A disposable balloon trocar is a medical device used in laparoscopic surgery. It has a blunt tip and an inflatable balloon at the end which is inflated after insertion to create a seal around the incision site and prevent gas leakage during surgery. The device is used to create a port of entry for other surgical instruments during laparoscopic surgery.
Here are the general steps to use a disposable balloon trocar:
1. Make an incision in the skin using a scalpel. The incision should be small enough to allow the trocar to pass through but large enough to accommodate the surgical instrument.
2. Insert the trocar through the incision. The trocar should be inserted at a 90-degree angle to the skin and advanced until it reaches the abdominal cavity.
3. Inflate the balloon at the end of the trocar using a syringe. The balloon should be inflated with sterile saline solution or carbon dioxide gas until it creates a seal around the incision site.
4. Verify that the balloon is properly inflated and that there is no gas leakage. This can be done by observing the pressure gauge on the syringe or by listening for any hissing sounds.
5. Insert other surgical instruments through the trocar to perform surgery.