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Dr. Stephen A. May, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology | Male

Arrhythmia Asscts Of S Texas 8715 Village Dr Ste 518, San Antonio, TX 78217 Get Directions
(210) 590-7712

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Dr. Stephen May is a board certified clinical cardiac electrophysiologist whose passion for treating patients with heart rhythm disorders is...
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Dr. May is a genius. I obtained miraculous results from his care and my surgery.
in San Antonio, TX |
I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to speak with me and considering all approaches to my mother?s care. The nurses and techs throughout the hospital are empathetic to the patient?s needs and family member?s concerns. I worked several years in cardiac units with some of the finest doctors in the industry. The professionalism of you and your staff is unparalleled.
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I was referred to Dr. May by my cardiologist primarily for bradycardia and an irregular heart beat due to premature ventricular contractions. After patiently explaining alternatives of treatment, I felt completely confident in the path of treatment which we took. My heart rhythm is now near normal after he did an ablation and prescribed just the right medications for maintenance. He is a brilliant doctor who was able to involve me in decisions for my own treatment. An A+ doctor in every way.
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Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

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  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

Dr. May says..

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. 

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  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Multifocal Premature Beats
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

Procedures Performed

Dr. May says..

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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  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Impella Device
  • Implantable Loop Recorder
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Intracardiac Echocardiogram
  • Lead Extraction
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Texas.

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    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Medical School
    Baylor University

    Graduated in 2004

  • Internship Hospital
    Emory University

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    Emory University

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Texas Heart Inst/St Luke's Episcopal Hosp

    Completed in 2012

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Texas / Austin Campus

    Graduated in 2000

  • Other Education
    Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Emory University School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2008

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Board certified in Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. May says...

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.

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Dr. May's Care Philosophy

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.

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Dr. May says...

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. 

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Dr. May says...

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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Dr. May says...

Your feedback is highly valued. Thank you for sharing your experience with others! If you have any concerns, please contact our office at 210-590-7712.