Overview of the role of medical robotics in day-to-day healthcare services: A paradigm shift in clinical operations


  • Ikpe AE Department of Mechanical Engineering, Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua, Nigeria
  • Ohwoekevwo JU Department of Production Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, PMB. 1154, Nigeria
  • Ekanem II Department of Mechanical Engineering, Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua, Nigeria




Medical robotics, Healthcare services, Paradigm shift, Clinical operations


Background: Medical robotics has become an integral part of day-to-day healthcare services, revolutionizing the way medical procedures are performed and improving patient outcome.

Aim: This study explored the role of medical robotics in healthcare, focusing on its impact on various aspects of patient care.

Methodology: The methodology used in this study involved a comprehensive review of existing literature on medical robotics and its applications in healthcare settings.

Results: The findings reveals that medical robotics has significantly enhanced the precision, efficiency, and safety of medical procedures, leading to reduced invasiveness, and faster recovery times for patients. Additionally, medical robotics has enabled healthcare providers to perform complex surgeries with greater accuracy and minimal invasiveness, ultimately improving the quality of care for patients. The findings obtained from this study also showed that robotic surgery results in fewer complications and shorter hospital stays compared to traditional surgical methods. This results in a growing adoption of robotic-assisted surgery in various medical specialties, such as urology, gynaecology, and orthopaedics. In addition to surgical procedures, medical robotics is also being used in diagnostic and therapeutic applications. For example, robotic systems are being developed for minimally invasive procedures, such as biopsies and drug delivery. Furthermore, robotic devices are being used in rehabilitation and physical therapy to assist patients in regaining mobility and function.

Conclusion: One of the main concerns is the cost of implementing and maintaining robotic systems, which can be prohibitive for some healthcare facilities. Also, there are concerns about the potential for errors and malfunctions in robotic systems, which could compromise patient safety. Overall, the integration of medical robotics in day-to-day healthcare services has proven to be a game-changer, offering new possibilities for the future of healthcare delivery.