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Surgical Procedure Volumes: Global Analysis with Forecasts to 2030 (US, China, Japan, Brazil, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Mexico, Russia)


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This unique report, Surgical Procedure Volumes Global Analysis, is an essential tool for healthcare business planners.  The report provides surgical procedure volume data in a geographic context. The report looks at surgery trends with an in-depth analysis of growth drivers and inhibitors, including world population growth, aging demographics, lifestyle indicators, growing incidence of diseases, advances in surgical techniques and several other general issues affecting the forecast for procedures.   The report details these procedure trends globally, and then has specific analysis for ten countries. 

Current (2013) estimates for the following surgical procedures are provided:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Aortic valve replacement/repair
  • Appendectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast augmentation
  • Cataract removal
  • Cesarean section
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery/graft
  • Hip replacement/revision
  • Hysterectomy
  • Induced abortion
  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Kidney transplant
  • Knee repair/fixation
  • Lipoplasty
  • Male circumcision
  • Nephrectomy
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention/coronary revascularization/coronary angioplasty
  • Prostatectomy
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Spinal fusion/spinal hardware removal
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Other Procedures

The development of safe practices and improved tools have allowed physicians to perform surgical procedures faster and safer than at any other time in history and has also reduced surgical procedure costs. Rapid adoption of laparoscopy in the 1990s was a start to this development. However, as with any industry, there are trends that continue to emerge due to advancement of technologies and issues that restrain the industry from moving forward with those advancements.   This Kalorama report is a global analysis and 2013 Surgical Procedure volume estimates are provided for the following countries:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • France
  • Germany
  • Brazil
  • Russia
  • China
  • Mexico
  • Japan

Regional segmentation is also provided for: US Europe, Asia, Rest of World. 

Over the past decade there has been a slow shift from all surgery done at the hospital to many surgeries done at outpatient surgical centers and surgeons’ offices.  Previously, the competition was limited to other hospitals in the area but that has changed creating issues for hospitals and opportunities for stand-alone surgery centers. The days of operating as usual are over and hospitals must compete aggressively at a local level for surgical procedure volumes, which translates to income. Granted many of the large and open surgeries will not be candidates for surgery centers and physician offices but with the advancement of minimally invasive techniques there are a number of procedures moving into the capacity of day surgery and outpatient centers. Physicians are opting to perform 60-70% of their surgeries in surgery centers, moving away from the hospital environment. To counter this, hospitals are increasing media exposure to the general public by way of bi-weekly newsletters, interactive websites and aggressive advertisement to patients.  These developments are discussed in the report. 

Below is a list of issues and trends that are significantly impacting the surgical markets today. These include:

  • Cost and Economics of Healthcare
  • Medical Tourism Trends
  • Safety in Surgery
  • Sentinel Events
  • Hospital-acquired Infections
  • Surgeon Training and Education
  • The Minimally Invasive Surgery Solution
  • Robotics in Surgery

Legislators, third party payers, health providers and consumers are constantly evaluating the cost:benefit ratio of technology-driven healthcare. The main purpose of economic evaluation in healthcare is to assure efficiency in the allocation of health resources by comparing costs with benefits coming from the health care programs. Economic evaluation is considered the foundation of decisions in health policy. Health care and government agencies must decide how to allocate their resources for a wide range of very different interventions. This involves making difficult value judgments regarding the importance of certain health states.

Procedure volume data for each segment were gathered through both primary and secondary research methods. Information is presented as a global overview, with a breakdown of data by region in the areas of the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and rest of world. A global summary includes current and forecasted procedure volume analyses.  Procedure volumes are displayed for eight general categories of surgery (gastroenterological procedures, gynecological, cardiological, etc.) and the growth in those areas are forecasted to 2018. This can help marketers assessing future opportunities.


  • Executive Summary
    • SURGICAL PROCEDURE VOLUME OVERVIEW
      • Table Global Surgical Procedure Volume Forecast by Region, 2013-2030* (procedures in thousands)
    • SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
    • DEMOGRAPHICS AND HEALTH INDICATORS: IMPACT ON SURGICAL PROCEDURE VOLUMES
    • KEY ISSUES AND TRENDS AFFECTING THE MARKET
    • SURGICAL TERMS
    • CONCLUSIONS
  • Global Overview
    • OVERVIEW
      • Table Global Surgical Procedures by Segment, 2013* (procedures in thousands)
    • WORLD DEMOGRAPHICS
      • Table Global Population Change, 2005 – 2050 (population in thousands)
    • PROCEDURE SEGMENTATION
      • Cardiovascular System Procedures
      • Digestive/Gastrointestinal System Procedures
      • Obstetrical and Gynecological Procedures
      • Orthopedic Procedures
      • Ear, Nose, and Throat and Respiratory System Procedures
      • Urinary System Procedures
      • Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgical Procedures
      • Other Surgical Procedures
  • Global Demographics and Health Indicators
    • OVERVIEW
      • Table World Population by Selected Geographical Region, 2010 - 2050
      • Table Estimated World Population by Age and Geographical Region, 2013
    • U.S. DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS
      • Table Total Midyear Population, United States, 2005-2020 (in thousands)
      • Table Age Demographics, United States, 2013 (in thousands)
    • EUROPE DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS
      • Table Total Midyear Population for the Five Most Populated Countries in Europe, 2005-2020 (in thousands)
      • Table Age Demographics for the Five Most Populated Countries in Europe, 2013 (in thousands)
    • ASIA PACIFIC DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS
      • Table Total Midyear Population by the Five Most Populated Countries in Asia Pacific, 2005-2020 (in thousands)
      • Table Age Demographics for the Five Most Populated Countries of Asia Pacific, 2013 (in thousands)
    • LATIN AMERICA DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS
      • Table Total Midyear Population of the Four Most Populated Countries in Latin America, 2005-2020 (in thousands)
      • Table Age Demographics for the Four Most Populated Countries of Latin America, 2013 (in thousands)
    • WORLD HEALTH INDICATORS
      • Life Expectancy
        • Table Average Life Expectancy in Years by Country 1980 and 2012 (years)
      • Obesity
        • Table Percent of Population that is Obese*, 2011 (%)
      • Tobacco Use
        • Table Percent of Smokers by Country, 1970, 1990, 2011
      • Alcohol Consumption
      • Increasing Incidence of Diabetes
        • Table United States and Canada Diabetes Statistics, 2012
        • Table Europe Diabetes Statistics by Country, 2012
        • Table Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific Diabetes Statistics by Country, 2012
        • Table Latin America Diabetes Statistics by Country, 2012
      • Cancer: Increasing Global Incidence
        • Table Total Cancer Incidence by Gender and Country, 2010 Estimates
        • Table World Cancer Incidence by Selected Types of Cancer, 2010 and 2020, all races, both genders
        • Table Most Common Cancer by Region and Gender
    • HEALTHCARE UTILIZATION AND RESOURCES
      • Table Registered Hospitals and Physicians by Country
  • Industry Issues and Trends
    • INTRODUCTION
    • COST AND ECONOMICS OF HEALTHCARE
      • Table Global Healthcare Spending Statistics
      • Table Total Healthcare Expenditures as a Percent of GDP by Country 2010 and 2012
    • THE U.S. HEALTH INDUSTRY
      • Table National Healthcare Expenditures in the United States 1960-2020 (millions)
      • Lowering Health Expenditures
      • Economic Trends in the U.S.
    • EUROPEAN HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
      • Economic Trends in Europe
    • ASIA PACIFIC HEALTHCARE MARKETS
      • Economic Trends in Asia Pacific
    • LATIN AMERICA HEALTHCARE MARKETS
      • Economic Trends in Latin America
    • MEDICAL/SURGICAL TOURISM
      • Table Medical Procedure Cost Comparisons by Select Country*
    • PATIENT SAFETY CONCERNS AND INITIATIVES
      • Wrong-Site, Wrong-Patient Surgery
      • Hospital- Acquired Infection
    • SURGEON TRAINING AND EDUCATION
    • MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY SOLUTION
      • Cardiovascular
      • Digestive and Gastrointestinal
      • Gynecology
      • Orthopedic
      • ENT and Respiratory
      • Urology
    • ROBOTICS IN SURGERY
  • Cardiovascular System Procedures
    • INTRODUCTION
    • PROCEDURE DESCRIPTIONS
      • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
      • Coronary Angioplasty
      • Aortic Valve Placement
    • RISK FACTORS
    • PROCEDURE VOLUME FORECAST
      • Table Global Cardiovascular System Procedure Volumes by Type, 2013-2030* (in thousands)
      • Table Global Cardiovascular System Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country*, 2013 (in thousands)
    • PROCEDURE VOLUMES BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION
      • Table Global Cardiovascular Procedure Volume Forecast by Region, 2013-2030* (procedures in thousands)
      • U.S. Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table U.S. Cardiovascular System Procedure Volumes by Type, 2013 (in thousands)
      • Europe Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Europe Cardiovascular System Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013 (in thousands)
      • Asia Pacific Procedure Volume Growth
      • Latin America Procedure Volume Growth
  • Digestive/Gastrointestinal System Procedures
    • INTRODUCTION
    • PROCEDURE DESCRIPTIONS
      • Appendectomy
      • Cholecystectomy
      • Inguinal Hernia Repair
    • RISK FACTORS
    • PROCEDURE VOLUME FORECAST
      • Table Global Digestive/Gastrointestinal System Procedure Volumes, 2013-2030* (in thousands)
      • Table Global Digestive/Gastrointestinal System Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country*, 2013 (in thousands)
    • PROCEDURE VOLUMES BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION
      • Table Global Digestive/Gastrointestinal System Procedure Volume Forecast by Region, 2013-2030* (procedures in thousands)
      • U.S. Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table U.S. Digestive/Gastrointestinal System Procedure Volumes by Type*, 2013 (in thousands)
      • Europe Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Europe Digestive/Gastrointestinal System Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country*, 2013 (in thousands)
      • Asia Pacific Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Asia Pacific Digestive/Gastrointestinal System Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country*, 2013 (in thousands)
      • Latin America Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Latin America Digestive/Gastrointestinal System Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country*, 2013 (in thousands)
  • Obstetrical and Gynecological Procedures
    • INTRODUCTION
    • PROCEDURE DESCRIPTIONS
      • Hysterectomy
      • Cesarean Section
      • Oophorectomy
      • Induced Abortion
    • RISK FACTORS
    • PROCEDURE VOLUME FORECAST
      • Table Global Obstetrical and Gynecological Procedure Volumes by Type, 2013-2030* (in thousands)
      • Table Global Obstetrical and Gynecological Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013* (in thousands)
    • PROCEDURE VOLUMES BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION
      • Table Global Obstetrical and Gynecological Procedure Volume Forecast by Region, 2013-2030 (procedures in thousands)
      • U.S. Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table U.S. Obstetrical and Gynecological Procedure Volumes by Type, 2013* (in thousands)
      • Europe Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Europe Obstetrical and Gynecological Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013 (in thousands)
      • Asia Pacific Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Asia Pacific Obstetrical and Gynecological Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013 (in thousands)
      • Latin America Procedure Volume Growth
  • Orthopedic Procedures
    • INTRODUCTION
    • PROCEDURE DESCRIPTIONS
      • Hip Replacement
      • Knee Replacement/Repair
      • Spinal Fusion
    • RISK FACTORS
    • PROCEDURE VOLUME FORECAST
      • Table Global Orthopedic Procedure Volume Forecast by Type, 2013-2030* (in thousands)
      • Table Global Orthopedic Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013* (in thousands)
    • PROCEDURE VOLUMES BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION
      • Table Global Orthopedic Procedure Volume Forecast by Region, 2013-2030* (procedures in thousands)
      • U.S. Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table U.S. Orthopedic Procedure Volumes by Type, 2013* (in thousands)
      • Europe Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Europe Orthopedic Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013* (in thousands)
      • Asia Pacific Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Asia Pacific Orthopedic Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013* (in thousands)
      • Latin America Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Latin America Orthopedic Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013* (in thousands)
  • ENT and Respiratory System Procedures
    • INTRODUCTION
    • PROCEDURE DESCRIPTION
      • Tonsillectomy
    • RISK FACTORS
    • PROCEDURE VOLUMES
      • Table Global ENT and Respiratory System Procedure Volumes by Type, 2013-2030* (in thousands)
      • Table Global ENT and Respiratory System Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013* (in thousands)
    • PROCEDURE VOLUMES BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION
      • Table Global ENT and Respiratory System Procedure Volume Forecast by Region, 2013-2030* (procedures in thousands)
      • U.S. Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table U.S. ENT and Respiratory System Procedure Volumes by Type, 2013* (in thousands)
      • Europe Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Europe ENT and Respiratory System Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013 (in thousands)
      • Asia Pacific Procedure Volume Growth
      • Latin America Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Latin America ENT and Respiratory System Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013 (in thousands)
  • Urinary System Procedures
    • INTRODUCTION
    • PROCEDURE DESCRIPTIONS
      • Prostatectomy
      • Nephrectomy
      • Kidney Transplant
    • RISK FACTORS
    • PROCEDURE VOLUME FORECAST
      • Table Global Urinary System Procedure Volumes by Type, 2013-2030* (in thousands)
      • Table Global Urinary System Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013* (in thousands)
    • PROCEDURE VOLUMES BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION
      • Table Global Urinary System Procedure Volume Forecast by Region, 2013-2030* (procedures in thousands)
      • U.S. Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table U.S. Urinary System Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013* (in thousands)
      • Europe Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Europe Urinary System Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country*, 2013 (in thousands)
      • Asia Pacific Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Asia Pacific Urinary System Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country*, 2013 (in thousands)
      • Latin America Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Latin America Urinary System Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013 (in thousands)
  • Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgical Procedures
    • INTRODUCTION
    • PROCEDURE DESCRIPTIONS
      • Lipoplasty
      • Breast Augmentation
      • Mastopexy
      • Breast Reduction
      • Abdominoplasty
      • Blepharoplasty
      • Rhinoplasty
      • Facelift
      • Brow and Forehead Lift
      • Other Procedures
    • PROCEDURE VOLUME FORECAST
      • Table Global Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Volumes by Most Common Type, 2013-2030* (in thousands)
      • Table Global Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013* (in thousands)
    • PROCEDURE VOLUMES BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION
      • Table Global Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Volume Forecast by Region, 2013-2030* (procedures in thousands)
      • U.S. Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table U.S. Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Volumes by Type, 2013* (in thousands)
      • Europe Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Europe Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013* (in thousands)
      • Asia Pacific Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Asia Pacific Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013* (in thousands)
      • Latin America Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Latin America Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013* (in thousands)
  • Other Surgical Procedures
    • INTRODUCTION
    • OTHER SEGMENTS
      • Eye Procedures
      • Male Genital Procedures
      • Nervous System Procedures
      • Skin Procedures
    • PROCEDURE VOLUME FORECAST
      • Table Global Other Procedure Volumes by Specific Procedure Type, 2013-2030* (in thousands)
      • Table Global Cataract and Other Procedure Volumes by Type and Select Country, 2013* (in thousands)
    • PROCEDURE VOLUMES BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION
      • Table Global Other Procedure Volume Forecast by Region, 2013-2030* (procedures in thousands)
      • U.S. Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table U.S. Procedure Volumes by Other Segment*, 2013 (in thousands)
      • Europe Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Germany Procedure Volumes by Other Segment*, 2013 (in thousands)
        • Table France Procedure Volumes by Other Segment*, 2013 (in thousands)
        • Table Italy Procedure Volumes by Other Segment*, 2013 (in thousands)
        • Table United Kingdom Procedure Volumes by Other Segment*, 2013 (in thousands)
      • Asia Pacific Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Japan Procedure Volumes by Other Segment*, 2013 (in thousands)
        • Table China Procedure Volumes by Other Segment*, 2013 (in thousands)
      • Latin America Procedure Volume Growth
        • Table Brazil Procedure Volumes by Other Segment and Select Country*, 2013 (in thousands)
        • Table Mexico Procedure Volumes by Other Segment and Select Country*, 2013 (in thousands)
  • Procedure Volumes-Global Summary
    • OVERVIEW
      • Table Global Surgical Procedure Volume Forecast by Segment, 2013-2030* (procedures in thousands)
    • PROCEDURE VOLUMES BY REGION
      • Table Global Surgical Procedure Volume Forecast by Region, 2013-2030* (procedures in thousands)
      • United States
        • Table United States Surgical Procedure Volume Forecast by Segment, 2013-2030 (procedures in thousands)
      • Europe
        • Table Europe Surgical Procedure Volume Forecast by Segment, 2013-2030 (procedures in thousands)
        • Table Germany: Total Surgical Procedure Volumes by Segment, 2013 (procedures in thousands)
        • Table France: Total Surgical Procedure Volumes by Segment, 2013 (procedures in thousands)
        • Table Italy: Total Surgical Procedure Volumes by Segment, 2013 (procedures in thousands)
        • Table United Kingdom: Total Surgical Procedure Volumes by Segment, 2013 (procedures in thousands)
      • Asia Pacific
        • Table Asia Pacific Surgical Procedure Volume Forecast by Segment, 2013-2030 (procedures in thousands)
        • Table Japan: Total Surgical Procedure Volumes by Segment, 2013 (procedures in thousands)
        • Table China: Total Surgical Procedure Volumes by Segment, 2013 (procedures in thousands)
      • Latin America
        • Table Latin America Surgical Procedure Volume Forecast by Segment, 2013-2030 (procedures in thousands)
        • Table Brazil: Total Surgical Procedure Volumes by Segment, 2013 (procedures in thousands)
        • Table Mexico: Total Surgical Procedure Volumes by Segment, 2013 (procedures in thousands)
      • Rest of World
        • Table Rest of World Surgical Procedure Volume Forecast by Segment, 2013-2030 (procedures in thousands)

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