South Africa Minimally Invasive Surgical Devices Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The Market is segmented by Product and Application (Aesthetic, Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, Gynecological, Orthopedic, Urological, Others)

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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 and increasing number of surgeries among the aging population, 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. As there are minimal cuts or stitches involved, the hospital stay is relatively shorter, and patients need not visit the hospital frequently. Traditional open surgeries involve long incisions made through the muscles, and these muscles take a considerable amount of time to heal, whereas MIS procedures require smaller incisions, leading to quicker recovery. Also, the body scars involved in MIS are barely noticeable. 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.

In South Africa, NCDs (non-communicable diseases) account for 84% of all deaths in persons aged 60 years and above, with ischemic heart disease and stroke being the leading causes of death in men.  Together the disorders account for about one-third of the total deaths. COPD accounts for almost double the number of deaths among men than women. Malignant neoplasms are responsible for 16% of deaths in older men and 10% in older women, with lung cancer as a predominant cause in men and breast cancer in women. Thus, the rising aging population, coupled with the increase in the prevalence of various chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, GI diseases, cancer, and NCD’s, 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
Guiding Catheters
Electrosurgical Devices
Endoscopic Devices
Laproscopic Devices
Monitoring & Visualization Devices�
Robotic Assisted Surgical Systems�
Ablation Devices
Laser Based Devices
Other MIS Devices
By Application

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Key Market Trends

Others Segment Under Application is Expected to Grow Fastest During the Forecast Period

Others segment includes neurosurgery, orthopedic, orthopedic, lung & respiratory care and ENT surgery among others. The factors which are responsible for the growth are improved imaging techniques have reduced surgical trauma by allowing surgeons to plan the least damaging route to operative sites and increasing surgical precision. Also, Minimally invasive surgical options can have significant benefits for patients undergoing ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgery. These benefits include shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, less post-operative pain, and scars.

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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, enhancing distribution channel. The high competition is expected to drive the merger and acquisition activity, thereby, leading to medium market consolidation in 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 Force 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

        1. Guiding Catheters

        2. Guidewires

      3. 5.1.3 Electrosurgical Devices

      4. 5.1.4 Endoscopic Devices

      5. 5.1.5 Laproscopic Devices

      6. 5.1.6 Monitoring & 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 Others


    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

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments

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