How Dr. Saad Saad Worked To Improve Surgical Procedures

Dr. Saad Saad, MD, is a retired medical doctor in the state of New Jersey. He earned his MD in 1971 at the Cairo University Medical Hospital. His two specialties are thoracic surgery and pediatric surgery. He worked for a number of medical centers and hospitals over the course of his career in the United States. Among these are being affiliated with the Clara Maass Medical Center, Meridian Pediatric Surgical Associates, Monmouth Medical Center, and the Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

When Dr. Saad Saad saw issues with how a surgery was performed or how a medical device work he researched ways to do things better he said in a story about him. One example of this is medical catheters. These are versatile devices which are sometimes temporarily placed in a patient while at other times they are left in place permanently. They can be used for many things such as draining fluids from an area of the body. However, in order to find out where they are in a patient and make sure they haven’t slipped out of place it has always been necessary to do one of two things.

One of the things you can do is X-ray for them, Dr. Saad Saad has said. While a few X-rays are unlikely to harm someone multiple X-rays can expose patients to too much radiation he says. The other way is to use an MRI machine but the problem with those in their impractical to use for this purpose because they are too big, bulky, and the patient has to be moved to it rather than the other way around.

His solution was to come up with small, portable device which can be swept over the patient to determine where a medical catheter is. Dr. Saad Saad said this works great, poses no risk to the patient, and is realistic. He is now in talks with a medical devices company based out of Utah to get this device being used in the world of medicine.

Another idea he came up with is to improve how endoscopes work. Dr. Saad Saad says these are devices surgeons use to look inside patients. The problem is they don’t mix well with the bodily fluids inside people which often causes them to fog up which is solved by an anti-fog port. The problem is a suction tube has to be inserted in the patient and then removed after surgery.

Dr. Saad Saad solved this problem. His device allows surgeons to look inside people and suck away any interfering liquids without any need to put a suction tube in them separately. This also helps because the surgeon doesn’t have to take their eyes off what they are doing to put in a suction tube or take it out. Learn more:

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