Nephrology and urology devices are used in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases related to kidney (nephrology) and genitourinary system including urinary tract systems of both genders and male reproductive system problems (urology). Most commonly occurred diseases related to those systems are chronic kidney diseases (CKD), kidney stones, end stage renal disease (ESRD), urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
The top five companies covered are Baxter International Inc., Fresenius Medical Care AG & KGaA, Cook Group Incorporated, B. Braun Group and C. R. Bard Inc. Baxter International Inc. was the largest company in the nephrology and urology devices market in 2017.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
The global nephrology and urology devices market was valued at around $20 billion in 2017. Asia Pacific was the largest region in the nephrology and urology devices market in 2017, accounting for around 34% of the total market. The USA was the largest market accounting for around 21% of the total market.
Lithotripters are non-invasive medical devices developed to treat kidney and pancreatic stones. In the procedure, kidney stones are broken up by passing high energy electromagnetic shock and sound waves while the patient sits inside a water bath. The non-surgical procedure is gaining popularity as traditional therapies involved complicated and painful surgeries and long recovery times.
The nephrology and urology devices market is segmented into Dialysis Devices, Urinary Stone Devices, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Treatment Devices, Incontinence & Pelvic Organ Prolapse Devices, and Endoscopy Devices.
Dialysis Devices are used in dialysis processes that filters patient’s blood to remove waste products such as urea, creatinine and excess water when kidneys have failed or are damaged, dysfunctional or missing.
Urinary Stone Devices are used in the treatment and management of stones formed in the kidney and urinary tract. Stones are made of minerals in the urine that form crystals and grow into stones.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Treatment Devices are used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia or benign prostatic hypertrophy, a condition of an enlarged prostate gland which causes blockade of urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder.
Incontinence & Pelvic Organ Prolapse Devices are used in the treatment and management of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
Endoscopy Devices are used to diagnose the diseases or examine the interiors of organs. Endoscopes are used in nephroscopy to examine the kidney.