How Much Does a New CO₂ Surgical Laser Cost?

Determine what type of CO₂ surgical laser is in your budget if it fits the needs of your surgical center or hospital.

Competition and advancements in supply chain efficiency are two forces that enable economies of scale to develop. These factors can favorably impact the prices of new surgical lasers.

The price of a new CO₂ Surgical Laser can range from $30,000 to $200,000+ USD, depending on the type of machine purchased, as well as optional add-ons, which may include:

To keep things simple, we will discuss general price ranges for new CO₂ surgical lasers to give medical teams and administrators an idea of the required capital outlay.

It’s worth noting that financing may be available for medical device purchases, and this can decrease the amount of a lump sum payment upfront (if required).

Every CO₂ surgical laser purchase is as unique as the medical institution making it. With that in mind, here is what to expect regarding approximate price ranges for economy, mid-tier, and premium CO₂ surgical lasers.

What is the cost/price of a CO₂ surgical laser?

Innovation drives the development of new medical devices, such as surgical lasers. These platforms aim to help hospitals, clinics, and other medical institutions address their most significant challenges, including surgery backlogs due to a shortage of staff, equipment, or operating room hours.

With this in mind, here are the price ranges for CO₂ surgical lasers.

Low-range: $30,000-$75,000

An economy CO₂ surgical laser that costs between $30-75K will have plenty of capabilities to enable medical institutions to address some of their biggest challenges. Medical teams should expect fewer add-ons, premium features, and upgrades with value-oriented lasers. Economy lasers typically have one usage modality (fiber or arm).

Surgical lasers in this class feature a variety of pulse frequencies and durations, enabling medical teams to adjust the laser’s output in real time. With a compact footprint and innovative design, value-oriented laser systems such as the DEKA IMLight redefine how surgeons operate.

Economy CO₂ laser platforms are ideal for minimally invasive procedures requiring accurate ablation and cauterization in tissue. Whether it’s gynecologic surgeries, cancer treatment, or ENT procedures, the expectations of the technology are the same — to improve efficiency without affecting patient care objectives.

Purchasing or leasing a new economy laser can be a viable option for medical institutions such as hospitals or clinics with small budgets and a lack of maintenance staff.

Medium-range: $75,000-$150,000

Mid-range CO₂ lasers commonly include more optional add-ons or accessories, increasing possible use cases, potentially across departments and specialties. A device in this range may also include additional modules for users, and two usage modalities (fiber and arm).

For example, the SmartXide² TRIO laser system manufactured by IML partner DEKA packs high-end features into a mid-priced system. The TRIO features an articulated arm, high-performance hollow fiber CO₂ delivery, and a diode laser module with dedicated fibers that can maximize power transmission for focused pulses. The system provides high power and swift action, enabling surgical teams to enhance their workflows.

Connectible devices make the TRIO system stand out against other CO₂ medical lasers in its class. The scanner and micromanipulator technology enhance surgeon dexterity, enabling reproducible results. Note that a mid-range laser can be upgraded into a high-end unit depending on the number and type of accessories and attachments included in the system.

As a three-in-one system, the increased versatility of CO₂ surgical lasers, such as the SmartXide² TRIO platform, enables increased usage across departments and specialties, potentially improving the return on investment in technology.

High-range: $150,000-$200,000

A high-end laser system will have all of the bells and whistles. It will be a highly capable machine with plenty of wattage and many pulse shape and frequency options.

Additionally, high-range surgical lasers may have various hand pieces and fiber types to enable the machine to be used across multiple specialties. Lastly, these machines may include numerous modules such as CO₂ and diode laser modes, increasing versatility and usage options. Other attachments will also be included such as specialty-specific scanners and micromanipulators, providing even more options for surgical teams.

Although the price tag on premium lasers is higher, buyers must consider the return on investment and total cost of ownership. If the improvements to patient care and workflows are compelling, medical institutions with sufficient budgets may want to consider acquiring a high-end CO₂ medical laser.

If your institution needs a laser with high-end quality and capabilities, the DEKA SmartXide2 TRIO is a valuable addition to an OR.

What Type of CO₂ Laser Does Your Surgical Center Need?

The price of a CO₂ surgical laser depends on various factors, including the brand name. To accurately calculate a price, one must consider the cost of the base machine plus all possible add-ons and upgrades, including accessories, modules, extended warranties, service plans, and more. To get an accurate picture of the return on investment, you must calculate the total cost of ownership.

Perhaps the most compelling factor to consider when analyzing the prices of CO₂ surgical lasers is revenue opportunities. If the profits generated by a surgical laser far outweigh the costs, then the administrator in charge of the purchase can make a strong business case for the purchase decision.

Learn more about your device options and pricing by getting in touch with the team at IML.