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Colostomy is a surgical procedure in which an opening is formed by drawing the healthy end of the large intestine or colon by an incision in the anterior abdominal wall and then suturing and setting it into place. This helps the patient in better bowel motions through the stoma and collected in special disposable colostomy bag, which fits over the stoma and sticks to the skin. Colostomy can be permanent or temporary, as colostomy can be reversed by joining two ends together. Colostomy bags market is gaining traction due to increasing prevalence of diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease and cancer. Besides these colostomy can be performed due to birth defects or accidental injury. The broad spectrum regarding the causes for the disease is expected to favor the growth in colostomy bags market in the near future.

Colostomy bags market is backed by some of the factors as they does not bring significant changes in lifestyle as most of the people are allowed to follow the diet as earlier and perform their daily routine after the surgery. Furthermore, to avoid infections around colostomy bag due to spillage of stool, sweating, dislocation of colostomy bags wide range of accessories are provided, which includes support belts, girdles, deodorizers, skin protective wipes and stoma paste. Moreover, there are different types of colostomy bags such as closed bags, drainable bags, one piece system and two-piece system that are designed according to patients need.

Colostomy bags market taxonomy

By Product Type

  • Closed Pouch
  • Drainable Pouch
  • Two-Piece System
  • One-Piece System

By End Users

  • Hospital
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Homecare Settings

Rise in incidence of Crohn’s disease and bowel cancer is expected to fuel the growth of colostomy bags market in the near future

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which can affect any part of gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus which increase the market of colostomy bags. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.0-1.3 million people suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as Crohn’s disease is more common in smokers. Whereas each year in the U.S. around 54,000 men and 17,000 women get bladder cancer according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which significantly supports the rise in growth percentage of colostomy bags industry. The statistics provided above are expected to be a set of crucial factors that supports the growth in colostomy bags market over the forecast period.

Regional growth engines of the colostomy bags market

On the basis of regional segmentation, the global colostomy bags market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa. The global market is projected to show growth expansion in Asia Pacific due to the rise in incidence of colorectal cancer, increase in aging population and increase in medical tourism. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report in 2014, the highest incidence of colorectal cancer was reported in Asia Pacific and Hispanic with approximately 35 people out of 100,000 in 2013.

The key players dominating the global colostomy bags market

Providers in the market offer a broad range of colostomy bags and accessories and in increase in adoption of market strategies such as online marketing due to advanced technology to manufactures innovation in product competition in market is increasing. The key players operating the market of colostomy bag includes, Coloplast, ConvaTec, TG Eakin Hollister, Marlen, B. Braun Oakmed, and Welland Medical.


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