Dr. Saad Saad has led a very successful career as a pediatric surgeon, and he has a lot of experience and knowledge to share. He retired recently but continues to serve people through his writing and by taking part in interviews.
The doctor was born in Palestine, but he moved to Kuwait with his family during the time that the Jewish nation of Israel was being rebuilt. He thought he would be able to see his home again but was not able to return.
While living in Kuwait, Dr. Saad Saad learned the importance of education from his father. At the time, he had no passport, no home country, and not much to look forward to. His father told him that he would never be respected unless he Pursued a college education. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
Later on in Kuwait, Dr. Saad Saad was working with his brother in the hot sun on a construction site. He got sick from over-exposure to the sun and realized that he wanted to find a career where he could work indoors. He thought about how an operating room always has air condition and decided that he would work to become a pediatric surgeon.
Dr. Saad Saad was recently interviewed, and during the interview, he was asked to talk about daily habits that make him productive. He commented that people should not wait to do something tomorrow that they can do today. This attitude has helped him to build a strong work ethic.
His skills also attracted the attention of the Saudi Royal Family who eventually asked him to serve as their children’s pediatric surgeon. He, of course, said yes and went on to perform many different surgeries for children in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Saad Saad eventually moved back to the United States, and this is when he started to look into new inventions that could help the medical industry. He invented a procedure that helped to get rid of the need for making a second incision on a child’s body during certain surgical procedures. The procedure he invented has now been used thousands of times successfully.
Dr. Saad Saad has patented two of his inventions, and one of them has to do with endoscopes. An endoscope is a device that is placed into people’s body to give doctors and surgeons and inside look at what is going on. The problem is they can become fogged up, and the anti-fog port that is in place on them really doesn’t do a good job.
The doctor invented a suction device to replace the failed anti-fog port, which sucks up liquid and gases as it is being used. He also invented an electromagnetic catheter, which makes it much easier to find inside of a patient’s body. This means that patients can avoid overexposure to X-Rays and MRI machines.
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