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Stuart Edwards, John Gaiser, David Utley, Scott West, Jay Chin, Ronald Lax: Vacuum-assisted systems and methods for treating sphincters and adjoining tissue regions. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, December 4, 2001: US06325798 (268 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods treat a tissue region at or near a sphincter by deploying a carrier, which carries an electrode that can be advanced to penetrate tissue. Negative pressure is applied through a suction port on the carrier near the electrode, to draw tissue in the tissue region inward against the ...


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Edwards Stuart D, Gaiser John, Utley David, West Scott, Qin Jay: Vacuum-assisted systems and methods for treating sphincters and adjoining tissue regions. Curon Medical, RYAN Daniel D, November 9, 2000: WO/2000/066019

Systems, and methods treat a tissue region at or near a sphincter by deploying a carrier (242), which carries an electrode (264) that can be advanced to penetrate tissue. Negative pressure is applied through a suction port (260) on the carrier near the electrode (264) to draw tissue in the tissue re ...