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.

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Mini-Maze Procedure

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

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AFib Patient Testimonials

Success stories from people living AFib Free

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About Dr. Randall Wolf

Meet the Creator of the Wolf Mini-Maze

About Dr. Wolf MD, FACS, FACC, FHRS

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.

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Life after a Wolf Mini Maze, just 6 weeks later. Cancun windsurfing today, and scuba diving tomorrow. Thanks again, Dr. Randall K. Wolf. I can finally scuba, pilot, surf, zipline, and have a full life again!!!

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— Bambi Laird-Opoliner

Per a few interested possible future patients, I have been asked to post an update of how I feel 10+ years after having the Wolf mini-maze procedure done!!EVERYONE…I feel FANTASTIC!! No medications since the surgery!! No flutters or Afib issues at all!! The surgery thanks to Dr. Wolf gave me my life back!!! I HIGHLY SUGGEST considering it!!!!! Not to mention Dr. Wolf is such a wonderful, caring doctor.. you just can’t go wrong!!!

Dr. Randall K. Wolf… You Rock! Thanks again!!.. Til June..keep working your magic for all of those who need you!!!❤️👍

Mary Ann Arseneau-Allison

As a marathon runner who had normal blood pressure and normal cholesterol, I started to have periodic episodes where after running for a few minutes, I would get completely out of breath and was never able to recover even if I stopped for several minutes. After three minor strokes in 2 1/2 years, the doctor was able to diagnose Afib as being the problem.

I ended up getting all the treatment listed in the article but still would get Afib episodes.

I eventually got a minimally invasive Mini-maze procedure which performs an ablation and removes the atrial appendage in the heart which is where blood clots can form. My surgeon told me that as soon as he removed it, I went back to sinus rhythm. My doctor also implanted a monitoring device in my chest to continuously monitor my heart rhythm which has indicated that I have been Afib free for over four years without having to take medication. comment by: rob3995

Wolf Mini-Maze Testimonials

Don H.

Today is Don's 1 year Anniversary since the WMM. We can not Thank you and your team enough for giving him hope, guidance and his quality of life back. Don ran 16 miles this morning( training for a marathon in June) Not bad for a 70 year old. In January, Don was...

Mr. Cox

I'm still doing great. You did the procedure on me in Cincinnati in 2010 about this time of year. Thanks again for your procedure. I saw on the Mayo Clinic site where someone asked if anyone had the wolf mini-maze procedure done and I gave my input and told them I...

Darrell J.

I had my surgery on March 28th, 2022. I had my follow-up appointment and release today, April 5th. Tomorrow my wife and I will be driving back to Wichita Kansas. I have nothing but good words and memories of my time in Huston. Everything was scheduled so well. The...

Dorothy T.

I had Wolf mini maze in 2012 and just got home from a pacemaker check. No AFib and 4 pacs in one year. My AFiB was high rate and debilitating with 3 ablations and several hospitalizations from 1999 to 2015. I truly believe I might not be alive if not for Dr. Wolf and...

Margie C.

In 3 weeks I will be 1 year out from WMM. I was a slow healer but it happened. It takes time!!! Huge NSV (nonsurgical victory). Today, not only did I do the six-hour drive to DC, I did all the driving and I walked all over! I walked up all 87 steps of the Lincoln...

Paul B.

Out mountain biking for the first time since this ordeal started without going into afib. The last time I tried this, my heart rate hit 219 bpm. Stayed in NSR today. 8 weeks today since surgery.

Linda R.

Trust me when I say it works! I had it done 2 years ago today. I feel great and my heart has stayed in rhythm with no side effects! I thank God for this man and his talent every day. If anyone out there has Afib, please get a hold of Dr. Wolf and he will help you! I...

Bambi Laird-Opoliner

Life after a Wolf Mini Maze, just 6 weeks later. Cancun windsurfing today, and scuba diving tomorrow. Thanks again, Dr. Randall K. Wolf. I can finally scuba, pilot, surf, zipline, and have a full life again!!!

Ariene H.

I had Dr. Wolf's Mini Maze surgical ablation on March 12th. I am doing great!!! No Afib, no meds, and best of all no side effects from the meds. I'm getting a full 8 hours of sleep now. I was very lucky to get 5 hours while on the meds. I'm now taking 1 & 1/2 mile...

Jeff F.

Dr. Wolf, I am still AFib free one year later. My quality of life is improving every day. Thank you again for the procedure last January. 

"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, at that time a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of the Center for Surgical Innovation at the University of Cincinnati. He utilize instruments that he helped to design. Now, he performs the procedure in Houston, Texas, at the DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center in Houston Methodist Hospital.

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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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