07156863 is referenced by 370 patents and cites 53 patents.

An endoscopic device for the partial fundoplication for the treatment of GERD, comprises: a) a distal bending portion and a flexible portion suitable to be positioned in extended shape within the esophagus of a subject; b) a positioning assembly comprising two separate elements, one of which is located on said distal bending portion, and the other on said flexible portion; c) a stapling assembly comprising a staple ejecting device, wherein said staple ejecting device is located on either said bending portion or on said flexible portion, said staple ejecting devices being in working positioned relationship when said two separate elements of said positioning assembly are aligned; and d) circuitry for determining when said two separate elements of said positioning assembly are aligned.

Title
Fundoplication apparatus and method
Application Number
9/809291
Publication Number
7156863 (B2)
Application Date
March 15, 2001
Publication Date
January 2, 2007
Inventor
Lawrence Crainich
Charlestown
NH, US
Randal Chinnock
Sturbridge
MA, US
Minelu Zonnenshein
Beersheva
IL
Elazar Sonnenschein
Beersheva
IL
Agent
Kevin D McCarthy
Roach Brown McCarthy & Gruber P C
Assignee
Medigus
IL
IPC
A61B 1/005
A61B 17/068
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