Dr. Saad Saad is a celebrated pediatric surgeon who has carried out a lot of pediatric operations throughout his career. He has always sought to improve the existing procedures and methods in the medical field as well as challenging the existing state of affairs in order to look for avenues to reduce risks and pain that patients experience during treatment. Consequently, he has achieved two inventions along with many pediatric surgical procedures development. Throughout his career, he has carried out difficult and complex surgeries o local and international patients. Dr. Saad has contributed much in the community whereby he has help children in four medical missions in the United States, and other eight in Jerusalem. He has also carried out free difficult and complex surgeries in West bank on poor children. Medical catheters serve a wide range of functions. However, they are specifically created for insertion in the body of the patient in order to facilitate a medical procedure. The catheters provide access to fluids, drain gases and surgical instruments, and other responsibilities depending on the catheter type. In some cases, the catheters can be left in the body, either permanently or temporarily.
For catheter to be inserted in the right place, the surgeons have to be in a position to track the exact location of the catheters in the body. Traditionally, for surgeons to locate the exact position of the catheter in the body, they had to perform an x-ray. Even though going through single x-ray does not put one in significant health risk, frequent and multiple x-rays expose one to the repeated radiation doses. However, one can opt to undergo Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to locate the position of the catheters instead of an X-ray. Nonetheless, the MRI machines are large hence compromising their portability and consequently rendering them an impractical substitute option for X-ray. It is for this reason that Dr. Saad decided to invent a device that could affect catheters without performing any scans in the body of the patient. This invention that was made by Dr. Saad enables the patients to locate the catheters without undergoing MRI and X-rays scans. The device is small and portable thus it can be used in the ICUs to attend to emergencies when there is insufficient time to perform scans in the body of the patient.
Unluckily, Dr. Saad’s catheter invention has not been widely implemented because the manufacture of the catheter requires a lot of complex procedures hence discouraging the manufacturers. However, some big medical companies like Utah have been interested in the devices thus making likely that the devices might be used by doctors in the near future. Altogether, the invention was a practical solution that aimed at simplifying the work of doctors as well as maintaining the safety of the patients. Learn more: https://angel.co/saad-saad-2