For close to five years, Dr. Saad Saad stayed with his family in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This was in the early 80s when Saad was in his heydays as a pediatric surgeon. He was called from New Jersey, USA, where he was staying with his wife and children as a certified resident pediatric surgeon. His call to stay in Riyadh was in honor of the invitation by the Royal family to work as a family doctor, a job Saad did for four and a half years. He later moved to the U.S where he now stays though retired from active practice.
- Saad Saad Background
Saad was born in one country and raised in another. He was born in Lebanon but his family of ten (two parents and 8 children) moved to Kuwait. Saad did not stay here for long because when the right time came, he moved to Cairo, Egypt to join Cairo University where he studied medicine. Upon his graduation with a medical degree, Dr. Saad Saad moved to England. His intention was to do an internship and if possible to work in the UK. While in the United Kingdom, Saad decided to further his education. He moved to the United States of America where he majored in pediatric surgery. After some time, he graduated, passed a series of requisite test and became a certified pediatric surgeon.
By the time Saad was called by the Saudi Arabia Royal family to serve at the Royal family, he was the only pediatric surgeon who was certified and had the ability to speak both English and Arabic.
Throughout his career that spans over 40 years, Dr. Saad Saad has been studying how to reduce the pain patients undergo. He was particularly interested in how he would at least reduce the amount of pain young children go through when they are about to undergo a surgery. According to Saad, some tests that patients go through such as X-rays, CT scans, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) subject a patient to major complications that are irreversible. To combat this, Saad did a lot of research for many years. In the end, he invented two devices that would help in conduction examinations without the use of radioactive methods. The first one is the Catheter with Integral Electromagnetic Location Identification Device. This is patented under 5,727,553. The second invention is the Methods and Apparatus for Providing Suction and/or Irrigation in a Rigid Endoscope While Maintaining Visual Contact with a Target Area Through the Endoscope. As for this, it has a patent number of 5,725,478.
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