Dr. Saad Saad’s beginnings in life were humble. He was one of eight children born in Palestine and moved to Kuwait. While in Kuwait he saw his brothers working outside in the heat and he realized that it wasn’t for him. He decided that he wanted to work indoors, preferably in an air-conditioned building. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon and When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad
When he combined that desire with his desire to help people he decided to become a doctor. He went further to become a pediatric surgeon because he felt a calling to it. While his siblings have also enjoyed success in their lines of work, Dr. Saad Saad has been able to live his dream for many years now.
Shortly after deciding to become a doctor Dr. Saad Saad attended the University of Cairo. He graduated from there with honors and posting second in his class. This opened up a plethora of opportunities for the young doctor. He was offered an internship in the United Kingdom where he could study his chosen profession.
Eventually, he finished out his internship and moved to the United States to begin a pediatric surgeon residency. This was where he was eventually picked up by the Saudi Arabian Royal family. The royal family had been looking for a personal doctor and since Dr. Saad Saad spoke of both Arabic and English he was a viable choice.
After enjoying his time with that family and helping children through the royal hospital, Dr. Saad Saad decided to move back to the United States so that his children could attend school. He also wanted to have some time to settle into his career. One of the things that he began to way around with was inventing.
There is an article discussing some of his inventions entitled “The Life Saving Medical Inventions of Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon (Updated)”. This article is a great read for anyone that is interested in how practicing surgeons can update the field of medicine with their own technology.
Dr. Saad Saad is now responsible for the creation of two different devices for which he holds the patents. The first device is a catheter that has an integrated electromagnetic location identification device. This will allow doctors to locate specific tubes that have been placed in a patient’s body without subjecting them to harmful or excessive x-raying. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: https://about.me/ssaad/getstarted and https://www.crunchbase.com/person/saad-saad
The second device is an improvement on an endoscope that allows doctors to provide suction and irrigation. This is life-changing because an endoscope will always need to be removed during a procedure for suction or irrigation if these items are not integrated.
Already, people are raving within the medical community because of the startling implications these simple devices have on their daily lives. Perhaps Dr. Saad Saad will continue to offer improvements to the medical process for some time to come.