Patent Number: 8,715,304

Title: Method and apparatus for anastomosis including an expandable anchor

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to devices for approximating body vessels and method for performing the same. In accordance with one aspect of the present disclosure, the device includes an inner member having a first expandable anchor operatively coupled near a distal end thereof, an outer member having a second expandable anchor, and a sleeve disposed about at least a portion of the inner member and the outer member.

Inventors: Heinrich; Russell (Madison, CT), Manzo; Scott E. (Shelton, CT)

Assignee: Covidien LP

International Classification: A61B 17/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018