Medical Inventions by Dr. Saad Saad

Dr. Saad Saad is one of the privileged pediatric surgeons who happens to have performed successful surgical operations. While he was a physician, not once had he tried to better methods and procedures used to reduce pain and the risk involved. As a result of this continuous challenging by Dr. Saad, he has come up with two inventions and developed other new procedures that are used in pediatric surgeries. For over forty years, Dr. Saad Saad has performed many complex pediatric surgeries on patients both belonging and outside of his community. He has served many people including the United States and in Jerusalem and West Bank. He has helped needy children where he has for free performed complex surgeries. He holds the rights for both of the medical inventions he has brought on board.

The first invention is the use of Catheter with Integral Electromagnetic location Identification Device. The patent number for this invention is 5,727,553. With these inventions, the medical catheters are used to serve various functions which include performing surgical procedures. They provide access to instruments during the operations; help to drain liquids and gases and so many purposes. Traditionally, to be able to know where the catheter will be placed, x-ray had to be performed. A single x-ray may not have any effect but the second and third and so on will have some impact on the patient. For this reason, Dr. Saad came up with a device that would help to locate where the catheter would be placed on the patient’s body. The integral electromagnetic location identifying device helps to figure out where the catheter will be set using the electromagnetic energy. This method enables patients to have a catheter inserted while avoiding X-rays or the MRI.

The second invention that Dr. Saad Saad brought is how to make improvements on using Endoscopes. Endoscopes help in looking inside a patient’s body during surgery or examination. They help the doctor to have a clear picture of organs such as the stomach, bladder, colon or throat. Our bodies, however, produce fluids that can pose problems to the endoscope. The endoscope can fog up its lens after coming into contact with the body fluids. The endoscope has to be with a suction-irrigation device to keep the fluids from distracting the view. In that case, the endoscope has to be removed out and a suction tube inserted to vacuum the liquids. This has to be done until the doctor can get the results needed. Dr. Saad’s, however, came up with the above solution addressing this challenge of dealing with the fluids that fog-up the lens of the

endoscope.

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