GVR Report cover Vaginal Slings Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Vaginal Slings Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Tension-Free Vaginal Tape Slings, Transobturator Slings, and Mini-Slings), By Type (Midurethral sling, Traditional sling), By End Use, By Region, And Segment Forecast, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-113-6
  • Number of Report Pages: 100
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030 
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global vaginal slings market size was valued at USD 1.8 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.62% from 2023 to 2030. The market growth is attributed to factors including the growing incidence of urinary incontinence, a rising number of vaginal sling surgeries, and extensive research activities to determine the efficiency of vaginal slings over other surgeries such as vaginal mesh and colposuspension. Moreover, a keen interest of key players in the developing materially advanced products is a major factor anticipated to drive the market during the projected timeframe.

U.S. Vaginal Slings Market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

Vaginal sling is used to manage stress urinary incontinence, which is an underreported and undiagnosed medical problem. Urinary incontinence in women is caused due to changing lifestyles, early onset of menopause, pregnancy, childbirth, a rise in the obese population, an increase in the number of hysterectomy cases, urinary tract infections, and weakening of urethral sphincters and pelvic muscles. For instance, according to the Phoenix Physical Therapy, PLC., 25 million adults in the U.S. are suffering from urinary incontinence, among which 75-80% of these are women . Similarly, urinary incontinence affects nearly 38% of women in Australia. Hence, the rising incidence of urinary incontinence in women globally is expected to offer lucrative opportunities for the market over the forecast period.

Furthermore, urinary incontinence is a distressing and common complaint in elderly women. Its causes include age-related changes in the lower urinary tract, impaired neural control as well as structural changes in vesical muscle. According to a research article published on Frontiers in Public Health in December 2021, 40% of women aged 80 years and older were suffering from urinary incontinence. In addition, according to the Phoenix Physical Therapy, PLC., approximately 23% of women over 60 years deal with urinary incontinence in the U.S. Thus, the increasing geriatric population is projected to propel the market over the study period.

Moreover, operating players in the market are launching new products and receiving FDA approvals. For instance, in December 2021, Caldera Medical received FDA approval for its Desara TVez, a transvaginal sling for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. This initiative was anticipated to boost the company’s vaginal sling offerings.

In 2020, the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic led to impositions of strict lockdowns and government regulations intended to decrease the spread of disease resulted in reduction in surgical procedures. In addition, the COVID-19 disease led many healthcare facilities to completely halt their services and cancel appointments as they were considered non-essential and high contact in nature. Surgical treatments also witnessed a setback and the number of procedures declined due to the pandemic. Thus, the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on vaginal slings market.

Product Insights

Based on the product, the market is segmented into tension-free vaginal tape slings,transobturator slings, and mini-slings. The transobturator slings segment dominated the global market with a revenue share of 38.2% in 2022. The growth is attributed due the efficacy equal to tension-free vaginal tape slings, ease of procedure the minimal risk of major blood vessel injury, bowel injury, and bladder injury.

The transobturator slings procedure is minimally invasive and results in faster recovery time and shorter hospital stay. Furthermore, several key players in the market are offering advanced transobturator slings to treat urinary incontinence in women. For instance, Boston Scientific Corporation, offers Obtryx II a transobturator mid-urethral sling system with a precision blue design with boosted features. The features of the sling include improved physician visualization that aids in accurate sling placement, smooth sling placement, and intra-operative adjustability designed for minimal tissue disruption. These capabilities are driving the segment’s growth.

The mini-slings segment is expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period. Mini-slings are developed to decrease complications by shortening the insertion trajectory. Moreover, mini slings offer potential benefits such as the ability to perform the surgery under local anesthesia, insertion through a single vaginal incision, and shorter polypropylene tape. These slings also eliminate the need for trocar passage through the obturator foramen or external skin incisions. These advantages are expected to boost the adoption of mini-slings and drive segment growth over the forecast period.

Type Insights

Based on the type, the market is segmented into midurethral sling and traditional sling. The midurethral sling segment dominated the global market in 2022 with a revenue share of 79.7%. The growth is attributed to multiple factors, including the high durability, satisfaction rate, and no serious long-term problems associated with slings.

The midurethral slings are considered to be effective and safe in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. For instance, midurethral slings can cure or significantly recover stress urinary incontinence in 80% to 90% of women. It is as effective as traditional sling procedures such as Burch colposuspension and pubovaginal fascial tissue slings. Furthermore, these slings are long-lasting up to 17 years, with a high satisfaction rate and no serious long-term sling-associated complications. These factors are driving the segment’s growth.

Traditional vaginal slings are re-emerging as a viable alternative to synthetic slings in light of the issues with synthetic slings. Moreover, the traditional sling procedure, such as the autologous procedure is an alternative to the use of a foreign body and has the potential to replace mid-urethral sling surgery for urinary incontinence during the forecast period.

End Use Insights

Based on the end use, the market is segmented into hospitals, clinics, and ambulatory surgical centers. The hospitals segment held the largest revenue share of 48.3% in 2022. The growth is attributed to increasing awareness of patients toward minimally invasive procedures and the rising number of traditional vaginal sling surgeries.

Furthermore, the increasing number of gynecology and urology centers is a key factor contributing to the segment growth. For instance, in May 2023, Burjeel Medical City launched an advanced gynecology institute to provide complex healthcare solutions to women of all ages. Such initiatives are boosting segment growth.

Global Vaginal Slings Market share and size, 2022

The ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) segment is expected to have substantial growth during the forecast period. The mid-urethral procedure is an outpatient surgery. It does not require overnight hospital stay. Patients are requesting greater efficiency and affordability in healthcare. Vaginal surgeries performed in ASCs are costing up to 60% less compared to hospital outpatient department. Hence, the demand for ASCs is anticipated to increase over the fastest growth during the projected timeframe.

Regional Insights

Europe dominated the market with a revenue share of 45.1% in 2022. This can be attributed to the presence of large patient pool. The regional growth is driven by factors such as the availability of advanced healthcare facilities, the wide adoption of vaginal slings procedures, and the presence of major market players in the region.

Furthermore, rising number of research activities, growing number of surgeons, and increasing spending of consumers are the major factors boosting the market in the region. In addition, growing adoption of modern technologies and increasing efforts for promotion are anticipated to affect the growth of the market in Europe.

Vaginal Slings Market Trends by Region, 2023 - 2030

The Asia Pacific region is predicted to experience significant growth in the forecast period. The growing awareness about advanced urinary incontinence management, growing healthcare expenditure, and high populations are the key factors contributing to the vaginal sling market in the region. Improving healthcare infrastructure in the region, rising healthcare expenditure, growing per capita income, and the presence of large elderly population in countries such as Japan and China are among the factors expected to further drive the market growth in the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market players are adopting various strategies, such as new service launches, acquisitions, partnerships & collaborations, and regional expansion to gain higher shares. For instance, in May 2023, Caldera Medical of PlantTec Medical polysaccharide-based product 4DRYFIELD to effectively stop bleeding and prevent postoperative tissue adhesions in surgeries including vaginal sling procedures. Some of the prominent players in the global vaginal slings market include:

  • Boston Scientific Corporation

  • Coloplast Corp

  • Promedon S.A.

  • A.M.I. GmbH

  • Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.

  • Betatech Medical

  • Caldera Medical

  • Neomedic International

  • Cousin Surgery

  • Lotus Surgicals

  • UroCure

Vaginal Slings Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 1.9 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 2.6 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 4.62% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

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

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, type, end use, region

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Sweden; Norway; Denmark; China; Japan; India; Australia; South Korea; Thailand; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Kuwait

Key companies profiled

Boston Scientific Corporation; Coloplast Corp; Promedon S.A.; A.M.I. GmbH; Johnson & Johnson Services Inc.; Betatech Medical; Caldera Medical; Neomedic International; Cousin Surgery; Lotus Surgicals; UroCure

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Global Vaginal Slings Market Report Segmentation

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

Global Vaginal Slings Market Report Segmentation

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

    • Tension-Free Vaginal Tape Slings

    • Transobturator Slings

    • Mini-Slings

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

    • Midurethral Sling

    • Traditional Sling

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

    • Hospitals

    • Clinics

    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Sweden

      • Norway

      • Denmark

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • Thailand

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Kuwait

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