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Methods treat a tissue region. In one arrangement, the methods deploy an electrode on a support structure in a tissue region at or near the cardia of the stomach. In one embodiment, the support structure has a proximal region and a distal region. The proximal region is enlarged in comparison to the distal region, and the electrode is carried by the enlarged proximal surface. The methods advance the electrode in a path to penetrate the tissue region and couple the electrode to a source of radio frequency energy to ohmically heat tissue and create a lesion in the tissue region.

Title
Methods for treating the cardia of the stomach
Application Number
10/247153
Publication Number
6872206 (B2)
Application Date
September 19, 2002
Publication Date
March 29, 2005
Inventor
Jay Qin
Fremont
CA, US
Scott H West
Livermore
CA, US
David S Utley
Redwood City
CA, US
John Gaiser
Mountain View
CA, US
Stuart D Edwards
Salinas
CA, US
Agent
Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C
Assignee
Curon Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 018/18
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