It is not always a common practice that a skilled person would take their valuable time to study new things. Most don’t waste their time improving what they found in place. But it is different with Dr. Saad Saad, a U.S based pediatric surgeon who after working for 40 years decided to change things.
Dr. Saad studied general medicine before majoring in pediatric surgery. After many years of rigorous process and waiting, that involved several procedures, he finally became a board-certified pediatric surgeon.
For more than 40 years, Dr. Saad Saad helped many children in his local community in Eatontown, NJ, and Holyland, U.S, and has volunteered in over 8 foreign missions to Jerusalem, the West Bank, and other countries in the Middle East. The aim of these foreign trips is to honor invitations by the U.S and its bilateral friends to help poor children who needed complex surgeries. All his surgeries have turned out successful.
Saad Saad, who earned his first Degree in Medicine from Cairo University did not fathom that one day, he’d come up with medical inventions that would help alleviate the pain young children undergo before, during, and after a surgery.
Part of over 40 years career was spent doing research into ways to alleviate the pain children go through when they are faced with a surgical procedure. The results are that today, Dr. Saad Saad has two medical patents under his name. Read more: When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad
The debut invention is the Catheter With Integral Electromagnetic Location Identification Device (patented as 5, 727, 553). The second medical invention is Methods and Apparatus For Providing Suction, And/Or Irrigation In A Rigid Endoscope While Maintaining Visual Contact With A Target Area Through The Endoscope (5, 725, 478).
These two inventions perform different functions in the patient’s body but they are similar in that they do not use any radiation on the patient. Conventionally, doctors and medical practitioners are allowed to use catheters to perform many tasks.
To locate the part of the body where the doctor needs to insert the catheter, an x-ray, CT Scan or even a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is required. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: https://www.doximity.com/pub/saad-saad-md and https://medium.com/@dr1saadsaad
It is the same case when it comes to the use of endoscopes that are used to observe the windpipe, colon, bladder, throat and other internal organs that requires such. Dr. Saad Saad’s inventions do not require radiation in order to function thus the patient is not subjected to constant radiography, which has endless and permanent side effects.
Saad has made an accomplishments that will keep him in the books of history for a long time. His innovations will create a difference in the way pediatric surgeries are carried out. He has left the industry with a strong legacy.