How Is Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation Operated?

There are three types of maze surgery for atrial fibrillation. They are open-heart maze procedure, minimally-invasive maze surgery, and robotically assisted maze surgery.

The most common type of surgical ablation is open-heart maze procedure. During the operation, the doctor has to stop the heart and put the patient on a heart-lung machine to stay alive.

Many patients with AFib can have minimally-invasive maze surgery. The procedure is performed with the heart beating. The surgeon makes keyholes on your heart and sees inside it through a tiny video camera. Cuts and Scars are made in the patient’s heart with the surgeon staring at the screen.

Robotically assisted maze surgery is a type of minimally-invasive maze procedure. Extra assistance is provided by a robotic tool which performs very accurately in the operation.


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