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The present invention discloses a surgical opening repair device and methods of use thereof. The device comprises an anchor attached to a suture. The device has been specifically manufactured and designed in order to overcome the currently existing obstacles which result when a surgical repair device remains in the abdominal cavity subsequent to the completion of a surgical procedure. The invention additionally discloses a method of surgical hernia by using the device disclosed herein. The present invention additionally discloses a method of repairing a laparoscopic opening which commonly results from a primary surgery. The method of repairing the laparoscopic opening quickly and efficiently closes the opening such that repair is complete even though materials that are foreign to the body remain in the body subsequent to the procedure.

Title
Device and method for surgical repair of abdominal wall hernias
Application Number
10/256352
Publication Number
6966916 (B2)
Application Date
September 26, 2002
Publication Date
November 22, 2005
Inventor
Sarbjeet S Kumar
Springfield, 37172
TN, US
Agent
Mark J Patterson
Waddey & Patterson
IPC
A61B 017/04
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