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A space occupying device for deployment within a patient's stomach and methods of deploying and removing the device. The device includes an expandable member and fasteners, such as sutures, that extend to least partially through the patient's stomach wall, and that anchor the device with the patient's stomach. The device can be deployed and/or removed through transesophageal approaches and/or through a combination of transesophageal and transabdominal approaches.

Title
Method and device for use in minimally invasive placement of space-occupying intragastric devices
Application Number
9/816850
Publication Number
7033373 (B2)
Application Date
March 23, 2001
Publication Date
April 25, 2006
Inventor
David Willis
Palo Alto
CA, US
Neil Holmgren
Alameda
CA, US
Robert T Chang
Belmont
CA, US
David Shields
Woodside
CA, US
George D Hermann
Portola Valley
CA, US
Thomas A Howell
Palo Alto
CA, US
J Stephen Scott
St. Charles
MO, US
Roger de la Torre
Wentzville
MO, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht
Assignee
Satiety
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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