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A sphincter treatment apparatus includes an elongated member having at least one lumen including an inflation lumen and a basket assembly with first and second arms. The basket assembly is coupled to the elongated member and has deployed and non-deployed configurations. An inflatable member is coupled to the elongated member and positioned in an interior of the basket assembly. The inflatable member has deployed and non-deployed states and is coupled to the inflation lumen. In the deployed state, the inflatable member expands the basket assembly to its deployed configuration. A first energy delivery device is positionable in the first arm and advanceable from the first arm to a selected treatment site. A second energy delivery device is positionable in the second arm and advanceable from the second arm to a selected treatment site.

Title
Sphincter treatment apparatus
Application Number
9/235060
Publication Number
6254598 (B1)
Application Date
January 20, 1999
Publication Date
July 3, 2001
Inventor
Jay J Qin
Fremont
CA, US
David S Utley
San Carlos
CA, US
John W Gaiser
Mountain View
CA, US
Stuart D Edwards
Portola Valley
CA, US
Agent
Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C
US
Assignee
Curon Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 18/18
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