While Dr. Saad Saad was working as a U.S. Board Certified pediatric surgeon for over 40 years, he noticed that some of the devices he used to treat patients were flawed and hindered the performance of medical procedures.
So, he invented and patented two medical inventions that improved upon two frequently used devices—the catheter and the endoscope.
The problem with the catheter is that to locate the location of an inserted catheter required either x-raying the patient, which could be deleterious to the patient if used too often, or using MRI machines, which are overly large and impractical to use.
Dr. Saad Saad’s catheter is capable of being detected by a hand-held device, which the doctor use to sweep the patient’s body.
When this device is perpendicular to the tip of the catheter, which contains two wires and a coil with magnetically permeable material, it lights up to alert the doctor the location of the inserted catheter.
The problem with the existing endoscope is that it tends to get fogged-up during medical procedures and requires the doctor to take it out to vacuum away the liquid fogging up the device multiple times during a given procedure.
Dr. Saad Saad’s endoscope is equipped with a suction and irrigation component to prevent endoscopes from becoming fogged-up by liquids and restore visibility during medical procedures.
Dr. Saad Saad’s endoscope is so practical in terms of allowing doctors to perform their procedures without needless interruptions that it has been mass produced and is utilized by doctors everywhere. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
While Dr. Saad Saad was working as a U.S. Board Certified pediatric surgeon, he also noticed that some children in the United States and in the Holy land required medical procedures of which he is a specialist.
So, he would often go on medical missions both in the United States and the Holy land to perform free surgeries for poor children in desperate need of medical procedures.
Going on medical missions to the Holy land also allowed Dr. Saad Saad to visit his homeland as he was born in Palestine but became Palestinian refugees when the country of Israel was founded. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: https://chronicleweek.com/2018/04/dr-saad-saad-medical-missions/
The fact that Dr. Saad Saad is currently in retirement does not prevent him from caring about children’s health, so he prescribes healthy habits and sound advice to mothers.
Dr. Saad Saad recommends that mothers consume meals that adheres to healthy diet guidelines, consume alcohol only in moderation, exercise regularly, and don’t smoke cigarettes.
Dr. Saad Saad further recommends that mothers breastfeed their infants and make sure that their infants get enough sleep.
Dr. Saad Saad also advises that mothers take their infants to seek medical care immediately should they notice any indication that their infant is coming down with either the common cold or meningitis as these two illnesses are especially dangerous to infants.