Patent Number: 6,251,121

Title: Apparatus and methods for intraoperatively performing surgery

Abstract: Apparatus and methods for intraoperatively performing surgery to create transmural channels in tissue, for example, as in transmyocardial revascularization, are provided using a device including a mechanical end effector and means for stabilizing the end effector in contact with the tissue. The end effector is adapted to cooperate with a source of suction to evacuate tissue severed during the channel forming process, and may optionally include an electrode for cauterizing the tissue surrounding the channel.

Inventors: Saadat; Vahid (Redwood Shores, CA)

Assignee: Angiotrax, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 17/22 (20060101); A61B 18/14 (20060101); A61B 17/34 (20060101); A61M 1/00 (20060101); A61B 17/00 (20060101); A61B 017/14 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018