GVR Report cover Disposable Ureteroscope Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Disposable Ureteroscope Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product, By End-user, By Application, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 To 2028

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Ureteroscopes are used in ureteroscopy procedures, which is a minimally invasive procedure wherein the ureteroscope is inserted to diagnose, observe, and treat the urinary tract. This device works within the ureter and the urinary bladder. Lifestyle changes, growing consumption of alcoholic beverages and aerated drinks, less consumption of water, dietary changes, and lack of exercise make individuals susceptible to chronic kidney ailments, such as kidney stones (urolithiasis), urethral stricture, and kidney cancer. Technological advancements in the field of optical imaging and continuous improvement in the performance of ureteroscope are some of the key trends driving the market. Disposable ureteroscopes are being widely used to minimize the occurrence of hospital-acquired infections and decrease contamination risk, thereby delivering high-quality patient care with enhanced economic viability. Ureteroscopies are witnessing a surge in demand in treating urothelial carcinoma, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and urolithiasis. Regulatory authorities laid down stringent regulations to curb the risk of ureteroscopy-related infections, which boosted the development of disposable ureteroscopes.

The increasing prevalence of chronic kidney diseases and rapid advancements in optical imaging and product performance are driving the disposable ureteroscope market. According to the CDC data in 2021, the prevalence of chronic kidney diseases was the highest in individuals aged 65 years and above (38%), followed by individuals belonging to the age group of 45-64 years (12%), and lastly, the 18-44 years old (6%). Individuals suffering from cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are more susceptible to developing chronic kidney diseases, which would directly impact the demand for minimally invasive procedures such as ureteroscopy. A significant increase in the procedural rate is anticipated to boost the adoption of ureteroscopy. The growing transition from reusable to disposable ureteroscopes in diagnosing and treating urologic ailments is fueling the market growth. Some of the key market players include Stryker Corporation, PENTAX Medical, Karl Storz, and Olympus Corporation. Market players are focusing on devising strategies to expand their business footprint and increase their market share. For example, Olympus Corporation adopts the preferential pricing model using multiple Olympus products for its customers.

The one-day surgeries or minimally invasive procedures are being widely adopted by endoscopists and surgeons in diagnosing and treating multiple urological and renal diseases. The benefits associated with these procedures are shortened hospitalization, quicker recovery time, reduced postoperative care and complications, and lesser collateral tissue damage. Furthermore, these minimally invasive procedures are more economically viable compared to open surgeries. Technological advancements in endoscopic visualization devices and robot-assisted endoscopy are further boosting the adoption rate of these minimally invasive procedures. Market players are focusing on developing innovative products to cater to the growing demand. For instance, in April 2019, Dornier MedTech launched AXIS disposable digital flexible ureteroscope for the U.S. market. Similarly, in September 2018, Boston Scientific Corporation launched LithoVue Empower Retrieval Deployment Device to be used in association with LithoVue Disposable Digital Flexible Ureteroscopes. In October 2017, AMBU A/S announced the expansion of its product portfolio with the addition of ureteroscope aScope 5, and the product is expected to be launched by 2021/22.

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic significantly affected the ureteroscope market. The pandemic enforced lockdowns and travel restrictions and transformations in the healthcare facility’s setup, which caused healthcare facilities to prioritize procedures as emergent and non-emergent, which led to postponement and reduction in the number of procedures and harmed the revenue earnings of the market. Furthermore, regulatory changes concerning procedures and supply chain disruptions restrained the market growth during the pandemic. As per a study conducted by Elsevier Public Health Emergency Collection, in 2020, 85% of the respondents reduced procedure volume by over 50%, and several others completely shut down their endoscopic services during the pandemic.

Grand View Research, Inc. has segmented the global disposable ureteroscope market report based on product, application, end-user, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Flexible Ureteroscopes

    • Rigid Ureteroscopes

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Urolithiasis

    • Urethral Stricture

    • Kidney Cancer

    • Others

  • End-user Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Hospitals

    • Clinics

    • Diagnostic Centers

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Russia

      • Denmark

      • Switzerland

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • Thailand

      • New Zealand

      • Indonesia

      • Malaysia

      • Vietnam

      • Philippines

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • MEA

      • South Africa

      • UAE

      • Saudi Arabia

      • Qatar

      • Israel

      • Kuwait

  • List of Key Players of Disposable Ureteroscope Market

    • Boston Scientific Corporation

    • Richard Wolf GmbH

    • Olympus Corporation

    • FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation

    • Karl Storz GmbH

    • Smith & Nephew Inc.

    • PENTAX Medical

    • Elmed Electronics & Medical Systems S.A.

    • Dornier MedTech

    • OPCOM

    • AED.MD

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