Tuesday, November 29

Understanding the Extensive Popularity of Minimally Invasive Surgeries

Hands down, surgeries do make everyone nervous, no matter how big or small it is. But thanks to the developments in medical science, today’s healthcare industry is equipped with minimally invasive surgical techniques and is becoming extensively popular across different corners of the world.

Today, there is a substantial inclination toward minimally invasive procedures owing to the numerous benefits of conventional surgeries, about which we will talk in the blog ahead. For now, let us know that Minimally Invasive Surgeries (MIS). These procedures have gone through several rigorous research & developments over time and have brought a fundamental shift in medical history, shaping how surgical procedures are done in operating rooms today.

A recent research report published by MarkNtel Advisors reveals that the Global Minimally Invasive Surgical Systems Market is set to register a CAGR of around 7.6% during 2021-26. Minimally invasive surgery allows the surgeon to reduce the size & quantity of incisions and is considered a much safer option than conventionally used open surgery. The patient is more likely to feel comfortable, and have quicker healing & recovery time. And what is better than spending less time in the hospital? Let us read further to learn more about these surgeries and why they are becoming increasingly popular throughout the world.

Defining Minimally Invasive Surgeries and Factors Backing their Popularity

Minimally invasive surgery refers to surgery that needs to be performed by making small incisions and fewer stitches. These surgeries are performed by making two to three small incisions in the body. Small instruments like cameras and needles are inserted into the body through these incisions. Many prefer these procedures because they are less expensive, painless, and have a high recovery rate. These procedures do not cause any damage to healthy tissues and patients don’t need to stay in hospitals for more days.

One of the main factors increasing the use of minimally invasive procedures is cardiac surgery. Compared to traditional operations, minimally invasive procedures may have several advantages, such as less pain and trauma, reduced chance of infection, fewer or less apparent scars, speedier recovery, shorter hospital stays, and quicker return to normal activities. Hence with the rising incidences of cardiovascular problems, minimally invasive procedures are likely to witness positive influence in the future.

Minimally invasive surgeries are also very cost-effective than traditional ones. Laparoscopy is one of the minimally invasive surgical procedures that has become famous and is gaining popularity due to quicker recovery, reduced pain, less scary, and shorter hospital stays. Besides, the growing awareness among people about the benefits of MIS over open surgical procedures entwined with greater adoption of healthcare robotics shall also boost the demand for these surgeries among patients in the coming years.

Several thoracic disorders that previously required open thoracotomy can now be diagnosed and treated with minimally invasive surgery. An increase in the number of the elderly population with higher tendencies to need surgeries is showing an inclination toward minimally invasive surgeries for quicker recovery and greater comfort.

Furthermore, Orthopedic Surgery using minimally invasive techniques acquired a prominent largest share in the market during the past few years. These surgeries use minimally invasive procedures to attain faster results in the recovery/healing process and deliver higher patient satisfaction as there is no need to separate the muscle from bone. Hence, the demand for these surgeries is escalating swiftly and driving the industry worldwide.

A Bright Future Ahead

A swift rise in the demand for minimally invasive surgery is backed significantly by the prevalence of chronic diseases like gastrointestinal disease, kidney disease, heart disease, and respiratory disease, demonstrating a substantial patient influx across different countries.

On the geographical front, North America attained the highest share in the Minimally Invasive Surgical Systems Market in the previous years, backed by the burgeoning number of surgical procedures & early diagnosis of the diseases, especially across countries like the US & Canada.

Moreover, the growing awareness among people about the availability of these surgeries entwined with the massive funding by various private & public organizations in the healthcare sector to strengthen the infrastructure is also demonstrating a rise in the procurement & practice of these Minimally Invasive Surgeries.

Nonetheless, rapid advancements in technology and active participation of various companies in the research & development of these surgeries to bring greater effectiveness & innovation shall also promote industry growth. Hence, it is anticipated that the market would grow significantly and generate lucrative opportunities for the players in the coming years.