Nerve stimulation and blocking for treatment of gastrointestinal disorders

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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, MN43

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Conrad, Timothy R Eden Prairie, US 97 5060
Knudson, Mark B Shoreview, US 150 12338
Tweden, Katherine S Mahtomedi, US 70 4038
Wilson, Richard R Arden Hills, US 64 3034

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