Trocars Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast (2021 - 2026)

The Trocars Market is segmented by Product Type (Disposable Trocars and Reusable Trocars), Tip Type (Bladeless Trocars, Optical Trocars, Blunt Trocars, and Bladed Trocars), Application (General Surgery, Gynaecological Surgery, Urological Surgery, and Other Surgeries) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above-mentioned segments.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2018- 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.2 %

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Market Overview

The trocars market is expected to register a CAGR of nearly 4.2% during the forecast period.

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have a slightly negative impact on the market in the short term. The lockdown measures worldwide resulted in decreased public mobility and impacted the diagnostic and surgical industry. As per the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), bariatric surgeries are considered non-emergent procedures. Thus, these procedures are put on hold and are experiencing a declining rate. As per a recent study ‘Bariatric Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic—the Perspective of Physicians and Patients’, that was published in September 2020, virtual consultation and telemedicine are considered suitable to continue weight loss programs, as the risks and complications of morbid obesity and surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic is high. The obese population is susceptible to distress and physiological conditions, which led to a detrimental effect on obesity management during the pandemic. According to a Lancet article titled ‘Bariatric and metabolic surgery during and after the COVID-19 pandemic’ 2020, obesity treatment has been hugely affected by the pandemic, leaving millions of children, adolescents, and adults at high risk for worsening comorbidities, with less access to treatment and increased risk for poor outcomes from COVID-19. Thus, considering the rising cases of COVID-19 and its significant effect on healthcare systems across the region, it is estimated that the market demand for trocars is likely to be impacted during the pandemic.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 worldwide and lockdown situation across some countries, it is expected to show a negative impact on the market due to a hold on services, such as surgeries and other services prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The tremendous pressure on the hospitals in providing services to COVID-19 patients is also one of the factors that are inhibiting the hospitals and surgical centers from providing surgical services. Moreover, the impact of COVID-19 on the market might be for a short period of time, and it is expected to start surgical services by the hospitals and surgical centers in the near future with some challenges in the initial period. The market registered rapid declines in product revenues over the first few months of the pandemic. Medtronic, one of the leaders in the market, saw its United States weekly revenue drastically fall by 60%, with revenue from other regions negatively affected due to COVID-19. Thus, negative growth is expected in the short term.

As there has been a rise in the prevalence of chronic diseases and obesity, laparoscopy is an operation performed in the abdomen or pelvis using small incisions, which involves a trocar. Moreover, laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgery, and all these factors increased the demand for laparoscopy. As the trocar is one of the essential components in this surgery, the increasing demand for laparoscopy is also expected to help the growth of the trocars market.

The burden of chronic diseases is rapidly increasing around the world. Most of the chronic disease deaths are due to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and obesity. These chronic diseases are affecting a large proportion of the population, and these are reportedly appearing earlier in life. The proportion of the burden of chronic diseases or non-communicable diseases was expected to be 57% in 2020 as per the World Health Organization (WHO). The World Health Organization states that chronic diseases are driven by factors, such as the globalization of unhealthy lifestyles and the aging population. Unhealthy diets and lack of physical activities are likely to result in increased blood glucose, elevated blood lipids, and obesity. These above health conditions are metabolic risk factors that can lead to cardiovascular disease, which is one of the leading non-communicable diseases in terms of premature deaths.

According to the World Ageing Report 2019, there were approximately 703 million population aged 65 years or over in the world in 2019. This number is projected to double to 1.5 billion in 2050. Globally, the share of the population aged 65 years or over increased from 6% in 1990 to 9% in 2019 and is projected to rise further to 16% by 2050, so that one in six people in the world will be aged 65 years or over. The older population is more prone to different chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity, which drive the demand for laparoscopic procedures. Trocars are used in minimally invasive surgeries. Thus, their use is expected to increase due to more laparoscopic procedures.

Scope of the Report

A trocar is a medical device that is placed through the abdomen during laparoscopic surgery. A trocar functions as a portal for the subsequent placement of other instruments, such as graspers, scissors, and staplers. It can also be used as a veterinary device.

The trocars market is segmented by product type (disposable trocars and reusable trocars), tip type (bladeless trocars, optical trocars, blunt trocars, and bladed trocars), application (general surgery, gynecological surgery, urological surgery, and other surgeries), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above-mentioned segments.

By Product Type
Disposable Trocars
Reusable Trocars
By Tip Type
Bladeless Trocars
Optical Trocars
Blunt Trocars
Bladed Trocars
By Application
General Surgery
Gynaecological Surgery
Urological Surgery
Other Surgeries
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Application in General Surgery is Expected to Show Better Growth Over the Forecast Period

General surgery refers to the surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents, including the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, and pancreas. Due to increasing incidences of liver diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, etc., the demand for minimally invasive general surgeries that require minimum incisions increased. As a result, the demand for laparoscopic procedures that use trocars increased. Moreover, gastroesophageal reflux disease is also a prevalent form of gastrointestinal disorder. Minimally-invasive surgery gained popularity for benign diseases, which proved its safety and efficacy over traditional methods. Thus, the demand for trocars will increase.

The International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders estimated in 2018 that there were approximately 2.4 to 3.5 million annual physician visits for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in the United States alone. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common disorder diagnosed by gastroenterologists, which accounts for up to 12% of total visits to primary care providers.

General surgery is likely to post the highest growth rate during the forecast period due to lesser healing time compared to traditional surgeries and the increasing reliance on minimally invasive surgeries.

Trend 1

North America is Expected to Dominate the Trocars Market Over the Forecast Period

The North American countries of the United States and Canada have a developed and well-structured health care system. The number of people suffering from obesity in the United States has been increasing. In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that 39.8% of American adults are obese. Thus, obesity is linked to an increasing number of bariatric surgeries performed each year. The prevalence of obesity is on the rise, and bariatric surgery has proven effective in its treatment.

According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery statistics, around 252,000 surgeries in 2018 in the United States. These statistics show an increase in the number of bariatric surgeries, which drives the growth of the overall market as trocars are used in the case of minimally invasive surgeries.

Furthermore, most of the population in Canada and the United States are insured, which enables them to obtain these procedures at subsidized rates. Thus, North America is expected to grow robustly during the forecast period.

Trocars Market 2

Competitive Landscape

A majority of the trocars are manufactured by a variety of global and regional players. The market is slightly fragmented, though there are many large companies. Market leaders with more funds for research and a better distribution system established their position in the market. Moreover, Asia-Pacific is witnessing an emergence of some small players due to the rise of awareness, which helped the market grow.

Recent Developments

  • In April 2021, DORC launched a new EVA AVETA trocar cannula system with an improved flow rate, a smaller working size, and a more stable intra-operative IOP.
  • In December 2020, CONMED announced the launch of its Core Entree II Trocar model in the United States.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Growing Demand for Minimally-Invasive Surgery

      2. 4.2.2 Rising Prevalence of Chronic Diseases and Obesity

      3. 4.2.3 Technological Advancements in the Field of Laparoscopy

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Complications Associated With the Use of Trocars

    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 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Disposable Trocars

      2. 5.1.2 Reusable Trocars

    2. 5.2 By Tip Type

      1. 5.2.1 Bladeless Trocars

      2. 5.2.2 Optical Trocars

      3. 5.2.3 Blunt Trocars

      4. 5.2.4 Bladed Trocars

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 General Surgery

      2. 5.3.2 Gynaecological Surgery

      3. 5.3.3 Urological Surgery

      4. 5.3.4 Other Surgeries

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.4.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 B. Braun Melsungen AG

      2. 6.1.2 CONMED Corporation

      3. 6.1.3 Genicon Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 Johnson & Johnson

      5. 6.1.5 LaproSurge

      6. 6.1.6 Medtronic PLC

      7. 6.1.7 Molnlycke Health Care AB

      8. 6.1.8 Purple Surgical

      9. 6.1.9 Teleflex Incorporated

      10. 6.1.10 The Cooper Companies Inc.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Trocars Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Global Trocars Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.2% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson, CONMED Corporation, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Molnlycke Health Care AB are the major companies operating in Global Trocars Market.

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