Endoscopic devices are used in diagnostic and surgical procedures to have visual access inside the body. These medical devices are used for monitoring different systems of the body such as gastrointestinal, urological, ear nose and throat (ENT), cardiovascular, neurological, spine and others. Gastrointestinal track is frequently monitored by endoscopic procedures to diagnose various complications such as abdominal pain, dysphagia, bleeding in upper GI, abnormal growths, ulcers, inflammation of GI tract and other complications. The global market for endoscopy devices was valued at USD 24,904.4 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 36,897.0 million in 2019 at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2013 to 2019.
Quick recovery, no blood loss, and reduced hospital stay are important factors determining the success of endoscopy market. Various advances in endoscopy technology such as development of high definition (HD) and 3D visualization technologies, miniaturization of components, and wireless technology made diagnosis and surgeries even easier. Capsule endoscopy and robot assisted endoscopy procedures have further revolutionized the market for endoscopy devices. The endoscopy devices market also comprises of operative devices which are further categorized in energy systems, suction/irrigation systems, access devices, operative hand instruments and others while visualization systems include ultrasound devices, HD systems and standard definition (SD) systems. HD and SD systems being further segmented into 2D and 3D systems. Ethicon Endo-Surgery leads the global endoscopy devices market, followed by Covidien and Olympus respectively.   
Geographically, North America dominated the global endoscopic devices market owing to presence of well-equipped and better financed hospitals and healthcare institutions, well informed and trained healthcare professionals and increased use of modern tech instruments in diagnosis and treatment. In addition, ready acceptance of novel medical approaches such as robot assisted technologies coupled with increased healthcare expenditure further propels the scope and demand for endoscopic devices in this region. In Asia Pacific ongoing developments of medical imaging devices, increasing healthcare awareness and highest contribution towards burden of majority of the diseases, are expected to drive the growth of this market during the forecast period. On the other hand factors such as high cost of technology followed by lack of trained professionals might hamper the growth of endoscopic devices market worldwide. 
Olympus Corporation, Karl Storz Endoscopy, Boston Scientific Corporation, Cook Medical, Inc., Covidien PLC, Hoya Corporation, Richard Wolf GmbH, and Fujifilm Holdings Corporation are the leading global players in endoscopy devices market creating a tough competition on a global level. Given Imaging (now part of Covidien) and Intuitive Surgical, Inc. are pioneers and biggest contributor in capsule and robotic assisted endoscopic devices market respectively.

Global Endoscopy Devices Market: Overview

Of late, endoscopy devices have been reporting a tremendous rise in their demand, thanks to the rising preference for minimally invasive surgeries and cost-efficient endoscopic procedures as pre- or post-surgical operations. The growing awareness regarding the benefits of non-invasive procedures, such as reduced possibility of blood loss and infections and a shorter hospital stay due to a faster recovery, is projected to reflect positively on the demand for endoscopy devices in the years to come.

According to researchers, the global market for endoscopy devices, which stood at US$24.9 bn in 2012, is likely to increase to US$36.9 bn by 2019, rising at a CAGR of 6.80% during the period from 2013 to 2019.

Global Endoscopy Devices Market: Trends and Opportunities

Capsule endoscope, rigid endoscope, robot-assisted endoscope, and flexible endoscope have emerged as the key products of the global market for endoscopic devices. The market is heavily influenced by the growing demand for robot-assisted endoscopes and capsule endoscopes in the recent times.

Apart from this, the increase in investment inflow and the rising trend of mergers and acquisitions is also contributing substantially to the growth of this market. In addition, the easing up of U.S. FDA policies regarding approval process and the upsurge in the prevalence of various chronic disease are anticipated to boost the demand for endoscopy devices across the world in the near future. However, the high cost associated with these devices and the shortage of skilled professionals may create an obstruction in the market’s growth trajectory over the forthcoming years.

Global Endoscopy Devices Market: Geographical Analysis

On the geographical front, the worldwide market for endoscopy devices has been classified into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Rest of the World. North America, among these, has been leading the global market on account of an advanced medical and healthcare infrastructure, together with well-equipped and cost-efficient hospitals and medical facilities. The presence of a favorable reimbursement scenario is also supporting the growth of this regional market significantly.

Analysts predict the escalating usage of technically advanced instruments in the detection and treatment of various diseases is likely to impact on the demand for endoscopy devices greatly in North America, ensuring the region’s lead in the near future. The growing acceptance of innovative medical approaches is also expected to propel the North America market for endoscopic devices in the years to come.

Other regional markets are also anticipated to register a healthy rise in their shares over the next few years. Asia Pacific, specifically, is witnessing a tremendous surge in the demand for these devices due to the presence of abundant untapped opportunities, increasing awareness among consumers, and the technological advancement in medical imaging devices.

Companies mentioned in the research report

The global market for endoscopy devices demonstrates a fragmented structure due to the presence of a large number of players. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Olympus, and Covidien are the leading players operating in this market. Other prominent market participants are Stryker Corp., Smith & Nephew Plc, Richard Wolf GmbH, KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG, Intuitive Surgical Inc., HOYA Corp., FUJIFILM Holdings Corp., Cook Medical Inc., Boston Scientific Corp., Braun Melsungen AG, and Arthrex Inc.

Key Segments of Global Endoscopy Device Market


By Device Type

  • Endoscope
  • Rigid Endoscope
  • Flexible Endoscope
  • Capsule Endoscope
  • Robot Assisted Endoscope
  • Operative Devices 
  • Energy Systems
  • Suction/Irrigation Systems
  • Access Devices
  • Operative Hand Instruments
  • Others (Insufflation Devices, Wound Protectors, Snares)
  • Visualization Systems
  • Ultrasound Devices
  • Standard Definition (SD) Visualization Systems
  • Two Dimensional (2D) Systems
  • Three Dimensional (3D) Systems
  • High Definition (HD) Visualization Systems
  • Two Dimensional (2D) Systems
  • Three Dimensional (3D) Systems

By Application

  • Gastrointestinal Surgeries
  • Urology/Gynecology Surgeries
  • ENT Surgeries
  • Cardiovascular Surgeries
  • Neuro/Spinal Surgeries 
  • Laparoscopy Surgeries
  • Arthroscopy Surgeries

Major regions analyzed under this research report are:

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World

This report gives you access to decisive data such as:

  • Market growth drivers
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for the coming years

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  • Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth
  • Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements
  • Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
  • An analysis of strategies of major competitors
  • An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments
  • Detailed analyses of industry trends
  • A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis
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