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Surgical Robots - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts 2019 - 2029

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  • 120 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4703447
The Surgical Robots Market size is estimated at USD 7.62 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 11.76 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 9.07% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Key Highlights

  • The market under study is being driven by the escalating need for automation in the healthcare industry, the prevalence of chronic illnesses, the growing elderly population, the complexity of surgical procedures, and the expanding desire for non-invasive operations with more accuracy and adaptability. Despite this, numerous doctors and engineers developing robotic surgical systems for the Army subsequently started up businesses that provided robotic surgery to the civilian medical community.
  • Robotic technology is frequently used in minimally invasive surgeries. As the name implies, these operations all involve small incisions. This technique typically leads to less pain, less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recoveries, allowing surgeons to operate on hard-to-reach body parts and get a better view of hidden areas, encouraging patients worldwide to choose robotic surgery and growing market.
  • Cancer cases are also aiding the growth of the market. According to National Cancer Institute, the number of cancer incidences is estimated to reach 22 million by 2030; 60% of the cases are expected to occur in Africa, Asia, and Central & South American regions. With advancements in medical diagnostics, cancer detection has become easy. Thus, patients are now opting for surgical procedures to remove the tumor.
  • The market's expansion is being hampered by exorbitant installation prices as well as worries about safety and integration challenges. But during the next several years, the cost of the equipment is anticipated to decrease due to advancements in the field of surgical robots. As a result, market penetration is anticipated to rise throughout the projection period.
  • During the pandemic, the healthcare system was under a great deal of strain, notably with regard to surgical facilities, respirators, and intensive care unit (ICU) beds. These resources are scarce at a hospital that can experience an unexpected patient inflow, requiring the realignment of ICU beds and the postponement of elective procedures. There was also a chance that patients and healthcare workers may get an infectious disease.

Surgical Robots Market Trends

Neurosurgery to Hold Substantial Market Share

  • Neurosurgery has a lower adoption rate of surgical robots than other medical specialties like urology and cardiology. The brain has susceptible tissues, which has affected the growth pace and the structural difficulties in such a complex and spatially constrained organ. Despite this, issues, including the aging population and a shortage of healthcare staff, have also contributed to the demand for these surgical robots.
  • The frequency of neurological problems such as strokes, neurodegenerative diseases, epilepsy, persistent migraines, and others is rising, and physicians are adopting new technologies at an increasing rate, which will inevitably lead to the rise of the neurosurgery market.
  • Moreover, developments in this space have provided the impetus for market growth. For instance, in August 2022, the Sontag Innovation Fund, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Sontag Foundation, one of the largest private funders of brain cancer research in the United States, provided funding to AiM Medical Robotics and the company unveiled a prototype of its industry-first robotics platform. The Sontag Innovation Fund invests in cutting-edge, early-stage technologies that can potentially find therapies for brain cancer and enhance patients' quality of life or lifespan.
  • Similarly, Brain Navi Biotechnology, a Taiwanese manufacturer of surgical robots, has created a neurosurgical navigation robot called NaoTrac that combines robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine vision to streamline RAS procedures with real-time imaging and minimally invasive results.
  • Therefore, the global neurosurgery market is driven by several factors that contribute to the market's growth. The primary drivers of the market include the increasing prevalence of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease (AD), and PD and the popularity of navigation with multimodality imaging. Also, the increase in the demand for MI endovascular surgeries and technological advances are expected to contribute significantly to the market's growth.
  • Furthermore, around 55 million individuals worldwide suffer from dementia, with AD accounting for 60-70% of cases. This is anticipated to increase to 78 million in 2030 and 139 million in 2050 due to the fact that the proportion of older people in the population is rising in almost every country. It is significant to emphasize that dementia, which carries the biggest economic burden, is currently the seventh leading cause of mortality in the world. It is currently becoming more and more clear that undiagnosed and unannounced seizures occur in a significant proportion of AD patients and are eight to ten times more common in AD patients compared to the general population. This will drive the market growth during the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific to Witness the Highest Growth

  • Due to rising demand in China, Japan, and India and the expansion of the entire robotics industry, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to have the fastest growth rate. A select number of wealthy patients who can afford pricey operations make up most of the surgical robot market in China. However, introducing domestic equivalents has reduced the cost, which is anticipated to spur implementation. The technical improvements made in Asia, especially in Japan, China, and South Korea, have opened up new revenue streams for the markets for medical robotic systems.
  • Since these devices have been receiving clinical approval for complex surgical procedures, the healthcare industry is rapidly benefiting from the introduction of innovative surgical robots. Millennial parents in Asian nations are more likely to embrace surgical robots than those in the United States and the United Kingdom, according to a poll by the IEEE (a Society for electronic engineering). This tendency is well warranted since Asia-Pacific is expected to see rapid expansion throughout the predicted period.
  • Minimally invasive surgical robots are widely used in urology, cardiothoracic surgery, gynecology, general surgery, and other fields due to their simple operation, high surgical accuracy, and adequate postoperative results. In addition, the companies in the region have gradually started leasing robots to hospitals to increase the uptake of products and promote growth despite the high initial and maintenance cost of these robots.
  • Robot efficiency is being increased by manufacturers working with engineers to enhance patient outcomes. Companies are improving the efficiency of their AI and machine learning to make surgical robots a common method in operating rooms throughout the world. Additionally, some of the top surgical robot manufacturers have established their research and development facilities in the area. For instance, two Research and Development Centres are run by Medtronic in Bangalore and Hyderabad, respectively.

Surgical Robots Industry Overview

The Global surgical robot market gained a competitive edge in recent years. The major firms with a sizable market share are concentrating on growing their consumer bases abroad. To grow their market shares and profitability, the corporations are using strategic joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.

In August 2022, THINK Surgical, Inc., an innovator in orthopedic surgical robots, announced entering into a development and distribution agreement with South Korea-based Curexo, Inc., a medical robotics specialist company.

In June 2022, Intuitive, a global technology innovator in minimally invasive care and the pioneer of robotic-assisted surgery, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had cleared the integration of a mobile cone-beam CT (CBCT) imaging technology and the Ion Endoluminal System used for robotic-assisted bronchoscopy.

In January 2022, CMR Surgical, engaged in the surgical robotics business, announced the successful completion of high-volume urological procedures at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) using the next-generation surgical robotic system, Versius, in Pakistan.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4.4 Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Market
5.1 Market Drivers
5.1.1 Increasing Volume of Surgical Procedures and Growing Demand for Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
5.1.2 High Precision and Accuracy Compared to Conventional Procedures
5.2 Market Restraints
5.2.1 Safety Concerns Associated with the Use of Surgical Robots
5.2.2 High Initial and Maintenance Costs of the Equipment
6.1 Component
6.1.1 Surgical System
6.1.2 Accessory
6.1.3 Service
6.2 Area of Surgery
6.2.1 Gynecological Surgery
6.2.2 Cardiovascular
6.2.3 Neurosurgery
6.2.4 Orthopedic Surgery
6.2.5 Laparoscopy
6.2.6 Urology
6.2.7 Other Areas of Surgery
6.3 Geography
6.3.1 North America
6.3.2 Europe
6.3.3 Asia Pacific
6.3.4 Rest of the World
7.1 Company Profiles
7.1.1 Intuitive Surgical Inc.
7.1.2 Stryker Corporation
7.1.3 Johnson & Johnson
7.1.4 Renishaw PLC
7.1.5 CMR Surgical
7.1.6 Accuray Incorporated
7.1.7 Think Surgical Inc.
7.1.8 Titan Medical Inc.
7.1.9 Medtronic PLC
7.1.10 Smith & Nephew PLC

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Intuitive Surgical Inc.
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Renishaw PLC
  • CMR Surgical
  • Accuray Incorporated
  • Think Surgical Inc.
  • Titan Medical Inc.
  • Medtronic PLC
  • Smith & Nephew PLC