Dr. Saad Saad is a skilled pediatric surgeon who has worked for more than 47 years in the field. He graduated from the Cairo University in Egypt with a medical degree and top honors. Dr. Saad completed his internship in England before he immigrated to the United States where he finished his medical residency and received a Board Certification in pediatric surgery.
Dr. Saad is an inventor of medical devices that have helped surgeons around the world in the operating room. Saad says that for most of his medical career he has removed many foreign objects from six-month-old babies and tweens at the age of fourteen. Dr. Saad displays many swallowed objects in his office showing the amazing things that children get stuck in their mouths.
Some of the objects that he has performed surgery to removed have included coins, hot dogs, peanuts, small circular batteries, lockets and the largest was a toothbrush. With years of experience, Dr. Saad can recognize how long certain object like coins has remained inside a child.
For example, coins remains polished inside the human body if they have been ingested up to eight hours prior. The longer a coin is inside the body, the darker in color it turns, especially if the coin has rusted which indicates that it was in the body for a whole month.
Dr. Saad says that large objects often become lodged in the trachea. Small sized objects get stuck in the windpipe. If a six-year-old child or younger gets an object stuck in their throat, you can normally turn them upside down and tap them on the back to dislodge it. For children older than six years of age, then you should try the Heimlich method.
As an inventor, Dr. Saad has improved the internal camera devices that doctors use in their endoscopic and bronchoscopic surgeries. These medical devices are used to look inside the body’s windpipe, trachea, gut, neck, and chest. However, placing a device inside a child or a person’s body produces lots of body liquids that fog up the attached camera.
In previous years, the doctor would remove the endoscopic camera and by using a suction vacuum, remove the liquids and then return the endoscopic device back into the patient. Dr. Saad’s invention places both an automatic suction and irrigation attachment onto the endoscopic and bronchoscopic devices.
This allows a doctor to remain uninterrupted in their surgical procedure without any unnecessary discomfort to the patient. Dr. Saad’s invention saves time and money in the operating room for all the medical staff and it has proven to be more efficient.
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