Method and apparatus for applying energy to biological tissue including the use of tumescent tissue compression

  • US 7,396,355 B2
  • Filed: 06/21/2004
  • Issued: 07/08/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/11/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of applying energy to a hollow anatomical structure comprising the steps of:

  • introducing an elongate member into the hollow anatomical structure;

    advancing the elongate member within the hollow anatomical structure;

    positioning a distal end of the elongate member at or near a treatment site within the hollow anatomical structure;

    administering fluid around the hollow anatomical structure at the treatment site to cause the wall of the hollow anatomical structure to move towards the distal end of the elongate member; and

    applying energy to the hollow anatomical structure at the treatment site from the distal end of the elongate member.

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