Updated on 10 December 2013
However, the number of procedures conducted remains limited due to the lack of infrastructure and specialists. In fact, only 10 to 20 per cent of the surgeons in each surgical specialty have the expertise to perform endoscopic procedures. Hence, organising hands-on training workshops through sponsorships and donations will be crucial.
"Endoscopic device manufacturers must also consider partnering with university hospitals or private hospitals to provide infrastructure and guidance on endoscopic techniques," noted Srinivasan. "Offering after-sales services will enhance customer loyalty and lead to repeat orders."
Upcoming hospitals and favorable insurance will ensure the steady expansion of the endoscopy market in Australia, South Korea and Southeast Asia.