Dr. Saad Saad is a successful and innovative pediatric surgeon. After serving for 47 years, he recently retired, but his legacy is not something that can be erased quickly. His story can inspire generations, especially those who think they cannot succeed because of their humble backgrounds. He has always worked with passion, and in so doing, he has saved the lives of very many children.
Dr. Saad was born in Palestine and brought up in Kuwait due to conflicts in Palestine. He attended Cairo University where he graduated with a medical degree and was among the best performers in his class. He attended his internship in England before immigrating to the United States.
In the United States, Dr. Saad was set to get medical board certification. After going through intensive exams, he became a certified pediatric surgeon. Saad was the only board-certified pediatric surgeon in the United States conversant with both English and Arabic. Due to his uniqueness, he got some lucrative opportunities. In the 1980s, he was hired by the Saudi Royal family to be in charge of all pediatric surgeries at the King Faisal Hospital in Riyadh. After conducting numerous complex surgeries, he left Riyadh and went back to New Jersey.
Dr. Saad Saad was concerned about reducing pain during surgical operations and minimizing recovery time for the patients. Over the years, he worked on developing new surgical procedures which would meet his concerns.
Dr. Saad has maintained a good reputation in the medical industry because of his heartwarming approach when treating patients. He has never discriminated against any of his patients based on color or origin. He has stuck with the industry’s best practices by serving all his patients equally.
Inventions by Dr. Saad Saad
In his mission of making surgical procedures safer, Dr. Saad has come up with two patented inventions.
The first invention is an endoscope with a suction instrument. An endoscope is an optical tool used when performing internal examinations. Since the human body tends to produce
a lot of fluids, they fog up the endoscope hampering the doctor’s view. Dr. Saad Saad added the suction part to remove these fluids. He has tested this instrument with his patients and has proved its effectiveness in internal examinations. One of the applications of this instrument is when removing foreign objects from the body.
The second invention is an electromagnetic catheter. This is an instrument that can spot the position of a catheter inserted into a human body without scanning. Traditionally, an x-ray or MRI machine scan is needed to locate the catheter.
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