TABLE 78Cost of other surgical equipment (laparoscopic)

Consumables descriptionNumber of unitsUnit cost (£)Number used per procedureCost per procedure (£)
Anti-fog13.0013.00
Catheter tip syringe10.2710.27
Drain18.3018.30
Drape set18.2018.20
Harmonic shears1405.001405.00
Hourly Uri-metre13.6013.60
Hypodermic needles × 220.0520.10
Insufflation tubing12.7012.70
Laparoscopic instrument pouch26.50213.00
Ligamax Endoclips 5 mm (1–6 used, price each)3108.663325.98
Major swab pack19.6319.63
Memopouch bags331.60394.80
Ports blunt140.00140.00
Ports sharp162.00162.00
S-shaped retractors × 2a21.9623.92
Seals311.00333.00
Shears161.50161.50
Silastic catheter19.7519.75
Spigot10.0810.08
Stryker Suction134.50134.50
Suction irrigation122.00122.00
Surgical blades × 220.110.11
Sutures × 9925.009225.00
Syringes × 440.2040.80
Urinary catheter bag10.4510.45
Velcro fastening strips × 331.2033.60
Total1371.29

From: Appendix 13, Costs of laparoscopic equipment

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