Dr. Saad Saad is a retired pediatric surgeon located in Eatontown, New Jersey. He is a positive role model for success because of his perseverance and will to want to make a difference in the lives of others. He has over 40 years of experience in the field and graduated in 1971 from Cairo University Medical School as salutatorian of his class. Dr. Saad Saad was born in Palestine and later related to Kuwait during the Jewish Diaspora. Believe it or not, while he was in high school, he was contemplating following the career path of his brother to become a successful engineer. After fainting from the heat, he quickly changed his mind and decided to become a pediatric surgeon. Dr. Saad wanted to work indoors in an air-conditioned facility. Learn more:
Upon finishing medical school, Dr. Saad came to the United States where he became board certified. During that time, he was the only board-certified pediatric surgeon that spoke Arabic and English. It led to him the golden opportunity of working for the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia for five years. Once he returned to the states, he started contemplating how he could enhance the surgical experience for his patients. Dr. Saad then created and patented two inventions, one that is being used today with great success.
The first device Dr. Saad created was the catheter that has an electromagnetic location device. Catheters are an essential part of the health industry. They are used to help treat conditions, drain fluids, and aid in surgical procedures. However, they can only be located using an x-ray. In some cases, surgeons need to use multiple x-rays to find the devices which put the patients at risk of unsafe exposure to radiation. The tip of Dr. Saad’s device is made of a coil that houses wires beneath the walls. Surgeons can then use an external device to locate it without ever exposing the patient to radiation.
The next device that Dr. Saad created is the endoscope that has an irrigation and suction attachment. Endoscopes aid surgeons by giving them the ability to see inside of the body during a surgery or examination. Due to the body consistently producing fluids, the endoscope can become foggy. When this happens, for the surgeon to continue with the procedure, it has to be removed and cleaned. The process takes extra time and effort. Dr. Saad’s model saves surgeons time as it can be cleaned without removing from the patient’s body. Surgeons only have to spray clear fluid on the endoscope. The suction then eliminates the liquid so that they can see clearly. The device is a game changer. Dr. Saad has used it more than 2000 times with great success. It is an excellent enhancement to endoscopy procedures.