The global smoke evacuation systems market size is estimated to reach USD 395 million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 10.8% from USD 157 million in 2021. The growth of the smoke evacuation systems market is mostly due to more patients wanting minimally invasive surgeries and a rise in the number of cosmetic surgeries like general surgery, laparoscopic, orthopedic, cosmetic, and Botox that use laser treatments that create smoke plumes. The market is also expected to grow because there will be more smoke evacuation devices on the market.
On the other hand, the market will not grow as fast during the forecast period because there are not enough skilled professionals, and there are technical concerns about how to use these devices. On the other hand, a rise in awareness and an increase in electrosurgery procedures, especially in developed countries, are likely to give the smoke evacuation market a chance to grow in a profitable way.
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Smoke evacuation systems are high-flow vacuum sources that are used to collect the smoke aerosols and gases that are made at the surgical site when lasers and electrosurgical units are used. Smoke evacuators may be used more in hospitals because hospital units require this in ample quantity.
Also, the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) says that every year, more than half a million people who work in health care are exposed to surgical smoke. At high concentrations, smoke irritates the eyes and upper respiratory tract of health care workers and makes it hard for the surgeon to see. The gene mutation could also be caused by the smoke from the surgery. These things cause more people to use smoke evacuation systems, which makes more of the products available at hospitals.
There are many benefits to electrosurgical procedures. It includes the ability to make precise cuts with little blood loss in hospital operating rooms and outpatient procedures. This makes patients want electrosurgical procedures even more. Electrosurgery is used in dermatology to stop bleeding (hemostasis) or to get rid of abnormal skin growths by sending an electric current through the skin to heat it up. During the next few years, the market is likely to be driven by the growing number of electrosurgical procedures and recommendations to use smoke evacuators for safety.
There are some problems with the smoke evacuation system that make it hard to sell. It talks about worries about smoke evacuators, such as the fact that their ability to remove particles is limited by the size and efficiency of their filters. Other things to think about are a minimum flow rate of at least 0.012 m3/s, the ability to change both the flow rate and the noise level (ideally below 60 dB), ergonomic features, portability, cost-effectiveness, and ease of maintenance.
The skilled personnel is the professionals who have had special training or have learned the skills they need to do the job. According to the Center for Modeling, Simulation, and Imaging in Medicine (CeMSIM), a virtual reality (VR)-based trainer with visual and tactile feedback will be very helpful for training electrosurgical skills because it will allow trainees to get good at their jobs in a safe environment. This system helped the people who did electrosurgery get better at what they did.
According to a project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), surgical skills that were learned and perfected in a risk-free setting before being used on patients led to fewer mistakes in the operating room, less damage to patients, and better outcomes. This means that patients get better quickly and spend less time in the hospital. It cuts down on complications and costs after surgery.
When compared to traditional open surgery, minimally invasive surgery has many advantages, such as smaller cuts, faster healing, less pain, and less scarring. Aside from suturing, ligatures, and titanium clips, energy sealing has come a long way in the last ten years. Many new devices, like electro thermal bipolar graspers, are now used in minimally invasive surgeries. Also, improvements like combining ultrasonic and bipolar systems, adding cutting blades, tissue impedance sensors, and electrode configurations that spread heat less to the side have opened up new possibilities for laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery.
The global smoke evacuation systems market share is segmented by product and end-user.
By product includes smoke evacuation filters and pencils, out of which the smoke evacuation filters dominate the market.
During surgery, smoke evacuation filters are a safe and effective way to get rid of smoke from diathermy. Chemicals like benzene and formaldehyde, which cause cancer, are in the smoke made by the surgery, such as when tissue is burned with diathermy tools. The activated carbons in the smoke filtration system help get rid of the smelly chemicals that are made when diathermy is used.
Sets of smoke evacuation filters are made to keep smoke out of the way during laparoscopic procedures, which are often done in small spaces. Ultralow penetration air (ULPA) filters, charcoal filters, in-line filters, and pre-filters are the four main types of these filters used. Thus, the said segment is said to grow at a CAGR of 12.1% over the forecast period.
The smoke evacuation pencil and smoke evacuation wands are a two-in-one solution for electrosurgery and laparoscopy. The smoke evacuation pencil helps reduce exposure to chemical, gas, carcinogenic, mutagenic, viral, and bacterial hazards in the surgical plume in hospitals, clinics, and medical homes. It keeps harmful gases from getting to the staff and patients and reduces surgical smoke by up to 99%.
Under end-user are further classified into hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, where the hospital segment has the major market share.
A hospital is a place where patients can get treatment from doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals, as well as from medical equipment. By end-user, hospitals have the largest market share in the global smoke evacuation systems market. This is because the number of target procedures done each year is growing, which is one reason why hospitals need more smoke evacuation systems.
In the near future, the market is likely to grow because of things like the growing demand for minimally invasive surgeries (MIS), especially in hospitals, and the growing healthcare infrastructure in developing countries in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East, thus, the hospital segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.7%. Also, the market is likely to grow because of good government policies, rules, and regulations about the use of smoke evacuation systems in hospitals.
ASCs, which stand for "ambulatory surgery centers," are modern health care facilities that focus on outpatient or same-day surgeries, such as diagnostic and preventive ones. ASCs have changed the outpatient experience by providing a more convenient alternative to hospital-based outpatient procedures. At the same time, they have a long history of providing high-quality care and good results for patients. The smoke evacuation system market is growing because more owners of ambulatory surgery centers are investing in smoke evacuation systems to improve the air quality in their buildings.
The global smoke evacuation systems market growth is primarily segmented into three regions, namely North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, where North America has the highest market value.
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North America is the biggest market for smoke evacuation systems overall, and this is expected to stay true for the next few years. This is because there are older people, which means there are more surgeries and wound infections, which cause harmful smoke during procedures.
Due to its well-developed healthcare industry, North America is expected to have the largest share of the global smoke evacuation system market over the next few years, which is why the said market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.5% in the region. Manufacturers in North America are making it easier for new technologies and devices with advanced technology to be made and used. This is a big reason why the market is growing.
Europe's market is expected to grow at a steady rate over the next few years because more surgeries are being done, the number of older people is growing, healthcare costs are high, and healthcare services are getting better. The market for smoke evacuation systems in Europe is expected to grow steadily over the next few years. During the forecast period, Germany, France, and the UK are expected to grow at a steady rate.
The market in this region is being driven by the growing number of older people and the rise in the number of treatment surgeries like general surgery, laparoscopic surgery, orthopedic surgery, and cosmetic surgery, which is why the said region is anticipated to reach USD 62.8 million by 2030 at a CAGR of 10.5%.
India, China, Japan, Australia, and South Korea are among the five countries in the Asia-Pacific smoke evacuation system market. Players in the smoke evacuation system market can make a lot of money in Asia-Pacific because it has a large population, rising disposable incomes, and better knowledge of smoke evacuation systems and devices. In this region, the market for smoke evacuation systems is being driven by a rise in the number of older people, an increase in the number of diseases, and more surgeries and medical treatments.
The major key players in the global smoke evacuation systems market are – Conmed Corporation, Medtronic PLC, Cooper Surgical Inc., Ecolab, Ethicon, Olympus Corporation, Pall Corporation, Stryker Corporation, Utah Medical Products Inc., etc.