South Africa Minimally Invasive Surgical Devices Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Market is Segmented by Product and Application (Aesthetic, Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, Gynecological, Orthopedic, Urological, and Other Applications).

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2018 - 2026

Base Year:



7.3 %

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Market Overview

The major factors for the growth of the South African minimally invasive surgical devices market include the higher acceptance rate of minimally invasive procedures over traditional procedures, improved patient quality of life, increasing number of surgeries among the aging population, as minimally invasive surgeries help reduce healthcare costs and time, and increasing prevalence of lifestyle-related and chronic disorders.

Minimally invasive surgeries (MIS) have been reported to cause less post-operative pain, and hence, patients receive smaller dosages of painkillers. The main advantage that MIS has over traditional open surgeries is higher precision due to video-assisted equipment, which produces a better and magnified image of the organs or body parts being operated. These surgeries are gaining wider acceptance among the geriatric population, due to the relatively shorter recovery time. These developments have created significant traction for robotic surgeries in several private hospitals in South Africa. Most of the initial surgeries performed using these robotic systems were to treat cardiovascular, urology, and neurology conditions. Furthermore, with improvements in the reimbursement scenario and streamlining of regulatory guidelines, the MIS devices market is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period. With that, the rising aging population, coupled with the increase in the prevalence of various chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, GI diseases, cancer, and NCDs, is expected to drive the market over the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of this report, minimally invasive surgical devices refer to electrosurgical systems, robot-assisted surgical systems, and surgical equipment, such as needles, retractors, and guide wires, which are used during the minimally invasive procedure.

By Products
Handheld Instruments
Guiding Devices
Electrosurgical Devices
Endoscopic Devices
Laproscopic Devices
Monitoring and Visualization Devices
Robotic Assisted Surgical Systems
Ablation Devices
Laser-based Devices
Other MIS Devices
By Application
Other Applications

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Key Market Trends

The Cardiovascular Segment is Expected to Register the Fastest Growth During the Forecast Period

According to the World Heart Federation, 2017, cardiovascular diseases accounted for 18% of all deaths in South Africa. One in 3 South African adults (33.7%) have hypertension, which can increase the risk of heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease, or stroke. Further, surgeons in South Africa prefer minimally invasive surgeries over traditional surgeries. With advancements in technology, minimally invasive cardiac surgeries have shifted from direct to video-assisted form, although both have similar postoperative outcomes. ​Patients hold a higher preference for minimally invasive surgeries, due to the shorter hospital stay and less post-operative pain, due to smaller incisions. Moreover, recommended post-operative painkillers had smaller dosages and were prescribed for a relatively shorter period, compared to dosages prescribed after traditional cardiac surgeries. ​


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Competitive Landscape

The South African minimally invasive surgical devices market is dominated by a few global players. These global enterprises are already competitors in the developed regions, and in South Africa, they operate through regional offices or a network of distributors. In the South African market, which is currently categorized by the presence of high growth opportunities, the existing players are competing with each other on various fronts, such as the introduction of new products, increasing geographical penetration, and enhancing distribution channels. The high competition is expected to drive the merger and acquisition activities, thereby, leading to medium market consolidation in a few business segments.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Higher Acceptance Rate of Minimally Invasive Procedures over Traditional Procedures

      2. 4.2.2 Improved Patient Quality of Life and Increasing Number of Surgeries Among the Aging Population

      3. 4.2.3 Minimally Invasive Surgeries Help Reduce Healthcare Costs and Time

      4. 4.2.4 Increasing Prevalence of Lifestyle-related and Chronic Disorders

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Shortage of Experienced Professionals

      2. 4.3.2 Stringent Regulatory Framework and Insurance Plans for Medical Devices are Restraining the Market

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Products

      1. 5.1.1 Handheld Instruments

      2. 5.1.2 Guiding Devices

      3. 5.1.3 Electrosurgical Devices

      4. 5.1.4 Endoscopic Devices

      5. 5.1.5 Laproscopic Devices

      6. 5.1.6 Monitoring and Visualization Devices

      7. 5.1.7 Robotic Assisted Surgical Systems

      8. 5.1.8 Ablation Devices

      9. 5.1.9 Laser-based Devices

      10. 5.1.10 Other MIS Devices

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Aesthetic

      2. 5.2.2 Cardiovascular

      3. 5.2.3 Gastrointestinal

      4. 5.2.4 Gynecological

      5. 5.2.5 Orthopedic

      6. 5.2.6 Urological

      7. 5.2.7 Other Applications


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Abbott Laboratories

      2. 6.1.2 GE Healthcare

      3. 6.1.3 Intuitive Surgical

      4. 6.1.4 Johnson & Johnson

      5. 6.1.5 Medtronic

      6. 6.1.6 Philips Healthcare

      7. 6.1.7 Siemens

      8. 6.1.8 Smith & Nephew

      9. 6.1.9 Stryker Corporation

      10. 6.1.10 Zimmer Biomet

      11. 6.1.11 Applied Medical Corporation

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
**Competitive Landscape Covers - Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies, and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The South Africa Minimally Invasive Surgical Devices Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The South Africa Minimally Invasive Surgical Devices Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.3% over the next 5 years.

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • GE Healthcare
  • Medtronic PLC
  • Koninklijke Philips NV
  • Siemens Healthineers

Are the major companies operating in South Africa Minimally Invasive Surgical Devices Market.

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