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Dr. Saad Saad: Stepping into the World of Medical Invention

Dr. Saad Saad believes that some of the best inventions are born out of a need or necessity. He has led a very distinguished career as a pediatric doctor and surgeon in various countries all over the world. His most prestigious post was when he became the personal doctor for the Saudi Arabian royal family, living in the country for many years. While there he helped the royal family, but he was also able to help impoverished children as well. He willingly performed complex procedures and difficult surgeries on underprivileged children. He enjoyed that his position there gave them the flexibility to participate in these types of activities.


Now that he is back in the United States, he has turned his eye to the world of invention. Over many years of practice, he has found that there are several things that could use improvement. One of the things that he believes could use the most improvement is the placement and location of catheters. Catheters have a multitude of uses but are typically used for blood and urine output as well medicine dispatch. Instead of forcing the patient to get an x-ray every single time the doctor wants to confirm its position in their body, Dr. Saad Saad found a way to track it with an electromagnetic tip placed on the catheter. The catheter can then be tracked using a very small device that the doctor can carry in their hands. While this invention has been a game changer in the minds of many medical professionals, it is not currently in production. The reason is not in production is because the cost to produce it would be quite high, but many manufacturers are still looking into the potential that it may have and it is quite possible that it will be produced in coming years. Learn more:


The second device is being used because of how relatively cheap it is to make. It is essentially an endoscope, which is used to look at the throat and stomach, with a suction device attached to it. There are even some models that include irrigation so that doctors can participate in both suction and irrigation when necessary during an exam. Before this device, doctors were forced to remove the endoscope every single time they needed to complete one of those tasks. Now, with this device doctors have the time they need to go through the procedure and leave the endoscope in place. This reduces discomfort during the procedure and decreases the time it takes for them to conduct the exam exponentially. Anyone interested in exploring these inventions more confined information on the Medical Daily Times under the heading “The Life Saving Medical Inventions of Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon”.