Dr. Saad Saad has served the world’s medical industry for over four decades. In the course of his career, the pediatric surgeon has completed thousands of pediatric surgeries, and he has invented critical medical solutions that have improved pediatric medical outcomes.
Moreover, the surgeon has done several medical missions to help kids from under-served communities around the world.
Dr. Saad Saad’s Educational Background
Before commencing his career, Dr. Saad joined Cairo University to pursue his medical degree. After his undergraduate studies, he moved to the United States where he did his residency in pediatric surgery. USA’s board of pediatric surgery certified him as its member. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: https://doctor.webmd.com/doctor/saad-saad-md-3d5f8ce5-a764-4c86-b201-e50ec51cd7f2-overview
Dr. Saad Saad’s Accomplishments in the Medical Industry
- Electromagnetic Location Identification Device
Dr. Saad’s electromagnetic location identification device helps surgical officers to define the precise location of a catheter. The invention eliminates the use of time-consuming X-rays and Magnetic Resonance Imaging machines.
How does the Electromagnetic Location Identification Device work? The device uses a magnetically permeable material and an external locating device to define the location of a catheter.
The location identification device is practical in medical emergencies where doctors have limited time to use an X-ray or an MRI machine. Moreover, the invention saves patients from regular exposure to harmful X-ray radiations.
- Suction-Irrigation device for improving optical imaging during an endoscopy
Endoscopy is a specialized non-invasive procedure used to examine the lungs, joints, colon, small intestine, larynx, esophagus, stomach, and ureter. Doctors use the process in the diagnosis of detrimental conditions like gallstones, tumors, blockage, and pancreatitis.
While endoscopy works efficiently, the human body’s fluids fog up the endoscope’s lens, thereby reducing the quality of visuals generated by the critical medical device. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon and When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad
Doctors had to remove and clean the equipment before re-inserting it into the patient’s organs. Dr. Saad Saad invented the suction irrigation device to address the issue of clouding.
How does the suction-irrigation device work? Doctors use the suction irrigation device to suck the liquids that fog the endoscope’s lens.
After suctioning the fluid, the device cleans the endoscope’s lens for clear viewing. This invention is used in the examination of the lungs, esophagus, and the large intestine.
Dr. Saad Saad set his mind to becoming a United States Certified pediatric surgeon when he immigrated to the US. This was one of the rare accomplishment for any plastic surgeon in the US in the time.
This increased his desire and interest in enhancing on his knowledge and education which developed an incredible door for his successful career.
By mid-80s, Dr. Saad Saad was the only certified pediatric surgeon in the entire US. He was fluent in both English and Arabic.
This earned him a great name and international recognition.