1
Richard A McGarry, David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Wayne P Young, Lisa W Heaton, Salvatore Castro: Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, March 1, 1994: US05289963 (670 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for endoscopic application of surgical staples adapted to attach surgical mesh to body tissue in laparoscopic hernia surgery. The apparatus includes a frame, and a generally elongated endoscopic section connected to the frame and extending distally therefrom. A staple stora ...


2
Richard A McGarry, David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Wayne P Young, Lisa W Heaton, Salvatore Castro: Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, October 6, 1998: US05817109 (492 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for endoscopic application of surgical staples in laparoscopic hernia surgery. The apparatus includes a handle and a generally elongated endoscopic section connected to the handle and extending distally therefrom. A staple storage magazine is provided for storing a pluralit ...


3
David T Green, Henry R Sienkiewicz, Keith Ratcliff, Salvatore Castro, Scott E Manzo: Apparatus and method for applying and adjusting an anchoring device. United States Surgical Corporation, April 16, 1996: US05507754 (489 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for elevating, approximating and/or restraining internal organs or structures, and more particularly for treating female urinary stress incontinence is provided. The invention includes an anchoring device having an elongated suture with an anchor at each end thereof and a cinc ...


4
David T Green, Henry R Sienkiewicz, Keith Ratcliff, Salvatore Castro, Scott E Manzo, Dragomir C Marinkovich: Apparatus and method for applying and adjusting an anchoring device. United States Surgical Corporation, October 8, 1996: US05562689 (439 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for elevating, approximating and/or restraining internal organs or structures, and more particularly for treating female urinary stress incontinence are provided. The apparatus include an anchoring device having an elongated suture with an anchor at each end thereof and a cinc ...


5
David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Keith Ratcliff, Jeffrey J Blewett, Randolph F Lehn, Charles R Sherts, Graham W Bryan, Salvatore Castro, Gary S Kappel: Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, July 11, 1995: US05431322 (404 worldwide citation)

A self contained gas powered endoscopic surgical apparatus is provided for placing lateral lines of surgical fasteners into body tissue. The apparatus includes an anvil member and a surgical fastener cartridge member mounted to the distal end of an elongated endoscopic portion. A tubular collar of t ...


6
Gus J Slotman, Sherman Stein, David T Green, Salvatore Castro, Carlo A Mililli, Keith Ratcliff: Surgical instruments and method useful for endoscopic spinal procedures. Gus J Slotman, Sherman Stein, United States Surgical Corporation, February 4, 1997: US05599279 (371 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides endoscopic instrumentation and surgical techniques especially useful for accessing at least a portion of an intervertebral disc. Vertebrae spreading instruments are provided for spreading adjacent vertebrae to facilitate access to the intervertebral disc are. The discl ...


7
Wayne P Young, Darryl S Pereira, Salvatore Castro, Michael S Kolesa, Dominick L Mastri, Frank J Viola: Morcellator. United States Surgical Corporation, October 29, 1996: US05569284 (370 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic morcellator includes a tubular portion with an elongated auger rotatably positioned within its bore. An aperture near the distal end of the tubular portion permits access for body tissue to contact the auger. The auger is driven by a reversible motor which is powered by a battery pack. ...


8
Salvatore Castro, Richard A McGarry: Surgical apparatus with articulating jaw structure. United States Surgical Corporation, August 25, 1998: US05797959 (359 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus is provided which includes a handle portion and an elongated body portion extending distally from the handle portion and defining a longitudinal axis. A tool assembly is operatively associated with a distal end portion of the body portion and includes a first jaw assembly having ...


9
Patrick E Virnich, Salvatore Castro, Dragomir C Marinkovich: Vascular hole closure. United States Surgical Corporation, September 22, 1998: US05810846 (337 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for closing a punctured blood vessel is described. The method includes providing a clip applier adapted to apply one or more surgical clips to at least a portion of the exterior of a blood vessel in order to close a puncture wound therein. In a preferred embodiment, the clip a ...


10
David T Green, Henry R Sienkiewicz, Keith Ratcliff, Salvatore Castro, Scott E Manzo: Apparatus and method for applying and adjusting an anchoring device. United States Surgical Corporation, August 27, 1996: US05549617 (301 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for elevating, approximating and/or restraining internal organs or structures, and more particularly for treating female urinary stress incontinence are provided. The apparatus include an anchoring device having an elongated suture with an anchor at each end thereof and a cinc ...