06835200 is referenced by 496 patents and cites 31 patents.

A method includes advancing an apparatus having an elongated member transorally into the stomach. The apparatus includes a distal end effector having first and second members configured to engage tissue. The first and second members are movable relatively toward one another generally in a first plane. The method includes moving the distal end effector relative to the elongated member in the first plane such that the distal end effector is retroflexed out of alignment with the elongated member to position the first and second members for engagement with the tissue. At least one of the first and second members carries a fixation device for fixing engaged portions of tissue together.

Title
Method and devices for tissue reconfiguration
Application Number
10/197574
Publication Number
6835200 (B2)
Application Date
July 18, 2002
Publication Date
December 28, 2004
Inventor
Randal B Chinnock
Sturbridge
MA, US
Neal H Marshall
Bolton
MA, US
Michael Barenboym
Ashland
MA, US
Vincent A Puicci Jr
Spencer
MA, US
Richard Andrews
Lincoln
RI, US
Jonathan O&apos Keefe
Scituate
MA, US
Amos Cruz
Franklin
MA, US
Jeffrey C Cerier
Franklin
MA, US
Michael D Laufer
Menlo Park
CA, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
US
Assignee
ndo surgical
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
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