Despite a number of challenges, MIS surgery is poised for sustained growth and
development in emerging markets.
There is a growing sense in emerging and developing markets around the globe that minimally-invasive surgical techniques will become more prominent as time goes on, and that prominence is being driven by certain factors.
Surgeons in markets such as China, Indonesia, and Brazil are recog-
nizing this trend and acting accordingly. They are starting to learn new
surgical techniques to satisfy patients who are choosing to undergo
minimally-invasive surgery over open procedures. As a result, the adop-
tion of these procedures and the investment of tools, equipment, and
technology related to them have steadily increased over the past several
years. Furthermore, the prevailing thought is that MIS
surgery in emerging markets will continue to develop
over time and move into even more advanced applica-
tions in the future.