Friday, 20 April 2018

The innovative and passionate career of Dr. Saad Saad

Dr. Saad Saad is a pediatric surgeon who has dedicated his life and career to saving and helping improve children’s lives. In the forty-seven years that he has worked treating children, his main concern has been coming up with ways to reduce the pain that is associated with the treatment of illnesses.

Saad’s inventions

Dr. Saad has successfully come up with several new and more efficient methods of performing medical procedures as well as two patent inventions.

Some medical conditions require for a tube-like device to be inserted into the body in order to drain fluids, gases, provide access to instruments for surgical procedures and other functions. These devices are called medical catheters and can either be temporary or left in the body permanently. For the catheter to be efficient in its function, the physician needs to be able to monitor it in the body. Traditionally, doctors would use X-Rays in order to monitor them and these would, in turn, mean that the body would be exposed to constant radiation which is unhealthy. Others used MRI machines that are large and not portable. Saad developed a device for monitoring the catheter without using machines. It is the electromagnetic identification device that works like a metal detector.

Dr. Saad also developed a device to solve the problem of liquid obstruction of the endoscope lens during procedures. This device is designed to suck away these liquids for a clear vision and also irrigation. This device has been adopted by many doctors.

Community Service

Dr. Saad Saad has been actively involved in medical missions all over the globe. He has been to eight medical missions in Jerusalem, four in the United States and in West Bank all in which he provided surgical services to poor children and young adults and adult whenever the need arose.

Between 1985 and 1989, as one of the few American doctors who were fluent in Arabic, he was recruited by the American Medical Recruitment Company to work for the royal family of Saudi Arabia and in the process lent a helping hand to poor people in the country with compound surgical problems.

He has also worked in several hospitals as a pediatric surgeon and a trainer and lecturer for medical students in a series of Universities. As he retires after 47 years in the business, he leaves behind a legacy for many to look up to. Learn more: