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The present invention, in accordance with various embodiments thereof, relates to a surgical device for at least one of cutting and stapling a section of tissue. The surgical device includes a housing including at least two drivers. The surgical device also includes an anvil mechanically attachable to the housing and moveable relative to the housing between an open position and a closed position. The first driver operates to move the anvil relative to the housing to an intermediate position between the open position and the closed position. The second driver operates to move at least a portion of the housing relative to the anvil between the intermediate position and the closed position.

Title
Surgical cutting and stapling device
Application Number
10/785672
Publication Number
8025199 (B2)
Application Date
February 23, 2004
Publication Date
September 27, 2011
Inventor
David A Nicholas
Trumbull
CT, US
Michael P Whitman
New Hope
PA, US
Assignee
Tyco Healthcare Group
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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