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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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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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Camran Nezhat, Andrew H Hancock, Alan Bachman: Bipolar surgical instruments having focused electrical fields. Perfect Surgical Techniques, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, February 4, 2003: US06514252 (276 worldwide citation)

A bipolar surgical device comprises a pair of actuable jaws. A first electrode member which optionally includes a line of electrically coupled tissue-penetrating elements is formed on one of the jaws, and a second electrode member which optionally includes a line of electrically coupled tissue-penet ...


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Craig Gerbi, Gary Weller, Jamy Gannoe, Douglas S Sutton, Andrew H Hancock, Gilbert Mata Jr: Single fold system for tissue approximation and fixation. Satiety, Fulwider Patton, July 20, 2010: US07757924 (53 worldwide citation)

A single fold 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 at least one fold within a hollow body organ. The system comprises a tissue acquisition and folding device and a tissue stapling o ...


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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. Ethicon Eado Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 30, 2011: US08007505 (49 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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Gary Weller, Alex T Roth, Christopher Julian, James Gannoe, Andrew H Hancock, Craig Gerbi, Crystine M Lee: Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 28, 2012: US08252009 (45 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for tissue acquisition and fixation, or gastroplasty, are described. Generally, the devices of the system may be advanced in a minimally invasive manner within a patient's body to create one or more plications within the hollow body organ. A tissue treatment device attached to a ...


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Andrew H Hancock: Apparatus and methods for off-pump cardiac surgery. Heartport, Hoekendijk & Lynch, December 18, 2001: US06331157 (42 worldwide citation)

The invention provides an apparatus for performing surgery on a heart of a patient comprising a first arm, a second arm and an actuator, the actuator moving the first arm relative to the second arm. The apparatus further includes a first blade on the first arm and a second blade on the second arm, t ...


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James R Gannoe, Daniel M Brounstein, Meir Moshe, Jan Komtebedde, David Evans, Andrew H Hancock: Apparatus and method for cardiac surgery. Heartport, Brian Tomko, February 7, 2006: US06994669 (25 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a stabilizer having a foot to stabilize a patient's heart. The stabilizer has a first foot which is larger than a second foot. The first foot has lateral surfaces which are used to retract other parts of the heart while contact surfaces stabilize the target artery.


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Alex T Roth, Craig Gerbi, Andrew H Hancock, Gary Weller, Christopher Julian, James Gannoe: Remote tissue retraction device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, January 10, 2012: US08092378 (18 worldwide citation)

A medical device for managing tissue in an organ, such as the stomach, for retracting or positioning tissue and related organs to allow certain regions of the stomach to be acquired for a gastroplasty procedure. The medical device includes an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end, an ...


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Alex T Roth, Andrew H Hancock, Chris Pamichev, John Gaiser, Gary Weller, Christopher Julian, James Gannoe, Craig Gerbi, Crystine M Lee: Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ. Ethicon, Nutter McClennen & Fish, William C Geary III, May 28, 2013: US08449560 (18 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for tissue acquisition and fixation, or gastroplasty, are described. Generally, the devices of the system may be advanced in a minimally invasive manner within a patient's body to create one or more plications within the hollow body organ. A tissue treatment device attached to a ...