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Analysis of the Malaysian Endoscopy Devices Market, Forecast to 2019

Analysis of the Malaysian Endoscopy Devices Market, Forecast to 2019

Healthcare expenditure in Malaysia is growing at a higher rate than the expenditure per capita, which translates into better healthcare provision and quality of service in the country.

The Malaysian endoscopy devices market is growing under budget constraints that are forcing hospitals to focus on equipment pricing, negotiate better prices, opt for group purchasing, and change utilization patterns. The market is driven by the improving socio-economic situation and the improving health services, especially primary healthcare.

The uptake of new and advanced minimally invasive surgical systems is restrained by high device costs as well as the slow adoption. The promotion of day surgeries by the government creates opportunities for the minimally invasive surgical market.

Public hospitals continue to lead healthcare service provision in the country, which has over twice the number of patient admissions compared to private hospitals. This is mainly due to the low costs as a result of government subsidies for healthcare treatment. Public hospitals only accounted for 41.1% of the total hospitals but supplied 75.5% of the hospital beds, thus housing larger bed volumes.

The changing health profile of the Malaysian population continues to assert pressure on the capacity and the specialization of its clinics. Increasing openness toward foreign investment can be seen as a means to offer prompt solutions. Private hospitals are expanding to small cities from tier 1 cities.

Chronic diseases account for more than 70% of all deaths and 69% of the total disease burden. Over 40,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2014.Malaysia is seeing an alarming case of cancer mortality, with higher occurrences among females; thus, minimally invasive surgeries for the treatment of cancer is anticipated to rise. 67.7% of the common procedures conducted by surgeons (general surgeons, urologists and gynaecologists) are performed using endoscopes.

In Malaysia, laparoscopic procedures to treat prostate cancer are gaining popularity and are preferred by both surgeons and patients due to the less scarring and the faster recovery time. Private hospitals, which are aggressively trying to attract medical tourists, are adopting high-end technologies to attract more patients to their hospitals.

This study focuses on the endoscopy devices market, with a detailed analysis of urology, general surgery, gynecology, and imaging and energy systems. An in-depth overview of devices and procedures using data from both secondary and primary interviews with key industry participants is provided. The forecast period run through to 2019.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Scope and Segmentation
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Market Engineering Measurements
  • Market Overview
    • Market Background
    • Market Segmentation
  • Market Landscape
    • Overview
    • Healthcare Expenditure
    • Hospital Facilities
      • Table Total Number of Hospitals and Hospital Beds Breakdown, Malaysia, 2014
    • Physician Specialization
    • Key Associations
    • Hospital Procurement
    • Insurance
    • Disease Profile
      • Table Cancer Disease Trends, Malaysia, 2011 and 2016
    • Usage of Scopes in Major Surgeries
      • Table Procedures Performed Using Scopes, Malaysia, 2016 and 2019
  • Drivers and Restraints
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Endoscopy Devices Market: Revenue Forecast, Malaysia, 2016-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Competitive Environment
  • Urology Analysis
    • Urology Endoscopy Devices Market
  • General Surgery Analysis
    • General Surgery Endoscopy Devices Market
      • Table Proportion of Procedures Conducted as Laparoscopy Surgery, Malaysia, 2014
      • Table Proportion of Procedures Conducted as Laparoscopic Surgery, Malaysia, 2014
      • Table Proportion of Procedures Conducted as Laparoscopic Surgery, Malaysia, 2014
  • Gynecology Analysis
    • Gynecology Endoscopy Devices Market
  • Imaging Systems Analysis
    • Endoscopy Imaging Systems
  • Energy Systems Analysis
    • Endoscopy Energy Systems
  • Key Companies to Watch
    • B. Braun-Malaysia Company Profile
    • Richard Wolf-Malaysia Company Profile
    • Ethicon-Malaysia Company Profile
    • Olympus-Malaysia Company Profile
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Private Labeling
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Medical Tourism Packages
    • Growth Opportunity 3-Branded Imaging and Diagnostics Centers
    • Growth Opportunity 4-Outsourcing to OEMs
    • Growth Opportunity 5-Branding and Awareness
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Appendix
    • List of Common Abbreviations Used

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