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Innovating The Field: Dr. Saad Saad’s Medical Inventions

Many inventions and innovations, whether they are wholly unique products or refinements of existing tools and techniques, come from a personal need, from an inventor who sees a complication in their life and wants to make it better for themselves. For Dr. Saad Saad, this is the cause of his years of innovation, including his two patented experiences.

Dr. Saad is a pediatric surgeon with a long and accomplished career, with over forty years of experience. He received his medical degree from the the Cairo University School of Medicine, and currently has a practice, and affiliations with local hospitals, in Eatontown, New Jersey. However, he does not just work in New Jersey, but his journey as a medical practitioner has led him around the world, as he has done four medical missions throughout the United States to help struggling communities, and has done eight to the Middle East.

The Medical Daily Times talked about Dr. Saad Saad’s two patented inventions. As previously stated, according to Dr. Saad, his inventions came from necessity to improve his practice, including his efficiency and the patient’s experience.

One of these inventions is a refinement over the traditional catheter, outfitting it with an electromagnetic location identification device. The catheter is vital for many procedures, as they can not only provide access for a surgeon to normally hard-to-reach parts of a patient’s body, but also can drain gases and fluids. However, a problem with using a catheter is that it must be precisely located, and to do that, the surgeon would have to use either an X-Ray or MRI, which both have complications in their usage. Dr. Saad Saad, in an attempt to improve the process, invented a catheter with an internal locator built into the head, which is attached to an external locating device. With this new catheter, the surgeon can use the external device like a minesweeper to locate the tip of the catheter, which makes the process of locating it quicker and far more simple. Currently, this device is not widespread due to a complicated manufacturing process, but that might change in the near future.

The second of Dr. Saad’s patented inventions is an improvement to the endoscope. Endoscopes are used to allow the surgeon to see within a patient’s body and organs, both during an examination and during surgery. This can help the surgeon avoid a time-consuming and costly body scan or investigative surgery. While endoscopes are helpful, they, however, have problems. Liquids, produced within the body, can obstruct the view and can fog the lens of the device. Traditionally, the endoscope would have to be removed, and then replaced with a suction tube, that would suck the liquids up. The endoscope would then have to be returned. The entire process is time-consuming. Dr. Saad’s invention is an endoscope which can both suck up liquids and also spray liquids to clean the lens without having to remove it from the body. This invention is frequently used within the field, because it saves time and irritation, while also having a cheap manufacturing cost. Learn more:


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