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Surgical method for reducing the food intake of a patient Patent #: 5771903
ApplicationNo. 133320 filed on 08/13/1998
US Classes:128/899, Devices placed entirely within body and means used therewith (e.g., magnetic implant locator)600/30, Implanted600/38, SEXUAL APPLIANCE600/593, Esophagus, stomach, or lower alimentary canal604/99.01Having inflation or deflation control means
ExaminersPrimary: O'Connor, Cary E.
Assistant: Wingood, Pamela L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA61B 019/00
AbstractA food intake restriction device for surgical application in the abdomen of a patient for forming a stoma opening in the stomach or esophagus of the patient comprises an elongated non-inflatable restriction member, a forming device for forming the elongated restriction member into at least a substantially closed loop around the stomach or the esophagus to define a restriction opening, and a post-operation non-invasive adjustment device for mechanically adjusting the restriction member in the loop to change the size of the restriction opening. The components are of bio-compatible material and are effective for treating morbid obesity over an extended period of time always in a non-invasive manner.
Field of SearchEsophagus, stomach, or lower alimentary canal
With fluid actuated occluding means (e.g., inflatable cuff)
Surgical mesh, connector, clip, clamp or band
Occluding clip, clamp, or band
Devices placed entirely within body and means used therewith (e.g., magnetic implant locator)