Dr. Saad Saad is an established and skilled pediatric Surgeon. Saad his known for his extensive experience and expertise of removing foreign objects from the food pipe and the trachea. The food pipe is also called the Esophagus and trachea is also called the windpipe. Throughout his career life, Dr. Saad Saad has been at the center of helping in removing food and other foreign objects from more than 1000 children. Saad Saad utilized his pediatric skills to offer unmatched services to children who feature between six months to fourteen years of age.
In an interview, Dr. Saad Saad gave detailed responses to the questions that concerned how to prevent and remove foreign objects that are stuck in the windpipe and esophagus. According to Dr. Saad Saad explained that children are naturally curious. He continued that kids, especially the little ones pick up things and objects and put them in their mouths. In most cases, these kids may swallow the objects. Dr. Saad said that in most cases the swallowed objects go through the esophagus and get to the kids’ stomachs without complications. However, the objects may get stuck in the food pipe, or worse of it get into the trachea.
Dr. Saad Saad pointed out that some of the common signs that can help you know that your child has an object stuck in either the trachea or the esophagus include trouble breathing, wheezing and difficulty swallowing. He went on to inform that some of the most common objects that stuck on the windpipe or food pipe when swallowed include coins, peanuts, and hot dogs. He detailed that larger objects such as hot dogs and coins stuck on the esophagus in most cases while smaller objects like peanuts may go down the trachea. Having a stuck object in either the throat or the trachea is dangerous and can cause serious problems if the kid is not rushed to get medical attention.
Dr. Saad carried on with his detailed explanation by providing some home based tips to help in removing stuck objects in both the trachea and the food pipe. He said that you could unstuck objects from kids who are six years of age and below by turning them upside down and allow them to hang while you are holding them by their legs. While at this position, tap the kids’ back but ensure that you do not injure them. Mostly, the stuck object will pop out. In a case where the kid is over six years of age, you can help them by standing behind them then wrap your hands on their waists. Proceed by thrusting your arms below the rib cage and into their abdomen. In most cases, the kid coughs and the stuck object gets out. Learn more : https://www.doximity.com/pub/saad-saad-md
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/