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The present invention is directed to an endoscopic surgery apparatus for performing treating operation in a body cavity of a patient with the use of treating tools in combination with an endoscope, in which insertion sections allowing the insertion of treating tools are externally arranged in a side-by-side fashion with an insertion section of the endoscope set between these insertion sections and a balloon is provided near a distal end of the insertion section of the endoscope to adjust a relative distance between the insertion sections relative to the insertion section of the endoscope. The balloon is provided on the insertion section of the endoscope and, when the endoscope and treating tools are introduced into the body cavity of the patient, it is possible to easily and properly lead the endoscope and treating tools to a region of interest of the patient.

Title
Endoscopic surgery apparatus
Application Number
9/354011
Publication Number
6352503 (B1)
Application Date
July 15, 1999
Publication Date
March 5, 2002
Inventor
Keiichi Arai
Hachioji
US
Ryuta Sekine
Chofu
US
Raifu Matsui
Hino
US
Agent
Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick P C
US
Assignee
Olympus Optical
US
IPC
A61B 1/00
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