An improved device for performing medical procedures, preferably minimally invasive medical procedures, includes a shaft with a proximal and distal end and a bendable tip extending from the distal end of the shaft. In some preferred embodiments, a fastener applicator extends from the bendable tip. In other preferred embodiments, a malleable section is located between the bendable tip and the shaft. The bendable tip can include a plurality of articulating segments. The improved directional device can be used to repair native valves in a patient, especially heart valves.