Dr. Saad Saad – Pediatric Surgeon

Dr. Saad Saad was born in Palestine and has seven siblings. Dr. Saad Saad graduated from Cairo University with honors with a medical degree. He did internship in England and later moved to the US.

 

Dr. Saad Saad became a board certified pediatric surgeon after doing a residency in the US. Dr. Saad Saad has done many pediatric surgeries and was always looking to improve procedures. He was always trying to reduce pain that his patients would face.

 

Dr. Saad Saad has created two medical inventions and has the patents for both. One invention is a location identification device for catheters, and the other is a suction-irrigation device for endoscopes. Catheters are medical tubes inserted in the body to treat medical conditions or surgeries.

 

Some catheters are left in the body temporarily or permanently. Surgeons must be able to locate the catheter’s exact position before any procedure is done. In most cases, an X-ray is done to tell an exact location of a catheter.

 

X-rays are safe but if done more frequently, it can expose you to radiation. As an alternate, an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is done but can be an inconvenience because the machines are not portable and very large. Dr. Saad Saad created the location identification device to help locate the catheters in the body without the use of an X-ray or MRI.

 

Dr. Saad Saad’s location identification device was never implemented as manufacturers were discouraged about making it because it requires complicated procedures. A company in Utah is interested in the device so it is possible the device would be used in the future. This is a device that would be convenient for doctors while keeping the patients safe.

 

Dr. Saad Saad’s second invention is an improvement of the endoscopes. An endoscope is an object that is used by doctors to look inside the body at the throat, bladder, stomach, and colon. This object gives doctors a good ideal on what is going on inside the body.

 

The problem with the endoscope is that when it is inserted in the body, it touches liquids in the body that fogs up the endoscope’s lens making it difficult for the doctors to view. Dr. Saad Saad created the suction-irrigation device that helps solves this problem. This device suctions the liquids in the view of the lens where doctors can see and perform procedures quickly.

 

The suction-irrigation device is currently being used with endoscopes that look at the lungs, esophagus, and the large intestine. Dr. Saad Saad had used the device many times to help removed things like marbles, stuck food, and needles that a child has swallowed. This device is inexpensive and is used by more doctors today. Learn more: https://www.doximity.com/pub/saad-saad-md