Dr. Saad Saad is an accomplished pediatric surgeon. He has done thousands of complex pediatric surgeries, helped kids from underprivileged families, and served Saudi Arabia’s royal family.
As well, the gifted physician has invented various medical solutions that have improved the diagnosis and management of common to complex pediatric conditions.
What inventions has Saad Saad made?
- Medical Catheter With Location Identification Device
Doctors use catheters to drain fluids into or out of a patient. Traditionally, healthcare experts depended on X-ray imaging to place a catheter in the right location. The process was time-consuming, and it exposed clients to harmful x-ray radiations.
In some cases, healthcare experts used Magnetic Resonance Imaging machines to define a catheter’s location.
While MRI was useful, the device was bulky and time-consuming. It was impractical in emergencies where a patient needed immediate medical attention. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
On that account, Dr. Saad Saad decided to invent a solution that could locate a catheter’s location without the need of an MRI or X-ray scan. He designed the Integral Electromagnetic Location Identification Device.
Unlike MRI and X-ray machines, the magnetic location identification device is portable. The quality makes it a practical option for situations where doctors have less time to take a patient for a scan. However, the invention is under development.
- Suction-Irrigation device for an endoscope’s lens
An endoscope is an optical device used to examine a patient’s throat, stomach, colon, lungs, or any other internal part.
The tool gives the doctor a comprehensive visual picture of a patient’s internal components without the need for a surgery or a scan.
However, the fluids inside the human body can clog the endoscope’s lens, thereby affecting the quality of images generated by the optical device.
To address this issue, Dr. Saad Saad invented a suction-irrigation device that could clear the endoscope’s lenses.
How does Saad’s suction-irrigation device work? A doctor fits the suction-irrigation apparatus on an endoscope’s lens.
The apparatus suck the fluids that clog the endoscope’s lens, and they spray the lens to give a clear view. Dr. Saad has used the method to remove foreign bodies from a patient’s body. Learn more about Dr Saad Saad: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/dr-saad-saad and https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-saad-saad-ys6d8
When Dr. Saad Saad moved to the United States, he developed an interest of becoming US Board Certified pediatric surgeon. He advanced his education and enhanced his knowledge that opened great doors for his career.
He achieved his dream in the mid-1980s and was the only accredited pediatric surgeon in the US.
This achievement earned him a great name and honor in the US and the world of pediatric surgery. His discovery has brought a new face to the industry and patients can now enjoy safer procedures.