Nephrology Lasers Market Size & Share, by Product Type {Pulse- dye Laser, Fiber Laser (Holmium YAG Laser, Thulium YAG Laser, Erbium YAG Laser)}; Mechanism (Photothermal, Micro Explosion); Technique (Fragmentation Technique, Dusting Technique); End-user (Hospitals, Clinics, Specialized Day Care Clinics) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

  • Report ID: 4350
  • Published Date: Feb 14, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Global Nephrology Lasers Market Definition

Nephrology lasers are used in endoscopic surgery of the kidneys via ureteroscopy. A commonly used method today is fragmentation and retrieval, wherein direct access to the kidney is allowed by inserting the ureteral access sheath. It also eases the movement of the endoscope in the ureter. To locate and fragment kidney stones, a laser-imbibed miniature ureteroscope is passed through the sheath, and a kidney stone is broken into pieces of less than 3mm and then retrieved by retrieval devices.

Global Nephrology Lasers Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 6 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2033)

~ USD 10 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)

Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa)

Global Nephrology Lasers Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 – 2033

The global nephrology lasers market is estimated to garner a revenue of ~USD 10 billion by the end of 2033 by growing at a CAGR of ~12% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2033. Further, the market generated a revenue of ~USD 6 billion in the year 2022. The growth of the market can primarily be attributed to the increasing expenditure on healthcare services worldwide along with the growing concern about various diseases globally. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the National Health Expenditure data (NHE), in the United States in 2020 grew by 9.7% to ~USD 4.1 trillion, which accounted for 19.7% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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Nephrology lasers are typically used for laser lithotripsy, which is a procedure to break apart kidney stones in the urinary tract. The advancements in laser devices used in lithotripsy and the rising prevalence of kidney stone diseases worldwide are projected to boost the nephrology lasers market in the upcoming years.

Global Nephrology Lasers Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Less Procedural and Recovery Time Required for Laser Surgeries – The time taken for lithotripsy and ureteroscopy with the help of lasers is estimated to be short, which is expected to drive the demand for nephrology lasers in the forecasted period. According to estimates, the time taken to perform an upper endoscopy is only 30 to 40 minutes.

  •  Rising Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) – According to estimates, in 2019, the prevalence of CKD was more than 13% around the globe.

  • Upsurge in the Demand for Minimally Invasive Surgeries – According to the International Society of Aesthetics Plastic Surgeries (ISAPS), in the year 2020, a total of 10,129,528 aesthetic surgical procedures were performed worldwide.

  • Growing Geriatric Population – According to the United Nations World Population Prospects 2019, 1 in 11 people in the world are over the age of 65 in the year 2019. It will become 1 in 6 people by 2050.

  • Increasing Cases of Diabetes – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed the latest data from the National Diabetes Statistics Report 2022, according to which more than 37 million people were suffering from diabetes in the United States in 2020.


  • Possibilities of Bladder or Urethral Muscle Spasms – as laser therapy may result in excessively intense burns, bleeding from the choriocapillaris, and damage to macular and other ocular structures. The damage can cause muscle spasms restraining the demand for nephrology laser therapy.
  • Concerns Associated with the Use of Ureteral Access Sheath (UAS)
  • High Cost Involved in the Surgical Procedures

The global nephrology lasers market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by end-user into hospitals, clinics, and specialized day care clinics. Among these segments, the hospital segment is expected to generate the most revenue by the end of 2033, backed by the increasing number of jobs generated in the healthcare sector owing to rising healthcare infrastructure globally. It was found that, in the year 2020, the National Health Service (NHS) in United Kingdom’s healthcare sector provided employment to more than 1.5 million people.

Global Nephrology Lasers Market Regional Synopsis

The North America nephrology lasers market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033. The forecast is backed by the rising number of obese people in the region resulting in increased medical costs spent on obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, in the year 2019, the annual estimated medical cost of obesity was ~USD 173 billion, in the United States.

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global nephrology lasers market includes the following segments:

       By Product Type

  • Pulse Dye Lasers
  • Fiber Lasers
  • Holmium YAG lasers
  • Thulium YAG Lasers
  • Erbium YAG Lasers

       By Mechanism

  • Photo Thermal
  • Micro Explosion

       By Technique

  • Fragmentation Technique
  • Dusting Technique

       By End-User

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Specialized Day Care Clinic

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Global Nephrology Lasers Market

  • Olympus Corporation

    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Quanta System S.p.A.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC)
  • Lumenis Be Ltd.
  • Cook Group Incorporated
  • Hyper Photonics S.R.L
  • AMS Group
  • Convergent Laser Technologies
  • Potent Medical
  • Asclepion Laser Technologies GmbH
  • Solar LS


In the News

  • Olympus Corporation - revealed the abstract findings of clinical studies, according to which SOLTIVE Premium SuperPulsed Laser System offers lesser procedural time, lower costs, and notable outcomes in the treatment of kidney stones as compared to Holmium: YAG.

  • Asclepion Laser Technologies GmbH - announced the launch of MultiPulse HoPLUS Single Phase, the second generation of the MultiPulse HoPLUS line. JenaSurgical, the laser brand of Asclepion Laser Technologies GmbH sets new standards and offers further improvements with the new addition to its portfolio.

Author Credits:  Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani

  • Report ID: 4350
  • Published Date: Feb 14, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The increasing prevalence of chronic kidney diseases as well as the rising cases of kidney stone diseases along with increasing cases of diabetes are some of the major factors anticipated to drive the growth of the market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~12% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2033.

The concern associated with the use of ureteral access sheath, along with the possibility of bladder or urethral muscle spasms are some of the factors estimated to hamper the market growth.

The market in North America is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are Olympus Corporation, Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC), Lumenis Be Ltd., Cook Group Incorporated, Hyper Photonics S.R.L, AMS Group, Convergent Laser Technologies, Potent Medical, Solar LS and others.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by product type, mechanism, technique, end-user, and by region.

The hospital segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.

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