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A system for stapling tissue comprises a flexible endoscope and an operative head including a pair of opposed, curved tissue clamping jaws sized to pass through an esophagus, the jaws being moveable with respect to one another between an open tissue receiving configuration and a closed tissue clamping configuration, a first one of the curved jaws including a stapling mechanism and a second one of the jaws including a staple forming anvil surface, the stapling mechanism including staple slots through which staples are fired arranged in a row extending from a proximal end of the first jaw to a distal end thereof in combination with a control handle which, when the operative head is in an operative position within one of a patient's stomach and esophagus, remains outside the patient, the control handle including a first actuator for moving the jaws relative to one another and a second actuator for operating the stapling mechanism.

Title
Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue
Application Number
10/855908
Publication Number
7090684 (B2)
Application Date
May 27, 2004
Publication Date
August 15, 2006
Inventor
Peter W J Hinchliffe
Downington
PA, US
James F McGuckin Jr
Radnor
PA, US
Agent
Fay Kaplun & Marcin
Assignee
Rex Medical
PA, US
IPC
A61B 17/10
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