06558429 is referenced by 174 patents and cites 3 patents.

Disclosed is an instrument, valve prosthesis and procedure for the minimally invasive implantation of a sutureless anti-reflux valve in a patient for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Self-anchoring or stapleable one-way anti-reflux valve prostheses are provided, which may be implanted proximate a patient's gastroesophageal junction without open or laparoscopic surgery. An instrument for the peroral insertion, positioning and fixing of the valve prosthesis to the tissue of the esophagus is described for the implantation of either the self-anchoring or stapleable prosthesis.

Title
Perorally insertable gastroesophageal anti-reflux valve prosthesis and tool for implantation thereof
Application Number
9/681366
Publication Number
6558429 (B2)
Application Date
March 26, 2001
Publication Date
May 6, 2003
Inventor
Thomas V Taylor
Houston
TX, US
Agent
Lundeen & Dickinson
US
Agent
Daniel N Lundeen
US
Assignee
Reflux Corporation
TX, US
IPC
A61F 2/04
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