Robot-assisted surgery allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control. A report by global market intelligence firm BIS Research shows that with a rise in chronic diseases amid an ever-increasing elderly population, the market for surgical robotics in India is anticipated to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20 percent.
The report, titled "Global Surgical Robotics Market-Analysis and Forecast, 2017-2025", said the Indian market is expected to grow from $64.9 million in 2016 to $349.3 million by 2025.
On the other hand, the overall global market size is expected to reach 12 percent with a cumulative value of $12.6 billion by 2025.
"With the advent of technologically-advanced surgical robotic systems, the global market is expected to grow substantially to help healthcare professionals confront the surgeries of people with gynaecological, urological, orthopaedics, neurological, and orthopaedic disorders," Abdul Wahid, Lead Analyst at BIS Research, said in a statement.
"The market for surgical systems by value is expected to grow at the CAGR of 12.3 percent during the forecast period, 2017-2025," Wahid added.
Furthermore, funding provided by various governmental organisations to perform research and development activities is also likely to push the growth.
While the current robotic surgery systems are gradually attaining the next generation level of medical robotics, removing human contact during the surgery may be considered as the next level, the report said.