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Jude S Sauer, Alex Kobilansky, Theodore J Tiberio, Jeffrey M Shaw: Collapsible anvil assembly and applicator instrument. LaserSurge, Cumpston & Shaw, November 24, 1998: US05839639 (659 worldwide citation)

A collapsible anvil assembly and applicator instrument for use with a surgical stapler. The collapsible anvil assembly includes an anvil shaft and a plurality of anvil segments, having staple clinching buckets thereon, flexibly affixed to the anvil shaft which are movable between a collapsed or radi ...


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Jude S Sauer, Roger J Greenwald, Theodore J Tiberio, Jeffrey M Shaw, John F Hammond: Apparatus and method for performing compressional anastomoses. United States Surgical Corporation, April 2, 1996: US05503635 (482 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for forming a compression anastomosis of a hollow organ. The apparatus comprising a first collapsible member movable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration, the first collapsible member having a longitudinal bore defined by an inner surface, a first mati ...


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Jude S Sauer, Roger J Greenwald, Theodore J Tiberio, Jeffrey M Shaw, John F Hammond: Apparatus and method for performing compressional anastomoses. United States Surgical Corporation, December 16, 1997: US05697943 (449 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for carrying and attaching separate components of a compression anastomosis device to the end of tissue of a tubular hollow organ, which includes an elongated housing having a proximal end and a distal end; first and second compression anastomosis device components; a supportin ...


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Jude S Sauer, Roger J Greenwald, Theodore J Tiberio, Jeffrey M Shaw, John F Hammond, Peter W J Hinchliffe: Apparaus and method for suturing body tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, October 8, 1996: US05562686 (385 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for suturing body tissue is provided having an elongated housing, first and second jaws pivotably mounted to the distal portion of elongated housing, and first and second needles movable with respect to the first and second jaws. A first actuating mechanism is operatively associated wit ...



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