Dr. Saad Saad was born in Palestine and raised in Kuwait. He is a pediatric surgeon by profession. He enrolled at the Cairo University where he undertook his degree in medicine. Afterwards, he went to England for his internship. Later on, he went moved to the US. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Saad Saad strived to bring forth some positive change in the medical industry. He did so by patenting two inventions. He invented a catheter that made use of an Integral Electromagnetic Location Identification Device.
About Dr. Saad Saad’s Inventions
Catheters come in different varieties. After they’re inserted into the body, the surgeons track the catheter’s location using X-ray machines. Since X-rays are harmful since they emanate high volumes of radiation surgeons can use other means such as performing a body scan through the MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). The primary challenge is the portability because of the size of the MRI machine.
Dr. Saad Saad intervened by inventing a gadget that could locate the catheter within the body without exposing the patients to the health hazards of X-ray machines. The catheter designed by Dr. Saad Saad makes use of an integral electromagnetic location identification device. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/dr-saad-saad
By implementing the invention by Dr. Saad Saad, patients will be safe from the radiation emitted by the X-ray machines. Although Dr. Saad Saad’s invention has been patented, the device has not been widely implemented. Manufacturers are unable to come up with the catheter since multiple complicated procedures are involved.
A medical company in Utah is trying to manufacture the catheter that was designed by Dr. Saad Saad. If the medical company in Utah finds a way to manufacture the catheter in the nearby future, life will be easier for both patients and doctors.
About Dr. Saad Saad
It was earlier mentioned that Dr. Saad Saad was raised in Kuwait. As a high school student, Dr. Saad Saad was passionate about becoming an engineer.
Since the weather conditions in Kuwait aren’t as favorable because of the high temperatures, Dr. Saad Saad expressed his interest in becoming a pediatric surgeon since he wanted to work in a comfortable environment indoors.
Dr. H Beimann Othersen is Dr. Saad Saad’s mentor. He is one of the renowned pediatric surgeons in the US. He trained Dr. Saad Saad at the Charleston, SC. While training Dr. Saad Saad, Dr. H Beimann Othersen, he instilled morals such as honesty and kindness into his student so that he may treat children in the same manner.