Dr. Saad Saad’s Life and Contributions to Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Saad Saad was born in Palestine towards the end of the 1940’s but found himself made a refugee when the upheaval in the Middle East culminated with the creation of the state of Israel. As Israel came into existence, many native Palestinians were forced to find a home in other countries.

Dr. Saad Saad’s family was among those so unfortunate as to have to relocate. Fortunately for the fact that Dr. Saad Saad’s father was a skilled petroleum mechanic, whose expertise was much sought as a result of fledging export of Middle East oil to foreign markets, Dr. Saad Saad’s family was able to make the most of the terrible situation and relocated to Kuwait. Read more: When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad and Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon

In Kuwait, while Dr. Saad Saad was in grade school, his father brought the fact that the family were refugees with no country, no passport, and no future to his mind anew and then told him that if he wants respect from people he must pursue a high level of education.

This event served to provided Dr. Saad Saad with the impetus he needed to pursue a high level of education. While Dr. Saad Saad was in high school, he accompanied his brother to a construction site and while there suffered a heat stroke.

The negative experience convinced Dr. Saad Saad that he was not made for outdoor labor. Dr. Saad Saad’s knowledge that the operating room was air-conditioned coupled with his heat stroke experience has the result of making his mind unshakably determined with respect to becoming a pediatric surgeon.

In due time, Dr. Saad Saad not only became a pediatric surgeon, but a U. S. Board Certified Pediatric Surgeon helping thousands of children in his career. Before his entry into retirement, Dr. Saad Saad was the co-director and surgeon-in-chief of K Hovnanian Children Hospital. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: http://medicaldailytimes.com/medical-inventions/life-saving-medical-inventions-dr-saad-saad/3570/

Not long after immigrating to the United States, Dr. Saad Saad became a U. S. Board Certified Pediatric Surgeon, which was a key opening the door to him becoming the Pediatric Surgeon of the Saudi Royal family. Dr. Saad Saad’s other achievements in life includes patenting two inventions. The first invention is an endoscope with a built-in suction device to remedy the problem of bodily fluids fogging up the instrument.

The second invention is an electromagnetic catheter with a built-in detector that allows its position in the body to be detected by a hand-held device.

Dr. Saad Saad offers the following two advice with the hopes of helping others to achieve their dreams and to make the most out of their lives: “Don’t accept anything but the success you seek” and “never wait until tomorrow to accomplish a task you can complete today”.

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