Meet the Hailed Pediatric Surgeon; Dr.Saad Saad

Dr.Saad Saad is a re-known pediatric surgeon across the world. Not many surgeons can match his career profile. He has a more than 40 years’ experience in the field. Saad was born in Palestine. His family later moved to Kuwait where he spent most of his childhood. At first, Saad always thought of becoming an engineer. This changed when he visited his brother in a construction site. The brutal weather condition made him rethink his career choice. Working indoors is what he wanted. He decided to pursue medical studies and never looked back. Dr. Saad Saad studied at Cairo University where he received a Medical Degree. After, he undertook his ECFMG exam in 1964 everything changed for him. He was allowed to train in the US after studies. He did his internship in England and later moved to the US. After residency, he started his career at K Hovnanian Children Hospital in New Jersey where he became the Surgeon-in-Chief and the co-director.

In the 1980s, Dr. Saad moved with his family to Saudi Arabia after an opportunity to serve at Riyadh as a surgeon emerged. Here he had the chance to serve the royal family. Saad and his family traveled to many destinations around the world during their stay in Arabia. At Riyadh, Saad worked at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital where he was very much respected. Besides working for the royal family, he had an opportunity to deliver his services to the less fortunate in the region. Additionally, he assisted in the initiation of a surgical residency program in the country. A student could now train in Saudi instead of traveling abroad. He extended his stay so that his kids would have a stable early childhood education. Thanks to his wife for the support during that time.

Saad always wanted to become better, he is hailed for his two patented inventions. The inventions were meant to make work easier for both surgeons and relieve pain for the patient. He invented a device that would assist the surgeon to locate the catheter without necessarily using an MRI which is expensive or X-rays whose frequent radiation would affect the patient. The device uses electromagnetic energy instead. His second invention is the improvement of the endoscope, a device used to observe the patient’s body during surgery. Liquids from the body usually fog the lens of the device hence obstructing the view. His endoscope features an anti-fog port and suction-irrigation with allows the surgeon to inject a fluid to clean the area and suck it for clear view without necessarily removing it. He feels necessity lead him to these two inventions.He strongly believes it is through hard work and perseverance that he the person he is today. Learn more: http://www.phillypurge.com/2018/04/16/dr-saad-saad-the-legacy-of-an-east-coast-pediatric-surgeon/

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