WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Abdominal Surgical Robots: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021. The 2015 study has 416 pages, 176 tables and figures. Worldwide abdominal surgical robot markets are poised to achieve significant growth as next generation systems provide a way to improve traditional open surgery and decrease the number of ports needed for minimally invasive surgery.
Intuitive Surgical owns the market as the sole participant with measurable market share in abdominal surgical robots. This leadership position will need to be defended as other products, now in clinical trials come to market. Advanced technology, an impressive installed base and a well trained group of surgeons able to manage the robots give Intuitive Surgical market advantage. Patients fare better when the surgery is done by surgical robots. The documentation of improvements in care delivery, the ability to ensure better outcomes from surgery promise that abdominal surgical robotics is a strong growth market.
Abdominal robotic surgery is poised to eclipse open surgery. It is used in the categories of general surgery, urologic surgery, head and neck surgery, and gynecological surgery. Surgical robots are positioned to become the standard of care for hospitals in the delivery of abdominal surgery. . The emerging group of several abdominal surgical robotic companies will collectively have enough marketing dollars and enough marketing clout to drive replacement of all open surgery.
Abdominal surgical robots are evolving platforms that are useful for surgeons seeking to achieve excellence and repeatability in every surgery. Intuitive Surgical now dominates, is alone in the market, but several vendors with specialized products are targeting the large and rapidly growing abdominal robotic surgery market. The vendors expertise in a specialty gives them strategic advantage to address a large and growing market.
Every surgeon working to perform gynecological surgery wants to practice at a hospital that has those abdominal robotic surgical devices, thus in order to attract physicians and patients, the hospitals have to purchase the robot surgical equipment. The penetration of the hospitals will go from 21% to 100% in the US within five years, as the surgeons migrate to the places that have the robotic surgical equipment. The abdominal surgical robots permit better surgery and the surgeons and patients know this.
The technology uses metal tubes attached to the arms are inserted through the ports, and the cutting and visualization instruments are introduced through the tubes into the patients body. The surgeon performs the procedure while sitting at a console, manipulating the instrument controls and viewing the operation through a vision system. When a surgeon needs to change an instrument the instrument is withdrawn from the surgical field using the controls at the console and the nursing assistants switch instruments as per the physician instruction. This is done many times during an operation.