Former pediatrician Dr. Saad Saad is always put his patients first in his 47 year career. He focuses on equality and treating each patient with the upmost care that they deserve. These lesson the pediatrician learned early on in his career.
Dr. Saad Saad has done thousands of successful surgeries on patients all over the world, but he has also been successful at inventing medical devices. These two patents were the mother of necessity for Dr. Saad Saad. He wanted to create useful tools that would help doctors and patients alike. The first patent helps locate catheters like a magnet.
Traditionally, catheters are found in the body with more invasive means. Doctors have to either do an MRI or an X-ray to find the catheter. X-rays delivers a small dose of radiation every time to a patient and an MRI are huge non-portable, very heavy, and bulky. Additionally, doctor have to use guide wires to find the catheters.
They can unfortunately cause damage by breaking off inside the patient. That is why Dr. Saad Saad electromagnetic location device is easy, safe, and efficient. It take up to a minute to locate the catheter.
The other patent is a suction device attached to an endoscope. These endoscopes help look inside a patient’s body to find foreign objects, concerning damage or pain, etc. It makes it time staking, tedious, and challenging to remove the endoscope every time fluid in the body fogs up the sight line of doctors and physicians.
They then have to remove the endoscope, insert a suction device to remove the fluid, then put the endoscope back in to find out what’s wrong. This makes doctors lose their eyesight of the last place they were, and it can be quite uncomfortable to the patient. Dr. Saad Saad invented a device where the endoscope and suction device are together so doctors don’t lose their eyesight. This great device that the former pediatrician invented is used be doctors all over the place. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon and When Child Swallows Foreign Object – Advice From Dr. Saad Saad
Dr. Saad Saad has a lot of good advice when it comes to life. The biggest two pieces of advice are not to wait until tomorrow to accomplish your dreams and don’t accept anything short of your dreams. Procrastination when it comes to following your dreams can be a dream killer. People put off their goals and never end up doing anything about them.
Dr. Saad Saad took initiative and accomplished quite a lot in his 47 year career. He also did not settle for less. If you want to be a doctor, don’t give up until you have achieved your goal. The accomplished former pediatrician did not stop until he earned his dream of becoming a doctor. It took hard work, perseverance, and time but Dr. Saad Saad did what he set out to accomplish.