Less scarring, minimal blood loss, faster recovery, less post-operative pain and shorter hospital stays are some of the potential benefits that have led to overwhelming success of minimal invasive surgery and devices. These surgeries are now increasingly gaining importance and preference over conventional surgeries, and the annual growth rate is expected to be eight percent during the next five years. According to the Minimally Invasive Surgery Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 through 2019, the global market for minimally invasive surgery is expected to reach $50.6 billion by 2019.
Minimally invasive procedures are successfully applied to thoracic, cervical and lumbar spine, cardiac and valve surgeries and gastrointestinal tract surgeries. Other medical applications of these advanced techniques are orthopaedic, urological, vascular and neurological procedures. The advanced devices used to perform these less invasive surgeries include medical robotic systems, endoscopy devices, ablation devices and electrosurgical devices.