According to a report released by GlobalData, surgical teams can expect the global market for laparoscopic hernia repairs to keep increasing. The only factor it reports potentially limiting this transition is the higher cost associated with transitioning to laparoscopic procedures.
This report looks strictly at the numbers:
- The global market will grow from $1.8 billion in 2014 to $2.4 billion in 2021.
- These numbers reflect the transition from open procedures to minimally invasive alternatives.
- Of the 10 major markets, which includes the United States, Brazil, UK, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, China and India, Brazil is forecasted to make this transition the quickest.
For the surgical community to make this transition, there are many more factors to consider.
- Will technology continue to evolve to support laparoscopic hernia repairs?
- What changes can be made to training to make it more accessible?
- Early adopters of this procedure already exist, but what will motivate surgeons who stick with open approaches?
What do you think of this study? Does your practice do laparoscopic hernia repairs? Share your thoughts by reaching out to me or commenting below.