US 10,376,401 B2
Reinforcement scaffolds for maintaining a reduced size of a stomach and methods of use
Anthony Sgroi, Wallingford, CT (US)
Assigned to Covidien LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed by Covidien LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed on Aug. 7, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/56,594.
Application 16/056,594 is a continuation of application No. 15/066,684, filed on Mar. 10, 2016, granted, now 10,039,662, issued on Aug. 7, 2018.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/150,938, filed on Apr. 22, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2018/0338850 A1, Nov. 29, 2018
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61F 13/00 (2006.01); A61F 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 5/0086 (2013.01) [A61F 5/0076 (2013.01); A61F 5/0089 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
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1. A system for use in a bariatric surgical procedure, comprising:
a sleeve gastrectomy device;
a first reinforcement scaffold sized and shaped to enshroud a first semi-circumferential portion of a stomach; and
a second reinforcement scaffold sized and shaped to enshroud a second semi-circumferential portion of the stomach, such that the first and second reinforcement scaffolds are configured to together cover a circumference of the stomach.