Technavio Announces Top Three Emerging Trends Impacting the Global Operating Table Market Through 2020

LONDON--()--Technavio’s latest report on the global operating table market provides an analysis on the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2016-2020. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline.

Barath Palada, a lead analyst from Technavio, specializing in research on orthopedics and medical devices sector, says, “The global operating tables market is driven by several factors such as the increase in older population and the increasing number of complex surgeries which has resulted in the development and adoption of technologically advanced and ergonomically designed operating tables, which provide versatility in the operating room.”

The top three emerging trends driving the global operating table market according to Technavio healthcare and life sciences research analysts are:

  • Rise in ambulatory surgical centers
  • Advances in technology
  • Rising popularity of hybrid operating tables

Rise in ambulatory surgical centers

The transformation of healthcare systems worldwide, from being physician-centric to patient-centric, has increased the need for ambulatory service center (ASCs), which provide patients the accessibility to undergo surgeries safely outside the hospital setting at a shorter duration. The shorter duration of hospital stay reduces the financial burden on patients for certain procedures, which increases the number of patients opting for ASCs. This presents significant opportunities for surgeons to establish their own ASCs. In the US, there are more than 5,100 Medicare-certified ASCs, with many surgeons already conducting MI surgeries to gain a competitive advantage. ASCs perform most of the laparoscopic surgeries such as cholecystectomy, colectomy, gastric bypass, hysterectomy, and hernia repair.

As these facilities significantly reduce hospitalization costs, Medicare and other private insurance companies are also encouraging patients to undergo surgeries in outpatient facilities. This will encourage surgeons to opt for MI procedures for treating many disorders, as they are cost-effective, reduce pain and infections, and provide rapid results. The practice of MI surgeries in unsaturated markets may increase the number of physician-owned ASCs. According to the CDC, in 2011, the number of ambulatory visits grew by 25%.

Advances in technology

Advances in technology have led to the implementation of high accuracy and precision laparoscopic procedures, provision of better support to surgeons, and an increase in clinical patient outcome. Medical facilities need to adopt technologically advanced operating table equipment to offer the best possible surgical services to patients.

Vendors in this market are continuously engaged in R&D to offer technologically advanced and innovatively designed operating room equipment such as operating tables (to offer better and more patient positioning options). Technological advances in the operating table have outsmarted the standard operating table after the introduction of radio translucent material, addition of C-arm imager, and integration with robotic arms.

Rising popularity of hybrid operating tables

The number of hybrid operating tables in healthcare facilities has increased worldwide over the past decade. A hybrid operating table is integrated for free floating with tilt and cradle capabilities that are best suited for surgeries. The advances in tables have led to the development of mobile, integrated, and hybrid surgical operating tables. The considerations such as compatibility, integration of imaging devices, and position in room (carbon fiber table top), adjustable height, floating (horizontal, lateral, and vertical) are important factors for hybrid operating tables. These tables, with floating table tops and cradle and tilt, have increased the mutual demand for surgical and interventional requirements.

Most of the operating tables require imaging for which full body coverage is required. Therefore. a non-breakable carbon fiber table top is used in hybrid operating tables. These tables are mostly adopted by orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and general surgeons. During angiography, cardiovascular surgeons need easy positioning needs, which are provided by hybrid operating tables as they possess floating table tops, which allow precise and fast movements during surgical procedures. Hence, the rising popularity of hybrid operating tables will increase the demand for operating tables in the market.

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Release Summary

Technavio’s latest report on the global operating table market provides an analysis on the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2016-2020.

Contacts

Technavio Research
Jesse Maida
Media & Marketing Executive
US: +1 630 333 9501
UK: +44 208 123 1770
www.technavio.com