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Methods and devices for maintaining a space-occupying device in a fixed relationship relative to a patient's stomach by manipulation of the stomach. In one variation, two or more regions of the stomach wall are brought into approximation with one another and secured together in a manner that secures a space-occupying device within the stomach of the patient. In another variation, two or more regions of the stomach wall are wrapped around a space-occupying device to maintain the position of the space-occupying device relative to the stomach wall. In another variation, a system having a space-occupying member and a locking member capable holding the space-occupying member against the inner wall of the stomach are provided. In a further variation, a pouch is created within the stomach that receives and retains a space-occupying device.

Title
Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach
Application Number
10/366818
Publication Number
7214233 (B2)
Application Date
February 13, 2003
Publication Date
May 8, 2007
Inventor
Craig Gerbi
Mountain View
CA, US
James Gannoe
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton
Assignee
Satiety
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
A61B 19/00
A61B 17/08
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