of their peers

Electrophysiological Study
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chow performs Electrophysiological Study more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Chow performs this procedure more than 65% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 51% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Palpitations
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chow treats Heart Palpitations more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Chow treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chow treats Heart Disease more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Chow treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Mitral Valve Stenosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chow treats Mitral Valve Stenosis more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Chow treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

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Dr. Chow's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Cardiomyopathy With Heart Block
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect Type 1
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect Type 2
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, Idiopathic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Familial Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • 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 Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • 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
  • Idiopathic Myopathy
  • 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
  • Multifocal Premature Beats
  • Myopathy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Fibrillation

About Me

Theodore Chow MD, FACC is Harvard trained, board certified in Cardiology and Electrophysiology. He and his staff are committed to quality, service, and compassion in the practice of medicine.

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Education

1996
Beth Israel Deaconess Harvard
Residency Hospital
1994
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • Chinese
  • English

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Regional Medical Center - San Jose

San Jose, CA

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2018)

Good Samaritan Hospital

San Jose, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2019)