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Table 1 Cost of da Vinci robot purchase, annual maintenance and, initial and per case costs specific to trans-oral robotic surgery

From: Development of a transoral robotic surgery program in Canada

Expenditure Costs specific to trans-oral surgery cases Costs of operating the da Vinci Robot··
Initial costs Cost per case· Initial cost Annual cost
da Vinci-SI robot    $2,500,000.00  
Maintenance Contract     $112,000.00
FK Retractor (Olympus) $10,735.00    
Maryland Dissector (20 uses) $7,106.00 $355.30   
Cautery Instrument (18 uses) $6,394.00 $355.22   
Cautery Spatula Tip (10) $1,465.00 $146.50   
Total $25,700.00 $857.02 $2,500,000.00 $112,000.00
  1. · Costs per case specific to TORS as quoted by Minogue Medical 2010:
  2. ·· Costs of purchasing and maintaining the da Vinci Robot system were not specific to TORS procedures and thus were not incurred by the head and neck department.