GVR Report cover Smoke Evacuation System Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Smoke Evacuation System Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product, By Application (Laparoscopic Surgeries, Orthopedic, Medical Aesthetic Surgeries), By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-148-1
  • Number of Pages: 133
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2016 - 2019
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global smoke evacuation systems market size was valued at USD 162.5 million in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4% from 2021 to 2028. An increasing number of electrosurgery procedures, medical tourism for cosmetic surgeries, and product availability are anticipated to drive the market. According to ASPS, in 2018, about 18 million people underwent surgeries in the U.S., inclusive of minimally invasive procedures. It is also observed that the number of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures increased in 2018.

North America smoke evacuation systems market size, by end-use, 2016 - 2028 (USD Million) 

Smoke evacuation and filtering systems are not mandatory during laparoscopic surgeries, according to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Administration. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, major concerns have been raised regarding Aerosol-generating Procedures (AGPs), including laparoscopy. It has been observed that the SARS-CoV-2 virus has the ability to remain in the aerosols for up to 3 hours. Thus, effective measures for the evacuation of smoke and aerosols must be taken near infected patients and/or during AGPs to significantly reduce the risk of transmission. This has heightened the need for the smoke evacuation system, thereby fueling market growth in the near future.

Developing countries such as China, Thailand, India, Brazil, and Mexico are constantly improving their healthcare infrastructure to provide treatments/surgeries at lower costs, such as cosmetic surgeries and dental care programs, boosting medical tourism in these countries. Some of the most common procedures performed in these countries are breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, abdominoplasty, rhytidectomy, and liposuction.

Furthermore, smoke evacuation platforms are effectively being combined with electrosurgical generators are known to produce a substantial amount of surgical smoke plume. This is expected to help streamline the surgical workflow. Thus, the availability of innovative products is likely to drive market growth during the forecast period.

COVID19 smoke evacuation systems market impact: a slight decline on growth rate

Pandemic Impact

Post COVID Outlook

The market experienced a growth rate of 5.45% from 2019 to 2020, as compared to 6% from 2018 to 2019. Smoke evacuation systems are a major part of surgical procedures and a decline in surgical procedures resulted in the declining growth rate

Beyond 2021, medical tourism is expected to grow, which is also expected to boost the number of surgeries, especially in countries such as Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, and India. This will boost the demand for smoke evacuation systems in these developing markets.

Concerns regarding aerosol-generating procedures including laparoscopy, where smoke evacuation systems were not mandatory led to the growing usage of the efficient evacuation of smoke & aerosols solutions to reduce the risk of transmission

The portable smoke evacuating systems segment is anticipated to demonstrate significant growth in the upcoming years as they facilitate ease of use and convenient mobility

CONMED Corporation registered a decline of 9.7% in its total revenues, from 2019 to 2020, due to the postponement of non-essential surgeries



Collaborations, partnerships, acquisitions, and product approvals and launches have significantly impacted the market in recent years. Furthermore, there has been a significant increase in the demand for smoke evacuation systems due to its increasing awareness which in turn is fueling the market growth.

Product Insights

The smoke evacuating systems segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of more than 39.0% in 2020. The smoke evacuation system detects smoke and activates fans for channeling the smoke away from occupied areas in the facility. This drives the market growth. The smoke evacuating systems market is further segmented into stationary systems and portable systems.

The smoke evacuation filters segment is expected to hold the second-largest market share owing to their applications in cauterizing vessels and vaporizing blood, tissues, and fluid created as smoke, a byproduct of laser surgeries and electrosurgeries. The segment is further classified into ULPA filters, charcoal filters, in-line filters, and pre-filters. The ULPA is highly effective and can filter nearly 100% and up to 120 nanometers in size, however, 0.001% of airborne particles remain unfiltered, which boosts its market growth.

Application Insights

The laparoscopic surgeries segment dominated the smoke evacuation system market and accounted for the largest revenue share of around 37.0% in 2020. A rising number of laparoscopic surgeries is anticipated to fuel the market growth. According to a report published in 2018 by NCBI, 7.5 million laparoscopic surgeries are performed annually.

The medical aesthetic surgeries segment is expected to grow at the fastest growth rate of 7.8% owing to the increasing number of aesthetic surgeries. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2019, more than 16.7 billion was spent on minimally invasive and cosmetic surgeries in the U.S.

End-use Insights

The hospitals' segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 42.9% in 2020. This segment is expected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to the high number of surgeries being performed such as cosmetic and orthopedic surgeries. According to Occupational Health and Safety Administration, approximately 500,000 workers are exposed to laser or electrosurgical smoke each year.                   

Global smoke evacuation systems market share, by end-use, 2020 (%)

On the other hand, the cosmetic surgery centers segment is estimated to register the fastest CAGR of around 7.7% owing to the rise in the number of cosmetic laser surgeries, which produce smoke.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of more than 40.0% in 2020. This is because a high number of aesthetic surgeries are being performed such as Botox, wherein laser treatment is used, which causes smoke plumes during surgery. Europe is anticipated to be the second-largest market for smoke evacuation system owing to the presence of sophisticated healthcare infrastructure and availability of advanced products and skilled professionals.

Asia Pacific region is expected to witness the fastest CAGR of 9.7% owing to high investments in R&D and consistent efforts being taken by global market players for commercializing their products at lower prices. The Latin American region is expected to grow owing to increasing reforms in the healthcare industry in this region. Moreover, healthcare organizations are also undertaking initiatives to improve healthcare facilities in the Middle East and African countries, thereby driving the market in the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market leaders are involved in acquisitions, strategic collaborations, and new product launches to withstand the competition. Major market players are investing in acquisitions and launching new products to enhance their position in the market. For instance, in May 2020, KLS Martin Group acquired major business operations of Stuckenbrock Medizintechnik. This strategy focused on expanding the OEM operations of the company. Some of the prominent players in the smoke evacuation systems market include:

  • Medtronic

  • CONMED Corporation

  • Zimmer Biomet

  • Stryker

  • Ethicon Inc.

  • Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH

  • Symmetry Surgical Inc.

  • Pall Corporation

  • KLS Martin Group

  • Olympus Corporation

Smoke Evacuation Systems Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 172.8 million

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 285.5 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 7.4% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

Segments covered

Product, application, end-use, region

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Japan; China; India; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia

Key companies profiled

Medtronic; CONMED Corporation; Zimmer Biomet; Stryker; Ethicon Inc.; Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH; Symmetry Surgical Inc.; Pall Corporation; KLS Martin Group; Olympus Corporation

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global smoke evacuation systems market report on the basis of product, application, end-use, and region:

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

    • Smoke Evacuating Systems

      • Stationary Systems

      • Portable Systems

    • Smoke Evacuation Filters

      • Ultra-Low Penetration Air (ULPA) Filters

      • Charcoal Filters

      • In-Line Filters

      • Pre-Filters

    • Smoke Evacuation Pencils & Wands

    • Smoke-Evac Fusion Products (Shrouds)

    • Smoke Evacuation Tubings

    • Accessories

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

    • Laparoscopic Surgeries

    • Orthopedic

    • Medical Aesthetic Surgeries

    • Others

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

    • Hospitals

    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers

    • Cosmetic Surgery Centers

    • Dental Clinics

    • Veterinary Healthcare Providers

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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