Patent Number: 8,070,673

Title: Devices and methods to treat a patient

Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for implantation into the walls of an organ such as the stomach. Deformable or inflatable anchors with a connector between are used to pull the walls of the organ together, or to implant devices in the wall of the organ. Also disclosed are surgical instruments useful in practicing the disclosed methods.

Inventors: Gertner; Michael (Menlo Park, CA), Sheehan; Neil (Atherton, CA), Brommer; Robert (Fremont, CA)

Assignee: Gertner; Michael

International Classification: A61F 2/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-12-06 0:00:00