Surgical procedures have witnessed a dramatic transformation in recent years as a result of technology developments. The APAC region in particular is leading these advancements as it is predicted to be at the forefront of the global image-guided and robot-assisted surgical procedures market. The market is set to grow at a CAGR of 16.4% between 2017–25, according to ResearchAndMarkets, reaching $5.6bn by 2025.
ResearchAndMarkerts explained that the growth is due to the increasing demand for robot-assisted medical devices and a number of additional technological advancements developed in an effort to improve the region's healthcare infrastructure.
Furthermore, the report noted that the Da Vinci Surgical robot, approved by the FDA in 2000, is the most commonly used system for complex surgeries.
"Adoption in surgical procedures helps reduce blood loss and recovery period. An increasing number of surgical procedures using Da Vinci system is expected to drive overall market growth in near future," the report outlined.
Urology surgery stood as the leading procedure segment of the global image-guided and robot-assisted surgical procedures. Prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, cystectomy, and pyeloplasty are some of the some of the robot-assisted urological surgeries currently taking place, ResearchAndMarkets found.