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Gastric space occupying devices are provided that include a stent configured for deployment in the gastrointestinal tract of a patient, and in particular, for deployment in the esophagus or the stomach. Secured to the stent is an expandable member that is adapted to reside within the patient's stomach. When expanded, the expandable member occupies a predefined volume within the patient's stomach and is further tethered to the deployed stent, thereby retaining or anchoring the expandable member within the stomach. Methods and systems for the deploying the space occupying devices are also provided.

Title
Stented anchoring of gastric space-occupying devices
Application Number
10/233236
Publication Number
7033384 (B2)
Application Date
August 30, 2002
Publication Date
April 25, 2006
Inventor
Federico Gutierrez
Pacifica
CA, US
James Gannoe
Redwood City
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton
Assignee
Satiety
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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