Patent Number: 8,585,727

Title: Tissue severing devices and methods

Abstract: Tissue severing devices and methods as provided in embodiments herein are operable to be inserted through small surgical openings and advanced to tissue to be severed. A support ribbon is provided to allow a user to present a cutting element at various angles to an axis of the tissue severing device. The cutting element is exposed by withdrawing a tube member from over the cutting element.

Inventors: Polo; Oscar R. (Portland, OR)


International Classification: A61B 17/32 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018