Tracheostomy is an operative otolaryngological procedure that creates a surgical airway in the cervical trachea. It is performed by making an incision on the anterior aspect of the neck, separating the strap muscles, dividing the thyroid isthmus and opening a direct airway through an incision in the cervical trachea (windpipe). The resulting stoma(hole), or tracheotomy, can serve independently as an airway or as a site for a tracheotomy tube to be inserted. This tube is then secured in place and allows a person to breathe without the use of his or her nose or mouth. A tracheostomy operation is most often performed in patients who have had difficulty weaning off a ventilator.
The procedure may be safely performed at the bedside in adult intubated patients in the ICU, as long as adequate light, suction and assistance are available.
Surtex Instruments recognize the seriousness of the procedure and the vital and critical nature of its surgical anatomy. Therefore, Surtex Instruments designed its wide range of tracheostomy instruments to prevent and minimize the extent of problems in this decisive medical procedure. Surtex tracheostomy instruments include different diameters of stainless steel tracheostomy trocars that are used as guides for the insertion of the tracheostomy tube. We also manufacture an assortment of non-ratcheted tracheal dilators for widening the initial tracheal incisions while avoiding the development of a false passage. Surtex Instruments tracheal retractors feature single or multiple prongs to hold back the cricoid cartilage prior to the tracheal incision.
Our goitre enucleators or thyroid dissectors are designed to cleanly separate the tissues in thyroid procedures, and Surtex Instruments also manufactures goitre grasping forceps which feature several choices of teethed blades to grasp fibrous or soft tissues in the thyroid gland in thyroidectomy procedures. Surtex Instruments designed several types of tracheostomy tube in a range of sizes to suit different purposes. These include the Chevalier Jackson tube which is fitted with a collar and locking mechanism and the Luer tracheal tube which has an inflatable cuff that secures it into position and allows positive pressure ventilation. Surtex Instruments also offer speaking tracheostomy tubes that feature a speaking valve designed to allow tracheostomy patients to speak without the need for finger occlusion. We designed our tracheostomy tubes for the highest safety, reliability and ergonomics. Surtex Instruments manufactures all its tracheostomy instruments from premium quality materials to ensure a high quality for surgeons performing tracheostomy procedures and provide reliability and safety for tracheostomy patients.