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1. (WO2005107611) A HOOKED ROD DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR USE IN MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY

Pub. No.:    WO/2005/107611    International Application No.:    PCT/US2005/015340
Publication Date: Nov 17, 2005 International Filing Date: May 3, 2005
IPC: A61B 17/04
A61B 17/06
A61B 17/064
A61B 17/11
A61B 17/12
Applicants: BAYSTATE HEALTH SYSTEM, INC.
TIRABASSI, Michael, V.
MORIARTY, Kevin, P.
WAIT, Richard, B.
Inventors: TIRABASSI, Michael, V.
MORIARTY, Kevin, P.
WAIT, Richard, B.
Title: A HOOKED ROD DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR USE IN MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY
Abstract:
A delivery system for use in minimally invasive surgery that is made up of a substantially cylindrical hollow sleeve and a hooked deployment rod adapted to slide within the hollow sleeve is provided. The inventive delivery system serves to protect and pass anastomotic devices such as self-closing surgical devices (e.g., self-closing surgical clip assemblies) through laparoscopic and thoracoscopic parts. The subject invention also provides a method for protecting and passing such anastomotic devices through laparoscopic and thoracoscopic parts and for precisely delivering these devices to operating or surgical sites.