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Apparatus and methods are provided for forming a gastrointestinal tissue fold by engaging tissue at a first tissue contact point, moving the first tissue contact point from a position initially distal to a second tissue contact point to a position proximal of the second contact point to form a tissue fold, and extending an anchor assembly through the tissue fold near the second tissue contact point. Adjustable anchor assemblies, as well as anchor delivery systems, are also provided.

Title
Apparatus and methods for forming and securing gastrointestinal tissue folds
Application Number
10/672375
Publication Number
7416554 (B2)
Application Date
September 25, 2003
Publication Date
August 26, 2008
Inventor
Vahid C Saadat
Saratoga
CA, US
Alexander Khairkhahan
Palo Alto
CA, US
Rich Ewers
Fullerton
CA, US
Cang Lam
Irvine
CA, US
Agent
Charles C Fowler Esq
Levine Bagade Han
Assignee
USGI Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
A61B 17/08
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