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Barry N Gellman, William Martin, Raymond Rackley: Stabilization sling for use in minimally invasive pelvic surgery. SCIMED Life Systems, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, March 28, 2000: US06042534 (399 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to prefabricated urethral suspension slings, methods of making the slings, methods of attaching suture to the slings, kits comprising the slings, and methods of using the slings to treat urinary incontinence. The slings comprise a biocompatible material having an elonga ...


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Barry N Gellman, Jianmin Li, Jozef Slanda: System for implanting an implant and method thereof. Boston Scientific SciMed, Fish & Neave IP Group Ropes & Gray, January 31, 2006: US06991597 (230 worldwide citation)

A system for implanting an implant and method thereof is disclosed. In general overview, the system includes an implant, an envelope enclosing the implant, a delivery assembly and an attachment piece for attaching the envelope or implant to the delivery assembly. The envelope may include a drug coat ...


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Charles H Pugsley Jr, Barry N Gellman: Method and apparatus for endoscopic repair of the lower esophageal sphincter. SciMed Life Systems, Kenyon & Kenyon, May 14, 2002: US06387104 (223 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for repairing the lower esophageal sphincter is provided. The method includes placing the lower esophagus and the fundus adjacent to one another, placing a restraint near a surface of the lower esophagus, placing a second restraint near a surface of the fundus, and then drawing ...


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Barry N Gellman, David Sauvageau, Rodney Brenneman, Armand A Morin, William Pintauro, Rodney Appell: Method and apparatus for minimally invasive pelvic surgery. SCIMED Life Systems, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, August 8, 2000: US06099547 (192 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a driver and methods for advancing needles, cannulas, and other medical devices through the pubic bone. The driver may be used in connection with a driver frame assembly for proper positioning and stabilization of the driver, and with other devices for creating a cavity in the ...


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Barry N Gellman, Rodney Brenneman, David Sauvageau, William Pintauro, Rodney Appell, Armand A Morin: Percutaneous and hiatal devices and methods for use in minimally invasive pelvic surgery. Scimed Life Systems, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, July 23, 2002: US06423080 (191 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods relating to percutaneous and hiatal approaches for treating urinary incontinence are provided herein. In particular, guide member placement devices, sling application catheters, tissue dissectors/dilators, sling application devices and a sling application system, tissue expanders ...


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Barry N Gellman, Jozef Slanda: Endoscopic suture instrument. Boston Scientific Scimed, Edwards & Angell, October 18, 2005: US06955643 (190 worldwide citation)

Suturing instruments in accordance with the invention are dimensioned and configured to apply sutures to approximate, ligate, or fixate tissue in, for example, open, mini-incision, trans-vaginal, laparoscopic, or endoscopic surgical procedures. In some embodiments, the suturing instruments include a ...


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Barry N Gellman, David J Sauvageau, Armand A Morin, Rodney Brenneman: Scimed Life Systems, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, July 24, 2001: US06264676 (176 worldwide citation)

Bone anchor implantation devices and methods for their use are disclosed. The bone anchor implantation devices and methods find particular application in maintaining or improving urinary continence by suspending or stabilizing the bladder neck. Protective sheaths for covering a bone anchor on a bone ...


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Barry N Gellman, David Sauvageau, Rodney Brenneman, Armand A Morin, William Pintauro, Rodney Appell: System for attaching a urethral sling to a suture. Scimed Life Systems, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, June 12, 2001: US06245082 (160 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a driver and methods for advancing needles, cannulas, and other medical devices through the pubic bone. The driver may be used in connection with a driver frame assembly for proper positioning and stabilization of the driver, and with other devices for creating a cavity in the ...


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Barry N Gellman, Jozef Slanda: Forward deploying suturing device and methods of use. SciMed Life Systems, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, April 13, 2004: US06719764 (152 worldwide citation)

The present invention allows for the performance of surgical procedures that involve the passing of sutures through tissue in a location that is facilitated by the suturing instrument deploying the suture in a forward-facing direction in relation to the suturing instrument. In addition, this inventi ...


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Barry N Gellman, Armand Morin, Jozef Slanda, Richard C Tah: System for implanting an implant and method thereof. Boston Scientific SciMed, Fish & Neave IP Group Ropes & Gray, August 30, 2005: US06936052 (151 worldwide citation)

A system for implanting an implant and method thereof is disclosed. In general overview, the system includes an implant, an envelope enclosing the implant, a delivery assembly and an attachment piece for attaching the envelope or implant to the delivery assembly. The envelope may include a drug coat ...