United Kingdom surgical robots’ market is expected to register robust growth in the forecast period, 2023-2027. Surgical robots represent the computer-controlled machines that are widely utilized for performing minimally invasive (MI) and laparoscopic surgeries. These robots comprise of a magnifying high-definition 3-D camera fitted at the tip of the robotic arm that offers an accurate representation of the body parts. They replicate the hand movements of the surgeons and can perform complex procedures utilizing miniaturized surgical instruments that can fit through small incisions. In comparison to traditional surgeries, these robots provide quicker recovery time, minimal post-operative discomfort, and minimized risks of infection and scars. Surgical robots allow surgeons to carry out complex surgical procedures with greater precision. They are widely utilized in gynecological, urological, orthopedic, general, neurosurgeries, and other minimally invasive surgeries. The growing advantages of robotic-assisted surgery, continuous technological advancements in surgical robots, the expanding adoption of surgical robots, and the extensive funding for medical robot research are some of the significant factors driving the growth of the market.

Increasing Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Surgery Propels the Market Growth

The escalating demand for minimally invasive surgeries (MIS) owing to the advantages associated with these procedures, including smaller incisions, fewer cuts, decreased scarring, minimized pain, enhanced safety, quicker recovery periods, and considerable cost savings. Robotic minimally invasive surgery adds to these benefits by ensuring greater accuracy, repeatability, control, and efficiency. Robotic surgery offers highly advanced visualization capabilities that assist surgeons with a superior view of the operating area, utilizing HD cameras to demonstrate microscopic structures. These systems offer greater dexterity than the human hand as they can rotate 360 degrees and superior manoeuvrability, robots can enable surgeons to reach hard-to-access areas. These benefits of surgical robots and the escalating demand for enhanced and faster healthcare services are supporting the growth of the surgical robots’ market in the predicted years. 

Growing Penetration of Surgical Robots in Ambulatory Surgery Centres (ASCs) Drives the Market Growth

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are freestanding facilities which further specializes in surgical, diagnostic, and preventive procedures that do not require hospital admission. The cost-effectiveness of ASCs offers significant savings for governments, third-party payers, and patients. As per the study conducted by Healthcare BlueBook (a provider of data for healthcare services) and HealthSmart (a provider of health plans for selffunded employers), it is stated that ASCs reduced the cost of outpatient surgery as these facilities provide a lower-cost site of care in comparison with the hospital outpatient departments. Medicare and its beneficiaries save each year as they pay significantly less for procedures performed in ASCs than the rates paid to hospitals for the same procedures. When patient care is in ASCs, patient co-payments are also significantly lower. On account of these advantages, there is significant rise in the number of surgical procedures performed in ASCs and outpatient settings. The shift from performing complex surgical procedures in hospital settings to performing them in outpatient settings which further supports the market growth. The increasing number of ASCs offering robotic-assisted specialized surgeries provides an enormous opportunity for the leading market players in the surgical robots’ sector which aids the growth of the market.