Dr . Saad Saad has worked as a pediatric surgeon for more than four decades. He is known for the work he has done with the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund as well as the work he has done in the Middle East and the United States as well. Learn more about Dr Saad Saad: https://doctor.webmd.com/doctor/saad-saad-md-3d5f8ce5-a764-4c86-b201-e50ec51cd7f2-overview and https://chronicleweek.com/2018/04/dr-saad-saad-medical-missions/
As one of the only English speaking Arabic Doctors in his time, Dr., Saad was commissioned by the Middle East Royal Hospital where he worked for a few years as a children’s surgeon before he moved back to the United States.
Dr . Saad’s work with the Palestine Children’s Relief Foundation
Back in the year 2002, the Palestine Children’s Relief Foundation began working with Dr. Saad Saad, a pediatric surgeon who helped the foundation with critical cases. The organization called upon Dr. Saad to perform surgery on a gunshot wound child who was only 15 years old.
This was after other doctors had managed to save the child’s life but had not been able to cater to the critical wounds that needed urgent surgery which none but Dr. Saad could perform.
The child was having difficulty eating and suffering from burning skin as a result of the holes that the gunshot had left on his belly. Through a seven-hour long surgery, the doctor was able to seal the holes and repair the problems and the child survived.
Eight years later, the foundation called on him once more, this time, to help a child who had been born with her intestines on the outside of her stomach. Doctors working with the foundation had struggled to help the situation with no success. Read more: When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad and Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
Dr. Saad took up the challenge and was able to help the situation by creating a fig leaf covert through a five-hour-long surgery that covered all the abdominal parts that were exposed.
Three years later, he was called in again, this time for a child who had been hit by a bomb and gotten one of his legs paralyzed. The doctor, with the help of a nerve surgeon, was able to get this child a nerve transplant that helped him be able to walk again.
Dr . Saad traveled to Palestine for a mission with the PCRF where he got to perform surgeries locally to needy children. He was able to take part in eight medical missions in this area while still running his private practice in the United States.
Dr . Saad’s inventions
Other than being an accomplished surgeon for children, Dr. Saad is also an accomplished inventor with two patents under his name.
He developed a medical catheter that uses an integral location identification device that uses electromagnetic technology. He also developed a visual device that is used in endoscopes. These are the two devices to which he holds patents.