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Marc Bessler, Timothy A M Chuter: Artificial heart valve and method and device for implanting the same. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, William H Dippert, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P C, January 5, 1999: US05855601 (1049 worldwide citation)

An artificial heart valve comprises a relatively rigid stent member having a first cylindrical shape and a flexible valve disposed in the stent member, the stent member being self-expandable to a second cylindrical shape and collapsible to its first cylindrical shape. The valve comprises a circular ...


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Marc Bessler, Michael R Treat: Gastrointestinal approximating and tissue attaching device. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, John P White, Peter J Phillips, May 2, 1995: US05411508 (625 worldwide citation)

An intestinal steerable endoscopic stapler for stapling tubular tissue is provided comprising a circular anvil member having a circular anvil stapling surface and a cutting block surface radially inwardly of the stapling surface. A head assembly has a circular staple driver for driving staples in an ...


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Marc Bessler, Michael R Treat: Gastrointestinal endoscoptic stapler. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, John P White, Peter J Phillips, March 30, 1993: US05197649 (518 worldwide citation)

An intestinal steerable endoscopic stapler for stapling tubular tissue is provided comprising a circular anvil member having a circular anvil stapling surface and a cutting block surface radially inwardly of the stapling surface. A head assembly has a circular staple driver for driving staples in an ...


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Marc Bessler, Max R Mintz, Byron C Sutherland: Apparatus and method for performing vertical banded gastroplasty. Byron C Sutherland, Hava Mattea Mintz, Conley Rose & Tayon P C, Conley Rose & Tayon P C, August 27, 1996: US05549621 (457 worldwide citation)

The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method which enable the performance of vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) without the use of staples. Further, a laparoscopic instrument which can be used in combination with the VBG apparatus and method is also disclosed.


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Marc Bessler, John D Allendorf: Endoscopic gastric bypass. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, Wolf Block Schorr & Solis Cohen, William H Dippert, May 1, 2007: US07211114 (113 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic device separates ingested food from gastric fluids or gastric fluids and digestive enzymes, to treat obesity. In a particular embodiment a gastric bypass stent comprises a tubular member and two or more stent members defining a lumen. The tubular member has a substantially liquid imper ...


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Marc Bessler, John D Allendorf: Endoscopic gastric bypass. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, Miles & Stockbridge P C, Mark A Catan Esq, Michael A Minter Esq, November 23, 2010: US07837645 (10 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic device separates ingested food from gastric fluids or gastric fluids and digestive enzymes, to treat obesity. In a particular embodiment a gastric bypass stent comprises a tubular member and two or more stent members defining a lumen. The tubular member has a substantially liquid imper ...


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Marc Bessler, Robert DeSantis, Stanislaw Marczyk: Natural orifice bariatric procedure and apparatus for use therewith. Tyco Healthcare Group, June 5, 2012: US08192448 (9 worldwide citation)

A method of performing a bariatric procedure through a natural body orifice is disclosed. The method comprises the step of providing a surgical instrument, comprising a handle portion, an elongated portion extending distally from the handle portion, and an end effector disposed adjacent a distal end ...


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Marc Bessler, Robert DeSantis, Stanislaw Marczyk: Natural orifice bariatric procedure and apparatus for use therewith. Covidien, May 19, 2015: US09034003 (1 worldwide citation)

A method of performing a bariatric procedure through a natural body orifice is disclosed. The method comprises the step of providing a surgical instrument, comprising a handle portion, an elongated portion extending distally from the handle portion, and an end effector disposed adjacent a distal end ...


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Marc Bessler, Robert DeSantis, Stanislaw Marczyk: Natural orifice bariatric procedure and apparatus for use therewith. COVIDIEN, February 13, 2018: US09888922

A method of performing a bariatric procedure through a natural body orifice is disclosed. The method comprises the step of providing a surgical instrument, comprising a handle portion, an elongated portion extending distally from the handle portion, and an end effector disposed adjacent a distal end ...


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Marc Bessler: Endoscopic gastric bypass. William H Dippert, Reed Smith, February 26, 2004: US20040039452-A1

An endoscopic device separates ingested food from gastric fluids or gastric fluids and digestive enzymes, to treat obesity. In a particular embodiment a gastric bypass stent comprises a tubular member and two or more stent members defining a lumen. The tubular member has a substantially liquid imper ...