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The World Market for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Equipment


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The gastrointestinal endoscopy market is a market on the rise. With continually advancing technologies available and world population increasing every year, the gastrointestinal endoscopy market.

Market Driven by Aging Population, Growth in GI Disease Cases

Growth in this market encompasses many areas with surgery being the majority of the increase. Cancer is one of leading reasons for surgery with more than 1 million new cases of colon/rectum cancer reported each year around the world.

Obesity is another reason for growth. More and more people worldwide are turning to gastric bypass (bariatric surgery) and gastric banding to aide in their weight loss, thus increasing the need for gastrointestinal endoscopy. These exploratory procedures are done both pre-operatively and post- operatively to identify possible risks during these bariatric procedures. Many of these surgeries are done laparoscopically, which is also a form of endoscopy.

Treatment Transformed by New Technologies

Newer technologies such as the advent of robotics in endoscopy have also increased this market. These miniaturized in-vivo robots assist by performing several surgical functions such as visualization but are not attached to or constrained by laparoscopic tool lever arms. Using robotic cameras inside the body simplifies port and tool placement.

A Comprehensive Analysis of the Market

Kalorama's World Market for Gastrointestinal Equipment covers the market for this important device market. This report includes:

  • Market Forecasts for Gastrointestinal Equipment
  • Product Analysis
  • Discussion of Key Issue and Trends
  • Statistics on Incidence of Gallstones by Age and Sex
  • Statistics on Incidence of Colon Conditions by Age and Sex
  • Statistics on Incidence of Hemorrhoids by Age and Sex
  • Statistics on Incidence of Ulcers by Age and Sex
  • Statistics on Alcohol Consumption in the United States
  • Information on Bariatric Surgery Reimbursement, Upper GI/Colonoscopy Reimbursement
  • Profiles of Leading Instrument and Equipment Suppliers

Knowing the competitors operating in any device market is crucial to understanding the opportunities. Kalorama has analyzed the key companies in the GI space. Coverage the following companies is included:

  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Conmed Corporation
  • Covidien Ltd.
  • Fujinon
  • Given Imaging, Ltd.
  • Given Imaging, Ltd.
  • Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon Endo-Surgery)
  • Karl Storz GmbH & Co KG
  • Olympus Corporation
  • Pentax
  • Stryker Corporation
As with all Kalorama reports, research into annual reports, government databases and medical journals was enhanced by a primary research effort involving interviews with market experts and executives to obtain important insights, confirm trends and market forecasts.


  • Executive Summary
    • BACKGROUND
    • SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
    • SIZE AND GROWTH OF THE MARKET
      • Table Gastrointestinal System Market Analysis, 2005-2007 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturer's level)
      • Table Gastrointestinal System Market Analysis: 2008-2012 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturer's level)
    • KEY ISSUES AND TRENDS AFFECTING MARKET
    • LEADING COMPETITORS
  • Introduction
    • OVERVIEW
    • STRUCTURAL ORGANIZATION OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM
    • DESCRIPTION OF THE ENDOSCOPE
      • Viewing Sheath (Scope)
      • Light Source
      • Power Source
      • Cameras and Video Support
      • Hand Instruments
      • Electrosurgical and Radiofrequency Instruments
      • Insufflators
      • Power and Surgical Instruments
      • Lasers
      • Other (disposables)
    • GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES
      • Upper Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Lower Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Upper Digestive Tract Procedures
      • Lower Digestive Tract Procedures
    • ADVANTAGES OF GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY TREATMENT
    • AGING AND GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASE
    • RISK FACTORS
      • Age
        • Table Estimated U.S. Population by Age and Sex, 2005-2013
      • Heavily Caffeinated Foods and Drinks
      • Alcohol
      • Stress
      • Heredity
      • Obesity
        • Table Obesity by State in 2007
  • KEY ISSUES AND TRENDS AFFECTING THE MARKET
    • OVERVIEW
    • WORLD DEMOGRAPHICS
      • Table World Population by Selected Geographical Region, 2007 - 2050
      • Table Estimated World Population by Age and Geographical Region, 2007
      • Table Percent Population Over 65 by Year and Region
    • LIFE EXPECTANCY AND THE GROWING INCIDENCE OF GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASE
      • Table Average Life Expectancy in Years by Country 1980, 2004 and 2006 (years)
    • PROCEDURE VOLUMES
      • Table U.S. and Europe Procedure Volumes for Digestive System*
    • INSURANCE FOR GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASE IN THE UNITED STATES
      • Table Health Insurance Trends in the United States, Estimated 2007 (millions)
      • Table Bariatric Surgery Reimbursement, 2008
      • Table Upper GI/Colonoscopy Reimbursement, 2008
    • OBESITY
      • Table Digestive Disorders Associated with Obesity
    • ENDOSCOPY AND BARIATRIC SURGERY
    • COLORECTAL CANCER
      • Table Estimated Incidence for Colorectal Cancer Disease* Country, 2007
    • ENDOSCOPY AND FOREIGN BODY REMOVAL
    • ROBOTICS
    • NATURAL ORIFICE TRANSLUMENAL ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY
    • HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED INFECTION
    • ENDOSCOPY AND VETERINARY MEDICINE
    • TRAINING AND EDUCATION
    • MANUFACTURERS AND TRAINING
      • Aesculap
      • Wolfson
      • Stryker
      • Pentax
    • PATENT ANALYSIS OF TOP COMPETITORS
      • Table Selected Top Competitor Patents
    • NEW DEVELOPMENTS
    • ASSOCIATIONS
      • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
      • American Society of Bariatric Surgeons
      • Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.
  • GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY PRODUCT ANALYSIS
    • OVERVIEW
      • Table Leading Instrument and Equipment Suppliers, 2008
    • DESCRIPTION OF LEADING SUPPLIERS AND PRODUCTS
      • Aesculap Surgical
      • Boston Scientific
      • Conmed
      • Covidien
      • Ethicon- Endo
      • Fujinon
      • Giving Imaging
      • Karl Storz
      • Lumenis
      • Olympus Optical
      • Pentax
      • Richard Wolf
      • Smith & Nephew
      • Stryker
      • Welch Allyn
  • Market and Competitor Analysis
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Table Gastrointestinal System Market Analysis, 2005-2007 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturer's level)
      • Table Gastrointestinal System Market Analysis: 2008-2012 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturer's level)
      • Market Analysis by Country
        • Table Gastrointestinal System Market Analysis by Region/Country, 2007
      • Leading Competitors
        • Table Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Market Estimated Revenues and Market Share of Leading Suppliers 2007
  • Leading Manufacturers
    • OVERVIEW
    • BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
    • CONMED CORPORATION
    • COVIDIEN LTD.
    • FUJINON
    • GIVEN IMAGING, LTD.
    • JOHNSON & JOHNSON (ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY)
    • KARL STORZ GMBH & CO KG
    • OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    • PENTAX
    • STRYKER CORPORATION
  • List of Major Companies

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