Patent Number: 6,685,744

Title: Expandable ureteral stent

Abstract: An expandable ureteral stent placed in a patient's ureter so as to extend into the bladder of the patient. Expansion and contraction of the stent accommodates motion of the patient's kidney and bladder, gently holding the stent in position and reducing patient discomfort. The length of the stent is variable up to several centimeters.

Inventors: Gellman; Barry N. (North Easton, MA), Bottcher; Benjamin (Kennesaw, GA)

Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 2/06 (20060101); A61F 2/04 (20060101); A61F 2/00 (20060101); A61F 2/36 (20060101); A61M 25/04 (20060101); A61M 27/00 (20060101); A61M 25/01 (20060101); A61M 25/02 (20060101); A61M 25/00 (20060101); A61F 002/36 ()

Expiration Date: 02/03/2021