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Gregory Schmitz, Jefferey Bleam, Roy Leguidleguid, Jeffery L Bleich: Tissue access guidewire system and method. Baxano, Shay Glenn, December 28, 2010: US07857813 (252 worldwide citation)

A method and system for guiding at least a portion of a surgical device to a desired position between two tissues in a patient's body involves coupling a guidewire to the device and pulling the distal end of the guidewire to guide at least a portion of the surgical device to a desired position betwe ...


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Jeffrey L Bleich, Gregory P Schmitz, Roy Leguidleguid, Jefferey Bleam: Guidewire exchange systems to treat spinal stenosis. Baxano, Shay Glenn, September 4, 2012: US08257356 (186 worldwide citation)

Guidewire exchange systems, devices and methods, for positioning and actuating surgical devices in a desired position between two tissues in a patient's body are described. A guidewire may be coupled to a surgical device for positioning and actuating (e.g., urging against a target tissue). The guide ...


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Jeffery L Bleich, Ron Leguidleguid, Jefferey Bleam: Spinal access and neural localization. Baxano, Shay Glenn, August 25, 2009: US07578819 (109 worldwide citation)

A method in which a probe is advanced between a neural tissue structure and a non-neural tissue structure such as the intervertebral foramen. The probe includes electrodes on opposite surfaces. Threshold currents required to stimulate action potentials for each electrode are determined. A ratio of t ...


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Jeffery L Bleich, Vahid Saadat, Steven A Spisak, John E Ashley: Methods and apparatus for tissue modification. Baxano, Shay Glenn, February 15, 2011: US07887538 (108 worldwide citation)

A method for modifying tissue in a patient may involve one or more of the following steps: advancing at least a distal portion of at least one elongate, at least partially flexible tissue modification device into a patient and between one or more target tissues and one or more non-target tissues; po ...


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Vahid Saadat, Jeffery L Bleich, Kenneth Michlitsch, John E Ashley: Powered tissue modification devices and methods. Baxano, Shay Glenn, May 10, 2011: US07938830 (103 worldwide citation)

A device for modifying tissue in a spine may include: a shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion, the distal portion having dimensions which allow it to be passed into an epidural space of the spine and between target and non-target tissues; at least one distal force application member e ...


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Jeffery L Bleich, Edwin J Hlavka: Devices and methods for tissue modification. Baxano, Shay Glenn, June 22, 2010: US07740631 (98 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for selective surgical removal of tissue. In one variation, tissue may be ablated, resected, removed, or otherwise remodeled by standard small endoscopic tools delivered into the epidural space through an epidural needle. The sharp tip of the needle in the epidural ...


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Jeffery L Bleich, Edwin J Hlavka: Devices and methods for tissue modification. Baxano, Shay Glenn, June 30, 2009: US07553307 (98 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for selective surgical removal of tissue. In one variation, tissue may be ablated, resected, removed, or otherwise remodeled by standard small endoscopic tools delivered into the epidural space through an epidural needle. The sharp tip of the needle in the epidural ...


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Schmitz Gregory, Bleam Jefferey, Leguidleguid Roy, Bleich Jeffery L, Smith Scott M: Tissue cutting devices and methods. Baxano, Schmitz Gregory, Bleam Jefferey, Leguidleguid Roy, Bleich Jeffery L, Smith Scott, M, GLENN Benjamin W, February 7, 2008: WO/2008/016886 (97 worldwide citation)

A device for cutting tissue in a human body may include an elongate shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion, at least one translatable blade disposed along one side of the distal portion of the shaft, and at least one actuator coupled with the at least one translatable blade and extendi ...


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Jeffery L Bleich: Devices and methods for selective surgical removal of tissue. Baxano, Shay Glenn, June 15, 2010: US07738969 (85 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for selective surgical removal of tissue. In one variation, tissue may be ablated, resected, removed, or otherwise remodeled by standard small endoscopic tools delivered into the epidural space through an epidural needle. The sharp tip of the needle in the epidural ...


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Jeffery L Bleich, Steven A Spisak: Devices and methods for tissue access. Baxano, Shay Glenn, April 5, 2011: US07918849 (74 worldwide citation)

Methods are provided for access to a compressed space in the spinal anatomy. These methods may be used for selective surgical removal of tissue, e.g., for enlargement of diseased spinal structures, such as impinged lateral recesses and pathologically narrowed neural foramen. In one variation, tissue ...