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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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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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D Laksen Sirimanne, Douglas S Sutton, Natalie V Fawzi, Gail Lebovic: Subcutaneous cavity marking device and method. Vivant Medical, Morrison & Foerster, March 12, 2002: US06356782 (260 worldwide citation)

These are subcutaneous cavity marking devices and methods. More particularly, upon insertion into a body, the cavity marking device and method enable one to determine the center, orientation, and periphery of the cavity by radiographic, mammographic, echogenic, or other non-invasive imaging techniqu ...


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D Laksen Sirimanne, Natalie V Fawzi, Douglas S Sutton, Gail Lebovic, Stanley R Conston, Peter M Wilson: Subcutaneous cavity marking device and method. Vivant Medical, Morrison & Foerster, April 16, 2002: US06371904 (219 worldwide citation)

This is a subcutaneous cavity marking devices and methods. More particularly, upon insertion into a body, the cavity marking device and method enable one to determine the center, orientation, and periphery of the cavity by radiographic, mammographic, echogenic, or other non-invasive imaging techniqu ...


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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 ...


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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, Fulwider Patton, December 11, 2007: US07306614 (170 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 ...


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Mark E Deem, Bernard H Andreas, Sunmi Chew, Antony J Fields, Ronald French, Hanson S Gifford III, Ronald R Hundertmark, Alan R Rapacki, Douglas S Sutton, Peter M Wilson: Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures. Emphasys Medical, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, February 24, 2004: US06694979 (159 worldwide citation)

An implantable flow control element is provided which prevents air from entering an isolated portion of a patient's lung. The element may permit air to escape from the isolated portion so that the element acts like a valve. Systems for implanting pulmonary devices are also provided.


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Jamy Gannoe, Gary Weller, Craig Gerbi, Douglas S Sutton: Intra-gastric fastening devices. Satiety, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, February 7, 2006: US06994715 (149 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 ...