Patent Number: 7,101,366

Title: Apparatus and method for performing a surgical procedure

Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention relates to methods for performing a surgical procedure. In particular, an embodiment of the present invention is directed to methods for performing a surgical procedure, using a delivery catheter containing a laser fiber assembly. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a method of performing a surgical procedure comprises the steps of: advancing a delivery catheter to a procedure specific area; activating a laser fiber assembly disposed within the delivery catheter; and advancing the laser fiber assembly to create a treatment specific hole at the procedure specific area.

Inventors: Trout, III; Hugh (Bethesda, MD), Tanner; Howard (Logan, UT), Patterson; Frank (Exeter, NH)

Assignee: Eva Corporation

International Classification: A61B 18/20 (20060101); A61B 17/12 (20060101); A61B 18/24 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018