Patent Number: 6,309,416

Title: Medical anastomosis apparatus

Abstract: A connector for use in providing an anastomotic connection between twotubular body fluid conduits in a patient. The connector is preferably asingle, integral, plastically deformable structure that can be cut from atube. The connector has axial spaced portions that include members thatare radially outwardly deflectable from other portions of the connector.The connector is annularly enlargeable so that it can be initiallydelivered and installed in the patient in a relatively small annular sizeand then annularly enlarged to provide the completed anastomosis. Theradially outwardly deflected members of the first and second portionsrespectively engage the two body fluid conduits connected at theanastomosis and hold those two conduits together in fluid-tightengagement. Apparatus for use in delivering and deploying a connector isalso disclosed.

Inventors: Swanson; William J. (St. Paul, MN), Wahlberg; Mark D. (St. Paul, MN), Galdonik; Jason A. (Minneapolis, MN), Berg; Todd Allen (Plymouth, MN)


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Expiration Date: 10/32013