Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology | Male | 39 years old
Arrhythmia Asscts Of S Texas
8715 Village Dr Ste 518
San Antonio, TX 78217
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Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Dr. Stephen May is a board certified clinical cardiac electrophysiologist whose passion for treating patients with heart rhythm disorders is evident in his patient care, teaching, and research. A native Texan, he's trained at prestigious institutions and distinguished himself along the way with multiple teaching and merit awards. After graduating first in his class from the University of Texas in Austin with a 4.0 grade point average, he continued his training at Baylor College of Medicine where he continued to excel. He is a respected leader and served as chief internal medicine resident at Emory University, chief cardiology fellow and chief electrophysiology fellow at the Texas Heart Institute.
Dr. May moved to San Antonio to help build a center of excellence in electrophysiology for the patients of San Antonio and south Texas. He leverages the most advanced technology and techniques available to provide his patients with the best possible care. He believes doctors need to listen to their patients' concerns and work cooperatively with them to create management plans that meet their individual goals.
Dr. May believes doctors need to listen to their patients' concerns and work cooperatively with them to create management plans that meet their individual goals.
Dr. Stephen May has been recognized as a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society for his advanced training, research, and commitment to treating patients with heart rhythm disorders.
He is the first electrophysiologist in San Antonio to perform electrophysiology studies and ablations without the use of potentially harmful fluoroscopy, which involves small doses of radiation. Instead he frequently uses a fluoroless technique involving real time visualization of cardiac structures and catheters with intracardiac ultrasound which eliminates radiation exposure and enhances the precision and safety of his procedures.
Dr. May is also trained in Stereotaxis robotic magnetic catheter ablation. This advanced technology allows physicians to drive specialized catheters with embedded magnets throughout the heart with extreme precision and control with the aid of computers for added patient safety.
Dr. Stephen May is bringing new, groundbreaking procedures and techniques to San Antonio for the treatment of heart rhythm disorders. His ability to perform electrophysiology studies and ablations without the use of potentially harmful fluoroscopy/radiation and his use of Stereotaxis are just two of the many ways he leverages technology to improve safety and outcomes.
Many heart rhythm problems can be cured with catheter ablation, and others may be treated much more effectively with ablation than with medications. Some problems and particular patients are best treated with radiofrequency ablation (burning energy) and others may be better treated with cryoablation (freezing energy). Dr. May uses both techniques and can help patients decide which is best for them.
Pacemakers and defibrillators (ICDs) are necessary to treat some heart rhythm problems. The field of cardiac rhythm devices has evolved rapidly over the last few years. Dr. May uses cardiac resynchronization therapy (biventricular pacemakers and defibrillators) to help patients with heart failure. He takes advantage of subcutaneous defibrillators, which do not require wires in the veins or attached to the heart, when appropriate. And he uses tiny injectable heart monitors to help catch infrequent or hard to diagnose rhythm problems.
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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