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David L Bombard, Jaime S Vargas, James T Nielsen, Philipe R Manoux, Tenny Chang, Stephen A Yencho, Bernard A Hausen, Brendan M Donohoe, Theodore M Bender, Nathan H White, Bryan D Knodel: Method of performing anastomosis. Cardica, Brian A Schar, April 20, 2010: US07699859 (249 worldwide citation)

A method for anastomosing a first vessel to a second vessel may include connecting an end of the first vessel to the side of the second vessel and creating an opening in the wall of the second vessel from within the lumen of the second vessel, where that opening allows fluid communication between th ...


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James T Nielsen, Nathan H White, Theodore M Bender, Philipe R Manoux, David L Bombard, Brendan M Donohoe, Bryan D Knodel: Surgical system and method for connecting hollow tissue structures. Cardica, Brian A Schar, November 27, 2007: US07300444 (90 worldwide citation)

A system for performing anastomosis between a graft vessel and a target vessel includes a tissue effector that may be configured to deploy a user-selectable number of connectors. The system includes an anvil that enters the wall of the target vessel through an entry hole that is spaced apart from th ...


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Theodore M Bender, Zachary Warder Gabaldon, Matthew B Newell, Bernard A Hausen, Brian R DuBois, Bryan D Knodel: Tissue closure system. Cardica, Brian A Schar, January 22, 2008: US07320692 (73 worldwide citation)

A method for closing an opening in tissue, such as an opening in heart tissue, may include moving a housing to a location in proximity to the opening, registering the housing to the opening, and deploying a staple from the housing into tissue in proximity to the opening. The opening in heart tissue ...


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Jose R Carranza, Brendan M Donohoe, Theodore M Bender, Benjamin Sherman: System for preparing a graft vessel for anastomosis. Cardica, Brian A Schar, November 23, 2004: US06821286 (57 worldwide citation)

A system for preparing a graft vessel for anastomosis includes one or more tools held within a functional package. The package has multiple recesses and can be sealed and sterilized along with its contents. The recesses are used to hold one or more tools for preparing a graft vessel for anastomosis. ...


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Theodore M Bender, Zachary Warder Gabaldon, Matthew B Newell, Bernard A Hausen, Brian R DuBois, Bryan D Knodel: Vascular closure system. Cardica, Brian A Schar, March 18, 2008: US07344544 (53 worldwide citation)

A system for closing an opening in tissue may include an end effector that holds a staple, where the staple is plastically deformed to a splayed configuration for engaging tissue, then plastically deformed to a closed condition for closing the opening. The system may include one or more butterfly me ...


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David L Bombard, Jaime S Vargas, James T Nielsen, Philipe R Manoux, Tenny Chang, Stephen A Yencho, Bernard A Hausen, Brendan M Donohoe, Theodore M Bender, Nathan H White, Bryan D Knodel: System for performing anastomosis. Cardica, Brian A Schar, August 3, 2010: US07766924 (42 worldwide citation)

An anastomosis tool includes a handle connected to a tissue effector that may be capable of being oriented in two or more positions relative to the handle. The tissue effector holds a graft vessel having at least one flap defined in at least one end thereof against the side of a target vessel. Actua ...


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Theodore M Bender, Joshua Makower, Brian K Shiu, Pablo G Acosta, Robert M George, Lisa Serventi, Ed Orbeta, Scott Early, Earl A Bright II, Timothy A Limon: Methods, instruments and devices for extragastric reduction of stomach volume. Vibrynt, Law Office of Alan W Cannon, February 26, 2013: US08382775 (41 worldwide citation)

Methods, instruments and systems are provided for separating opposite walls of the stomach by extragastric application of suction. Plication of the stomach can be performed between the separated walls after which the separate walls are brought back toward one another. In another aspect, methods, ins ...


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David L Bombard, Bryan D Knodel, Jaime S Vargas, Michael J Hendricksen, Stephen A Yencho, James T Nielsen, Bernard A Hausen, Brendan M Donohoe, Theodore M Bender: System for performing anastomosis. Cardica, Brian A Schar, December 14, 2010: US07850703 (40 worldwide citation)

An anastomosis system for connecting a graft vessel to a target vessel includes spaced-apart arms, and an anvil connected to those arms, where that anvil has a blunt distal end. The anvil is insertable into the target vessel. One or more connectors, such as staples, may be deployed from each arm to ...


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Theodore M Bender, Zachary Warder Gabaldon, Matthew B Newell, Bernard A Hausen, Bryan D Knodel: Vascular closure system utilizing a staple. Cardica, Brian A Schar, December 2, 2008: US07458978 (31 worldwide citation)

A system for closing an opening in tissue may include an end effector that holds a staple, where the staple is deformed to a splayed configuration for engaging tissue, then deformed to a closed condition for closing the opening. The system may include one or more butterfly members configured to regi ...


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Bernard A Hausen, Jaime S Vargas, Stephen A Yencho, James T Nielsen, Theodore M Bender, Brendan M Donohoe, Philip E Oyer, Scott O Chamness: Method and system for performing closed-chest bypass. Cardica, Brian A Schar, March 22, 2005: US06869437 (31 worldwide citation)

A coronary artery bypass graft procedure is performed through one or more openings made in the patient to create a point of entry to the thoracic cavity. A vein measurement device measures the distance between the proximal and distal anastomotic sites for each graft. A proximal anastomosis tool spli ...