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Maze Surgery

This innovative videoscopic treatment, also known as mini-Maze surgery, offers a surgical remedy for atrial fibrillation, or AFib.

Maze surgery is minimally invasive, so can cure AFib without opening the chest or stopping the heart.

Maze Procedure

Our cardiac surgeons gain access to the heart through three one-centimeter "keyhole" incisions on each side of the patient's chest. A tiny video camera helps guide the surgical instruments.

With that video assistance, our specialists insert a bendable probe through the side of the chest and around the pulmonary veins. The probe burns tiny "scars" on the heart in a maze-like pattern. The scars create lesions that block electrical impulses causing erratic heartbeats.

Patients are ready to go home from Maze surgery in three to four days as opposed to more than a week for traditional heart surgery.


The high quality and cost-efficiency of our heart services have earned Abington Memorial Hospital recognition as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care® by Independence Blue Cross.Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care

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