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Method and apparatus for limiting absorption of food products in specific parts of the digestive system is presented. A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the stomach and extends beyond the ligament of Treitz. All food exiting the stomach is funneled through the device. The gastrointestinal device includes an anchor for anchoring the device to the stomach and a flexible sleeve to limit absorption of nutrients in the duodenum. The anchor is collapsible for endoscopic delivery and removal.

Title
Bariatric sleeve
Application Number
10/339786
Publication Number
7025791 (B2)
Application Date
January 9, 2003
Publication Date
April 11, 2006
Inventor
John Meade
Mendon
MA, US
Dave Melanson
Hudson
NH, US
John Cvinar
Winchester
MA, US
Andy H Levine
Newton
MA, US
Agent
Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C
Assignee
GI Dynamics
MA, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
A61F 2/04
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