A Special Dedication in the Field of General Surgery.

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Steve is a caring person, a very competent surgeon and an all-around good guy. And, when he is not caring for his patients until the wee hours of the evening, you might find him scoring goals at the Braemar Arena in Edina!
- Jim O.

Patents

Method of Performing a Pyloroplasty/Pylorectomy Using a Stapler Having a Shield

Inventors: Joseph J. Pietrafitta and Ronald D. Adams
Date of Patent: Oct 18, 1994, US Patent Office
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Prosthesis for Repair of Direct Space and Indirect Space Inguinal Hernias

Inventors: Leonard S. Schultz, Joseph J. Pietrafitta, John N. Graber, David F. Hickok
Date of Patent: Oct 10, 1995, US Patent Office
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Swab for Laparoscopy

Inventor: Joseph J. Pietrafitta
Date of Patent: Mar 22, 1994, US Patent Office
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Method and Apparatus for Repair of Inguinal Hernias

Inventors: Joseph J. Pietrafitta and Leonard S. Schultz
Date of Patent: Aug 20, 1992, World Intellectual Property Organization Patent Office
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Pyloroplasty/Pylorectomy Shield

Inventors: Joseph J. Pietrafitta and Ronald D. Adams
Date of Patent: Aug 29, 1995, US Patent Office
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Pyloroplasty/Pylorectomy Shield

Inventors: Joseph J. Pietrafitta and Ronald D. Adams
Date of Patent: Oct 29, 1993, European Patent Office
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Shield for Pyloroplasty/Pylorectomy

Inventors: Joseph J. Pietrafitta and Ronald D. Adams
Date of Patent: Oct 15, 1996, Japanese Patent Office
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Pyloroplasty/Pylorectomy Shield

Inventors: Joseph J. Pietrafitta and Ronald D. Adams
Date of Patent: October 15, 1996, Canadian Patent Office
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