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9028500 Surgical instrument  
The invention relates to a surgical instrument, in particular a sliding shaft instrument, with a main part, and a moveable part relative thereto, with a handle attached to the main part,...
9028510 Tissue excision method  
Provided is a tissue excision method that excises a partial tissue within an excision region set in a hollow organ over an entire thickness direction. The tissue excision method includes a first...
9023058 Surgical instrument and method for tensioning and securing a flexible suture  
A surgical instrument may be used to apply tension to a flexible suture to close and secure a broken or cut bone (e.g. a sternum following a sternotomy). The device preferably applies an...
9023015 Laparoscopic instruments, attachable end effectors and methods relating to same  
There is provided a method of attaching an end effector to a surgical instrument having a center rod with a distal tip. The method includes providing an end effector having a base and a coupler...
9023067 Surgical system for stoma closure in biological duct  
A surgical system for small-pit closure in hollow organs is provided. The surgical system is provided with a surgical device for small-pit closure in hollow organs, with the surgical device...
9023066 Medical treatment device for suturing or ligating tissue  
A treatment device for endoscopic therapy of the present invention includes a suturing-ligating member having a distal end portion and a proximal end portion, that carries out at least one of...
9022922 Methods and implants for treating urinary incontinence  
Described are methods, implants, insertion tools, and related systems and kits, for placing an implant to treat urinary incontinence; the implants include soft tissue anchors that are capable of...
9017346 Automated suture device  
A suture device including a hollow shaft; a pair of jaws disposed at an end of the hollow shaft, at least one of the jaws being actuated by an actuation arm coupled to an actuation mechanism, and...
9017347 Suture clip deployment devices  
Suture clip deployment devices for applying suture clips to sutures are described. Some embodiments can include a generally tubular main body and a vacuum port located at the distal end, a hollow...
9011531 Method and apparatus for repairing a mitral valve  
A method for repairing a mitral valve, the method comprising: positioning a crossing guidewire across the mitral valve, the crossing guidewire passing through the annulus of the mitral valve at a...
9011454 Suture passer with radiused upper jaw  
Described herein are suture passers that may be used for repair of the meniscus of the knee. These suture passers typically include an elongate body having a pair of arms. One or more of the arms...
9011467 Suture delivery device  
A suture-based vessel closure device can perform the dilation of an arteriotomy puncture and does not require previous dilation of the arteriotomy puncture by a separate device or by a procedural...
9011314 System and method for implanting a catheter  
A system for implanting a catheter in a urethra. The system includes a catheter having a valve disposed at a distal portion of the catheter. The valve may be operable in response to an external...
9005220 Suturing devices and methods with energy emitting elements  
A device and method of promoting tissue adhesion to reinforce tissue apposition that may include collecting advancing a tissue apposition device to a body cavity having cavity calls, collecting...
8998932 Systems for anchoring a medical device in a body lumen  
A system for securing a device in tissue, having a sheath having a plurality of side openings; a rotatable element disposed within the sheath; and a plurality of curved projections extending from...
8992547 Methods and devices for creating tissue plications  
Devices and methods for forming and securing a tissue plication are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a tissue manipulation device is described that includes a first jaw member pivotally coupled to...
8992549 Laparoscopic port site closure tool  
A device is provided to assist in closing an incision through body tissue that comprises a tubular body sized for introduction through the incision and carrying a plurality of stabilizer elements...
8992570 Suture clips, delivery devices and methods  
Suture clips and suture clip loading, delivery, locking and severing devices in both catheter and endoscopic embodiments are disclosed that permit the delivery and application of suture clips...
8992550 Suture system with capsule eyelet providing multiple suture tissue fixation  
A method of suturing tissue includes driving a needle from a tool through tissue to form a channel in the tissue; inserting the needle into a capsule that is connected to a first length of suture...
8986327 Flexible anchor delivery system  
An assembly includes a flexible fixation member, a suture, and a delivery device. The flexible fixation member includes a body with two terminal ends. A suture passes through the flexible fixation...
8974495 Adjustable anchor systems and methods  
An adjustable anchor system for securing tissue to bone, including an anchor having at least one passage extending from a proximal end toward a distal end. The passage defines a restriction such...
8974494 Surgical devices  
The present disclosure relates to a surgical device including a shaft having an outer member and an inner member slidably received within the outer member, a handle coupled to the shaft, and a...
8974476 Vascular closure device with compaction tube suture cutting port and methods  
A tissue puncture closure device includes an anchor, a sealing plug, a compaction member, a suture, and a suture cutting member. The compaction member is configured to compress the sealing plug...
8968339 Suturing device with deployable needle  
A surgical apparatus for use in endoscopic and/or laparoscopic procedures is provided. The surgical apparatus has an elongated body portion, a first jaw member extending from the body portion, and...
8968341 Wound closure device  
A suturing device includes a housing having an elongated tubular member extending from a distal end thereof. A head assembly is disposed at a distal end of the elongated tubular member and is...
8968342 Flexible endoscopic stitching devices  
An endoscopic stitching device includes a tool assembly having a pair of juxtaposed jaws pivotally associated with one another, each jaw defining a needle receiving recess formed in a tissue...
8968340 Single actuating jaw flexible endolumenal stitching device  
An end effector for use in an endoscopic stitching device includes a fixed jaw, a moveable jaw, a linkage member, needle engaging blades and a rotatable member. The moveable jaw is pivotably...
8968338 Thorascopic heart valve repair method and apparatus  
An instrument for performing thorascopic repair of heart valves includes a shaft for extending through the chest cavity and into a heart chamber providing access to a valve needing repair. A...
8961543 Tissue ligation devices and methods  
Devices and methods for ligating structures where the loop of the ligation element can be temporarily pre-tightened without locking the loop. This pre-tightening without locking allows the loop of...
8956372 Filamentous tissue implant  
A tissue fixation system including a delivery tube and an elongated fastener with a loop at a proximal end and a distal end. A proximal end of an elongated curved needle is attached to the...
8951269 Surgical suture apparatus having sewing function  
The present invention relates to a surgical suture apparatus having a sewing function. In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a surgical suture apparatus...
8939998 Medical suture and ligature instrument and medical suture and ligature tool  
A biological tissue is sutured or ligatured, a suture and ligature member such as a ligature wire is cut, and then a holding member is reliably recovered from the body. In a holding member of a...
8939999 Suture tensioning device  
A device for tensioning suture which includes a cannulated tube that allows a suture to be fed through at least a portion of the tube. An adjustment device (for example, a wheel or a knob) is...
8936611 Apparatus and methods for achilles tendon repair  
Apparatus and methods for Achilles tendon repair are described where an elongate tendon repair assembly may be introduced into a single incision to access the damaged tissue. The assembly may...
8936614 Combined unilateral/bilateral jaws on a surgical instrument  
A surgical instrument includes a housing supporting first and second actuators thereon, and an elongated shaft extending distally from the housing. First and second drive members extend through...
8932308 Left atrial appendage treatment systems and methods  
Embodiments of the present invention encompass systems and methods to prevent complications from atrial fibrillation by preventing or reducing the likelihood of blood flow out of the left atrial...
8926638 Method and apparatus for meniscal repair  
An apparatus for suturing tissue includes first and second needles. A first structure associated with the first needle is adapted and configured to pass a leading portion of the suture from a near...
8926639 Apparatus and methods for tissue closure  
Apparatus and methods are provided for treating a tissue opening, for example a trocar opening used in a minimally invasive surgical procedure. In a tissue closure device, a finger guard or shield...
8926640 Method and apparatus for closing an opening in thick, moving tissue  
A device for placing sutures through thick and/or moving tissue such as the wall of a beating heart. The device includes a tissue welting tip having a trough for forming a welt in a tissue...
8920440 Suture assembly and system  
A suture assembly configured to load a suture instrument with suture includes a cap attached to an end of the suture, a suture container configured to retain a portion of the suture, and a cap...
8920436 Endoscopic tissue anchor deployment  
An endoscopic tissue anchor deployment device includes a handle, an elongated shaft defining an internal lumen, and an end effector attached to the distal end of the elongated shaft. A tissue...
8915932 Suture loop closure device  
The present invention describes apparatus and methods for tying a filament across subcutaneous punctures. According to some embodiments, the apparatus and methods provide pre-tied knots that are...
8915933 Suturing device having a retractable distal tip and method for sealing an opening in a blood vessel or other biological structure  
A suturing device including an elongated body, a distal tip, at least two support arms, and at least two extendable and retractable needles. The distal tip is moveable between an extended position...
8915928 Finger guided suture fixation system  
A suture fixation system includes a suture assembly having an anchor, an introducer, and a delivery device. The introducer is attachable to a finger of a person and includes a platform attached to...
8911458 Device for performing end-to-end anastomosis  
Herein is provided an anastomosis device which includes a cylindrical support housing having a tapered section being formed of a plurality of compliant fingers integrally formed around the...
8911456 Methods and devices for preventing tissue bridging while suturing  
Suture passers and methods of suturing tissue to prevent tissue bridging, without requiring a cannula. Tissue bridging involves the capture of non-target tissue within a loop of suture formed...
8911454 Suturing device  
A suturing device that sutures tissues by releasing a suture unit includes: a first anchor and a second anchor included in the suture unit; a hollow needle receiving the first and second anchors...
8906044 Knot pusher device  
A knot pusher device for deploying a plurality of pretied knots to a surgical site is provided. In one embodiment, the knot pusher device comprises a shaft, an inner tubular member, and an inner...
8906039 Suturing device  
A suturing device includes a housing; a helical needle rotatably mounted relative to the housing; and a drive assembly for rotating the needle relative to the housing whereby the helical needle...
8906040 Systems and techniques for minimally invasive gastrointestinal procedures  
A surgical system for performing gastrointestinal procedures is disclosed. The system includes an elongated body defining an endoscope lumen. The body is adapted to be inserted into the esophagus...