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US20150142041 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING MINIMALLY-INVASIVE SURGICAL PROCEDURES  
Devices, tools and methods for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures. Methods of performing minimally invasive ablation procedures. Methods of performing rapid exchange of tools in a...
US20120116438 Intravascular Tissue Disruption  
Disrupting tissue and devices and systems for disrupting tissue. The disclosure describes ways to deliver moieties to a target tissue, where the target tissue in general is not at the point of...
US20110071361 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMBINED DISSECTION AND RETRACTION  
A method and apparatus for dissecting a first layer of tissue from a second layer of tissue and thereafter holding open an anatomic space for the performance of a surgical procedure. The method...
US20090023986 Vessel Harvesting  
Apparatus and method for harvesting selected vessels in the body of a patient include manual manipulation of a rigid dissecting endoscope and the reconfiguration thereof to facilitate tissue...
US20080125791 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery  
The invention, in various embodiments, provides systems, devices, and methods for treating urinary incontinence.
US20160206338 TISSUE ENGAGEMENT DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS  
Devices and related methods to engage tissue layers to access the space between the layers are provided. The access devices include engagement arms that can be deployed and retracted to easily...
US20120289987 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENDOLUMINAL VALVE CREATION  
The present application pertains generally to medical systems and methods for creation of an autologous tissue valves within a mammalian body. In some embodiments, a system for creating an...
US20100234687 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH IMPROVED DEXTERITY FOR USE IN MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL PROCEDURES  
A surgical instrument adapted and configured for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures includes a shaft, an end effector and a proximal handle. The longitudinal shaft has proximal and...
US20120197277 VASCULAR PLAQUE REMOVAL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS  
Systems, devices, and methods for removing plaque from a patient's vasculature. In one example, a medical article includes a catheter body and a dissection tip. The dissection tip can move between...
US20120116398 ARTICULATED SURGICAL PROBE AND METHOD FOR USE  
A surgical probe includes an articulated digit located at a distal end of a positioning shaft having a longitudinal axis. An actuator is located at a proximal end of the positioning shaft that is...
US20110077676 Prostate Treatment Stent  
A method of dissecting urethra obstructing tissue. The method includes capturing urethra obstructing tissue between portions of an implant and applying pressure on the tissue caught between the...
US20060015130 Catheter tunneler adapter  
A catheter tunneling assembly (100) used to tunnel a distal end of a multilumen catheter assembly (200) through a subcutaneous tunnel prior to inserting the catheter assembly into a patient....
US20150157360 OBTURATOR TIPS  
A trocar assembly for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures includes a cannula subassembly and an obturator subassembly. The obturator assembly includes an obturator shaft member defining...
US20060247672 Devices and methods for pericardial access  
Devices and methods for establishing pericardial access to facilitate therapeutic and/or diagnostic applications. Pericardial access is facilitated, in part, by a tissue grasping device that...
US20050203561 Lighted dissector and method for use  
A surgical dissector comprising an elongate shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. A blunt dissection tip is positioned on the distal end of the elongate shaft. A light source emits a...
US20150190166 Methods and Systems for Submucosal Implantation of a Device for Diagnosis and Treatment of a Body  
Instruments, systems and methods are provided for performing submucosal medical procedures in a desired area of the digestive tract using endoscopy. Instruments include a safe access needle...
US20150080933 ENDOSCOPE WITH SHARED WORKING CHANNEL  
A method and system are disclosed for opening a workspace inside a lumen of a living creature are disclosed. Anchors may be affixed to opposite ends of the workspace. An extender may be distance...
US20100312186 SOFT TISSUE DISSECTOR  
A system for the dissection of soft tissue is provided, the system comprising: a dissection tip, the tip having a rigid, non-absorptive, end shell; the rigid end shell having a textured exterior...
US20050203562 Lighted dissector and method for use  
A surgical dissector comprising an elongate shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. A blunt dissection tip is positioned on the distal end of the elongate shaft. A light source emits a...
US20080065135 Nerve surveillance cannulae systems  
Systems and method for accessing a spinal target site involving a plurality of tissue displacement members configured to be advanced to a spinal target site and moved relative to one another to...
US20120172907 Tissue Removal Apparatus  
An apparatus is disclosed for removing tissue from a patient's body. The apparatus comprises a first elongate member defining a lumen and having an open distal end. The open distal end defines an...
US20080091227 SURGICAL PROBE AND METHOD OF MAKING  
A method for making a probe for placing a guidewire between two tissues in a patient's body may involve forming at least one bend in a thin, rigid tube having a proximal end and a distal end,...
US20070106318 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND METHOD FOR CORNEAL REFORMATION  
Multiple surgical instruments for use with a surgical method of corneal reformation. Surgical instruments include the optional use of vibration with an epithelial separator or cannula to separate...
US20100113963 IMPEDANCE GUIDED TUNNELING TOOL  
A system includes a first electrode at a tip of a tunneling tool and a second electrode. The system includes a circuit configured to determine whether the tip of the tunneling tool is within...
US20060229655 Two part bullet assembly  
A trocar obturator includes a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. The trocar obturator also includes a tip member secured to the distal end of the shaft, the tip member including a first...
US20070129742 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND METHOD FOR CORNEAL REFORMATION  
A surgical method of corneal reformation with multiple surgical instruments. Surgical instruments include the optional use of vibration with an epithelial separator or cannula to separate an...
US20090182368 METHOD AND INFLATABLE CHAMBER APPARATUS FOR SEPARATING LAYERS OF TISSUE  
An apparatus for tissue dissection and instrument anchoring and methods for using such apparatus are disclosed. The apparatus includes a cannula, a dissection balloon releasably attached to the...
US20070049960 Method of implanting a multi-lumen catheter  
A catheter tunneling device (100) including a tunneler (110) including a proximal tip (112), a distal end (114), and an elongated body (118) extending between the proximal tip and the distal end....
US20100198248 SURGICAL DISSECTOR  
Various embodiments are directed to a curved-jaw dissector device for use in endoscopic surgical procedures. The device may comprise an end effector, a flexible shaft extending proximally from the...
US20070148650 Isolation of nucleic acid from mouth epithelial cells  
The present invention is directed to a scraping instrument for collection of a biological sample, and a non-invasive method for obtaining nucleic acid from buccal mucosa epithelial cells using the...
US20090157076 DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL PROCEDURES  
A system for minimally invasive medical procedures includes an elongate tubular access cannula comprising an elongate tubular member having a rigid proximal portion and an articulating portion....
US20170027603 FLEXIBLE DEVICES FOR BLUNT DISSECTION AND RELATED METHODS  
Described are devices and methods for forming a surgical space within a body of a patient by blunt dissection, including devices that include a blunt dissection device and optionally one or more...
US20130123829 MRI DETECTABLE OBTURATOR  
An obturator for marking an intracorporeal site includes an elongated shaft having an inner lumen, a proximal end, and a substantially closed distal end, the substantially closed distal end being...
US20080109026 Apparatus and Methods for Performing Brain Surgery  
Less invasive surgical techniques for performing brain surgery are disclosed in which a dilating obturator and cannula assembly is inserted into brain tissue until the obturator tip and cannula...
US20050222601 Laparoscopic instrument  
A laparoscopic instrument comprises a handle (1), a shaft (2) supported by the handle (1), and a working tip (3) disposed at the distal end of the shaft (2), the shaft (2) comprising a distal...
US20090105744 METHODS FOR FORMING TRACTS IN TISSUE  
Described here are methods for forming one or more tracts in tissue. The tracts may be formed in any suitable or desirable tissue, and may seal relatively quickly without the need for a...
US20080249556 DISSECTION APPARATUS AND DISSECTION METHOD  
A dissection apparatus includes a main body portion which extends from a proximal end side to a distal end side, and a dissecting portion which is provided to a distal end of the main body portion...
US20090076466 Sutureless venous access port  
Disclosed is a compact, low profile venous access port to be implanted below the skin of a patient and coupled to a (e.g., subclavian) vein by a Seldinger technique, or the like, so that a supply...
US20130226215 SWITCHING STICK DILATION METHOD AND APPARATUS  
A method of dilating an incision to provide access to a surgical site. Such method may include the steps of making an incision in the skin of a patient near a predetermined surgical site,...
US20080154297 Endoscopic tissue dissector  
An endoscopic tissue dissector is disclosed. The endoscopic tissue dissector includes a head for incising and entering tissue, a body including an endoscope passage part coupled to the head and...
US20110190804 FLUID INJECTION DEVICE  
A fluid injection device that injects a fluid to a biological tissue from an injection opening to excise the biological tissue, includes: a fluid injection means that injects the fluid from the...
US20050021068 Method of stripping diseased blood vessels from the human body  
A surgical device and method for using it to strip blood vessels, such as varicose veins, or other tubular structures from the body utilizing an endovenous cable that is passed through the vein...
US20080033473 Blunt Dissection and Tissue Elevation Instrument  
A handheld medical instrument designed for efficient, atraumatic blunt tissue dissection and/or elevation during surgery. The instrument generally comprises an elongated rigid shaft having a...
US20050165437 Treatment instrument for EMR, and EMR device  
A treatment instrument for EMR and an EMR device are provided for excising a lesion portion while reducing complications and burdens to patients in an endoscopic mucosal resection. A separating...
US20130090676 Instruments and Methods for Surgical Sizing and Marking  
A surgical sizer for creating a tissue pocket for an implantable medical device may include a replica of the device and a (preferably ergonomic) handle portion, optionally with marking features...
US20120303018 Tissue Dissectors  
A tissue dissector is provided. The tissue dissector includes an introducer including a lumen extending along a length thereof and defining a longitudinal axis therethrough. The introducer...
US20160228139 MEDICAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING SPACE ALONG AN INTERIOR SURFACE OF AN ANATOMIC LAYER  
Medical device including a lift tool having a distal end configured to removably engage an anatomic layer. The lift tool includes a shaft lumen that extends longitudinally through the lift tool...
US20060052812 Tool for preparing a surgical site for an access device  
A dissecting device and method are provided for preparing a surgical site, such as a desired spinal location, for insertion of an access device. The dissecting device includes a handle that can be...
US20150150549 TEMPORARILY IMPLANTABLE TISSUE SEPARATOR  
A temporarily implantable tissue separator comprises (a) a membrane having two substantially-smooth surfaces and (b) an extractor for withdrawing said membrane from the operation site after a...
US20100274129 Apparatus And Methods for Separating Pericardial Tissue From The Epicardium of the Heart  
Systems and methods for separating pericardial tissue from the epicardium of the heart are disclosed. The apparatus includes a catheter comprising an elongated body, including a proximal end and a...

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