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Kimberly A Anderson, Brian P Watschke, Georges Mellier, Johann J Neisz: Transobturator surgical articles and methods. AMS Research Corporation, Faegre & Benson, June 28, 2005: US06911003 (295 worldwide citation)

Surgical articles, implants and components suitable for a transobturator surgical procedure are described.


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Kimberly A Anderson, Johann J Neisz, Steven W Siegel: Implantable article. AMS Research Corporation, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, November 18, 2003: US06648921 (241 worldwide citation)

An implantable article is disclosed. The implantable article includes features for tightening or loosening the implantable article. In preferred embodiments, the adjustment may occur post or perioperatively.


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Kimberly A Anderson, Brian R Watschke, Georges Mellier, Johann J Neisz: Transobturator surgical articles and methods. AMS Research Corporation, Jose W Jimenez, July 4, 2006: US07070556 (231 worldwide citation)

Described is a surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary stress incontinence. The instrument includes a first curved needle-like element defining in part a curved shaft having a distal end and a proximal, a mesh for implanting into the lower abdomen of a female to provide support to ...


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Eric S Buchanan, Kimberly A Anderson: Driver tool for heart valve prosthesis fasteners. St Jude Medical, Hallie A Westman Champlin & Kelly P A Finucane Esq, June 13, 2000: US06074418 (200 worldwide citation)

A driver tool which drives helical fasteners through a heart valve component into tissue. The tool has a tool housing with a distal end couplable to engage the implanted component. A drive shaft at the proximal end of the driver tool couples to a driving force. Multiple driver tips couple to helical ...


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Johann J Neisz, Robert E Lund, Kimberly A Anderson, Vicki R Vandersloot, Terence M Moore, Mark S Bouchier, Randy L Morningstar, Gary A Rocheleau: Surgical articles and methods. American Medical Systems, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, May 23, 2006: US07048682 (148 worldwide citation)

Surgical instruments, implantable articles and surgical procedures disclosed for treating medical disorders, particularly incontinence. Improved surgical sling procedures are disclosed. Novel surgical instruments and kits for use in sling procedures are also disclosed. The present invention affords ...


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David R Staskin, Johann J Neisz, John W Westrum Jr, Gary A Rocheleau, Kimberly A Anderson, Eva S Snitkin: Sling delivery system and method of use. American Medical Systems, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, December 6, 2005: US06971986 (146 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method of use are disclosed to treat urological disorders. The biocompatible device includes a handle, needle, dilator and sling assembly configured to be minimally invasive and provide sufficient support to the target site. In addition, the configuration of the sling assembly also ...


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James E Cox, Kimberly A Anderson, Robert E Lund, Brian P Watschke: Method and apparatus for treating pelvic organ prolapse. AMS Research Corporation, Joseā€² W Jimenez, Kimberly K Baxter, Gregory L Koeller, March 10, 2009: US07500945 (142 worldwide citation)

A method of treating pelvic organ prolapse is provided. The method generally includes the steps of establishing a first pathway between the external perirectal region of the patient to the region of the ischial spine in tissue on one side of the prolapsed organ, followed by establishing a second pat ...


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Kimberly A Anderson, Johann J Neisz, Gary A Rocheleau, John W Westrum Jr, David R Staskin: Surgical instrument and method. American Medical Systems, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, October 12, 2004: US06802807 (140 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method of use are disclosed to treat urological disorders. The invention is a repositionable handle for an arcuate needle configured to be minimally invasive. The invention is for use with a sling assembly that allows a sling to be controllably implanted in a therapeutically effecti ...


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Kimberly A Anderson, Robert E Lund, Mark S Bouchier, Francis D Sturzl III, James A Gohman, Timothy A Bachman: Pelvic floor implant system and method of assembly. AMS Research Corporation, Jose W Jimenez, Kimberly K Baxter, June 12, 2007: US07229453 (138 worldwide citation)

Surgical articles, implants and components suitable creating composite slings are described. Novel procedures for assembling and utilizing composite slings are also detailed.


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John F Otte, Kimberly A Anderson: Attachment of suture cuff to prosthetic heart valve. St Jude Medical, Hallie A Finucane, Altera Law Group, March 23, 2004: US06709457 (123 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic heart valve having an orifice is configured to allow blood flow through an orifice. A suture cuff extends around an outer circumference of an outer ring. The suture cuff is adapted for attachment to a native tissue annulus of a patient. A weld between the suture cuff and the ring is con ...