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Various obesity treatment tools and methods are described herein, as well as treatments for other gastric-related diseases, e.g., GERD. Treatment includes reducing the size of the stomach pouch to limit the caloric intake as well as to provide an earlier feeling of satiety. This may be done by creating a smaller gastric pouch within the stomach directly from the interior of the stomach itself. The smaller pouches may be made through the use of individual anchoring devices, rotating probes, or volume reduction devices. A pyloroplasty procedure may also be performed to render the pyloric sphincter incompetent. A gastric bypass procedure may additionally be performed using a traumatic magnetic anastomoses devices so that sugars and fats are passed directly to the bowel while bypassing the stomach. Many of these procedures may be done in a variety of combinations. Treatment may create enforced behavioral modifications by discouraging the ingestion of high-caloric foods.

Title
Obesity treatment tools and methods
Application Number
10/402061
Publication Number
7503922 (B2)
Application Date
March 27, 2003
Publication Date
March 17, 2009
Inventor
Ronald G French
Santa Clara
CA, US
Bernard H Andreas
Redwood City
CA, US
Hanson S Gifford III
Woodside
CA, US
Douglas S Sutton
Pacifica
CA, US
Mark E Deem
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton
Assignee
Satiety
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
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