Methods and systems for performing submucosal medical procedures

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2012-03-06

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Jones, Donald K.
Pasricha, Pankaj
Naglreiter, Brett E.
Mitelberg, Vladimir
Gostout, Christopher J.
Yuan, David Y.
Gilkey, J. Landon

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United States Patent and Trademark Office

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Instruments, systems and methods are provided for performing submucosal medical procedures in a desired area of the digestive tract using endoscopy. Instruments include a safe access needle injection instrument, a submucosal tunneling instrument, a submucosal dissection instrument, a mucosal resection device. Systems include a combination of one or more of such instruments with or without injectable agents. Embodiments of various methods for performing the procedures are also provided.

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