COVID-19 Update

Dr. Wolf is consulting and giving second opinions for people suffering from Afib during this virus pandemic.

Fortunately, he has been using telemedicine for some time. You may discuss your Afib situation with Dr. Wolf by phone or he can also discuss with you by video connection on your phone or computer.

In fact, during this time that elective procedures are on hold, this is the best time to discuss your situation with Dr. Wolf.

He answers all inquiries personally!

Wolf Mini-Maze

Begin your journey of living AFib Free with the Wolf Mini-Maze Procedure. Never take blood thinners for AFiB again and reduce your risk of stroke by 97%. Get in touch with Dr. Wolf and find out if you are a candidate.

Mini-Maze Procedure

When You’re Ready to Live AFib Free, without blood thinners.

AFib Patient Testimonials

Success stories from people living AFib Free

About Dr. Randall Wolf

Meet the Creator of the Wolf Mini-Maze

About Dr. Wolf MD, FACS, FACC

Dr. Randall Wolf, a leading Cardiothoracic Surgeon, is a surgical innovator who since 2000 has been a pioneer in the minimally invasive surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). He has performed over 2000 Wolf Mini-Maze procedures since the first one in 2003, and has demonstrated the procedure to over 800 heart surgeons worldwide. Dr. Wolf has delivered hundreds of invited lectures at hospitals, academic meetings and seminars in the United States and abroad.

Hit the play button to meet Dr. Randall Wolf and learn about his passion for being a cardiologist and helping people that suffer from atrial fibrillation.

Wolf Mini-Maze Testimonials

Rex C.

Dear Dr. Wolf, On 1-23-2006 you changed my life. That was the day you performed a Wolf Mini-Maze procedure on me at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. I had struggled with Atrial Fib for many years. The medications did not work for me. I had difficulty...

Chris M

It’s amazing how fast time goes by. One year ago today I had the Wolf Mini Maze (Heart Surgery) to get rid of my Afib. I will start out by saying, for me, Afib was horrible. I was on medication that had terrible Side effects and I never knew when I was going to have...

Gary P.

I would like to thank Dr. Wolf for his care and input to other doctors. Today I am out of AFIB I had for over 5 years on a full-time basis and congestive heart failure that I had for 6 months until my catheter ablation at the end of June 2020.

John R.

Dr. Wolf, I just wanted to say Hi! I was the fellow from New Jersey who had a Wolf Mini-Maze on Jan 14th of the year. Two friends from N.J. accompanied me to Houston. I am doing very well after the surgery. I had been told at the beginning of May that I haven't had...

Debbie S.

Dr Wolf, Thanks will never express my feeling. I know it is your life's work, however it is how you treat everyone. I have never felt more confident, safe and thankful for your talent. I know I may have been challenging as a patient, but regardless of my outcome - I...

Sandra S.

Dearest Dr Wolf, Two years ago my heart was reborn. I no longer feel angry, sad, anxious, depressed, hopeless and drugged. I’ve worked with many Drs in my career but none like you. You are my hero and I am forever grateful.-Sandra S.

Mohamed Al Nagdy

Being back in rhythm makes a huge difference. The best way to get back in rhythm is the Wolf Minimaze procedure, as I've been performing for years now.-Mohamed Al Nagdy

Mary Ann

Hi Dr. Wolf, It’s that time of year again.. my A-Fib surgery anniversary.... “10 Years” A-FIB FREE!!! 🎉 All thanks to you!!!!!!! You know ..at my first-year surgery check-up I dreamed & prayed & dreamed I would see 10 years like some of the patients that had...

Tate

Just a card to express my greatfulness and thankfulness to you for getting my heart back in rhythm! Finding you was the blessing I was looking for!

Alice Page O’Dwyer

Just a card to express my greatfulness and thankfulness to you for getting my heart back in rhythm! Finding you was the blessing I was looking for!

"Dr. Wolf & His Team Gave Me My Active Life Back"

— Harold W. Wahe JR.

NO MORE BLOOD THINNERS OR HEART MEDS. What a change, two months later I am completely healed and doing all the things I had stopped doing because of the AFiB.

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"My Remarkable Journey!!!"

— Dianne Luce

Every so often something happens in a person’s life that changes everything! The coincidences are unexplainable; the outcome undeniable; and the transformation far-reaching, like the ripples on a pond. I would like to share a most remarkable journey in order to encourage those who are currently battling A-Fib and all of the things that go with it!

Wolf Mini-Maze

The latest interventional procedure to treat AFib is a minimally invasive operation called the Wolf Mini-Maze. In 2003, the Mini-Maze was developed by Dr. Randall K. Wolf, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of the Center for Surgical Innovation at the University of Cincinnati., using instruments that he helped design. Now, he performs the procedure in Houston, Texas.

About the Wolf Mini-Maze Procedure

The Wolf Mini-Maze procedure is a ground-breaking medical procedure invented by Dr. Randall Wolf to treat Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). It can be a life-changing procedure, allowing you to live AFib free without blood thinners. It also reduces your Afib stroke risk by an astounding 97%. Not everyone is eligible, but, for those who are, this single procedure can give them a healthy, vibrant life for years to come.

How Does the AFib Mini-Maze Procedure Work?

Dedicated to finding alternative treatment options, Dr. Wolf pioneered the identification and treatment of the autonomic nerves as a cause of Atrial fibrillation in humans. He then developed the Mini-Maze technique, which is a minimally invasive procedure. It does not require the ribs to be spread at all as the heart is accessed between them.

The procedure utilizes a scope, just as in a laproscopic or knee scope procedure. A highly-technical procedure, this reduces risks and increases healing times dramatically. The procedure is performed on the beating heart. There is no stopping the heart, no blood thinners and no heart lung machine. Patients are awake at the end of the procedure.

Dr. Wolf designed the minimally invasive AFib devices to also close the left atrial appendage (LAA). This option is superior to blood thinners, Watchman and Lariat. It truly gives you an unprecedented chance to live AFib free in a way that was simply not possible before these innovations.

 Where Does the Surgery Take Place?

The AFib Mini-Maze is a procedure performed by Dr. Wolf at DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center at Houston Methodist hospital in the Texas Medical Center Dr. Wolf is a cardiothoracic surgeon in the Texas Medical Center and consults with patients digitally in Cincinnati, and around the world. He has treated AFib patients from all 50 states, but the actual procedures occur in Houston. We are happy to provide more information about travel and arrangements to those who are interested.

All inquiries are answered by Dr. Wolf and his staff at DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. Dr. Wolf will speak with you by phone, review any medical records, and help you decide if you are a candidate and if you can come to Houston. If it is agreed, there is only one trip to Houston, at which time you will see Dr. Wolf in the office, review the plan, and proceed with the minimaze the following day.

The advantage of working with us in Houston is that Dr. Wolf invented the procedure and the devices used. He understands this novel treatment to cure atrial fibrillation like no one else. He is the single most experienced medical professional when it comes to both evaluating AFib patients and performing the procedure. That’s the type of care that you deserve, and it’s what we provide for every patient. 

Can We Help?

We understand your situation. We know you have been told that nothing else can be done for this medical condition. We know you don’t want to stay on blood thinners for life, but it appears that there is little hope. We know how frustrating this is and how tough it can be to get that news from your doctor.

What we want you to know is that there is hope. There is an alternative to living with AFib medications. We created this procedure because we knew there had to be a better way, and now thousands of patients can attest to its success. Let us guide you to a better life.

Speak to Dr. Randall Wolf Today

If you want to learn more or if you already know you’re interested in the Mini-Maze procedure, the first step is to determine your eligibility. To speak to Dr. Wolf, simply call 877 900-2342 (AFIB) or fill out our contact form. Dr. Wolf returns all calls personally. If you are from the Midwest, and would like a consultation with Dr. Wolf, he sees patients in Cincinnati, OH or Houston, TX.

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