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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 (483 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 (451 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, Mark A Bovard, Roger J Greenwald, John F Hammond, James W Kaufer: Surgical suture instrument. LaserSurge, July 11, 1995: US05431666 (410 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus, method of use and instrumentation kit are provided for suturing body tissue. The apparatus includes a handle assembly and an elongated body assembly detachably engaged to the handle assembly. The elongated body assembly includes an actuating mechanism for sequentially pulling t ...


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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 (386 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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Jude S Sauer, Roger J Greenwald: Trocar wound closure device. LaserSurge, November 29, 1994: US05368601 (238 worldwide citation)

A trocar wound closure device includes an elongated body having a distal end for insertion through a trocar puncture wound, a proximal end, and a first and second retractable needle holders disposed at the distal end of the body. The needle holders are movable between a retracted position and an ext ...


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Jude S Sauer, Roger J Greenwald, Mark A Bovard: Trocar wound closure device. LaserSurge, May 6, 1997: US05626588 (229 worldwide citation)

A trocar wound closure device includes an elongated body having a distal end for insertion through a trocar puncture wound, a proximal end, and a first and second retractable needle holders disposed at the distal end of the body. The needle holders are movable between a retracted position and an ext ...


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Keith Ratcliff, Salvatore Castro, Robert C Savage, Jude S Sauer, Roger J Greenwald, Mark A Bovard: Tissue tagging device. United States Surgical Corporation, September 1, 1998: US05800445 (188 worldwide citation)

A tagging device for marking the location of lesions within the body prior to a surgical procedure such as excision or biopsy. The device includes an elongated tube having one end supported on a housing and a second end extending distally therefrom. An anchor is positioned within the distal end of t ...


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Jude S Sauer, Michael G Oravecz, Roger J Greenwald, Alexander I Kobilansky: Optical trocar. United States Surgical Corporation, August 15, 1995: US05441041 (145 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an optical obturator which includes a sleeve having a longitudinal bore between a proximal end and a distal end. The longitudinal bore of the sleeve is configured to receive at least a portion of an endoscope or like image transferring system. An image directing memb ...


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Jude S Sauer, Roger J Greenwald: Method of closing puncture wounds. LaserSurge, April 16, 1996: US05507757 (140 worldwide citation)

A trocar wound closure device includes an elongated body having a distal end for insertion through a trocar puncture wound, a proximal end, and a first and second retractable needle holders disposed at the distal end of the body. The needle holders are movable between a retracted position and an ext ...


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Jude S Sauer, Roger J Greenwald, Mark A Bovard, John F Hammond: Morcellator. LaserSurge, Cumpston & Shaw, October 8, 1996: US05562694 (96 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for the morcellation of bodily tissue or bodily organ parts during an endoscopic surgical procedure. The instrument includes a handle assembly and a tubular body portion extending from the handle assembly and defining a longitudinal axis. A tool assembly is associat ...