US 10,376,400 B2
Gastric bypass system and method
James F. McGuckin, Jr., Radnor, PA (US)
Assigned to Rex Medical, L.P., Conshohocken, PA (US)
Filed by Rex Medical, L.P., Conshohocken, PA (US)
Filed on Sep. 19, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/859,280.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/062,366, filed on Oct. 10, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0100971 A1, Apr. 14, 2016
Int. Cl. A61F 2/04 (2013.01); A61F 5/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/11 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 5/0076 (2013.01) [A61B 17/1114 (2013.01); A61F 2/04 (2013.01); A61F 5/0089 (2013.01); A61B 2017/1139 (2013.01); A61F 2002/045 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for treating obesity comprising the steps of:
inserting first and second endoscopes, the first endoscope inserted into a stomach of the patient and the second endoscope inserted into a bowel of a patient;
inserting an approximating device and approximating the stomach and bowel;
deploying a first magnet in the stomach and a second magnet in the bowel, the first magnet having a curved configuration defining a first space and the second magnet having a curved configuration defining a second space;
inserting a cutting tool through the first and second spaces to penetrate a wall of the stomach and a wall of the bowel to create an opening between the stomach and bowel,
after placement of the first and second magnets, inserting a stent delivery sheath through the first and second spaces of the first and second magnets; and
after insertion of the stent delivery sheath, deploying a stent from the stent delivery sheath to enable expansion of the stent within the first and second spaces of the first and second magnets and placement in the opening between the stomach and bowel;
wherein the steps of inserting the approximating device, deploying the first and second magnets, inserting the cutting tool and inserting the stent delivery sheath are all performed through lumens in respective endoscopes without removing the endoscopes from the body between performance of the steps.