08012135 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 316 patents.

The present invention provides devices and methods for attachment of an endolumenal gastrointestinal device, such as an artificial stoma device, a gastrointestinal bypass sleeve or other therapeutic or diagnostic device, within a patient's digestive tract. In one application of the invention, an endolumenal bypass sleeve is removeably attached in the vicinity of the gastroesophageal junction to treat obesity and/or its comorbidities, such as diabetes. The bypass sleeve may be at least partially deployed by eversion.

Title
Attachment cuff for gastrointestinal implant
Application Number
11/430278
Publication Number
8012135 (B2)
Application Date
May 8, 2006
Publication Date
September 6, 2011
Inventor
Lee Guterman
Amherst
NY, US
Joshua Butters
Chandler
AZ, US
Paul Swain
London
GB
Jonathan Kagan
Hopkins
MN, US
Mitchell Dann
Wilson
WY, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
ValenTx
CA, US
IPC
A61M 5/00
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