Dr. Saad Saad who was born in Kuwait has always wanted to become an engineer like his elder brothers and thanks to the hot summers in Kuwait which exceed 110 degrees Fahrenheit he decided to change his profession to work indoors where he could get access to air conditioning facilities, and that is how he went on to become a doctor. Graduating second of his class with a medical degree from Cairo University in Egypt he went on to do his internship in England then later immigrated to the United States where he did his residency in pediatrics with the United States Board Certified in Pediatric Surgery.
Dr. Saad Saad expertise and skills have attracted many patients and organizations to seek his service, a case that was a highlight for him was in 2012 when an organization based in Palestine known as Palestine’s Children Relief Fund approached him to do an operation to a 15-year old that was suffering from gunshot wounds. The boy had complications that doctors in his country could not manage to operate. Dr. Saad had the patient flown into the U.S where he carried out a successful operation and saved the child’s life. There were more other cases that the doctor was approached to help and due to his conviction to treat underprivileged people who not get access to advance medical could care he helped the patients. This was also a chance for him to pass on his medical skills to the doctors that he worked with especially in underdeveloped nations.
Due to the multiple complex pediatric surgeries, Dr. Saad Saad has performed he has identified the need to develop methods to improve the existing techniques and procedures to enhance the recovery processes of his patient and risks involved in operations. That is why the doctor developed two inventions that help surgery procedures;
- The Catheter Invention. A catheter is a flexible hollow tube that is inserted into the body to treat specific conditions and is also used in surgical procedures. They are added to body cavities to aid in drainage of fluids or gases and thus to give easy access to the surgical instruments.
The use of catheters has always been ineffective because for their position in the patient’s body to be tracked doctors had to do an X-ray or an MRI scan which posed a dangerous threat of radiation on multiple exposures. Dr. Saad invented a catheter tip with a coil that utilizes energy to identify the catheters’ position.
- Visual Suction/ Irrigation Rigid Endoscope. An endoscope is a tubular instrument with an optical camera that doctors use to view inside the body. Dr. Saad has invented an anti-fog endoscope which can act as suction and irrigation to clear the view for the physician. Learrn more: https://ideamensch.com/saad-saad/