Why Dr. Saad Saad Improved Two Surgical Tools

Dr. Saad Saad is a surgeon who is very experienced at performing complex pediatric surgeries. He has over 40 years of experience and has helped thousands of children and young adults during this time. Most of his surgeries have been in the United States but he has also flown on medical missions to Jerusalem and the West Bank where he performs surgeries for free. He is also notable for coming up with two patented inventions.

The first one of these is a medical catheter which can be located in the patient’s body without the use of an x-ray machine. This is important because to this point surgeons have had to x-ray patients in order to keep track of where the catheter is which can lead to too much radiation exposure. He integrated a location identification device into a catheter. The surgeon can wave a device over the patient’s body and when it is directly on top of this modified catheter it will light up. This is very safe and practical way to provide patients with better medicine.

Dr. Saad Saad also patented a new type of endoscope. These are used by surgeons to see what they are doing during a surgery. Liquids can cause these to fog up which is why they are outfitted with an anti-fog port. Surgeons still, though, look with the endoscope and then remove it so they can use another device to suction out liquids. His endoscope gets rid of the anti-fogging port and replaces it with a suction device. In this way the surgeon can keep a constant eye on what they are doing and by removing the juggling of tools the surgery can be performed faster and more safely.

He says he has used this improved endoscope in thousands of surgeries. He often uses this tool to remove foreign objects like marbles and stuck food. He says his patented devices is practical to use and inexpensive to make. He has commented that this device and the improved catheter were the results of necessity being the mother of invention. he wants to reduce needless complications from surgery so that patients obtain better outcomes such as reduced pain and faster healing times.

In 1971, Dr. Saad Saad earned his medical degree at the Cairo University Medical Hospital in Egypt. He practiced there and in Saudi Arabia before emigrating to America. He has practiced surgery in the state of New Jersey since the early 1980s. He has offices in Eatontown and Forked River. He performs surgeries in a number of New Jersey Hospitals such as Clara Maass Medical Center, Meridian Pediatric Surgical Associates, and Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch Campus. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/drsaadsaad12

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