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Steves List logo 200 pix at 96 resUS Centers performing the Hybrid Surgery/Ablation Procedure

The Hybrid Surgery/Ablation Procedure, in general, is not recommended. To read why, go to 2019 AF Symposium: Live! Convergent Hybrid Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation.

There are very few centers offering the Hybrid Surgery/Ablation approach because it’s relatively new, and because it’s extremely rare to have the tremendous expertise necessary in both catheter ablation and surgical A-Fib ablation at the same institution.

Terminology: Similar multidisciplinary ablation techniques are called ‘hybrid ablation technique’, ‘convergence process’, ‘Convergent Maze Procedure’ and ‘Convergent Ablation”’.


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Medical Center City/State/PhoneNotes
Allegheny General Hospital’s Cardiovascular Institute Pittsburgh, PA 877-97HEARTInformational link
Arrhythmia Center of Florida/FDM PLC/Interventional Cardiac ConsultantsHudson, FL (727) 819-2338Informational Link
Aurora St. Luke’s Heart and Vascular InstituteMilwaukee, WI (888) 649-6892Informational link
Bridgeport Hospital’s Connecticut Cardiac Arrhythmia CenterBridgeport, CT (203) 384-3000Informational link
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center/Cavanaugh Heart CenterPhoenix, AZ
(602) 839-7393
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Danbury Hospital/Western Connecticut Health NetworkDanbury, CT
(203) 739-7000
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Doylestown Cardiology Assoc.Doylestown, PA
(267) 253-8938
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East Jefferson General HospitalMetaire, LA 70006 (504) 503-5000Informational Link
Ellis Medicine/Medical Center of Clifton ParkSchenectady, NY (518) 831-8840Informational link
Florida Institute for Atrial FibrillationPalm Beach Gardens, FL (561) 630-8570 Informational Link
Georgia Regents University/Medical College of GeorgiaAugusta, GA
(706) 721-2426
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Mount Sinai Medical Center/Columbia Un. Division of CardiologyMiami Beach, FL (305) 405-0455Informational Link
Pinellas Arrhythmia AssociatesClearwater, FL (727) 587-6999Informational Link
Sarasota Memorial HospitalSarasota, FL
(941) 917-8791
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Stanford Cardiac Surgery/Salinas Valley Medical CenterSalinas, CA
(831) 759-3289
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Stanford Hospital & ClinicsPalo Alto, CA (650) 723-5771Informational link
St. Joseph’s Hospital/Advanced Center for Atrial Fibrillation/Bay Heart GroupTampa, FL (813) 877-2342 (AFIB)Informational Link
Tampa Cardiac SpecialistsTampa, FL (813) 229-9292Informational link
TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular CenterNashville, TN (800) 242-5662Informational link
UNC Health Care System, Cardiac Surgery & Electrophysiology ServicesChapel Hill, NC (866) 862-4327Informational link
The University of Chicago Medical CenterChicago, IL (888) 824-0200Informational link
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, TN (615) 322-5000Informational link
Washington University & Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Heart & Vascular Center St. Louis, MO (866) 534-8403Informational link
Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists, The Heart Rhythm CenterRichmond, VA (804) 521-5800Informational link
HCA, Cardiothoracic Surgical AssociatesRichmond, VA 804-282-8777, 804-297-0822Informational link

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Last updated: Thursday, April 27, 2023

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