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Mark E Deem, Douglas S Sutton, Hanson S Gifford III, Bernard H Andreas, Ronald G French: Obesity treatment tools and methods. Satiety, Morrison & Foerster, May 6, 2003: US06558400 (481 worldwide citation)

Various obesity treatment tools and methods are described herein, as well as treatments for other gastric-related diseases, e.g., GERD. Treatment includes reducing the size of the stomach pouch to limit the caloric intake as well as to provide an earlier feeling of satiety. This may be done by creat ...


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James Gannoe: Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach. Satiety, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, January 3, 2006: US06981978 (460 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for maintaining a space-occupying device in a fixed relationship relative to a patient's stomach by manipulation of the stomach. In one variation, two or more regions of the stomach wall are brought into appromixation with one another and secured together in a manner that secures ...


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Jamy Gannoe, Gary Weller, Craig Gerbi, Douglas S Sutton, Gilbert Mata Jr, J Stephen Scott: Method and device for use in tissue approximation and fixation. Satiety, Morrison & Foerster, August 10, 2004: US06773440 (379 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for use in tissue approximation and fixation are described herein. The present invention provides, in part, methods and devices for acquiring tissue folds from the anterior and posterior portions of a hollow body organ, e.g., a stomach, positioning the tissue folds for affixing w ...


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Jamy Gannoe, Gary Weller, Craig Gerbi, Douglas S Sutton: Intra-gastric fastening devices. Satiety, Morrison & Foerster, June 8, 2004: US06746460 (348 worldwide citation)

Intra-gastric fastening devices are disclosed herein. Expandable devices that are inserted into the stomach of the patient are maintained within by anchoring or otherwise fixing the expandable devices to the stomach walls. Such expandable devices, like inflatable balloons, have tethering regions for ...


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Gary Weller, Jamy Gannoe, Craig Gerbi, Douglas S Sutton, Andrew H Hancock, Gilbert Mata Jr: System for tissue approximation and fixation. Satiety, Fulwider Patton, August 29, 2006: US07097650 (326 worldwide citation)

A system for tissue approximation and fixation is described herein. The devices are 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 tissue acquisition and folding device and a tissue s ...


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Jamy Gannoe, Craig Gerbi: Magnetic anchoring devices. Satiety, Morrison & Foerster, December 2, 2003: US06656194 (325 worldwide citation)

Magnetic anchoring devices are disclosed herein. Expandable devices that are inserted into the stomach of a patient are attached to its interior wall by magnetically coupling. Such expandable devices, like inflatable balloons, comprise at least one magnetic device, which may be a magnet, a magnetiza ...


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Alex T Roth, Andrew H Hancock, Gary Weller, Gilbert Mata Jr, Craig Gerbi, James Gannoe, Christopher Julian: Single fold device for tissue fixation. Satiety, Fulwider Patton, March 29, 2011: US07914543 (320 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Roger de la Torre, J Stephen Scott, Thomas A Howell, George D Hermann, David Shields, Robert T Chang, Neil Holmgren, David Willis: Method and device for use in minimally invasive placement of space-occupying intragastric devices. Satiety, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, April 25, 2006: US07033373 (226 worldwide citation)

A space occupying device for deployment within a patient's stomach and methods of deploying and removing the device. The device includes an expandable member and fasteners, such as sutures, that extend to least partially through the patient's stomach wall, and that anchor the device with the patient ...


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Jamy Gannoe, Craig Gerbi, Gary Weller, Matthew J Collier: Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures. Satiety, Fulwider Patton, May 22, 2007: US07220237 (209 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for use in tissue approximation and fixation are described herein. The present invention provides, in part, methods and devices for acquiring tissue folds in a circumferential configuration within a hollow body organ, e.g., a stomach, positioning the tissue folds for affixing wit ...


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Gary Weller, Craig Gerbi, James Gannoe, Mark E Deem, Douglas S Sutton, Hanson S Gifford III, Bernard H Andreas, Ronald G French: Overtube apparatus for insertion into a body. Satiety, Fulwilder Patton, August 1, 2006: US07083629 (205 worldwide citation)

An overtube apparatus for insertion into a body is described herein. The assembly includes an overtube having a lumen defined throughout. The distal end of the overtube member has two or more windows in apposition configured to draw in tissue via a vacuum. A drive tube, which also defines a lumen, i ...