GVR Report cover Surgical Drainage Devices Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Surgical Drainage Devices Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Active, Passive), By Application (Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeries, Orthopedics), By End Use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-882-4
  • Number of Pages: 93
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2016 - 2019
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global surgical drainage devices market size was valued at USD 1.15 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% from 2021 to 2028. The market witnessed a substantial decline in 2020 owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has negatively impacted the market. This is due to the delay witnessed in multiple elective surgical procedures. The healthcare settings where these surgical procedures are performed are high-risk areas for the spread of the COVID-19 infection. Additionally, cleaning the operating room has become a concern during this time of the pandemic. Any complication in the planned surgeries may result in prolonged hospital stay for the patient seeking surgical guidance and may also increase the rate of re-admission, thus driving the pressure of out-of-pocket expense among the patients. Moreover, growing risks for the surgeons to contract the infection due to the operating environment are expected to hinder the market growth. However, guidelines provided specifically for each specialty to offer safe and effective surgical care are expected to reduce the ramifications of the pandemic during the forecast period.

Japan surgical drainage devices market size, by product, 2018 - 2028 (USD Million)

Global rise in the occurrences of chronic diseases is anticipated to lead to an immense demand for surgical drainage devices in the post-pandemic period. An increase in the number of surgeries may also result in the growth of the market due to the increasing usage of these devices in various applications. Another factor contributing to the growth is the increase in smoking and alcohol consumption, which has resulted in the rise in cancer-related surgeries being performed. The majority of these surgeries involve the use of these devices to efficiently remove fluid and air buildup at the surgical site.

A wide range of devices is used to prevent the accumulation of fluids, such as blood, infected fluids, and pus. These devices are also used to reduce the buildup of air and in some instances, the characterization of fluid. The usage of the type of drain depends on the surgery being performed. A large variety of drains are easily available in various sizes and shapes for different kinds of surgeries.

ABThera, developed by Acelity is a product that uses negative pressure to remove peritoneal fluid and helps in the reduction of edema in abdominal surgeries. Thus, there is a wide range of products that are used specifically for certain procedures, which help physicians and patients on various levels.

Products available in the market are versatile and allow usage in various applications. Products such as Penrose drains are available in various materials, sizes, and shapes, which facilitates usage in a wide range of applications. Cardinal Health, one of the dominant players in the surgical drainage industry, has a vast product portfolio of Penrose drains that can be used for a variety of applications.

The rise in medical tourism in countries such as Brazil, India, Turkey, and Malaysia has allowed patients to undergo surgical procedures at reduced rates and with detailed medical surveillance. This is expected to further boost the market growth in these countries. These procedures also require the use of customized drainage devices for specific conditions, which may further propel market growth.

Product Insights

In 2020, the active surgical drainage devices accounted for the largest share of over 75.0%. These devices evacuate fluid and prevent the buildup of air at the surgical site with the use of suction, usually vacuum or wall suction. The majority of the time, active surgical drainage devices make use of negative pressure therapy to drain fluid from the surgical site.

The surgeon performing the surgery chooses the drain based on the type of surgery being performed. Active drains are not exposed to the atmosphere, thereby preventing the growth of bacteria. They are competent in keeping the wound dry and removing fluid efficiently. For instance, Altitude Dry Suction Chest Drainage Unit is a device developed by Medtronic to remove accumulated fluid using wall suction in thoracic and cardiovascular surgeries.

End-use Insights

Hospitals held the largest share of over 45.0% in 2020 due to a large number of surgeries being conducted. A global increase in the number of ambulatory surgical centers is another crucial factor contributing to the market growth. On the basis of end-use, the market is segmented into hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and clinics.

Specialty clinics have witnessed immense growth as they offer customized services according to the requirements of patients. Therefore, the growing usage of surgical drainage devices has allowed the growth of this segment.

Application Insights

In 2020, thoracic and cardiovascular surgeries accounted for the largest share of over 25.0% owing to an increase in the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally, and in the year 2019, these diseases resulted in the deaths of an estimated 17.9 million people. This has generated demand for chest drainage systems that allow easy and efficient removal of fluid from the chest.

An increase in the number of surgeries being performed has resulted in the growing adoption of surgical drainage devices that are specifically designed for cardiovascular surgeries. For instance, Pleur-evac Chest Drainage System developed by Teleflex Incorporated is a device that aids in the efficient removal of fluids during thoracic and cardiovascular surgeries.

Global surgical drainage devices market share, by application, 2020 (%)

According to the American Academy of Neurology, in the U.S., stroke and Alzheimer’s disease ranked as the third and sixth leading causes of death respectively. These facts are indicative of an alarming increase in neurological disorders that often require surgical intervention upon diagnosis. This rise has, thus, contributed to the increase in demand for drains that are used post neurological surgeries.

Drains are used in orthopedic surgeries for the removal of any sort of abscess and to reduce the risk of contamination by bacterial growth in the fluid buildup. The rise in musculoskeletal diseases as well as orthopedic trauma, globally, can be attributed to the increase in the number of surgeries being performed. This segment, thus, is expected to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

In 2020, North America held the largest revenue share of over 40.0%. Increasing R&D investments and supportive government initiatives directed toward the reduction of chronic diseases globally are contributing to the growth of the market.

Asia Pacific is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period due to the increasing penetration of healthcare companies that are investing significantly in the region. Changing healthcare reforms are contributing to the growth of the market by allowing the commercialization of new products.

An incremental increase in the incidence of chronic diseases has been witnessed in Asia Pacific countries, like India, China, Japan, and Indonesia, which has been adding to the healthcare burden in the region. As a result of this increase, a large number of surgeries are being performed, which is consequently expected to accelerate the growth of the market.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market is highly fragmented with the presence of many large-, small-, and medium-sized players. These leading players face competition from local players. New product launches, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, and collaborations are the key strategies adopted by the leading companies for sustainable sector growth. The development of new products in the market has been focused on active surgical devices that make use of negative pressure and vacuum for effective fluid removal and initiate healing of the wound. Some prominent players in the global surgical drainage devices market include:

  • Acelity

  • Teleflex Incorporated

  • Cardinal Health

  • Medtronic

  • Cook Medical

  • Stryker

Surgical Drainage Devices Market Report Scope 

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 1.75 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 2.57 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.6% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, application, end use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

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

Key companies profiled

Acelity; Teleflex Incorporated; Cardinal Health; Medtronic; Cook Medical; C R Bard; Ethicon; B Braun; Medela; Stryker

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Segments Covered in the Report

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

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

    • Active

      • Jackson-Pratt Drain

      • Hemovac Drain

      • Blake Drain

      • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

      • Redivac Drain

      • EVD & Lumbar Drain

      • Chest Tube

      • Others

    • Passive

      • Penrose Drain

      • Others

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

    • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeries

    • Neurosurgical Procedures

    • Abdominal Surgery

    • Orthopedics

    • Others

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

    • Hospitals

    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers

    • Clinics

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Colombia

      • Argentina

    • Middle East and Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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