Dr. Saad Saad is a physician and pediatric surgeon who has performed countless pediatric surgeries over the course of his lifetime. He has always been an innovator in his industry who looks for the answers to make surgeries less complicated, and in this vein, he has patented a couple of very useful inventions that will make certain aspects of surgery much easier. He mainly works in the United States but also works to help young adults and children in the Holyland where he has performed free complex surgeries in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Dr. Saad Saad’s first invention is related to catheters, which are tubes that are used in many different ways. They help surgeons to perform optimal surgeries or treat certain conditions by being put into a person’s body. Catheters can drain fluids and gases, offer a surgeon access to medical equipment, and much more. The most difficult aspect of using a catheter is placing it in the right place inside of a person’s body. Usually, surgeons employ x-ray technology to help out with this, but too many x-rays expose patients to needless amounts of radiation. MRI machines are also too bulky to be a practical alternative.
Dr. Saad Saad saw an opportunity in this area of surgery to create something that would help greatly. His invention is an electromagnet location device that allows a surgeon to find the catheter with ease. The tip of the catheter is where the device goes, and all a doctor has to do is locate it with a scan from outside of a person’s body. When the scanning device is over the catheter, two wires will light up. This makes it kind of like a metal detector, and Dr. Saad Saad is hoping that it will revolutionize this area of surgery.
His next inventions has to do with endoscopes, which are optical devices that allow a surgeon to see inside of their patient’s body when being examined or during a surgical procedure. The main issue with using endoscopes are that they can get fogged up or covered in liquids from inside of the body very easily. This can obviously cause quite a few problems, and this is usually avoided by the placement of an anti-fog port. The problem is that this port doesn’t always work that well, and this means surgeons have to continually remove the endoscope to have it cleaned. Dr. Saad Saad’s new invention replaces the anti-fog port with a suction-irrigation device. This allows surgeons to clean the endoscope when it is inside of patient’s body. His invention will keep surgeries moving along smoothly and will not distract surgeons from their main point of focus, which is, of course, the patient they are working to treat. Learn more: https://about.me/ssaad/getstarted