A pediatric surgeon with a mechanical engineering bent, Dr. Saad Saad has taken his desire to help critically injured, sick and destitute children to a whole other level by personally designing two practical pieces of equipment, both of which work to mitigate invasive activity in patients’ bodies, while also keeping certain risk factors at a minimum. Learn more about Dr Saad Saad: https://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/175114/Dr-Saad+A.-Saad-EATONTOWN-NJ.html and https://ideamensch.com/saad-saad/
One invention, the brainchild of Dr. Saad Saad, scans implemented catheters without the use of dangerous X-rays or time-consuming and uncomfortable MRI procedures.
A second surgical device removes fluids from surgical fields, which are obstructing the physician’s view. The inventive design works by aligning with an endoscope. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
A keen and insightful mind, however, is only a portion of the Dr. Saad Saad package. A wealth of humanity, allied with opportunity and a willingness to travel to dangerous parts of the world to aid impoverished children, has led to numerous missions to beleaguered regions of the Middle East to help Palestinian children.
The Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund, dedicated to providing medical assistance to Arab children, reached out to Dr. Saad Saad in 2002, hoping he would intervene to assist a child with complications following the aftermath of a gunshot wound.
It’s a testament to the doctor’s courage, tenacity and skill that he both went and performed the required surgery, which proved to be a win for the patient.
Twice since then the Palestinian organization has successfully called on Dr. Saad Saad to intervene in highly delicate and difficult surgeries for Arab children with no means.
In one case, a girl was born with externally exposed intestines. Dr. Saad performed an intensive five hour surgery to create a covering for the area, allowing the child to proceed with a more normal life.
In a second case, a boy with a leg made immobile after a bomb explosion needed a nerve transplant. Not a nerve doctor, Dr. Saad nonetheless took it upon himself to find an appropriate physician to treat the child. Not only did the child get back the use of the paralyzed limb, he even took up his favorite sport of soccer again.
Besides providing life-saving treatment to Arab children born without privilege, Dr. Saad also took his Palestinian missions as inherent opportunities to train and educate the Palestinian doctors he worked with, thereby passing along his techniques and know-how.
Dr. Saad has received two humanitarian awards for his efforts in Palestine.