For over 40 years, Dr. Saad Saad practiced pediatric surgery in the U.S and in the Middle East. As a part of his medical practice, Dr. Saad constantly sought to improve the procedures and methods used for treating his young patients. As a result of his intense focus on the improved health of his patients, Dr. Saad invented new surgical procedures. He even invented and patented two devices that have been instrumental in the successful treatment of pediatric patients.
One of the devices that he holds a patent on is the Catheter with Integral Electromagnetic Location Identification Device. This device is unlike the average catheter, which would accomplish one of several things: perform hemodialysis, drain fluids and gases, administer oxygen and medications, measure pressures and fertilize embryos or transfer sperm. Dr. Saad device was created to generate electromagnetic energy so that it can be exactly located in the body, foregoing the need to utilize an X-ray or an MRI machine.
This eliminates the need to continuously expose patients to the radiation that emanates from the X-ray machine. While the Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI) machine may seem like an alternative to the X-ray, it fails as an alternative because of its enormous size and non-portable status. The device has a magnetic tip and wires throughout its length. This enables the doctor to use a locating device that houses a sensitive light which ignites when it is directly perpendicular to the catheter’s tip. This eliminates the need of a body scan in the case of an emergency situation.
The second device, Dr. Saad holds a patent on is the Apparatus for Providing Suction and/or Irrigation in a Rigid Endoscope While Maintaining Visual Contact with a Target Area Through the Endoscope. He also maintains the patent on the methods used to accomplish this important exploratory task. The endoscope is used to look inside the body through the bladder, throat, windpipe, colon and stomach. It provides a visual image of the inside of the body. Because the body is composed of liquids in abundance, the endoscope has a lens which is frequently exposed to a limited view due to fog. Dr. Saad’s invention of the anti-fog port that converts into a suction-irrigation device clears the view so that medical procedures can proceed unobstructed.
Dr. Saad invented these devices out of necessity. It was his goal to prevent unnecessary complications and to speed up the performance of medical procedures. His life’s work has given Dr. Saad great satisfaction because he has made the lives of both the patients better and the work of their doctors easier. Learn more: http://www.jerseyshoreuniversitymedicalcenter.com/jsumc/newseventsandclasses/pressreleases/Press-Release.cfm?customel_dataPageID_2021=495087