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A system for tissue approximation and fixation is described herein. A device is advanced in a minimally invasive manner within a patient's body to create one or several divisions or plications within a hollow body organ. The system comprises a stapler assembly having a tissue acquisition member and a tissue fixation member. The stapler assembly approximates tissue from within the hollow body organ with the acquisition member and then affixes the approximated tissue with the fixation member. In one method, the system can be used as a secondary procedure to reduce the size of a stoma within the hollow body organ.

Title
Single fold device for tissue fixation
Application Number
11/107382
Publication Number
7914543 (B2)
Application Date
April 15, 2005
Publication Date
March 29, 2011
Inventor
Christopher Julian
Los Gatos
CA, US
James Gannoe
West Milford
NJ, US
Craig Gerbi
Mountain View
CA, US
Gilbert Mata Jr
Tracy
CA, US
Gary Weller
Los Gatos
CA, US
Andrew H Hancock
Fremont
CA, US
Alex T Roth
Redwood City
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton
Assignee
Satiety
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
A61B 17/08
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