Doctor Saad Saad is an accomplished pediatric surgeon with many years and thousands of patients served during his career. As a physician, Dr. Saad always seeks to improve on his methods and his surgical procedures. He has patented two inventions that are discussed in this article by BJ Hetherington written for the Medical Daily Times. One of these inventions is a catheter with an integral electromagnetic location identification device. Simply put, it’s a catheter with a sensor in it that is used to detect where the catheter is in the human body without the need of x-rays or MRI machines. Catheters are usually hard for surgeons to locate without using x-rays or other devices. Over time with certain patients, the excessive radiation could cause a problem. Doctor Saad’s device solves this problem by using electromagnetic energy to locate the catheter inside of the body. In essence, the device works a lot like a metal detector, used in a sweeping motion to detect medals in the ground, whereas this device will be swept through the body. Sadly, this device has not been used widely as it has a very complicated manufacturing process and many companies are not capable of assembling it. However, Doctor Saad also has another device he has patented.
Dr. Saad’s second invention is used to make endoscopes easier to use. endoscopes are cameras attached to tubes used to examine body parts during surgery. Organs such as the throat, the wind pipe, the stomach, and the bladder to name a few, can be examined more effectively through the use of endoscopes. However, there is a problem with liquids getting in the way of and fogging up the camera inside of the endoscope, making it difficult for surgeons to see after a certain period of time. Normally, the endoscope has to be taken out and a suction is inserted in to remove these liquids before reinserting the endoscope. But Doctor Saad’s invention attaches a suction irrigation device to the endoscope which allows it to remove the liquids while the endoscope is in use, and also spray a fluid to clear out obstructions. Throughout Dr. Saad’s career as a pediatric surgeon, he has done thousands of procedures on children to remove objects such as marbles, toys, and other small objects and this device makes it easier for him to operate. Unlike the first invention, the second invention is relatively cheap to make and is used by many doctors today.
Dr. Saad is a pediatric surgeon located in Eatontown, New Jersey. He works for several hospitals, such as the Jersey Shore University Medical Center and the Monmouth Medical Center. His medical degree is from Cairo University School of Medicine, and he has been practicing for over 20 years.