Growing Number of Ambulatory Surgery Centers Drives the Global Operating Tables Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on the Operating Tables markets. The global market for Operating Tables is forecast to reach US$845.8 million by the year 2018. Growth in the market would be primarily driven by increasing demand for innovative and state-of-the-art operating tables, growing number of ASCs (Ambulatory Surgery Centers), a rapidly expanding aging population in developed economies, and spurt in medical tourism in developing countries such as India. Growth in developed economies would be driven by replacement of existing Operating Tables with newer, more sophisticated ones. Further, demand for remote-controlled Operating Tables is expected to increase rapidly in the coming years due to shortage of skilled manpower.

Operating Tables: A Global Strategic Business Report.

Follow us on LinkedIn – Developments in digital imaging, information technology, robotics, communications and various other fields have played a major role in the advancement of surgical procedures and techniques. Advent of various sophisticated and next-generation operating tables equipped with novel and unique attributes and functions is proving to be a boon to surgeons. Easy availability of application-specific operating tables has led to rapid transformation of the surgical sector. A wide array of operation tables are available in the market that are capable of being used for specialized procedures. With the increase in number of minimally invasive surgical procedures, there is a growing need for operating tables that offer efficient deployment of radiological equipment. Presently, electronic operating tables are being preferred over hydraulic tables, which are maintenance heavy in the long-run and have to be periodically serviced for problems such as oil leakage. Presently, electronic mechanical operating tables are being preferred over hydraulic tables, which are maintenance heavy in the long-run and have to be periodically serviced for problems such as oil leakage.

Growing complexities of surgical procedures is driving the manufacturers to develop enhanced surgical tables offering a wide variety of novel and specialized features. Flexible surgical tables with the ability to manage a wide range of surgical procedures are on the rise. Demand for mobile operating tables, which can be easily moved is also growing. Tables, which enable the surgeon to carry out numerous motor driven functions have captured considerable share in the market. To avoid the use of electrical cords, a large number of manufacturers are rolling out battery-operated tables. Operation tables with advanced features such as dual control, zero auto-leveling, and table top slide provide comfort to surgeons and are time-saving. Specialized operation tables enable surgeons to perform complicated surgeries that demand specific positioning of a patient. For instance, few specialized hip replacement tables comprise wheeled boots for holding and maneuvering patients’ legs. Several manufacturers are also developing operating tables for specialties such as angiography, laparoscopy, obesity, urology, orthopedics, cardio-thoracic surgery, neurosurgery and pediatrics.

As stated by the new market research report on Operating Tables, the US is the largest market in the world. Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing market. Rapid economic growth and increasing standards of living across various parts of Asia Pacific region are mounting pressure for improved healthcare. In addition, increasing levels of disposable incomes particularly in China and India are expected to fuel demand for advanced medical care. The region is expected to experience continuous and steady growth in healthcare delivery as well as medical equipment. Due to technological constraints on domestic supplies, the market for high-end imported medical technology is expected to remain strong in the foreseeable future. Segment-wise, powered operating tables represent the largest as well as fastest growing segment.

Austerity measures employed by different Governments in the developed world, especially in Europe, and the extension of replacement cycle by various healthcare centers are the major market dampeners. However, such market restraining factors would be effectively offset by a number of factors such as growth in the number of economical surgical techniques and the development of outpatient surgical centers. Rising health care costs is not merely a federal budget problem but presents long-term sustainability challenges for all levels of Government. With protracted economic and financial crisis, discretionary public sector spending has come under pressure around the world. Further, the spiraling hospital care costs are driving the shift of patient care to alternate care sites outside the hospital such as skilled nursing facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, subacute centers, and homes. This trend has resulted in higher demand for medical equipment, furniture and furnishing, such as surgical tables, surgical trolleys, and surgical lights for use in alternate site surgery practices.

The operating equipment market comprises both diversified large manufacturers and small specialized players. Companies compete primarily on the basis of product design, brand, quality, price, and product features. Technology and price are the most important factors that determine demand for operating tables. Other factors include quality, features and durability. Major players profiled in the report include Berchtold GmbH & Co., KG, Denyers International Pty Ltd., Eschmann Equipment, Getinge AB, Mizuho Ikakogyo Co. Ltd., Skytron, Steris Corp., Stille AB, and TRUMPF Medizin Systeme GmbH+ CO. KG.

The research report titled “Operating Tables: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of the Operating Tables markets, current market trends, key growth drivers, recent product introductions, recent industry activity, and profiles of major/niche global as well as regional market participants. The report provides annual sales estimates and projections for Operating Tables for geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Key segments analyzed include Powered Operating Tables and Non-Powered Operating Tables.

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