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Obesity treatment tools and methods

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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, OH1713

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Andreas, Bernard H Redwood City, CA 111 5954
Deem, Mark E Mountain View, CA 269 7661
French, Ronald G Santa Clara, CA 52 2217
Gifford,, III Hanson S - 107 681
Sutton, Douglas S Pacifica, CA 122 4110

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4,671,287 Apparatus and method for sustaining vitality of organs of the gastrointestinal tract 115 1986
 
MEDTRONIC SPINE LLC (3)
5,331,975 Fluid operated retractors 358 1990
5,667,520 Method of performing balloon dissection 250 1994
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COVIDIEN LP (1)
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6,352,543 Methods for forming anastomoses using magnetic force 182 2000
6,786,898 Methods and tools for accessing an anatomic space 77 2003
6,837,848 Methods and apparatus for accessing and stabilizing an area of the heart 69 2003
2004/0215,180 Ablation of stomach lining to treat obesity 100 2003
 
BIOMEDIX S.A. SWITZERLAND (2)
5,861,036 Medical prosthesis for preventing gastric reflux in the esophagus 195 1997
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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY - OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (2)
2004/0037,865 Obesity controlling method 96 2003
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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
5,972,002 Apparatus and method for surgical ligation 128 1998
 
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6,293,923 Intravesicular balloon 92 1999
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (4)
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6,302,917 Anti-reflux esophageal prosthesis 198 1999
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SAADAT, VAHID (1)
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6,754,536 Implantable medical device affixed internally within the gastrointestinal tract 181 2002
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