Obesity treatment tools and methods

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8075577
APP PUB NO 20070167963A1
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11716902

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Various obesity treatment tools and methods are described herein, as well as treatments for other gastric-related diseases, e.g., GERD. Treatment includes reducing the size of the stomach pouch to limit the caloric intake as well as to provide an earlier feeling of satiety. This may be done by creating a smaller gastric pouch within the stomach directly from the interior of the stomach itself. The smaller pouches may be made through the use of individual anchoring devices, rotating probes, or volume reduction devices. A pyloroplasty procedure may also be performed to render the pyloric sphincter incompetent. A gastric bypass procedure may additionally be performed using atraumatic magnetic anastomoses devices so that sugars and fats are passed directly to the bowel while bypassing the stomach. Many of these procedures may be done in a variety of combinations. Treatment may create enforced behavioral modifications by discouraging the ingestion of high-caloric foods.

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1246

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Andreas, Bernard H Redwood City, US 87 9314
Deem, Mark E Mountain View, US 194 13595
French, Ronald G Santa Clara, US 29 3504
Gifford,, III Hanson S Woodside, US 108 1933
Sutton, Douglas S Pacifica, US 80 7252

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