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US20080065178 Electromyography system  
A method of determining relative neuro-muscular response onset value thresholds for a plurality of spinal nerves, comprising: depolarizing a portion of the patient's cauda equina; and measuring...
US20060271030 Methods and apparatus to achieve a closure of a layered tissue defect  
Methods for treating anatomic tissue defects such as a patent foramen ovate generally involve positioning a distal end of a catheter device at the site of the defect, exposing a housing and energy...
US20140039479 ENERGETIC MODULATION OF NERVES  
In some examples, nerves surrounding arteries or leading to organs are targeted with energy sources to correct or modulate physiologic processes. In some examples, different types of energy...
US20080077172 SPINAL DIAGNOSTIC METHODS AND APPARATUS  
Methods, devices and systems facilitate diagnosis, and in some cases treatment, of back pain originating in intervertebral discs. Methods generally involve introducing one or more substances into...
US20070106293 Ablation catheters  
The present invention relates generally to multifunctional catheters for performing ablation procedures, and more particularly to ablation catheters utilized in the treatment of atrial...
US20060009756 Method and devices for treating atrial fibrillation by mass ablation  
Apparatus and method for ablating target tissue including a non-linear area of tissue in the left atrium of a patient. The method can include selecting an ablation apparatus having an ablator with...
US20070299435 Apparatus and method for ablating tissue  
A device for ablating cardiac tissue includes a plurality of ablation elements substantially aligned along a common axis and adjustable between first and second predetermined positions. In the...
US20070203479 Transseptal closure of a patent foramen ovale and other cardiac defects  
The present invention provides for therapeutic treatment methods, devices, and systems for the partial or complete closure or occlusion of a patent foramen ovale (“PFO”). In particular, various...
US20060217699 Cardiac ablation system and method for treatment of cardiac arrhthmias and transmyocardial revascularization  
A medical device, and related method, use epicardial ablators and detectors for intraoperative epicardial approaches to ablation therapy of cardiac conduction pathways. An epicardial gripper is...
US20060161146 Ablation tools and positioning devices therefor  
The present invention provides positioning mechanisms for devices that cause conduction blocks or ablation in desired areas of tissue. The positioning mechanisms allow for variable geometry of the...
US20060025757 Multielectrode electrosurgical instrument  
An improved electrosurgical instrument and method is disclosed for simplifying making incisions and other treatments using electrosurgery. The electrosurgical instrument comprises a body having...
US20050245918 Methods and devices for ablation  
An ablating device has a cover which holds an interface material such as a gel. The cover contains the interface material during initial placement of the device. The ablating device may also have...
US20090024154 POWER SUPPLY USING TIME VARYING SIGNAL FOR ELECTROLYTICALLY DETACHING IMPLANTABLE DEVICE  
A medical system comprises an implant assembly including an elongated pusher member, an implantable device (e.g., a vaso-occlusive device) mounted to the distal end of the pusher member, and an...
US20060264922 Molded insulating hinge for bipolar instruments  
An electrosurgical instrument includes a pair of first and second elongated shafts each having an end effector attached to a distal end thereof and a handle. The handle is movable from a first...
US20060189971 Systems and methods for electrosurgical treatment of fasciitis  
Systems, apparatus, and methods are provided for promoting blood flow to a target tissue. In one aspect, the invention involves canalizing or boring channels, divots, trenches or holes through an...
US20050085804 Method for treating tissue with a wet electrode and apparatus for using same  
A method for treating tissue of a mammalian body in which the conductivity of the tissue is characterized. The amount of a conductive liquid to supply to the tissue is determined as a function of...
US20110276044 METHOD FOR TREATING BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL  
A microradio is provided with a hysteretic switch to permit an optimum range increasing charging cycle, with the charging cycle being long relative to the transmit cycle. Secondly, an ensemble of...
US20080009847 METHODS FOR ELECTROSURGICAL TREATMENT OF SPINAL TISSUE  
Systems, apparatus, and methods for treating spinal tissue and other body structures in open and endoscopic spine surgery to relieve symptoms, such as neck or back pain. In particular, the present...
US20060241577 Tissue biopsy and treatment apparatus and method  
A method of treating a tumor includes providing a tissue biopsy and treatment apparatus that includes an elongated delivery device that has a lumen and is maneuverable in tissue. A sensor array...
US20050096681 Medical device for electrotomy  
A medical device assembly for cutting body tissue by means of electrotomy, includes a generator for a high frequency alternating current which can be delivered by way of a pole and an opposite...
US20050049583 Systems and methods for RF ablation using jet injection of a conductive fluid  
A method of preparing and ablating heart tissue includes a pre-treatment step of delivering a jet of conductive fluid to a portion of heart tissue. The conductive fluid is delivered using an...
US20150223866 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ABLATION OF THE RENAL PELVIS  
Apparatus, systems, and methods provide access to the renal pelvis of a kidney to treat renal nerves embedded in tissue surrounding the renal pelvis. Access to the renal pelvis may be via the...
US20090177094 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TISSUE EXAMINATION, DIAGNOSTIC, TREATMENT, AND/OR MONITORING  
Procedures, techniques, and systems for in vivo monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment of tissue during the same or concomitant medical procedure. In disclosed embodiments, during a same or...
US20080287943 TREATMENT APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR INDUCING MICROBURN PATTERNS IN TISSUE  
Treatment apparatus and methods for inducing microburn patterns in tissue. The treatment apparatus comprises a delivery device positionable adjacent to the tissue and a plurality of...
US20070282318 Subcutaneous thermolipolysis using radiofrequency energy  
Disclosed herein are systems and methods that reduce, remove, shape, and/or sculpt sub-dermal fat layers by selectively heating fat tissue, or that reduce the appearance of cellulite, using low...
US20070244478 System and method for reducing patient return electrode current concentrations  
A return electrode for use in an electrosurgical system is provided. The return electrode includes a non-conductive pad; and a plurality of concentric, electrically isolated conductive elements...
US20070049914 Return electrode pad with conductive element grid and method  
An electrosurgical return electrode for use in monopolar surgery is disclosed. The return electrode includes a conductive pad which includes a plurality of conductive elements, forming a grid. A...
US20060278248 Electrophysiology catheter and system for gentle and firm wall contact  
A method of applying an electrode on the end of a flexible medical device to the surface of a body structure, the method including navigating the distal end of the device to the surface by...
US20100292683 BIOMEDICAL DISPERSIVE ELECTRODE  
Herein is disclosed a biomedical dispersive electrode which can redistribute the current in the subject body, increase subject safety, reduce the chance for burns and other tissue damage as well...
US20080039829 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING ENERGY TO BIOLOGICAL TISSUE INCLUDING THE USE OF TUMESCENT TISSUE COMPRESSION  
An electrode catheter is introduced into a hollow anatomical structure, such as a vein, and is positioned at a treatment site within the structure. Tumescent fluid is injected into the tissue...
US20070179492 Electrophysiology catheter and system for gentle and firm wall contact  
A method of applying an electrode on the end of a flexible medical device to the surface of a body structure, the method including navigating the distal end of the device to the surface by...
US20070179491 Sensing needle for ablation therapy  
The disclosure describes a method and a system that may be used to provide feedback on the progress of ablation therapy. The system includes a first needle that penetrates a target tissue to...
US20070049915 Method and Devices for Cardiac Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation  
Embodiments of the invention comprise methods and devices that allow quantification of blood convective cooling at the cardiac RF catheter ablation site and allow for prediction of lesion size...
US20050119646 Devices and methods for controlling movement of an electrosurgical electrode  
An electrosurgical electrode assembly having a cutting device including a catheter with a proximal and distal end, and an electrode carried on the distal end of the catheter. A controller is...
US20120116271 CELLULITE TREATMENT  
A method and apparatus are provided for treating connective tissue. The method and apparatus can be used for treating and/or reducing the appearance of cellulite.
US20080253528 Low invasive technique using compton scattered x-ray visualizing, imaging, or information providing to differentiate at least some dissimilar matter  
One aspect relates to ablating an at least some matter of an at least a portion of an individual within an at least one prescribed desired ablating region at least partially responsive to at least...
US20070167942 RF return pad current distribution system  
The present disclosure provides an electrosurgical return pad current detection system for use in monopolar surgery as well as a method of using the same. The detection system includes at least...
US20070161981 Electrosurgical method and systems for treating glaucoma  
An electrosurgical method for treating open angle and narrow angle glaucoma, comprising positioning an active electrode in close proximity to a drainage angle of the eye, the active electrode...
US20070021744 Apparatus and method for performing ablation with imaging feedback  
A method for ablating tissue is provided that comprises navigating an electrophysiology catheter to the site of the ablation, applying an ablating electrode on the electrophysiology catheter to...
US20060041252 System and method for monitoring electrosurgical instruments  
A system and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure are disclosed. The method includes applying an active electrode to a patient and placing a return electrode on the patient so as to...
US20090036881 Polyp removal jaws and method of use  
Apparatus configured for the removal of polyps are provided and include a first jaw member including first and second elongated members, the first and second elongated members having proximal and...
US20070000501 Surgical procedure supplemental accessory controller and method utilizing turn-on and turn-off time delays  
A supplemental accessory used in a surgical procedure is energized in relation to activating a surgical unit used to perform the surgical procedure, by energizing the supplemental accessory after...
US20090182332 IN-LINE ELECTROSURGICAL FORCEPS  
An electrosurgical apparatus, system, and method are disclosed. The apparatus, includes an elongate member defines a longitudinal opening. An elongate actuator member is slideably movable within...
US20090112109 RECONSTRUCTION OF GEOMETRY OF A BODY COMPONENT AND ANALYSIS OF SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL VALUES  
An apparatus, system, and/or method for the reconstruction of geometry of a body component and analysis of spatial distribution of electrophysiological values. The shape of the body component is...
US20070078453 System and method for performing cardiac ablation  
Systems and methods for performing cardiac ablation are disclosed. The method includes the steps of placing an ablation electrode having one or more temperature control mechanisms in contact with...
US20060149224 Surgical instruments and techniques for treating gastro-esophageal reflux disease  
Instruments for thermally-mediated treatment of a patient's lower esophageal sphincter (LES) to induce an injury healing response to thereby populate the extracellular compartment of walls of the...
US20060009755 Method and system for ablation of atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias  
A method is provided for ablation in treatment of heart arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation that includes positioning a catheter apparatus with multiple electrodes within a cardiac chamber,...
US20050267455 Electrosurgery with infiltration anesthesia  
Method for carrying out the recovery of an intact volume of tissue wherein a delivery cannula tip is positioned in confronting adjacency with the volume of tissue to be recovered. The...
US20070156126 Medical device insertion system and related methods  
Various embodiments of an insertion system for inserting a medical implant and related methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, an insertion system used to insert an implant into a patient's body...
US20070021743 Compressible/expandable hydrophilic ablation electrode  
Methods, probe assemblies and systems are provided for treating tissue a margins surrounding interstitial spaces created via the removal of tumors. The interstitial space may be in any tissue,...

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