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A sphincter treatment apparatus includes an energy delivery device introduction member including a plurality of arms. Each arm has distal and proximal sections. The distal sections of the arms are coupled as are the proximal sections of the arms. The energy delivery device introduction member is configured to be introduced in the sphincter in a non-deployed state, expand to a deployed state to at least partially dilate the sphincter. A plurality of energy delivery devices are coupled to the energy delivery device introduction member. At least a portion of the plurality of energy delivery devices are controllably introducible from the energy delivery device introduction member into the sphincter.

Title
Sphincter treatment apparatus
Application Number
7238
Publication Number
6056744
Application Date
February 19, 1998
Publication Date
May 2, 2000
Inventor
Stuart D Edwards
Portola Valley
CA, US
Agent
Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C
Assignee
Conway Stuart Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/39
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