Europe Surgical Table Market size crossed USD 364 million in 2021 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 3.4% between 2022 and 2028.
Surgical table has emerged as one of the prominent and essential devices in operating room for complex surgeries. There has been a growing adoption of advanced surgical tables for better surgical experience for the surgeons as well as for patients by various hospitals and healthcare clinics. Various advantages offered by the technologically advanced surgical tables have increased the life expectancy among patients.
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Rising prevalence of chronic disorders and end stage chronic diseases have significantly influenced the number of surgeries in the region. Various government and private organizations are emphasizing on investments in R&D to offer effective and efficient advanced surgical tables. Increasing number of geriatric patients in Europe accompanied with several diseases is expected to propel the surgical table market demand in Europe.
Rising number of geriatric populations in Europe is one of the major factors influencing the Europe surgical table market growth. Surging number of hospital admissions by geriatric patients suffering from end stage chronic disease that requires surgical treatment is one of the prime factors propelling the market expansion.
Europe Market, By Product Type
The general surgical table market in Europe will reach USD 208 million revenue by 2028. General surgery includes cardiovascular surgeries, appendectomy, colon surgery, vascular surgeries, gynecology surgeries and ENT surgeries among others are the most common surgical procedures performed in the region.
The demand for advanced surgical tables is primarily being driven by the upsurge in specialty surgical procedures including orthopedic surgeries, spine surgeries, urological surgeries, etc. These operations have a unique surgical strategy that necessitates a certain patient position in order for the surgeon to complete the surgery.
Europe Market, By Device Type
The powered device segment held approximately 84% Europe surgical table market share in 2021, attributed to a surging prevalence of surgical procedures and growing number of patients suffering from chronic diseases. Powered surgical tables are widely used by surgeons in various hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers for better surgical experience.
Electric and hydraulic powered surgical tables are most commonly used for critical operations. Various structural positions are possible with the help of powered surgical tables such as supine, prone, lateral, Trendelenburg, reverse Trendelenburg, lithotomy and sitting positions. Powered surgical tables are also used for various dental procedures. These tables allow the patient positioning as per the preference of dentist to perform effective operation.
Europe Surgical Table Market, By Material
The composite material segment will observe around 4% growth rate during the forecast period. Metal operating tables provides support to the patient's body during surgical procedures and maintain appropriate position of the body to ensure proper exposure to the surgeon during surgery. They are designed to allow procedure-specific patient positioning. Various types of metals can be used in surgical tables such as stainless steel, titanium, tantalum, platinum, and palladium among others. Stainless steel is one of the most used metals in the manufacturing of surgical tables. Stainless steel incorporates anti-microbial properties for operating room and healthcare equipment. Stainless steel surgical tables have non-porous surface, which means bacteria, viruses, and stains cannot penetrate it.
Furthermore, stainless steel resists corrosion and will maintain a pristine appearance even after many years of use. Stainless Steel 304 is mostly used in surgical equipment’s because of its rust proof, corrosion resistant, recyclable, economical & inexpensive, and high heat resistant property among others. Due to such high demand of stainless steel for medical equipment’s, several manufacturers in Europe have emerged in the recent years.
Europe Market, By End-Use
The hospitals & clinics segment will witness 3.2% CAGR in the Europe surgical table market through 2028. There is a rapid increase in number of hospitals especially in emerging European countries such as Germany, U.K., France, Spain, etc. The number of patients suffering from various health disorders requiring emergency surgical treatment has raised significantly over the past few years. This has led to emergence of hospitals with multiple operating rooms.
Moreover, the rising prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, urological diseases, neurological disorders, orthopedic complications, and metabolic disorders among others have contributed to the segment growth. Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is one of the most common and frequent surgeries performed in hospitals and clinics.
Europe Market, By Country
UK surgical table market held around 10% revenue share in 2021. The region is witnessing increasing incidence and mortality rate associated with various end stage chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and renal disorders among others. Several initiatives implemented by the regulatory authorities in the country is offering business development opportunities to the industry players. According to the Kidney Care UK, over 3 million people are suffering from chronic kidney diseases in the country.
Additionally, every year around 3,000 kidney transplants are done in UK and over 10% of the total population suffer from kidney disorders that require surgical procedures. Cancer is also one of the most prevalent chronic disease in the country, accounting for around 3,75,000 new patients every year. Also, the incidence rates for the disease are incremental among geriatric population. To curb the incidence and mortality rate various healthcare campaign intended to drive awareness regarding surgical treatment as a preventive measure to treat end stage chronic diseases.
Competitive Industry Landscape
Prominent participants operating in the Europe surgical table market include Getinge AB, Stryker Corporation, Steris Plc, Mizuho, Stille, Skytron, AMTAI Medical Equipment, and Trumpf Medical (Hill-Rom Holdings Inc.), among others.
These companies are adopting various business strategies such as, commercial expansion, new product development & commercialization, distribution agreements for business expansion. Moreover, these players are investing heavily in developing products, thereby driving revenue generation. For instance, in December 2020, Skytron a manufacturer and distributor of medical devices launched a next generation GS70 Salus surgical table. This advanced surgical table ensures patient safety, offers several attachable accessories, AI technology among others. This product launch helped the company to gain a technological advantage over its peers and increase the business revenue.