Surgical Lasers Market By Product Type (Carbon Dioxide Lasers, Argon Lasers, Diode Lasers, ND:Yag (Neodymium:Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet) Lasers, Others), By Procedure Type (Percutaneous Surgery, Open Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery), By Application (Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Dental, Urology, Gynecology, Oncology, Cardiology, Others) - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2018 - 2026

The growing prevalence of chronic diseases, particularly in the geriatric population, significant advancements in lasers in terms of safety and outcomes, and growing demand for cosmetic interventions and minimally invasive ophthalmic procedures are the major drivers of the global surgical lasers market. The advent and surge in demand for non-invasive and minimally invasive surgeries have been key attributes supporting the growth of this market. Markets such as China, Brazil, South Korea, and India have prominent opportunities for international market players. Growing demand for cosmetic procedures and correction interventions, growing lifestyle-associated diseases, and increasing investments by prominent market players are therefore driving the emerging markets towards growth.

Regardless of the type of laser used for surgical application, the laser effects can be classified into tissue heating, vaporization, coagulation, non-linear effects, photo-dissociation, and photochemistry. The heat generated by the laser keeps the surgical site germ-free and thus reduces the risk of infection.

This is often referred to as "bloodless surgery."Furthermore, it also offers more precision, little damage to the surrounding tissue, convenient access, and no contact technique for the procedures. Major types of surgical lasers include carbon dioxide lasers, argon lasers, diode lasers, nd: YAG (neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet) lasers, and others including erbium (er)-YAG (yttrium-aluminum-garnet) lasers, copper vapor, and copper bromide lasers, pulsed dye lasers, potassium titanyl phosphate crystal lasers, and krypton lasers. Laser beams can be precisely projected to small treatment targets with minimum damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. It can also pass through flexible endoscopes and therefore become efficient in the selective targeting of cells. Lumenis, Cynosure, Inc., Alma Lasers, Alcon, Boston Scientific Corporation, Spectranetics Corporation, Biolitec AG, Fotona d.o.o., and Bison Medical are some of the key players in the surgical laser market.

Market Synopsis

Laparoscopy to Hold a Prominent Market Prospect during the Forecast Timeframe

Technological advancements in the fields of endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery have enabled the advent of laparoscopic surgeries. Laser laparoscopy is widely used in a variety of gynecologic surgical procedures to treat painful periods, excessive bleeding, pelvic pain, and infertility. It has been widely used all across the world and has turned out to be a very versatile, effective, and safe surgical modality in gynecology and general surgery. Conditions causing pelvic pain include adhesions, blocked tubes, endometriosis, cysts, and other abdominal abnormalities. Many surgeons make use of CO2 lasers for treating such disorders through laparoscopy.

Demand for Minimally Invasive Surgery to Determine Surgical Laser Adoption

Endometriosis, lithotripsy, and spinal decompression are some of the most common procedures worldwide. The procedure rate of these surgeries has grown significantly due to technological innovation and the high adoption of minimally invasive procedures. Laparoscopy has become a mainstay in several treatment areas, such as gastroenterology, gynecology, orthopedics, and urology. The vast and rapidly growing endoscopy techniques are also facilitating the penetration of surgical lasers. The introduction of pulsed lasers with selective photothermolysis makes it a viable treatment for several skins and pigmented lesions with minimal side effects, and it also removes tattoos. Laser resurfacing treatments are also used for treating keloids, wrinkles, and hypertrophic scars. Lasers are also widely used in plastic surgery and dermatology for treating skin vascular lesions such as capillary vascular malformations, rosacea, telangiectasias, hemangiomas, lymphatic malformations, venolymphatic malformations, spider veins, etc.

Ophthalmology to Remain the Most Prominent Surgical Application

Due to the chronological order of the introduction, the first section of laser application is ophthalmology. Even today, several of the medical lasers used are applied in ophthalmology. Dentistry was the second application where lasers were introduced. However, despite considerable research being conducted in this field, for a lack of sufficient evidence and good results, the application of lasers in dentistry is restricted. Currently, a major effort in surgical laser research is focused on the treatment of various types of tumors with photodynamic therapy and laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy. The use of these modalities also plays a significant role in other surgical areas, such as neurology, gynecology, and urology.

Due to prominent research advancements in the nature of laser devices and minimally invasive surgeries, several new techniques are under investigation in the field of cardiology. Some interesting laser applications have been discovered in the areas of orthopedics and dermatology. Recently, successful laser treatments have been performed in gastroenterology. Therefore, it is concluded that laser medicine is swiftly growing in both research and practical application. Furthermore, considering the pace of research being conducted in this area, it is expected that additional growth will be witnessed in laser surgery in the coming years.

Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-progressing regional market.

Geographically, the global surgical lasers market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. Among these, North America is estimated to be the largest regional market for surgical lasers. The presence of a multitude of cosmetic surgery centers in the region, greater awareness, and evolving reimbursements play a key role in pronouncing the dominance of the North American market.

On the other hand, Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest-growing market for surgical lasers. Some of the major attributes driving the growth of the Asia-Pacific market are the increasing demand for minimally invasive and endoscopic surgeries and the growing prevalence of ophthalmologic, dermatologic, and urologic disorders. The Asia Pacific surgical lasers market is also being driven by rising medical expenditure.

Periods of History and Forecast

2016 is a historic year.

2017: Base Year

2018-2026: Forecast Period

This research report presents the analysis of each considered segment for the period from 2016 to 2026, using 2017 as the base year for estimations. Compounded annual growth rates (CAGRs) for each segment are calculated for the forecast period from 2018 to 2026.

Report Scope by Segments

The structural heart devices market report provides a quantitative assessment of the industry in terms of current and forecasted market size while also presenting the market dynamics. This market is segmented based on product type, procedure type, application, and geography.

Product Type (2016-2026; US$ Million)

  • Carbon dioxide lasers
  • Argon Lasers
  • Diode Lasers
  • ND:YAG (Neodymium:Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet) Lasers
  • Others

Procedure Type (2016-2026; US$ Million)

  • Percutaneous Surgery
  • Open Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

According to Application (2016-2026; US$ Mn)

  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dentistry
  • Urology
  • Gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Others

Geography Segment (2016-2026; millions of dollars)

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • U.K.
  • Germany
  • Rest of Europe

Asia-Pacific (APAC)

  • China
  • Japan
  • Rest of APAC

Latin America (LATAM)

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • rest of Latin America

Middle East and Africa (MEA)

  • GCC
  • Rest of the Middle East and Africa

This report also gives key insights into the trends prevailing in the considered segment for the forecast period. Overall market dynamics, such as drivers, challenges, and opportunities, are studied in this report in a separate section that also comprises other assessment tools, such as the competitive landscape of the major players and attractive investment propositions for the considered regional markets. Furthermore, this report also comprises a section profiling the key market players.

Such profiling is performed based on basic parameters such as company description, financial information, product portfolio, and key developments. The major companies profiled in this report are Lumenis, Cynosure (Hologic), Alma Lasers, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific Corporation, IPG Photonics Corporation, Spectranetics Corporation (Royal Philips), Biolitec AG, Bison Medical Co., Ltd., Fotona D.O.O., Alcon (Novartis), IRIDEX Corporation, and Syneron Medical Ltd.

Key questions are answered in this report.

  • What is the current and projected revenue position of the global surgical laser market in terms of revenue?
  • Are there any future technologies anticipated in the market?
  • What are the most important factors driving the surgical lasers market?
  • Which application currently deploys the largest number of lasers?
  • What is the future of dermatological lasers during the forecast period?
  • Which region currently dominates the global market for surgical lasers?
  • What has Asia-Pacific offered the global market in terms of growth opportunity?

Frequently Asked Question:

The market for Surgical Lasers Market is expected to reach USD$ 3,157.6 Mn in 2026.

The Surgical Lasers Market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at XX%.

The report is forecasted from 2018 -2026.

The base year of this report is 2017.

Cynosure (Hologic), Alma Lasers, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific Corporation, IPG Photonics Corporation, Spectranetics Corporation (Royal Philips), Biolitec AG, Bison Medical Co., Ltd., Fotona D.O.O. are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Jan 2019
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