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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