Pediatric surgeon, Dr. Saad Saad life teachings

Dr. Saad, a Cairo University medical degree graduate, is a surgeon in Eatontown, New Jersey and has been in the profession for more than 40 years. His area of specialty is pediatric surgery and thoracic surgery.

Dr. Saad Saad comes from a poor background and initially wanted to become an engineer like his brother but due to high temperatures in Kuwait, he decided to follow a career where he could work in an air-conditioned environment. He did well in all his exams and graduated top in his class. He was an intern at England and later on moved to the US where he did pediatric surgery and residency in surgery.

He has served as the head surgeon and Co-Medical Director of K Hovnanian Children Hospital at Hackensack. He also got a noble opportunity to work with the Saudi Arabia Royal Family.

Dr. Saad Saad qualifies for his unique experience because he is the solo board-certified pediatric surgeon in the US who can communicate fluently in both Arabic and English coupled with his US board certification which requires special training, continuous surgical practice and passing of difficult exams.

During his time in Saudi Arabia, he helped establish a working connection and approval of the Royal College of Surgeons in England for local students to receive their U.K. certification at home, a remarkable achievement that sees Saudi Arabia students get surgical training without traveling abroad.

Dr. Saad put his focus on improving surgical procedures by trying to find ways to improve surgical techniques in order to lessen the pain patients underwent. This led to two inventions and other pediatric surgical operations.

His first invention was a catheter with a tracking mechanism which can do a lot of things. They are inserted into the body to perform surgical operations or treatment purposes. The catheter tubes drain gases and fluids from the body and can also be placed in the body for a permanent or temporary basis.

The energy used in this catheter is electromagnetic to locate the catheter’s position. The tip of the catheter is fitted with a coil and permeable material which is magnetic and has got wires in its walls which enables the surgeon to use a device located externally to find and scan the catheter inside the body of a patient. Therefore, signals will be sent by the finding device to the coil tip of the catheter thus locating the catheter. Read more: Dr. Saad Saad Medical Missions | Chronicle Week and Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon

He also invented the “visual suction/irrigation firm endoscope” which improves the endoscope, an optical device used by surgeons to view and examine the patients inside.

His invention has eliminated guide wires and body scans and it allows doctors to perform tasks quick and safe.

Dr. Saad believes that meeting your goals is easier if you are persistent.

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The Story Of How Dr. Saad Saad Became An Accomplished Pediatric Surgeon

Dr. Saad Saad retired after a long career of 47 years in medicine, leaving a lasting legacy behind him in his field of expertise, pediatric surgery. In a recent interview he talked about his career and the lessons he learned.

He was born in Palestine during the late 1940s, and at that time the region was undergoing dramatic changes. Due to the newly established State of Israel, many Palestinians were forced to relocate, which meant that his family got relocated to West Bank and never saw his home again. Read more: Dr. Saad Saad | Crunchbase and Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon

His father was a petroleum mechanic, and in the Middle East oil was just being discovered was getting sold on foreign markets. Due to the fact that the skill was in demand, the family moved to Kuwait.

His father told Dr.Saad that pursuing an education was the only way he would get respected, and that he would be able to be anybody and do anything.

In the 1960s is when h realized he was not cut out for outdoor labor after he had a heatstroke while working on a construction site. Upon discovering that the operating room was the only place in the country where there was air conditioning, Dr. Saad decided to become a pediatric surgeon.

He noted that if a Palestinian refugee can be successful in America than you can too. He never steered from his goal and he ended up graduating with honors from medical school.

His strong work ethic has been the key to his success, which meant that every day he made sure that he made the most of the time he had. Once emigrating to the U.S., he decided he wanted to become a pediatric surgeon who is US Board Certified, which was a rare accomplishment at that time.

By mid 1980s he was the only person who was fluent in English and Arabic to be board-certified in the United States. As a result, he was asked to be the pediatric surgeon for the Saudi Royal family, a position which he held until 1989. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: and

Upon returning to the United States, he developed new procedures in order to minimize the recovery time and the pain for his patients. He eliminated the 2nd incision which was required in the past on children, which gave the same results and he employed it over 2,000 times during his career.

Another innovation is the creation of an endoscope which has a suction device attached, in order to suck the fluid and have a clear view without having to remove the endoscope, thus making the procedure more time efficient and easy. He notes that achieving your goals is not an impossible task if you insist on your goals.