Nerve stimulation and blocking for treatment of gastrointestinal disorders

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7729771
APP PUB NO 20080021512A1
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11891770

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At least one of a plurality of gastrointestinal disorders is treated by stimulating an enteric nervous system of a patient to enhance a functional tone of the enteric nervous system. A treatment includes electrically stimulating a vagus nerve of the patient at a stimulation site proximal to at least one site of vagal innervation of a gastrointestinal organ. The electrical stimulation includes applying a stimulation signal at the stimulation site. An optional proximal electrical blocking signal is applied to the vagus nerve at a proximal blocking site proximal to the stimulation site. The proximal blocking signal is selected to at least partially block nerve impulses at the proximal blocking site.

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ENTEROMEDICS INC.ST PAUL, MN42

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Conrad, Timothy R Eden Prairie, US 96 4552
Knudson, Mark B Shoreview, US 149 11133
Tweden, Katherine S Mahtomedi, US 69 3605
Wilson, Richard R Arden Hills, US 62 2619

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