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, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-882-4
  • Number of Report Pages: 110
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030 
  • Industry: Healthcare

Surgical Drainage Devices Market Trends

The global surgical drainage devices market size was valued at USD 2.47 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4% from 2023 to 2030. The market witnessed a substantial decline in 2020 owing to the COVID-19 outbreak. 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.

Japan Surgical Drainage Devices market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

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, the growing risks of surgeons contracting the infection due to the operating environment are expected to hinder market growth. However, guidelines provided specifically for each specialty to provide safe and effective surgical care are expected to reduce the ramifications of the pandemic during the forecast period.

Global rise in the occurrences of chronic diseases is anticipated to cause an immense demand for the surgical drainage devices in the post-pandemic time. 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 the market growth.

Product Insights

In 2022, active surgical drainage devices accounted for the largest share of 80.6%. 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 makes 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 conducted. A global increase in the number of ambulatory surgical centers is another crucial factor contributing to the market growth. Based on the 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 2022, thoracic and cardiovascular surgeries accounted for the largest share of over 24.0% 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 the 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 and size, 2022

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 during the forecast period.

Regional Insights

In 2022, North America held the largest revenue share of more than  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.

Surgical Drainage Devices Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

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 surgical drainage devices 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 &  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 initiates healing of the wound. Some of the prominent players in the global surgical drainage devices market include:

  • Acelity

  • Teleflex Incorporated

  • Cardinal Health

  • Medtronic

  • Cook Medical

  • Stryker

Global Surgical Drainage Devices Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 2.62 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 4.04 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.4% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Report updated

April 2023

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion, CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors,  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; Norway; Sweden; Denmark; India; Japan; China; Australia; South Korea; Thailand; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Kuwait

Key companies profiled

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

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Global Surgical Drainage Devices Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels in addition to provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global surgical drainage devices market report based on the product, application, end-use, and region:

Global Surgical Drainage Devices Market Report Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • 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, 2018 - 2030)

    • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeries

    • Neurosurgical Procedures

    • Abdominal Surgery

    • Orthopedics

    • Others

  • End-Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Hospitals

    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers

    • Clinics

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Norway

      • Sweden

      • Denmark

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • South Korea

      • Australia

      • Thailand

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East and Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Kuwait

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