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

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!

Linda Ruthemeyer

Our research directed us to Dr. Randall Wolf at Deaconess Hospital in our hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Wolf performs a surgical procedure called the Mini-Maze, and he offered a free seminar to meet him and explain the procedure. Tony immediately knew it was the solution he was looking for. Dr. Wolf is a top-notch surgeon, with a bedside manner that made us feel comfortable and safe. After scheduling an office visit, Tony had the Mini-Maze surgery done on Feb. 1, 2010. He is now post opt one week, and A Fib free!

Tom Haney

I elected to undergo the procedure last November. At present my heart is in sinus rhythm and A-Fib free.

In closing I would like to comment on Dr. Wolf’s “bedside manor.” He treats the individual patient. Even after my procedure Dr. Wolf keeps close tabs on my progress. His patients are always his top priority.

Danny Carroll

Two months after my surgery I resumed a full exercise regimen, 3 days a week of weight lifting, cycling over 10 miles a day and running 2-3 miles. It has been 6 months since surgery and I ran 5 miles today at 8 minutes a mile. Prior to my Afib I could run 7 to 8 miles at 7 minutes per mile. I am not back to that pace yet but I am thrilled to say I am well on my way and my training continues to increase weekly. I am blessed and excited to resume snowboarding in the next couple of months as well as regularly playing basketball once again.

John Wilson

I am A fib and A flutter free and have been since October 2003 when I had a cardio version at OSU. I certainly am a proponent of the minimize procedure. It returned me to a quality of life I had before I was diagnosed with A fib. Various medications did not do the trick but the minimaze obviously did.

Joe Paita

From Aug. 6, 2006 (date of mini maze) my heart beat has been on target. I am truly grateful. I’m recommending Mr. Wolf and staff to anyone with a speedy heart beat.

Ian Mann

Hardly a day goes by that I don’t take the time to feel my heart beating regularly and thank God for you and your procedure.

Edwin D. Wilson

I remember the nurse coming into my room a day after the surgery and asking, “On a scale of 10 to 10 being the highest, where would you rate your pain?” I responded, “I would put it at “0” because there is no pain…and there never was. 

I have told many people about the procedures and will continue to do so.

Dr. Michael Amorini

As a practicing anesthesiologist, I was especially frustrated by episodes of atrial fibrillation while performing long on-call hours. A cardiovascular surgeon at Lutheran Hospital referred me to Dr. Wolf. On October 15, 2007, I underwent the Mini-Maze procedure, performed by Dr. Wolf. I was discharged two days later. Since that time, I have been free of atrial fibrillation. I have also stopped taking coumadin and amiodarone. Dr. Wolf has made a tremendous change in my quality of life.

Charles L. Miller

Dr. Wolf is now traveling all over the US and a half dozen international sites (including Canada) teaching his new mini-maze procedure. In the US, Medicare and most major medical insurance policies have certified this procedure for coverage. I highly recommend this advanced surgical procedure to anyone afflicted by major, uncontrolled afib problems. Not only will it successfully improve your quality of life, it may also save you from congestive heart failure.

"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.

"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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