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Michael D Laufer, Jeffrey C Cerier, Amos G Cruz: Tissue reconfiguration. ndo surgical, Fish & Richardson P C, December 17, 2002: US06494888 (561 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes an elongated member configured for transoral placement into a stomach, and a distal end effector including first and second members configured to engage stomach tissue, e.g., tissue beyond the: esophageal junction. The first and second members are movable relatively toward one ...


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Michael D Laufer, Jeffrey C Cerier, Amos G Cruz: Methods and devices for tissue reconfiguration. NDO Surgical, Fish & Richardson P C, December 16, 2003: US06663639 (534 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for reconfiguring a tissue within a hollow body organ using an entirely endoscopic approach in order to effectively reduce flow of fluid contents into a second hollow body organ in fluid communication with the first.


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Michael D Laufer, Jeffrey C Cerier, Amos Cruz, Jonathan O&apos Keefe, Richard Andrews, Vincent A Puicci Jr, Michael Barenboym, Neal H Marshall, Randal B Chinnock: Method and devices for tissue reconfiguration. ndo surgical, Fish & Richardson P C, December 28, 2004: US06835200 (496 worldwide citation)

A method includes advancing an apparatus having an elongated member transorally into the stomach. The apparatus includes a distal end effector having first and second members configured to engage tissue. The first and second members are movable relatively toward one another generally in a first plan ...


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Michael D Laufer: Device and method for correction of a painful body defect. NDO Surgical, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, January 14, 2003: US06506196 (453 worldwide citation)

According to one aspect of the invention, a device for performing a medical procedure includes a first elongated member that is adapted to be positioned inside of an esophagus and a stomach, the first elongated member having a distal flexible portion having a first retracted configuration and a seco ...


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Michael D Laufer, Sanjay S Bagade: Surgical fastening system. Levine Bagade, June 27, 2006: US07066944 (434 worldwide citation)

Devices and systems related to surgical fasteners and more specifically to surgical fasteners suitable for use in both open procedures, and minimally or less invasive procedures where the operative site is remote from the surgeon.


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Michael D Laufer, Jeffrey C Cerier, Amos Cruz, Jonathan O&apos Keefe, Richard Andrews, Ram Chuttani, Vincent A Puicci Jr, Michael Barenboym, Neal H Marshall, Randall B Chinnock: Tissue reconfiguration. ndo surgical, Fish & Richardson P C, November 23, 2004: US06821285 (421 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument for engaging tissue includes a flexible shaft, a tissue piercing coil at a distal portion of the shaft, and a tissue stabilizer positioned over the shaft and biased in a distal direction such that as the tissue piercing coil enters tissue, the tissue stabilizer is urged against ...


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Michael D Laufer, Jeffrey C Cerier, Amos G Cruz: Methods and devices for tissue reconfiguration. ndo Surgical, Fish & Richardson P C, August 10, 2004: US06773441 (421 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for reconfiguring a tissue within a hollow body organ using an entirely endoscopic approach in order to effectively reduce flow of fluid contents into a second hollow body organ in fluid communication with the first.


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Michael D Laufer, Gary H Miller, Mark P Parker: Method and apparatus for delivery of an appliance in a vessel. VNUS Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, November 21, 2000: US06149660 (416 worldwide citation)

A delivery device and method for intraluminally deploying a clip appliance within a body lumen or cavity of a patient, for example a vein. The clip is configured from a wire-like, bendable material, having a "W"-like sinusoidal shape. The clip is constructed with sharpened slanted edges at the tips ...


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Michael D Laufer, Brian E Farley, Grace Y Schulz, Arthur W Zikorus, Mark P Parker: Method and apparatus for treating venous insufficiency. VNUS Medical Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, March 14, 2000: US06036687 (321 worldwide citation)

A catheter delivers an electrode within a vein for a minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency using RF energy. The catheter is introduced into a patient and positioned within the section of the vein to be treated. The electrode radiates high frequency energy towards th ...


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Michael D Laufer, Jeffrey C Cerier, Amos G Cruz: Tissue reconfiguration. NDO Surgical, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, December 26, 2006: US07153314 (319 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes an elongated member configured for transoral placement into a stomach, and a distal end effector including first and second members configured to engage stomach tissue, e.g., tissue beyond the esophageal junction. The first and second members are movable relatively toward one a ...