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Surgical method and apparatus for resectioning tissue, preferably lumenal tissue, with a remaining portion of an organ being anastomized with staples or other fastening devices, preferably endolumenally. The apparatus may be inserted via a naturally occurring body orifice or a surgical incision and then advanced using either endoscopic or radiological imaging guidance to an area where surgery is to be performed. Under endoscopic or diagnostic imaging guidance the apparatus is positioned so tissue to be resected is manipulated into an inner cavity of the apparatus. The apparatus then cuts the diseased tissue after stapling and retains the diseased tissue within the apparatus. The rent resulting in a border of healthy tissue is anastomosed with surgical staples.

Title
Surgical apparatus and method
Application Number
9/697306
Publication Number
7235089 (B1)
Application Date
October 27, 2000
Publication Date
June 26, 2007
Inventor
James F McGuckin Jr
Villanova
PA, US
Agent
Fay Kaplun & Marcin
Assignee
Boston Scientific Corporation
MN, US
IPC
A61B 1/005
A61B 17/32
A61B 17/28
A61B 17/072
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