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A sphincter tissue region is treated using a support structure sized for advancement into the anal canal. At least one electrode is carried by the structure. A mechanism is coupled to the electrode to move the electrode between a first position retracted in the support structure and a second position extended from the support structure through surface tissue to penetrate a subsurface tissue region at or near a sphincter in the anal canal. A cable is coupled to the electrode to conduct energy for application by the electrode to form a lesion in the subsurface tissue region.

Application Number
11/446771
Publication Number
7699844 (B2)
Application Date
June 5, 2006
Publication Date
April 20, 2010
Inventor
Rachel Croft
San Francisco
CA, US
John Gaiser
Mountain View
CA, US
Scott West
Livermore
CA, US
David Utley
San Carlos
CA, US
Agent
Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C
Assignee
Mederi Therapeutics
CT, US
IPC
A61B 18/18
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