Saad Saad: Surgeon Dedicated to Profession and Diplomacy

Dr. Saad Saad is a Palestinian American who is noted for his dedication to the profession of pediatric surgery on a national and international level. His goal may have been the same albeit from the laboratory as an inventor, to the operating room as a surgeon: Improve patient life quality, and minimize pain.

 

Dr. Saad Saad was born in Palestine and raised in Kuwait. Academically, he completed his medical education graduating with honors from Cairo University. A few years later, he moved to the United states where he completed his surgical residency, which has rigorous requirements, and became board-certified so as to continue practicing pediatric surgery in the United States.

 

Of note, in the early 1980s, Dr. Saad was selected to be the pediatric surgeon for the royal family in Saudi Arabia. He resided in the city of Riyad and was serving in pediatrics at King Special Hospital. During his tenure, he earned respect and a favorable reputation among his contemporaries.

 

Dr. Saad moved to the United States, which allowed his children to attend American public schools in addition to expanding his surgical profession. Over the next several years, Dr. Saad worked steadily to advance the profession of pediatric surgery. He is noted to have developed several new surgical procedures. He also holds numerous patents for inventions to his name.

 

Two such inventions are:

– The Saad catheter, which is a descriptive for a portable device that functions much like a metal detector. Its role is to locate existent catheters in patients during emergent treatment in the ICU, or during non-invasive or less invasive examinations. This device is yet to be implemented by physicians as a manufacturer is yet to be secured.

– The Saad endoscope, is a endoscope device that is in use at the present time. It is an improvement over the conventional endoscope in that it includes the capacity to suction liquid while in use by the physician. A build-up of liquid can hinder visibility for the physician during endoscopic examination. This requires the scope to be flushed, cleaned and again reinserted to continue the exam. Learn more: https://angel.co/saad-saad-2

 

Dr. Saad has had a significant role in leading four medical missions in the US and eight medical missions in the Holy Land including the West Bank. He is credited to assert that despite race, belief system, nationality, we generally have the same organs that perform specific functions. Accordingly, this establishes our equality.