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Tissue manipulation and securement systems are described herein. A tissue manipulation assembly is pivotably coupled to the distal end of a tubular member and has a lower jaw member and an upper jaw member pivotably coupled to the lower jaw member. A reconfigurable launch tube is also pivotably coupled to the upper jaw member and is used to urge the jaw members from a low-profile configuration to an open configuration for receiving tissue. The tissue manipulation assembly may be advanced through a shape-lockable endoscopic device, a conventional endoscope, or directly by itself into a patient. A second tool can be used in combination with the tissue manipulation assembly to engage tissue and manipulate the tissue in conjunction with the tissue manipulation assembly.

Title
Tissue manipulation and securement system
Application Number
11/70846
Publication Number
7736374 (B2)
Application Date
March 1, 2005
Publication Date
June 15, 2010
Inventor
Vahid Saadat
Saratoga
CA, US
Richard C Ewers
Fullerton
CA, US
Cang C Lam
Irvine
CA, US
Robert A Vaughan
Laguna Niguel
CA, US
Agent
Charles C Fowler
Levine Bagade Han
Assignee
USGI Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/12
A61B 17/08
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