Surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation
Physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann perform a wide range of surgical and minimally invasive procedures to treat patients with heart arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation, or AFib. Unlike traditional open heart surgery, minimally invasive surgeries are performed using small instruments through much smaller incisions, Minimally invasive surgeries, typically can be much less traumatic. Patients have been found to experience less pain and bleeding, lower risk of infection, shorter hospital stays and reduced recovery times.
Surgical Treatments for AFib
The affiliated electrophysiologists at Memorial Hermann perform several minimally invasive heart procedures, including:
- Maze Procedure – The surgical maze procedure is performed by creating a pattern of scar tissue that works like a maze in a patients heart. Since scar tissue does not carry electricity, it interferes with stray electrical impulses that cause atrial fibrillation.
To learn more about minimally invasive procedures, electrophysiologists or treatment facilities, please use our contact form here. Schedule an appointment with a electrophysiologist affiliated with Memorial Hermann online or by calling (713) 222-2273.