Dr. Saad Saad may wear the cap of accomplished surgeon for the field of pediatric care, but that is not the only title he holds. Dr. Saad Saad is also a patent holder, allowing him to wear the cap of inventor as well. Saad Saad is a native of Palestine. He earned his medical degree from Cairo University in Egypt, interned in England, and then immigrated to the U.S about 45 years ago. Since then he has performed thousands of pediatric surgeries, varying from the simple to the complex. He has gone on numerous medical missions both in the U.S. and Jerusalem, offering his surgical skill to the poor and destitute. His two inventions were moments of irritation and insight.
Dr. Saad is always looking for way to improve medical methods, this is true of many physicians the world over. They want to speed up recovery times, lessen pain, and reduce risk from their operations. In his tenure Dr. Saad Saad has developed many new pediatric surgical procedures to enhance the success of certain operations. He has also created two inventions that replace older, less functional devices for the sake of making people’s jobs easier. His first invention is called a Catheter with Integral Electromagnetic Location Identification Device.
Catheters are essentially tubes that are used for a varied range of functions. They are inserted into the body to either perform a surgical procedure, or in the treatment of a medical condition. Doctors can use the tubes to drain fluids, alleviate gases, or gain access to certain areas of the anatomy with surgical instruments. As catheters are designed to be left in the body, a problem arises when catheters need to be located prior to surgery. A catheter has to be placed somewhere that can be tracked. Surgeons have to be exact about this. Originally X-rays would be used to determine catheter placement, or alternatively an MRI. The former can be dangerous because of radiation, the latter inconvenient due to the bulky non-portable quality of the MRI machine.
So Dr. Saad Saad patented an invention that aids medical practitioners in locating the catheter easily. Instead of wasting precious time trying to determine where a catheter is, let the catheter tell you where it is. Dr. Saad strapped an integral electromagnetic location device to a catheter. The device uses electromagnetic energy to identity itself, allowing the catheter’s location to be easily seen. The device is housed in the tip of the catheter and communicates with an external locating device that scans the patients’ body. Much like a metal detector the external device can pinpoint the catheter location. This makes the operations faster, reduces risk, and allows patients to avoid X-rays and MRIs. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/saad-saad