US20010049539A1 - Hiatal hernia repair patch and method for using the same - Google Patents

Hiatal hernia repair patch and method for using the same Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US20010049539A1
US20010049539A1 US09752771 US75277101A US2001049539A1 US 20010049539 A1 US20010049539 A1 US 20010049539A1 US 09752771 US09752771 US 09752771 US 75277101 A US75277101 A US 75277101A US 2001049539 A1 US2001049539 A1 US 2001049539A1
Authority
US
Grant status
Application
Patent type
Prior art keywords
ring
hiatal hernia
mesh
hernia repair
patient
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Granted
Application number
US09752771
Other versions
US6436030B2 (en )
Inventor
Om Rehil
Original Assignee
Rehil Om P.
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F2/00Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
    • A61F2/0063Implantable repair or support meshes, e.g. hernia meshes
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/00234Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets for minimally invasive surgery
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/0057Implements for plugging an opening in the wall of a hollow or tubular organ, e.g. for sealing a vessel puncture or closing a cardiac septal defect
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S623/00Prosthesis, i.e. artificial body members, parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor
    • Y10S623/902Method of implanting

Abstract

This invention relates to a surgical prosthesis and method of use. The hiatal hernia repair patch is a ring with an integral mesh attached to and surrounding the ring. The ring and the mesh have a slit therein extending radially so that the ring may be placed about the esophagus. The ring may be hollow or solid and is flexible so that it may be inserted through a small incision or a laparoscopic port into the abdominal cavity. The patch, including the ring and mesh, is made as a one-piece unit and is made from polypropylene or other biocompatible material. In use, the ring is placed around the esophagus, between the stomach and the diaphragm. Next, the mesh is stapled or sutured to the undersurface of the diaphragm, bridging the hiatal hernia defect.

Description

    CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION
  • This application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 60/179,149, filed Jan. 31, 2000.[0001]
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • 1. Field of the Invention [0002]
  • The present invention relates to a method, and a prothesis, for use in maintaining the intra-abdominal reduction of a sliding esophageal hiatal hernia. [0003]
  • 2. Background of Invention and Discussion of Related Art [0004]
  • In humans, there is no anatomical valve, or discrete sphincter at the esophago-gastric (EG) junction. When anatomy in the area is normal, esophageal peristalsis pushes food through the EG junction. The stomach fills, like a sack, pulling the EG junction tighter. Normal, intact esophageal hiatal muscles prevent reflux. However, a gaping hiatal muscle sling creates a large defect around the esophagus, thereby interfering with the EG junction mechanism. This may lead to a hiatal hernia. [0005]
  • Anatomically, hiatal hernia is a muscular defect in the diaphragm. The upper part of the stomach migrates through the defect, into the chest, or lower mediastinum. Here, negative pressure leads to free reflux of the stomach's acid into the esophagus. This reflux leads to an array of related symptoms and complications. [0006]
  • Patients afflicted with hiatal hernia suffer immensely. Immediate problems include: severe heartburn, retrosternal pain and burning, and difficulty swallowing. At some point, esophageal ulceration and stricture commonly occur. [0007]
  • Methods and prostheses aimed at repairing hiatal hernias have been the subject of earlier patents. The prior art, discussed below, illustrates previous developments. [0008]
  • Several patents teach the placement of a prosthesis around the esophagus to prevent the stomach from entering the esophagus, or as an anti-reflux measure to prevent reflux of the stomach contents into the esophagus. The placement of a collar or other prosthetic device around the esophagus is sometimes used as an adjunct to hiatal hernia repair procedures in lieu of fundoplication procedures, such as the Nissen fundoplication. [0009]
  • U.S. Pat. No. 3,875,928, issued on Apr. 8, 1975, to Pierre Angelchik, discloses the placement of a C-shaped cushion around the distal esophagus, the cushion having flexible tape at the ends which is tied and then sutured to the gastric fundus. The cushion is filled with a deformable liquid gel and is positioned between the gastric fundus and the diaphragm. The cushion is coated with a radiopaque dye for visualizing the position of the cushion after emplacement on the distal esophagus. The patent fails to mention a means of attachment of the cushion to the diaphragm. [0010]
  • U.S. Patent, No. 4,271,827, issued on Jun. 9, 1981 to Angelchik, discloses a similar prosthesis. This second patent differs only in that it teaches placement above the diaphragm, and in that it teaches securing the patent only by tying the ends of the tape without suturing the cushion to surrounding tissue. Otherwise, the second Angelchik patent has all the limitations of his first. Both of these devices require opening the abdominal or thoracic cavity for placement of the cushion, being unsuited to laparoscopic techniques due to the incompressible liquid or gel filling the cushion. [0011]
  • U.S. Pat. No. 5,006,106, issued Apr. 9, 1991 to Angelchik, discloses a C-shaped cushion with an outer integument of silicone elastomer filled with normal saline solution or hydrogel. A spring is enclosed within and secured to the outer wall of the cushion, the spring having shoulders at its ends so that the spring may be engaged by the tines of laparoscopic forceps. The spring may be made of titanium for radiographic visualization of cushion placement, or made of plastic incorporating a barium compound. The fluid may not be inserted into the cushion until after placement of the integument and spring about the esophagus. The cushion is not sutured or secured to the surrounding tissue. [0012]
  • Other patents directed to preventing the occurrence or recurrence of hiatal hernia include: U.S. Pat. No. 4,796,603, issued on Jan. 10, 1989, to Dahlke et al. (pad made of resorbable material wrapped around the esophagus); U.S. Pat. No. 5,861,036, issued Jan. 19, 1999 to N. Godin (tube extending from esophago-gastric opening into stomach to extend the length of the esophagus and act as a valve, the tube having an annular flange sutured to the basis of a hiatal hernia or the esophagus); U.S. Pat. No. 5,919,233, issued on Jul. 6, 1999, to Knopf et al. (flexible, elongated cylinder having a flattened end with a hole in it, the cylinder being wrapped around the esophagus with the free end of the cylinder being inserted through the hole to secure the device to the esophagus); and International Patent No. WO 91/01117, published Feb. 7, 1991 (tubular anti-reflux valve inserted in the esophagus at the level of the hiatal hernia). All teach prostheses that are allowed to move freely around the distal esophagus, or tubes or valves inserted into the esophagus or stomach. All fail to mention a means for attaching the protheses to the diaphragm. [0013]
  • U.S. Pat. No. 4,403,604, issued Sep. 13, 1983 to Wilkinson et al., shows a gastric pouch having mesh panels made of Teflon, Dacron or polypropylene, including a mesh panel wrapped around the junction of the esophagus with the stomach, the pouch being wrapped around the stomach to prevent distention of the stomach and limit the stomach's capacity in order to treat obesity. U.S. Pat. No. 5,246,456, issued Sep. 21, 1993 to L. H. Wilkinson, describes a modification to the pouch due to inability to remove the pouch of the '604 patent because of tissue growth through the mesh. The pouch of the '456 patent is a sheet having holes punched through it, the pouch having a collar made of silicone elastomer with a slit in it for fitting around the esophagus to prevent herniation of the stomach through the hiatal opening in the diaphragm. It will be noted that the curvature of, the stomach is inverted by a Nissen fundoplication before wrapping the pouch of both the '604 and '456 patents around the stomach, a procedure which the present invention is designed to avoid. [0014]
  • Hernia mesh patches made from polypropylene, Prolene, or Marlex (made by Phillips Petroleum) have been used for the repair of inguinal hernias and other hernias of the abdominal wall. Representative devices are shown in U.S. Pat. No. 5,634,931, issued Jun. 3, 1997 to R. D. Kugel, and U.S. Pat. No. 5,824,082, issued Oct. 20, 1998 to R. B. Brown. No device using a hernia mesh patch made from polypropylene for the repair of a hiatal hernia is known to applicant. [0015]
  • None of the above inventions and patents, taken either singly or in combination, is seen to describe the instant invention as claimed. [0016]
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • This invention relates to a surgical prosthesis and method of use. The hiatal hernia repair patch is a ring with an integral mesh attached to and surrounding the ring. The ring and the mesh have a slit therein extending radially so that the ring may be placed about the esophagus. The ring may be hollow or solid and is flexible so that it may be inserted through a small incision or a laparoscopic port into the abdominal cavity. The patch, including the ring and mesh, is made as a one-piece unit and is made from polypropylene or other biocompatible material. In use, the ring is placed around the esophagus, between the stomach and the diaphragm. Next, the mesh is stapled or sutured to the undersurface of the diaphragm, bridging the hiatal hernia defect. [0017]
  • The invention concerns the reconstruction, and reinforcement of the esophago-gastric (EG) junction. Helping the EG junction perform properly controls gastro-esophageal reflux. It also prevents the stomach from migrating into the lower mediastinum, thereby eliminating hiatal hernia. [0018]
  • Accordingly, it is a principal object of the invention to repair a hiatal hernia by implanting a hiatal hernia repair patch which reinforces the esophago-gastric junction, reconstructing the anatomy and stabilizing the esophago-gastric junction, thereby helping it to perform properly. [0019]
  • It is another object of the invention to attach a lightweight prosthesis to the diaphragm which reinforces the junction between the esophagus and the gastric region. [0020]
  • It is a further object of the invention to produce a prosthesis for the repair of a hiatal hernia that allows surrounding tissue to grow into its supporting framework. [0021]
  • It is an object of the invention to provide improved elements and arrangements thereof in a prosthesis for the purposes described which is inexpensive, dependable and fully effective in accomplishing its intended purposes. [0022]
  • These and other objects of the present invention will become readily apparent upon further review of the following specification and drawings.[0023]
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 is a top plan view of a hiatal hernia repair patch according to the present invention. [0024]
  • FIG. 2 is an diagrammatic cross-sectional view of a hiatal hernia repair patch according to the present invention showing positioning of the patch. [0025]
  • FIG. 3 is a section view along the lines [0026] 3-3 of FIG. 1.
  • FIG. 4 is a section view of an alternative embodiment of a hiatal hernia repair patch according to the present invention. [0027]
  • FIG. 5 is an environmental, perspective view of a third embodiment of a hiatal hernia repair patch according to the present invention. [0028]
  • FIG. 6 is an end view of a hiatal hernia repair patch according to the present invention folded for insertion through a laparoscopic port.[0029]
  • Similar reference characters denote corresponding features consistently throughout the attached drawings. [0030]
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • The present invention is directed to a surgical prosthesis, and method for its use, and more specifically to a hiatal hernia repair patch, and the surgical procedure for implanting the patch. The hiatal hernia repair patch will first be discussed with reference to FIG. 1. [0031]
  • The patch, designated generally as [0032] 9 in FIG. 1, comprises a ring 10, surrounded by a piece of biocompatible mesh 12. The diameter of the ring 10, measured from the inside, is generally sized and dimensioned for encircling a patient's distal esophagus. Preferably the mesh 12 extends substantially 360° about the ring 10; however, it will be understood that the scope of the present invention extends to any hernia patch having a ring 10 with a mesh 12 extending radially therefrom, regardless of the pattern of the mesh 12, e.g., the mesh 12 may extend radially from the ring 10 at angular intervals. A single slit 14 in the ring 10 extends radially to and through the surrounding mesh 12. The slit 14 allows placement of the patch 9 around the esophagus 30, as shown in FIG. 5. The mesh 12 may be stapled or sutured to the undersurface of the diaphragm 24 to secure the patch 9. The patch 9 is made from a synthetic biocompatible material, preferably polypropylene, although the patch 9 may be made from other biocompatible material, such as polytetrafluoroethylene (PFTE) Preferably the mesh 12 is attached to the ring 10 by ultrasonic welding, adhesive, molding, or other joining or plastic forming techniques so that the mesh 12 is integral with the ring 10.
  • FIG. 2 depicts a diagrammatic, close-up, cross-sectional view of the patch [0033] 9, illustrating positioning of the patch 9. As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the ring 10 is preferably circular in cross-section, with the mesh 12 extending tangentially from one side of the ring 10 rather than extending medially. The patch 9 is implanted with the mesh 12 oriented superiorly and the body of the ring 10 depending inferiorly. Thus, the patch 9 may be referred to as having a superior side 18 and an inferior side 20.
  • After implantation, surrounding tissue may grow into the mesh [0034] 12. As a desirable consequence, this ingrowth further secures the ring 10 to the diaphragm 24. As previously noted, the internal diameter of the ring 10 is selected to closely approximate the diameter of the patient's esophagus at the esophago-gastric (EG) junction. The flexibility of the polypropylene ring 10, as well as the slit 14, permits the ring 10 to expand and contract during normal swallowing, while the mesh 12 restricts movement of the ring 10 up and down the esophagus 30. By strengthening the EG junction 26, the ring 10 prevents the stomach 28 from migrating through the hiatal opening in the diaphragm 24, as occurs in a sliding hiatal hernia. The ring 10 fits snugly around the esophagus 30 in order to prevent such migration.
  • As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the ring [0035] 10 incorporates a radiopaque marker 40 about its inner circumference. The radiopaque marker 40 permits visualization of the ring 10 intraoperatively and postoperatively to ensure that the patch 9 is properly positioned during surgery, and that the patch 9, and particularly the ring 10, maintains its position postoperatively in order to properly strengthen and reinforce the EG junction. The radiopaque marker 40 may be any conventional marker known in the art for allowing radiographic visualization of a prosthesis, and may comprise a radiopaque dye; a metal wire molded into the ring 10 made from a biocompatible material, such as titanium, tantalum, stainless steel, or nitinol; or metallic salts (such a barium compounds) embedded in the synthetic biocompatible material from which the patch 9 is formed.
  • As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, in a first embodiment the ring [0036] 10 has the shape of a torus in which the toroidal body is solid. FIG. 4 shows a second embodiment of the patch, referred to generally as 109, in which the toroidal body of the ring 110 is hollow. The mesh 112 extends from the superior side 118 of the ring 112 and the ring 112 has an inferior side 120 and a radiopaque marker 140 about its inner circumference, as described above in connection with the first embodiment of the patch 9. Although the shape of a torus, and therefore a substantially circular cross-section, is preferred, it will be understood that the scope of the invention extends to a patch having a ring, regardless of the sectional shape of the ring, which may be flat, as shown by the ring 210 shown in FIG. 5 so that its cross-sectional shape is rectangular or C-shaped in vertical section, or any other shape. Further, it will be understood that while it is preferred that the mesh 12, 112, or 212, extend from the superior side 18 or 118 of the ring 10, 110 or 210, since this orientation places the mesh 12, 112 or 212 closer to the diaphragm 24 and provides better support for the EG junction 26, it will be understood that the mesh 12, 112, or 212 may alternatively extend from the ring 10, 110, 210 medially or from the inferior side 20 or 120. Other than the cross-sectional shape of the ring, the embodiments shown in FIGS. 4 and 5 are otherwise substantially identical to the embodiment shown in FIGS. 1-3.
  • Implanting the hiatal hernia patch involves several steps. The hiatal hernia is dissected laparoscopically or by open technique, mobilizing the stomach and lower esophagus out of the hiatal hernia using blunt and sharp dissection. The esophagogastric junction is dissected circumferentially. The hiatal hernia patch [0037] 9, 109 or 209 is placed around the esophago-gastric junction 26. Prior to implantation the ring 10, 110 or 210 must be checked to verify that it is generally larger than the patient's distal esophagus 30. A 60 French blunt tip esophageal bougie should be inserted through the patient's mouth into the esophageal lumen after mobilization of the distal esophagus and the stomach out of the hiatal hernia sac to ensure the ring fits snugly outside the esophagus. The ring must fit snugly. If the ring's aperture is too large, the ring will be ineffective at preventing the stomach's migration; if the ring's aperture is too small the esophagus will become partially obstructed.
  • The next step requires trimming the patch's biocompatible mesh [0038] 12 so that the mesh generally conforms to the shape and size of the patient's diaphragm. In the alternative, the manufacturer can produce the patch in a variety of shapes and sizes. The physician can select one, from an assortment, that conforms to the shape and size of the patient's diaphragm.
  • The prothesis is then placed around the patient's esophagus. The slit [0039] 14 in the prothesis allows for its placement. The ring and mesh may be made of flexible polypropylene, which also aids in placement through small, laparoscopic incisions, or through laparoscopic ports. The patch 9 may be folded, as shown in FIG. 6, for insertion through a laparoscopic port. The patch 9, however, is resilient enough that it regains its shape after insertion through the incision.
  • Finally, the physician secures the patch [0040] 9 to the edges of the hernia defect and the undersurface of the diaphragm using a stapling device or sutures of nonabsorbable material, bridging the hiatal hernia defect. FIG. 5 illustrates an environmental view of the prothesis once it has been put in place, and prior to its attachment to the diaphragm. The procedure of implanting the patch may be performed using laparoscopic techniques. The patch may be viewed radiographically either intraoperatively or postoperatively to ensure proper placement of the ring about the distal esophagus.
  • It is to be understood that the present invention is not limited to the sole embodiments described above, but encompasses any and all embodiments within the scope of the following claims. [0041]

Claims (18)

    I claim:
  1. 1. A hiatal hernia repair patch, comprising:
    a ring defining an opening, the opening being sized and dimensioned for encircling a patient's distal esophagus, the ring having a slit extending radially through the ring; and
    at least one section of biocompatible mesh, said mesh extending radially from said ring.
  2. 2. The hiatal hernia repair patch according to
    claim 1
    , wherein said at least one section of biocompatible mesh is a single section of mesh extending radially from said ring substantially 360° about the circumference of said ring, said mesh having a slit extending radially through said mesh in registry with the slit extending through said ring.
  3. 3. The hiatal hernia repair patch according to
    claim 1
    , wherein said ring has the shape of a torus, said ring having a superior side and an inferior side.
  4. 4. The hiatal hernia repair patch according to
    claim 3
    , wherein said mesh extends from the superior side of said ring tangential to the ring.
  5. 5. The hiatal hernia repair patch according to
    claim 3
    , wherein said ring is solid.
  6. 6. The hiatal hernia repair patch according to
    claim 3
    , wherein said ring is hollow.
  7. 7. The hiatal hernia repair patch according to
    claim 1
    , further comprising a radiopaque marker incorporated into said ring and disposed about the circumference of said ring.
  8. 8. The hiatal hernia repair patch according to
    claim 1
    , wherein said patch is made from a flexible biocompatible material.
  9. 9. The hiatal hernia repair patch according to
    claim 1
    , wherein said patch is made from polypropylene.
  10. 10. A method for implanting the hiatal hernia repair patch of
    claim 1
    , comprising the steps of:
    (a) dissecting a hiatal hernia, including mobilizing a patient's stomach and lower esophagus out of the hiatal hernia sac using blunt and sharp dissection;
    (b) dissecting the patient's esophago-gastric junction circumferentially;
    (c) placing the patch around the patient's esophagus; and
    (d) attaching the mesh to an edge of the hiatal hernia defect and to an undersurface of the patient's diaphragm, bridging the hiatal hernia defect.
  11. 11. The method of implanting a hiatal hernia repair patch according to
    claim 10
    , further comprising the step of verifying that the ring is generally larger than the diameter of a specific patient's distal esophagus before placing the patch around the patient's esophagus.
  12. 12. The method of implanting a hiatal hernia repair patch according to
    claim 10
    , further comprising the step of inserting an esophageal bougie through the patient's mouth into the esophageal lumen after mobilization of the distal esophagus and the stomach out of the hiatal hernia sac in order to ensure that the ring fits snugly outside the esophagus.
  13. 13. The method of implanting a hiatal hernia repair patch according to
    claim 10
    , further comprising the step of trimming the mesh so that said mesh conforms generally to the shape and size of the patient's diaphragm.
  14. 14. The method of implanting a hiatal hernia repair patch according to
    claim 13
    , wherein the step of trimming the mesh is performed during the manufacturing of the prosthesis, and wherein said method further comprises the step of selecting the prosthesis of a proper size from a plurality of prostheses with variously sized mesh.
  15. 15. The method of implanting a hiatal hernia repair patch according to
    claim 10
    , wherein the steps of dissecting the hiatal hernia and placing the patch about the patient's esophagus are performed using an open technique.
  16. 16. The method of implanting a hiatal hernia repair patch according to
    claim 10
    , wherein the steps of dissecting the hiatal hernia and placing the patch about the patient's esophagus are performed using a laparoscopic technique.
  17. 17. The method of implanting a hiatal hernia repair patch according to
    claim 16
    , further comprising the steps of:
    (a) inserting a laparoscopic port through the patient's abdomen;
    (b) folding the patch into an elongated tubular shape;
    (c) inserting the folded patch through the laparoscopic port; and
    d) unfolding the patch in order to place the patch about the patient's distal esophagus.
  18. 18. The method of implanting a hiatal hernia repair patch according to
    claim 10
    , further comprising the step of verifying proper placement of the patch about the patient's distal esophagus by radiographic imaging.
US09752771 2000-01-31 2001-01-03 Hiatal hernia repair patch and method for using the same Expired - Fee Related US6436030B2 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US17914900 true 2000-01-31 2000-01-31
US09752771 US6436030B2 (en) 2000-01-31 2001-01-03 Hiatal hernia repair patch and method for using the same

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US09752771 US6436030B2 (en) 2000-01-31 2001-01-03 Hiatal hernia repair patch and method for using the same

Publications (2)

Publication Number Publication Date
US20010049539A1 true true US20010049539A1 (en) 2001-12-06
US6436030B2 US6436030B2 (en) 2002-08-20

Family

ID=22655423

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US09752771 Expired - Fee Related US6436030B2 (en) 2000-01-31 2001-01-03 Hiatal hernia repair patch and method for using the same

Country Status (2)

Country Link
US (1) US6436030B2 (en)
WO (1) WO2001054589A1 (en)

Cited By (36)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20020138087A1 (en) * 1999-07-28 2002-09-26 Hanni Shennib Device for interconnecting vessels in a patient
US20030212462A1 (en) * 2002-05-10 2003-11-13 Gryska Paul Vonryll Prosthetic repair fabric
WO2003094783A1 (en) * 2002-05-10 2003-11-20 C.R. Bard, Inc. Prosthetic repair fabric with erosion resistant edge
WO2003094786A1 (en) * 2002-05-10 2003-11-20 C.R. Bard, Inc. Prosthetic repair fabric
US6723133B1 (en) 1998-09-11 2004-04-20 C. R. Bard, Inc. Performed curved prosthesis having a reduced incidence of developing wrinkles or folds
US6740122B1 (en) 1998-09-11 2004-05-25 C. R. Bard, Inc. Preformed curved prosthesis that is adapted to the external iliac vessels
US20040249412A1 (en) * 2003-06-04 2004-12-09 Snow Brent W. Apparatus and methods for puncture site closure
US20050043587A1 (en) * 2003-08-04 2005-02-24 Olympus Corporation Capsular endoscope
US20050192600A1 (en) * 2004-02-24 2005-09-01 Enrico Nicolo Inguinal hernia repair prosthetic
US20080147200A1 (en) * 2006-10-31 2008-06-19 Rousseau Robert A Implantable repair device
US7892247B2 (en) 2001-10-03 2011-02-22 Bioconnect Systems, Inc. Devices and methods for interconnecting vessels
US7892246B2 (en) 1999-07-28 2011-02-22 Bioconnect Systems, Inc. Devices and methods for interconnecting conduits and closing openings in tissue
US20110087199A1 (en) * 2009-09-07 2011-04-14 Pan Kai Multifunction carbasus for laparoscopic operation
WO2011065631A1 (en) * 2009-11-29 2011-06-03 Lee Jeongsam Special mesh used in a one port laparoscopic hernia operation
WO2012082581A2 (en) * 2010-12-13 2012-06-21 Richard Massen Hernia mesh apparatus and method
US8298290B2 (en) 2004-09-20 2012-10-30 Davol, Inc. Implantable prosthesis for soft tissue repair
US8317808B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2012-11-27 Covidien Lp Device and method for rolling and inserting a prosthetic patch into a body cavity
US8366651B2 (en) 2007-08-02 2013-02-05 Bioconnect Systems, Inc. Implantable flow connector
US8500776B2 (en) 2010-02-08 2013-08-06 Covidien Lp Vacuum patch for rapid wound closure
US8753359B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2014-06-17 Covidien Lp Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue
US8758373B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2014-06-24 Covidien Lp Means and method for reversibly connecting a patch to a patch deployment device
US8808314B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2014-08-19 Covidien Lp Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue
US8888811B2 (en) 2008-10-20 2014-11-18 Covidien Lp Device and method for attaching an implant to biological tissue
US8906045B2 (en) 2009-08-17 2014-12-09 Covidien Lp Articulating patch deployment device and method of use
US9034002B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2015-05-19 Covidien Lp Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device
US9044235B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2015-06-02 Covidien Lp Magnetic clip for implant deployment device
US20150157437A1 (en) * 2011-09-30 2015-06-11 Covidien Lp Hernia repair device and method
US9107570B2 (en) 2012-06-19 2015-08-18 Covidien Lp System and method for mapping anatomical structures and marking them on a substrate
US9282967B2 (en) 2007-08-02 2016-03-15 Bioconnect Systems, Inc. Implantable flow connector
US9301826B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2016-04-05 Covidien Lp Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device
US9393002B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2016-07-19 Covidien Lp Clip for implant deployment device
US9393093B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2016-07-19 Covidien Lp Clip for implant deployment device
US9398944B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2016-07-26 Covidien Lp Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device
WO2017079691A1 (en) * 2015-11-05 2017-05-11 Swedish Health Services Prosthetic phrenoesophageal membrane
US9833240B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2017-12-05 Covidien Lp Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device
US9999424B2 (en) 2009-08-17 2018-06-19 Covidien Lp Means and method for reversibly connecting an implant to a deployment device

Families Citing this family (116)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US8668737B2 (en) * 1997-10-10 2014-03-11 Senorx, Inc. Tissue marking implant
US9820824B2 (en) 1999-02-02 2017-11-21 Senorx, Inc. Deployment of polysaccharide markers for treating a site within a patent
US8361082B2 (en) 1999-02-02 2013-01-29 Senorx, Inc. Marker delivery device with releasable plug
CA2775170C (en) 2000-11-20 2017-09-05 Senorx, Inc. An intracorporeal marker delivery system for marking a tissue site
US8498693B2 (en) 1999-02-02 2013-07-30 Senorx, Inc. Intracorporeal marker and marker delivery device
US6862470B2 (en) 1999-02-02 2005-03-01 Senorx, Inc. Cavity-filling biopsy site markers
US6575991B1 (en) 1999-06-17 2003-06-10 Inrad, Inc. Apparatus for the percutaneous marking of a lesion
DE10019604C2 (en) * 2000-04-20 2002-06-27 Ethicon Gmbh implant
FR2829922B1 (en) * 2001-09-21 2004-06-18 Sofradim Production complete and universal implant for the repair of hernias by anterior route
DE10153334B4 (en) * 2001-10-29 2004-04-29 Ethicon Gmbh areal implant
ES2383252T3 (en) 2002-06-17 2012-06-19 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp annular support structures
US7651505B2 (en) 2002-06-17 2010-01-26 Senorx, Inc. Plugged tip delivery for marker placement
ES2301834T3 (en) * 2002-08-01 2008-07-01 FIN MED S.A.S. DI GRONDELLI & C. Device for surgical treatment of female prolapse.
US20060036158A1 (en) 2003-11-17 2006-02-16 Inrad, Inc. Self-contained, self-piercing, side-expelling marking apparatus
US20040143343A1 (en) * 2003-01-17 2004-07-22 Grocela Joseph A. Post-radical prostatectomy continence implant
CA2515609A1 (en) * 2003-02-11 2004-08-26 C.R. Bard, Inc. Implantable hernia repair system
WO2004073526A1 (en) * 2003-02-20 2004-09-02 Cid Cardiovascular Innovation Design Ab Surgical instrument for use in hernia repairs
US20050010239A1 (en) * 2003-02-21 2005-01-13 Chefitz Allen B. Hernia mesh-device with tissue adhesive
US7983734B2 (en) 2003-05-23 2011-07-19 Senorx, Inc. Fibrous marker and intracorporeal delivery thereof
US7877133B2 (en) 2003-05-23 2011-01-25 Senorx, Inc. Marker or filler forming fluid
EP1691852A2 (en) * 2003-11-10 2006-08-23 Angiotech International AG Medical implants and fibrosis-inducing agents
US7075140B2 (en) * 2003-11-26 2006-07-11 Gregorio Spadea Low voltage EEPROM memory arrays
KR100642930B1 (en) * 2003-12-27 2006-11-03 동부일렉트로닉스 주식회사 Embedded non-volatile memory having high density and method for fabricating the same
US20050273002A1 (en) 2004-06-04 2005-12-08 Goosen Ryan L Multi-mode imaging marker
US8562633B2 (en) * 2004-08-02 2013-10-22 W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Tissue repair device with a bioabsorbable support member
JP2008510515A (en) * 2004-08-17 2008-04-10 タイコ ヘルスケア グループ エルピー Stapling support structure
US8372094B2 (en) * 2004-10-15 2013-02-12 Covidien Lp Seal element for anastomosis
EP2441396B1 (en) 2004-10-18 2015-01-21 Covidien LP Annular adhesive structure
US7845536B2 (en) 2004-10-18 2010-12-07 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Annular adhesive structure
US7938307B2 (en) * 2004-10-18 2011-05-10 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Support structures and methods of using the same
US7942890B2 (en) 2005-03-15 2011-05-17 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Anastomosis composite gasket
US9364229B2 (en) 2005-03-15 2016-06-14 Covidien Lp Circular anastomosis structures
US8052658B2 (en) 2005-10-07 2011-11-08 Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. Drug-eluting tissue marker
US20100152624A1 (en) * 2005-11-07 2010-06-17 Smith & Nephew, Inc. Apparatus and method for mounting a therapeutic device
US9629626B2 (en) 2006-02-02 2017-04-25 Covidien Lp Mechanically tuned buttress material to assist with proper formation of surgical element in diseased tissue
US7793813B2 (en) 2006-02-28 2010-09-14 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Hub for positioning annular structure on a surgical device
US20070203510A1 (en) * 2006-02-28 2007-08-30 Bettuchi Michael J Annular disk for reduction of anastomotic tension and methods of using the same
US20100030245A1 (en) * 2006-06-30 2010-02-04 Kassab Ghassan S Magnetic devices for hiatal hernia remodeling
US20090216118A1 (en) 2007-07-26 2009-08-27 Senorx, Inc. Polysaccharide markers
WO2008057281A3 (en) 2006-10-26 2008-07-17 Tyco Healthcare Methods of using shape memory alloys for buttress attachment
EP2109409B1 (en) 2006-12-12 2018-09-05 C.R.Bard, Inc. Multiple imaging mode tissue marker
WO2008076973A3 (en) 2006-12-18 2008-08-14 Bard Inc C R Biopsy marker with in situ-generated imaging properties
US7998152B2 (en) * 2006-12-21 2011-08-16 Frank Robert E Implantable prosthesis for periareolar mastopexy
US8011555B2 (en) 2007-03-06 2011-09-06 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapling apparatus
CN101626731B (en) 2007-03-06 2013-10-16 柯惠Lp公司 Surgical stapling apparatus
US8038045B2 (en) 2007-05-25 2011-10-18 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Staple buttress retention system
US7950561B2 (en) * 2007-06-18 2011-05-31 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Structure for attachment of buttress material to anvils and cartridges of surgical staplers
US7665646B2 (en) 2007-06-18 2010-02-23 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Interlocking buttress material retention system
US7845533B2 (en) 2007-06-22 2010-12-07 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Detachable buttress material retention systems for use with a surgical stapling device
US8062330B2 (en) 2007-06-27 2011-11-22 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Buttress and surgical stapling apparatus
WO2009005625A1 (en) * 2007-07-03 2009-01-08 Synecor, Llc Satiation devices and methods for controlling obesity
US8500759B2 (en) * 2007-09-26 2013-08-06 Ethicon, Inc. Hernia mesh support device
WO2009059005A1 (en) * 2007-10-31 2009-05-07 Vanderbilt University Device and method for positioning a surgical prosthesis
US9308068B2 (en) * 2007-12-03 2016-04-12 Sofradim Production Implant for parastomal hernia
US9242026B2 (en) 2008-06-27 2016-01-26 Sofradim Production Biosynthetic implant for soft tissue repair
US20100147921A1 (en) 2008-12-16 2010-06-17 Lee Olson Surgical Apparatus Including Surgical Buttress
CA2742765C (en) 2008-12-30 2016-04-12 C.R. Bard Inc. Marker delivery device for tissue marker placement
US7988027B2 (en) 2009-03-31 2011-08-02 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Crimp and release of suture holding buttress material
US8011550B2 (en) 2009-03-31 2011-09-06 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapling apparatus
US8348126B2 (en) 2009-03-31 2013-01-08 Covidien Lp Crimp and release of suture holding buttress material
US8365972B2 (en) 2009-03-31 2013-02-05 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling apparatus
US9486215B2 (en) 2009-03-31 2016-11-08 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling apparatus
US8016178B2 (en) 2009-03-31 2011-09-13 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapling apparatus
US7967179B2 (en) 2009-03-31 2011-06-28 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Center cinch and release of buttress material
US9610080B2 (en) 2009-10-15 2017-04-04 Covidien Lp Staple line reinforcement for anvil and cartridge
US8157151B2 (en) 2009-10-15 2012-04-17 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Staple line reinforcement for anvil and cartridge
US9693772B2 (en) 2009-10-15 2017-07-04 Covidien Lp Staple line reinforcement for anvil and cartridge
US8348130B2 (en) 2010-12-10 2013-01-08 Covidien Lp Surgical apparatus including surgical buttress
US9084602B2 (en) 2011-01-26 2015-07-21 Covidien Lp Buttress film with hemostatic action for surgical stapling apparatus
US8479968B2 (en) 2011-03-10 2013-07-09 Covidien Lp Surgical instrument buttress attachment
FR2972626B1 (en) 2011-03-16 2014-04-11 Sofradim Production Prosthesis comprising a knitted spacer fabric and openwork
US8789737B2 (en) 2011-04-27 2014-07-29 Covidien Lp Circular stapler and staple line reinforcement material
FR2977789B1 (en) 2011-07-13 2013-07-19 Sofradim Production Prosthesis for umbilical hernia
FR2977790B1 (en) 2011-07-13 2013-07-19 Sofradim Production Prosthesis for umbilical hernia
US9526603B2 (en) 2011-09-30 2016-12-27 Covidien Lp Reversible stiffening of light weight mesh
US9675351B2 (en) 2011-10-26 2017-06-13 Covidien Lp Buttress release from surgical stapler by knife pushing
US8584920B2 (en) 2011-11-04 2013-11-19 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling apparatus including releasable buttress
US9113885B2 (en) 2011-12-14 2015-08-25 Covidien Lp Buttress assembly for use with surgical stapling device
US9237892B2 (en) 2011-12-14 2016-01-19 Covidien Lp Buttress attachment to the cartridge surface
US8967448B2 (en) 2011-12-14 2015-03-03 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling apparatus including buttress attachment via tabs
US9010608B2 (en) 2011-12-14 2015-04-21 Covidien Lp Releasable buttress retention on a surgical stapler
US9351732B2 (en) 2011-12-14 2016-05-31 Covidien Lp Buttress attachment to degradable polymer zones
US9351731B2 (en) 2011-12-14 2016-05-31 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling apparatus including releasable surgical buttress
FR2985271B1 (en) 2011-12-29 2014-01-24 Sofradim Production Tricot pins
FR2985170B1 (en) 2011-12-29 2014-01-24 Sofradim Production Prosthesis for inguinal hernia
US9010612B2 (en) 2012-01-26 2015-04-21 Covidien Lp Buttress support design for EEA anvil
US9010609B2 (en) 2012-01-26 2015-04-21 Covidien Lp Circular stapler including buttress
US9326773B2 (en) 2012-01-26 2016-05-03 Covidien Lp Surgical device including buttress material
US9931116B2 (en) 2012-02-10 2018-04-03 Covidien Lp Buttress composition
US8820606B2 (en) 2012-02-24 2014-09-02 Covidien Lp Buttress retention system for linear endostaplers
US9572576B2 (en) 2012-07-18 2017-02-21 Covidien Lp Surgical apparatus including surgical buttress
FR2995778B1 (en) 2012-09-25 2015-06-26 Sofradim Production reinforcement prosthesis of the abdominal wall and method of manufacture
FR2995779B1 (en) 2012-09-25 2015-09-25 Sofradim Production Prothese including a mesh and a consolidation means
FR2995788B1 (en) 2012-09-25 2014-09-26 Sofradim Production Hemostatic patch and method of preparation
US9161753B2 (en) 2012-10-10 2015-10-20 Covidien Lp Buttress fixation for a circular stapler
US9192384B2 (en) 2012-11-09 2015-11-24 Covidien Lp Recessed groove for better suture retention
US9681936B2 (en) 2012-11-30 2017-06-20 Covidien Lp Multi-layer porous film material
US9295466B2 (en) 2012-11-30 2016-03-29 Covidien Lp Surgical apparatus including surgical buttress
US9522002B2 (en) 2012-12-13 2016-12-20 Covidien Lp Surgical instrument with pressure distribution device
US9402627B2 (en) 2012-12-13 2016-08-02 Covidien Lp Folded buttress for use with a surgical apparatus
US9204881B2 (en) 2013-01-11 2015-12-08 Covidien Lp Buttress retainer for EEA anvil
US9433420B2 (en) 2013-01-23 2016-09-06 Covidien Lp Surgical apparatus including surgical buttress
US9414839B2 (en) 2013-02-04 2016-08-16 Covidien Lp Buttress attachment for circular stapling device
US9192383B2 (en) 2013-02-04 2015-11-24 Covidien Lp Circular stapling device including buttress material
US9504470B2 (en) 2013-02-25 2016-11-29 Covidien Lp Circular stapling device with buttress
US9782173B2 (en) 2013-03-07 2017-10-10 Covidien Lp Circular stapling device including buttress release mechanism
USD715442S1 (en) 2013-09-24 2014-10-14 C. R. Bard, Inc. Tissue marker for intracorporeal site identification
USD716450S1 (en) 2013-09-24 2014-10-28 C. R. Bard, Inc. Tissue marker for intracorporeal site identification
USD715942S1 (en) 2013-09-24 2014-10-21 C. R. Bard, Inc. Tissue marker for intracorporeal site identification
USD716451S1 (en) 2013-09-24 2014-10-28 C. R. Bard, Inc. Tissue marker for intracorporeal site identification
US9655620B2 (en) 2013-10-28 2017-05-23 Covidien Lp Circular surgical stapling device including buttress material
US9844378B2 (en) 2014-04-29 2017-12-19 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling apparatus and methods of adhering a surgical buttress thereto
EP3000432A1 (en) 2014-09-29 2016-03-30 Sofradim Production Textile-based prosthesis for treatment of inguinal hernia
EP3029189A1 (en) 2014-12-05 2016-06-08 Sofradim Production Prosthetic porous knit, method of making same and hernia prosthesis
US20160175082A1 (en) * 2014-12-23 2016-06-23 Novus Scientific Ab Resorbable medical mesh implant for repair or prevention of parastomal hernia
EP3085337A1 (en) 2015-04-24 2016-10-26 Sofradim Production Prosthesis for supporting a breast structure

Family Cites Families (15)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3875928A (en) 1973-08-16 1975-04-08 Angelchik Jean P Method for maintaining the reduction of a sliding esophageal hiatal hernia
US4271827A (en) 1979-09-13 1981-06-09 Angelchik Jean P Method for prevention of gastro esophageal reflux
US4403604A (en) 1982-05-13 1983-09-13 Wilkinson Lawrence H Gastric pouch
DE3619197C2 (en) 1986-06-07 1988-03-31 Ethicon Gmbh & Co Kg, 2000 Norderstedt, De
DE69004409T2 (en) 1989-07-20 1994-05-11 Norman Godin Prosthesis for preventing a gastric flow back into the esophagus.
US5006106A (en) 1990-10-09 1991-04-09 Angelchik Jean P Apparatus and method for laparoscopic implantation of anti-reflux prosthesis
US5316543A (en) * 1990-11-27 1994-05-31 Cook Incorporated Medical apparatus and methods for treating sliding hiatal hernias
US5290217A (en) * 1991-10-10 1994-03-01 Earl K. Sipes Method and apparatus for hernia repair
US5246456A (en) 1992-06-08 1993-09-21 Wilkinson Lawrence H Fenestrated gastric pouch
DE4316673C1 (en) 1993-05-12 1995-01-12 Ethicon Gmbh flexible implant
US6174320B1 (en) * 1994-09-29 2001-01-16 Bard Asdi Inc. Hernia mesh patch with slit
US5634931A (en) 1994-09-29 1997-06-03 Surgical Sense, Inc. Hernia mesh patches and methods of their use
US5813975A (en) * 1994-11-09 1998-09-29 Valenti; Gabriele Double layer dynamic prosthesis for surgical treatment of the inguinal hernia
EP0817598B1 (en) 1995-03-28 1999-07-14 Biomedix SA Prosthesis for preventing gastro-oesophageal reflux
US5824082A (en) 1997-07-14 1998-10-20 Brown; Roderick B. Patch for endoscopic repair of hernias

Cited By (69)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US6723133B1 (en) 1998-09-11 2004-04-20 C. R. Bard, Inc. Performed curved prosthesis having a reduced incidence of developing wrinkles or folds
US6740122B1 (en) 1998-09-11 2004-05-25 C. R. Bard, Inc. Preformed curved prosthesis that is adapted to the external iliac vessels
US6464709B2 (en) * 1999-07-28 2002-10-15 Vasconnect, Inc. Device for interconnecting vessels in a patient
US7892246B2 (en) 1999-07-28 2011-02-22 Bioconnect Systems, Inc. Devices and methods for interconnecting conduits and closing openings in tissue
US20020138087A1 (en) * 1999-07-28 2002-09-26 Hanni Shennib Device for interconnecting vessels in a patient
US7892247B2 (en) 2001-10-03 2011-02-22 Bioconnect Systems, Inc. Devices and methods for interconnecting vessels
JP2010005416A (en) * 2002-05-10 2010-01-14 C R Bard Inc Prosthetic repair fabric
US6736854B2 (en) 2002-05-10 2004-05-18 C. R. Bard, Inc. Prosthetic repair fabric with erosion resistant edge
WO2003094786A1 (en) * 2002-05-10 2003-11-20 C.R. Bard, Inc. Prosthetic repair fabric
WO2003094783A1 (en) * 2002-05-10 2003-11-20 C.R. Bard, Inc. Prosthetic repair fabric with erosion resistant edge
US20040181288A1 (en) * 2002-05-10 2004-09-16 C.R. Bard, Inc. Prosthetic repair fabric
US20110118851A1 (en) * 2002-05-10 2011-05-19 C.R. Bard, Inc. Prosthetic repair fabric with erosion resistant edge
US20050027369A1 (en) * 2002-05-10 2005-02-03 Eldridge Stephen N. Prosthetic repair fabric with erosion resistant edge
WO2003094787A1 (en) * 2002-05-10 2003-11-20 C.R. Bard, Inc. Prosthetic repair fabric
JP2005525167A (en) * 2002-05-10 2005-08-25 シー・アール・バード・インコーポレーテッドC R Bard Incorporated A prosthetic repair fabric
JP2005525168A (en) * 2002-05-10 2005-08-25 シー・アール・バード・インコーポレーテッドC R Bard Incorporated A prosthetic repair fabric
JP2005525166A (en) * 2002-05-10 2005-08-25 シー・アール・バード・インコーポレーテッドC R Bard Incorporated Prosthetic repair fabric having an erosion resistant end
US20030212462A1 (en) * 2002-05-10 2003-11-13 Gryska Paul Vonryll Prosthetic repair fabric
US7011688B2 (en) 2002-05-10 2006-03-14 C.R. Bard, Inc. Prosthetic repair fabric
US7879108B2 (en) 2002-05-10 2011-02-01 C. R. Bard, Inc. Prosthetic repair fabric with erosion resistant edge
US6736823B2 (en) 2002-05-10 2004-05-18 C.R. Bard, Inc. Prosthetic repair fabric
JP4694832B2 (en) * 2002-05-10 2011-06-08 シー・アール・バード・インコーポレーテッドC R Bard Incorporated A prosthetic repair fabric
JP4733384B2 (en) * 2002-05-10 2011-07-27 シー・アール・バード・インコーポレーテッドC R Bard Incorporated Repair fabric prosthesis having erosion resistance end
US20040249412A1 (en) * 2003-06-04 2004-12-09 Snow Brent W. Apparatus and methods for puncture site closure
US20070173696A1 (en) * 2003-08-04 2007-07-26 Olympus Corporation Capsular endoscope
US20050043587A1 (en) * 2003-08-04 2005-02-24 Olympus Corporation Capsular endoscope
US8246537B2 (en) 2003-08-04 2012-08-21 Olympus Corporation Capsular endoscope
US20050192600A1 (en) * 2004-02-24 2005-09-01 Enrico Nicolo Inguinal hernia repair prosthetic
US8298290B2 (en) 2004-09-20 2012-10-30 Davol, Inc. Implantable prosthesis for soft tissue repair
US8591534B2 (en) 2006-10-31 2013-11-26 Ethicon, Inc. Implantable repair device
US20110172786A1 (en) * 2006-10-31 2011-07-14 Rousseau Robert A Implantable Repair Device
US20110178608A1 (en) * 2006-10-31 2011-07-21 Rousseau Robert A Implantable Repair Device
US9636207B2 (en) 2006-10-31 2017-05-02 Ethicon, Inc. Implantable repair device
US7828854B2 (en) 2006-10-31 2010-11-09 Ethicon, Inc. Implantable repair device
US20080147200A1 (en) * 2006-10-31 2008-06-19 Rousseau Robert A Implantable repair device
US8388633B2 (en) 2006-10-31 2013-03-05 Ethicon, Inc. Implantable repair device
US9345485B2 (en) 2007-08-02 2016-05-24 Bioconnect Systems, Inc. Implantable flow connector
US8961446B2 (en) 2007-08-02 2015-02-24 Bioconnect Systems Inc. Implantable flow connector
US8366651B2 (en) 2007-08-02 2013-02-05 Bioconnect Systems, Inc. Implantable flow connector
US9282967B2 (en) 2007-08-02 2016-03-15 Bioconnect Systems, Inc. Implantable flow connector
US8690816B2 (en) 2007-08-02 2014-04-08 Bioconnect Systems, Inc. Implantable flow connector
US9107726B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2015-08-18 Covidien Lp Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue
US9833240B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2017-12-05 Covidien Lp Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device
US9398944B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2016-07-26 Covidien Lp Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device
US8753359B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2014-06-17 Covidien Lp Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue
US8758373B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2014-06-24 Covidien Lp Means and method for reversibly connecting a patch to a patch deployment device
US8808314B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2014-08-19 Covidien Lp Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue
US9393093B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2016-07-19 Covidien Lp Clip for implant deployment device
US9393002B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2016-07-19 Covidien Lp Clip for implant deployment device
US8317808B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2012-11-27 Covidien Lp Device and method for rolling and inserting a prosthetic patch into a body cavity
US9005241B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2015-04-14 Covidien Lp Means and method for reversibly connecting a patch to a patch deployment device
US9034002B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2015-05-19 Covidien Lp Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device
US9301826B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2016-04-05 Covidien Lp Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device
US9044235B2 (en) 2008-02-18 2015-06-02 Covidien Lp Magnetic clip for implant deployment device
US8888811B2 (en) 2008-10-20 2014-11-18 Covidien Lp Device and method for attaching an implant to biological tissue
US8734473B2 (en) 2009-02-18 2014-05-27 Covidien Lp Device and method for rolling and inserting a prosthetic patch into a body cavity
US9999424B2 (en) 2009-08-17 2018-06-19 Covidien Lp Means and method for reversibly connecting an implant to a deployment device
US8906045B2 (en) 2009-08-17 2014-12-09 Covidien Lp Articulating patch deployment device and method of use
US20110087199A1 (en) * 2009-09-07 2011-04-14 Pan Kai Multifunction carbasus for laparoscopic operation
US9113993B2 (en) 2009-11-29 2015-08-25 Jeongsam Lee Mesh patch for use in laparoscopic hernia surgery
WO2011065631A1 (en) * 2009-11-29 2011-06-03 Lee Jeongsam Special mesh used in a one port laparoscopic hernia operation
US8500776B2 (en) 2010-02-08 2013-08-06 Covidien Lp Vacuum patch for rapid wound closure
WO2012082581A2 (en) * 2010-12-13 2012-06-21 Richard Massen Hernia mesh apparatus and method
US9308069B2 (en) 2010-12-13 2016-04-12 Richard Massen Hernia mesh apparatus and method
WO2012082581A3 (en) * 2010-12-13 2012-09-07 Richard Massen Hernia mesh apparatus and method
US9492261B2 (en) * 2011-09-30 2016-11-15 Covidien Lp Hernia repair device and method
US20150157437A1 (en) * 2011-09-30 2015-06-11 Covidien Lp Hernia repair device and method
US9107570B2 (en) 2012-06-19 2015-08-18 Covidien Lp System and method for mapping anatomical structures and marking them on a substrate
WO2017079691A1 (en) * 2015-11-05 2017-05-11 Swedish Health Services Prosthetic phrenoesophageal membrane

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date Type
US6436030B2 (en) 2002-08-20 grant
WO2001054589A1 (en) 2001-08-02 application

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US7101381B2 (en) Implantable prosthesis
US7833280B2 (en) Satiation devices and methods
US7881797B2 (en) Methods and devices for gastrointestinal stimulation
US7815589B2 (en) Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract
US5290300A (en) Flexible suture guide and holder
US6610006B1 (en) Implantable prosthesis
US7946976B2 (en) Methods and devices for the surgical creation of satiety and biofeedback pathways
US5766246A (en) Implantable prosthesis and method and apparatus for loading and delivering an implantable prothesis
US7678068B2 (en) Atraumatic delivery devices
US5006106A (en) Apparatus and method for laparoscopic implantation of anti-reflux prosthesis
US7846174B2 (en) Bariatric device and method
US7044982B2 (en) Surgical repair of tissue defects
US6572627B2 (en) System to inhibit and/or control expansion of anatomical features
US7824420B2 (en) Implantable prosthesis
US20050228415A1 (en) Methods and devices for percutaneous, non-laparoscopic treatment of obesity
US6098629A (en) Submucosal esophageal bulking device
US20110009897A1 (en) Apparatus for treating obesity and reflux disease
US20080071306A1 (en) Extragastric Balloon With Attachment Tabs
US20100016988A1 (en) Satiation devices and methods
US20040044357A1 (en) Stented anchoring of gastric space-occupying devices
US20040117031A1 (en) Satiation devices and methods
US20040143342A1 (en) Satiation pouches and methods of use
US20080306586A1 (en) Minimally Invasive System for Delivering and Securing an Annular Implant
US7981162B2 (en) Satiation devices and methods
US20080275484A1 (en) Per Os Placement of Extragastric Devices

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
FPAY Fee payment

Year of fee payment: 4

REMI Maintenance fee reminder mailed
LAPS Lapse for failure to pay maintenance fees
FP Expired due to failure to pay maintenance fee

Effective date: 20100820