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A method, system and apparatus for suturing tissue in an anatomical cavity during an endoscopic procedure includes a suturing instrument extending through a portal in the anatomical cavity wall for manipulating a needle to penetrate the tissue to form a looped portion of a length of suture material at an exit point in the tissue and to back the needle out of the tissue, and an anchor applier instrument extending through another portal in the anatomical cavity wall for positioning an anchor in engagement with the looped portion of the suture material to allow the suture material to be tensioned and secured to adjustably approximate the tissue.

Title
Suturing method, apparatus and system for use in endoscopic procedures
Application Number
49504
Publication Number
5437680
Application Date
January 6, 1993
Publication Date
August 1, 1995
Inventor
InBae Yoon
2101 Highland Ridge Dr., Phoenix, 21131
MD, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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