Surgical Robots Market by Component and Application - Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2025

Report Code : HC0646

The field of surgery has witnessed a revolution with the advent of surgical robots. The key proposition of robotics in surgeries is the unprecedented control, dexterity and precision that surgeons have been able to achieve during minimally invasive procedures. Surgical robotics, over past couple of decades has evolved from a niche research domain to a flourishing sector of innovation and development which is spearheading the evolution of and growth of precision medicine. The commercial success of the first generation clinical robots has largely inspired new age platforms from both research and commercial organizations to design and develop smaller, smarter and safer robotic systems. General surgery is rapidly progressing towards a minimally invasive approach from procedures that were traditionally performed with large open incisions. The long standing assumption that ‘a big surgery needs a big incision’, no longer stands valid. The benefits of significantly smaller incisions reduced chances of wound complications and less post-operative pain facilitating fast recovery of the patients.

Robotics was first introduced in general surgery in the form of a surgeon controlled robotic arm used for laparoscopic camera manipulation. With extensive research and innovation, surgical robotic systems that allow surgeons to operate through a remote console have been developed. The advancements in non-invasive imaging technologies such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, fluoroscopy, ultrasonography, and conventional X-ray radiography has acted as a catalyst in application of robotics in surgical procedures. As such images reveal the precise locations of pathologies; computational surgical robots can directly target the affected areas while sparing the neighboring healthy tissues.  A typical example of such procedure is biopsy and resection of brain tumors. Pre-operative magnetic resonance imaging can precisely locate the tumor within the skull. After opening the skull, robots can guide surgical instruments precisely to the tumor based on the image data. Thus, the risk of collateral damage to the brain tissues can be significantly minimized. Similarly, surgical robots are being used in distinct surgical disciplines such as cardiac surgery, urology, gynecology, pediatric surgery, and general surgery.

Some of the key factors driving the growth of surgical robots market are the rising need for automation in surgical procedures and growing demand for minimally invasive surgeries. Also, robot assisted surgeries result in less post-surgical pain and complications which largely substantiates the benefits of using surgical robots for complex procedures. However, the high cost of robotic surgical systems can hamper the market growth.

With advancements in sub-task automation and complete automation, the surgical robots will further empower surgeons to perform more complex procedures with utmost precision and accuracy. Also, improvement in camera handling is another functionality being researched aggressively which will further improve the capability of surgeons for precise actions at the affected site without damaging the surrounding healthy tissues.

The key players operating in the global surgical robots market are focusing on research and development to design and develop cost-effective surgical robotic solutions with enhanced visualization and dexterity to capture a larger share of the market. Also, strategic collaborations in order to share innovation cost and technology will drive the market over coming years. Some of the key players in the surgical robots market are Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Accuray Incorporated, Mazor Robotics Inc., Medrobotics Corporation, Stryker Corporation, THINK Surgical, Inc., SRI International, and Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc.

Surgical Robots Market Segmentation:

By Component:

  • Accessories
  • Systems
  • Services

By Application:

  • Urology Surgery
  • Gynecology Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Gastro-Intestinal
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Other Surgeries

By Region:

  • North America
  • U.S
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • France
  • UK
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Japan
  • China
  • Australia
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World
  • Brazil
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Others

Research Methodology

We use both primary as well as secondary research for our market surveys, estimates and for developing forecast. Our research process commence by analyzing the problem which enable us to design the scope for our research study. Our research process is uniquely designed with enough flexibility to adjust according to changing nature of products and markets, while retaining core element to ensure reliability and accuracy in research findings. We understand both macro and micro-economic factors to evaluate and forecast different market segments.

Data Mining

Data is extensively collected through various secondary sources such as annual reports, investor presentations, SEC filings, and other corporate publications. We also refer trade magazines, technical journals, paid databases such as Factiva and Bloomberg, industry trade journals, scientific journals, and social media data to understand market dynamics and industry trends. Further, we also conduct primary research to understand market drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, and competitive scenario to build our analysis.

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Data Collection Matrix

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Primary Data Sources

  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors & Wholesalers
  • GPOs
  • Physicians/Specialist
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Consumers

Secondary Data Sources

  • Annual Reports/SEC Filings/ Investor Presentations/ Press Releases
  • Government/Associations Publications
  • Case Studies
  • Reference Customers


Market Modeling and Forecasting

We use epidemiology and capital equipment-based models to forecast market size of different segments at country and regional level.

  • Epidemiology-based Forecasting Model: This method uses epidemiology data gathered through various publications and from physicians to estimate population of patients, flow of treatment of individual disease and therapies. The data collected through this method includes statics on incidence of disease, population suffering from disease, and treatment population. This method is used to understand:
  • Number of patients for particular device or medical procedure and
  • Repeated use of particular device depending on health and condition of patient
  • Capital-based Forecasting Model: This method of forecasting is based on number of replacements, installed-based and new sales of capital equipment used in various healthcare and diagnostic centers. These three parameters are calculated and forecast is developed. Installation base is calculated as average number of units per facility; while sales for particular year is calculated from number of new and replace units. Secondary data is collected through various supply chain intermediaries and opinion leaders to arrive at installation and sales rate. These techniques help our analysts in validating market and developed market estimates and forecast.

We do forecast on basis of several parameters such as market drivers, market opportunities, industry trends government regulations, raw materials supply and trade dynamics to ensure relevance of forecast with market scenario. With increasing need to granulized information, we used bottom-up methodology for forecasting where we evaluate each regional segment differently and combined all forecast to develop final market forecast.

Data Validation

We believe primary research is a very important tool in analyzing and forecasting different markets. In order to make sure accuracy of our findings, our team conducts primary interviews at every stage of research to gain deep insights into current business environment and future trends and key developments in market. This includes use of various methods such as telephonic interviews, focus groups, face to face interviews and questionnaires to validate our research from all aspects. We validate our data through primary research from key industry leaders such as CEO, product managers, marketing managers, suppliers, distributors, and consumers are frequently interviewed. These interviews provide valuable insights which help us to have better market understanding besides validating our estimates and forecast.

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  • Market Dynamics (Drivers, Restraints, and Challenges)
  • Industry Trend Analysis
  • Market Opportunities
  • Government Policies and Regulations, Patent Analysis, and Reimbursement Policies
  • Porter’s Five Forces and PESTLE Analysis
  • Key Developments and Competitive Landscape
  • Market Assessment and Forecast
  • Market Assessment and Forecast, By Product
  • Market Assessment and Forecast, By Technology
  • Market Assessment and Forecast, By Application
  • Market Assessment and Forecast, By End User
  • Market Assessment and Forecast, By Region/Country

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