Surgical Ablation Technologies

The global market for ablation technologies is heading toward a $28 billion market by 2019.  In general terms, the market is comprised of technologies that by various methods produce therapeutic destruction or  sealing of tissue.  Specifically, the technologies include:

  • Electrical
  • Radiation
  • Light/Laser
  • Radio frequency
  • Ultrasound
  • Cryotherapy
  • Thermal
  • Microwave
  • Hydro mechanical

Below is illustrated the size of the market, by segment in 2009 and 2019:

Values in $ millions

Source: MedMarket Diligence, LLC; Report #A145.

The modalities (technologies) in ablation are growing at variable rates as some traditional technologies (e.g., electrical, radiation) are giving ground to newer technologies (radio frequency, cryotherapy).  Below is illustrated the relative share of the total worldwide ablation market in 2009 and 2019.

Source: MedMarket Diligence, LLC; Report #A145.


Data is drawn from the pending MedMarket Diligence report #A145, "Ablation Technologies Worldwide Market: Products, Technologies Markets, Companies and Opportunities, 2009-2018".

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