May 22, 2018 · Doctor, Medical

When most accomplished doctors tell their stories on their motivation to become doctors, it has something to do with their need to save lives and passion for helping the sick. It is different for Dr, Saad Saad, growing up in Kuwait he always wanted to work in construction like his elder siblings. However, thanks to the very high temperatures that could hit a high of 100 degrees F he realized he needed to be in a profession where he could work indoors in a room with air conditioner. That is not to mean though that the doctor does not care for the lives of his patients.
Dr. Saas Saad was born in Kuwait 1940, raised in a family of eight children. He got his Bachelors of Medicine from the University of Cairo in Egypt where he emerged second in his class. He did his internship in England then moved to the United States where he did his residency in pediatric surgery and surgery in general at the United States Board Certified in pediatric medicine.
By the mid-1980’s he was the only certified pediatric surgeon in the United States which gave him prestigious opportunities to be the pediatric surgeon for the Royal family and perform complicated procedures for any child in need in Saudi Arabia a position he held until 1989.
Dr. Saad attributes his success to his father who told him not to accept anything but success which he sought another notable person is his mentor Dr. Biemann Othersen who taught him hard work and service to every child not considering their background or race.
Dr. Saad interest in making an impact in genetics through the ability to prevent, understand and treatment of chronic diseases led him to develop new procedures to improve the care given to these patients. It is through this pursuit to make lives well that he came up with two life-saving inventions which have transformed how to carry out surgery.
1. The Catheter Locator.
Catheters are tubes that are used for different purposes whenever surgery is being carried out. Some can be used to drain fluids or gases within the body these tubes can be left in the body for a while to help with the healing process. Traditionally, the catheters are located using X-rays which when done regularly can cause a risk of illness due to the radiation according to DR. Saad. That is the reason he created an integral electromagnetic location identification device that helps in locating the catheter.
2. The Suction/ Irrigation Endoscope.
Dr. Saad has come up with another witty invention that is attached to endoscopes; the device that is used to give a visual picture inside the patient’s body. The device can act as a suction to clear any fluids from obstructing the lenses view or spray to provide a clear path. Learn more:

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