Patent Number: 8,870,806

Title: Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve

Abstract: Method and apparatus for limiting absorption of food products in specific parts of the digestive system is presented. A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the stomach and extends beyond the ligament of Treitz. All food exiting the stomach is funneled through the device. The gastrointestinal device includes an anchor for anchoring the device to the stomach and a flexible sleeve to limit absorption of nutrients in the duodenum. The anchor is collapsible for endoscopic delivery and removal.

Inventors: Levine; Andy H. (Newton, MA), Melanson; David A. (Hudson, NH)

Assignee: GI Dynamics, Inc.

International Classification: A61M 5/00 (20060101); A61F 2/04 (20130101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00