Over the years, the endoscopy equipment market, which comprises endoscopes and visualization equipment, has witnessed various technological advancements. These advancements have led to a growth in the number of application areas of endoscopic equipment. Endoscopy devices are used in laparoscopy, arthroscopy, bronchoscopy, gastrointestinal endoscopy, urology, gynecology, and neuroendoscopy, among others.
The endoscopes segment is the fastest-growing segment of the endoscopy market. The increasing number of endoscopic procedures is likely to propel the growth of this market. Capsule endoscopes are a major advancement in the field of endoscopes and are rapidly replacing gastrointestinal (GI) videoscopes. Capsule endoscopy is anticipated to be a revolutionary technique, which will enhance the approach of diagnosing and evaluating small bowel diseases. Apart from being a painless procedure, capsule endoscopy has become the preferred choice for patients, as it allows patients to continue their normal day-to-day activities while the procedure is being performed.
Visualization systems play a vital role as they enable surgeons to observe body cavities and organs/canals. These systems have applications in most endoscopic procedures as well as in all types of video-assisted procedures, such as general endoscopic, laparoscopic, bariatric, thoracic, and anterior/posterior spinal procedures. Over the years, visualization systems have also witnessed a growing number of technological advancements. For instance, endoscopy cameras have evolved from single-chip cameras to HD cameras and further to 3D cameras, thereby improving image and video quality. Thus, the growing market for visualization systems is likely to boost the endoscopy market.