Pediatric surgeon Dr. Saad Saad is a graduate of the Cairo University School of Medicine. He completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Board Certified in Pediatric and General Surgery Dr. Saad is qualified to perform a dozen surgical procedures.
In practice, for over four decades Dr. Saad Saad is currently affiliated with Eaton Town, NJ based Meridian Pediatric Surgical Associates. In 2014 Dr. Saad was honored with a Patients’ Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition. He has performed free surgeries on impoverished children in the US and the Middle East. Besides being a physician and surgeon, Dr. Saad is also a medical innovator.
Dr. Saad Saad holds a patent for a Catheter with Integral Electromagnetic Location Identification Device. Because catheters are use-specific there are multiple types of catheters. In the simplest of terms, a catheter is a tube that is inserted into a patient’s body.
Catheters can be guided into place using a wire. The problem is that the wire can break off inside the patient resulting in complications. Imaging devices can be used to place catheters, but using an MRI machine during surgery is impractical and utilizing x-rays means bombarding the patient with radiation.
Dr. Saad’s solution was to invent a catheter with a built-in homing device. The detection device emits and an electromagnetic signal. The surgeon passes the detecting device over the patient until a light indicates that the catheter has been located. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saad-saad-524707159/
As of this writing, the CIELID is not in production. The device’s practicality and safety benefits have caught the eye of an Iowa based producer of medical equipment.
Patent Number 5,725,478 was granted for an improved endoscope developed by Dr. Saad Saad. Dr. Saad’s scope is in production and sees extensive use. Endoscopy employs an illuminated flexible tube with a lens to explore the digestive tract. Endoscopes eliminate the need for exploratory surgery and utilizing imaging machinery.
Prior to Dr. Saad’s improvements, there were some drawbacks to using an endoscope. The human body is 60% water and where you have water and a lens in a warm environment you have condensation. When the doctor’s view became obstructed it would be necessary to remove the scope from the patient’s body, use a vacuum to purge the scope of the accumulated fluid, and reinsert the endoscope.
Dr. Saad replaced the anti-fog port on an endoscope with a suction/irrigation device. Now an endoscope can be cleared of liquid inside the body. This ability can shorten the time it takes to perform an endoscopy. For a pediatric surgeon like Dr. Saad, his modified endoscope has proven ideal for spotting and extracting the small items that are swallowed by children.