Trends In MIS: Part II
In this second part of our two-part series on minimally invasive surgery, we discuss technologies that are expanding the scope of MIS, including robotics, flexible laparoscopy, and 3-D visualization systems. We also look at how manufacturers are addressing the growing market for reprocessed medical devices.
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The increasing prevalence of MIS and the opportunity for greater MIS penetration in existing procedures translate into significant growth potential for the MIS products market in the years ahead. Despite some challenges, device manufacturers are driving growth in the market by targeting key procedures and geographies with new robotic surgery systems and robotic-like technologies designed to enable more complex procedures to be performed via an MIS approach.
Innovation is driving healthy growth in the multibillion-dollar market for minimally invasive surgical products as manufacturers develop new laparoscopic visualization systems and advanced surgical tools with robotic-like features designed to enable more complex procedures to be performed via a minimally invasive approach.
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