Surgical MAZE Procedure


Surgical MAZE Procedure in Hawaii

For Hawaii patients who have problems with atrial fibrillation, or a irregular heart rhythm, and who have also failed medical treatment, a surgical MAZE procedure could be helpful.

Surgical MAZE procedure is indicated for patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation who are also undergoing other cardiac surgical procedures. Surgical MAZE procedures should be highly considered for patients who cannot take blood thinners, are intolerant of anti coagulation. Surgical MAZE procedure can even be considered for those who have suffered a stroke while taking blood thinners. During surgical MAZE procedure various ablation therapies such as the radio- frequency (RF), microwave, cryoablation, laser, and high-frequency ultrasound, are used to produce a scar or lesion to interrupt the area of the arrhythmia. These newer surgical MAZE techniques make this procedure simpler and faster. Most people once they have undergone a surgical MAZE procedure will be free of recurrent episodes of atrial fibrillation.

If you are a candidate for a surgical MAZE procedure please contact our Hawaii office for a consultation.