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Ragae M Ghabrial, Omar J Vakharia: Bipolar forceps. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 11, 2012: US08262655 (157 worldwide citation)

A bipolar forceps including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a conductor operably connected to an electrical source, wherein the conductor can be selectively placed in electrical communication with the first electrode when the first electrode is moved between open and closed positions. The ...


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David Stefanchik, Ragae M Ghabrial: Methods for stabilizing and positioning an endoscope and surgical procedures. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 19, 2010: US07815566 (10 worldwide citation)

Methods for stabilizing and positioning an endoscope using various braided devices and suture techniques. Related endoscopic surgical procedures are also disclosed. A surgical method comprises introducing an endoscope into a patient's natural orifice. The endoscope is guided in a patient's alimentar ...


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Gary L Long, Ragae M Ghabrial, David N Plescia, Omar J Vakharia: Electrical ablation devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 21, 2015: US09011431 (7 worldwide citation)

An electrical ablation apparatus comprises first and second electrodes. Each electrode comprises a first end configured to couple an energy source and a second end configured to couple to a tissue treatment region. An energy source is coupled to the first and second electrodes. The energy source is ...


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David Stefanchik, Ragae M Ghabrial, James T Spivey: Articulating surgical device and method of use. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 16, 2012: US08287469 (3 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments of an elongate surgical device configured to travel along a tortuous body lumen to a surgical site are provided herein. In one embodiment, the device can include a tensioning element extending through a channel formed along a length of the device and the tensioning element can tr ...


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David Stefanchik, Ragae M Ghabrial: Selective stiffening devices and methods. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 30, 2015: US09066655 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for selectively stiffening a surgical device. In one exemplary embodiment a surgical device is provided that includes a flexible elongate insertion element and a stiffening element that extends along at least a portion of the insertion element. The insertion element ...


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Mark S Ortiz, Ragae M Ghabrial, William D Fox: Sterile transcolonic access device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 6, 2011: US08012086 (1 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods useful for transluminally accessing a body cavity are disclosed. In one embodiment, a transluminal access device adapted to be inserted through a body lumen is provided and can include an inner shaft having an opening at its distal end and adapted to be positioned adjacent to an ...


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Gary L Long, Ragae M Ghabrial, David N Plescia, Omar J Vakharia: Electrical ablation devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 26, 2018: US10004558

An electrical ablation apparatus comprises first and second electrodes. Each electrode comprises a first end configured to couple an energy source and a second end configured to couple to a tissue treatment region. An energy source is coupled to the first and second electrodes. The energy source is ...


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William B Weisenburgh II, Christopher J Hess, Ragae M Ghabrial: System for performing a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Ethidcon Endo Surgery, October 16, 2018: US10098527

A surgical system for performing a surgical procedure includes an ex-vivo positioning mechanism and an in-vivo instrument magnetically attracted to the ex-vivo positioning mechanism. The in-vivo instrument can be positioned within a patient by moving the ex-vivo positioning mechanism. In addition, t ...


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Gregory J Bakos, Christie M Cunningham, David Stefanchik, James W Voegele, Michael J Stokes, Christopher J Hess, James T Spivey, Gary L Long, Kurt R Bally, Ragae M Ghabrial, Rudolph H Nobis: Endoscopic guide device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, June 28, 2011: US07967741

Various exemplary methods and devices are provided for manipulating and/or anchoring devices and body parts during surgical procedures. In one embodiment, an anchor member is provided for anchoring a device or body part to tissue, such as an internal wall of a body cavity. The device can be, for exa ...


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Alireza Rezania, Mark Zimmerman, Ragae M Ghabrial: Implantable pouch seeded with insulin-producing cells to treat diabetes. Philip S Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, October 7, 2004: US20040197374-A1

An implantable pouch and methods for implanting cells or cellular matter in mammals, comprising reinforced porous foam and a lumen. The lumen contains an insert that may or may not be removed prior to transplantation. The lumen may be loaded with at least one cell type expressing at least one transc ...