Dr. Saad Saad has had decades of experience in the medical field as a pediatric surgeon. He has performed surgery on patients from many different walks of life in the United States and beyond. From the young patients in Jerusalem for whom he volunteered his efforts to the children of the Saudi royal family, Dr. Saad Saad has no concern over who they are when he provides medical treatment.
As a refugee from Palestine who hard to achieve his goals despite growing up impoverished, he wants all children to be given the chance to lead healthy, happy lives even if their family cannot afford to get them the treatment that they deserve. When he was younger, he had every intention of being an engineer like his brothers. While he may have changed his career to a surgeon, his background in engineering has served him quite well as an inventor of medical devices. So far, Dr. Saad Saad holds patents on 2 medical devices that make the procedures they are being used for considerably easier and safer for both the medical professional performing them and the patient themselves.
One of the most common problems that Dr. Saad Saad faced during procedures is during procedures that required the use of an endoscope. The camera lens would quickly become obscured due to the conditions inside the body. In order to be able to see, he would have to completely remove the endoscope from the patient so he could insert a device that was just for suction and irrigation. This costs a lot of extra time that Dr. Saad Saad knew did not have to be wasted. He modified the existing endoscope to have the device for suction and irrigation attached to where the anti-fog port on the scope normally is.
After using the device himself on his own patients, Dr. Saad Saad can attest for how useful it is. By not having to reinsert the endoscope, he never has to lose focus on the spot he is trying to view. This means that not only is the doctor performing the procedure saving time, the patient themselves will not need to be kept under anesthesia for any longer than they have to be due to the endoscope fogging up.
For all of the many inventions in the world that do not seem to be of much use, Dr. Saad Saad creates things that will change the lives of patients and medical professionals all around the world. Even though he is retired from pediatric surgery, he still hopes to make a difference in the lives of others. Learn more: https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-saad-saad-ys6d8