Update – Dr. Saad Saad; the Accomplished Pediatric Surgeon

Dr. Saad Saad was born and raised in Kuwait in a family of seven siblings. He enrolled in Cairo University where he attained a medical degree with honors. He moved to America where he took a residency in Pediatric surgery and came to be board-certified for the occupation.

Dr. Saad Saad’s Medical Accomplishments

Dr. Saad Saad is a talented pediatric surgeon. Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) approached the doctor in 2002. The organization was in need of a doctor to perform surgery on a 15-year-old child with critical gunshot wounds. The doctor performed a complicated seven-hour surgery which was quite a success.

He has further performed complex surgeries on numerous children. He performed surgery on the youngest kid to be diagnosed with aneurysm. This stirred a worldwide journal to broadcast the specifics of the incident. Dr. Saad was extremely respected for his excellent skills.

PCRF later requested the pediatric surgeon to travel to Palestine to perform surgery locally. He helped the unfortunate and disadvantaged who were not able to afford medical help. He has made several trips to Palestine helping the needy, training young skilled pediatric surgeons and boosting the economy of Palestine all through his mission.

Medical inventions

During his career, Dr. Saad Saad developed two inventions that had a major impact in the industry. One, is a device which tracks the location of the catheter inside a body with no use of a scanning machine. The device is super useful when a doctor with an emergency situation requires a hurried insertion of catheter into the body.

His other invention includes a suction system that collaborates with the endoscope. Owing to poor visibility instigated by body fluids when conducting core examinations, Dr. Saad developed the system to help take out fluids from area of examination.


The surgeon has been honored with awards for his immense efforts in helping Palestine people. In 2010, PCRF honored Dr. Saad Saad with the organizations Humanitarian Award.

In 2015, while on his last medicinal mission in Palestine, he was received by Palestine’s president, Mr. Mahmoud Abbas. The president bestowed him with the Gold Medal of Palestine for his tremendous work.

The retired doctor influenced and made a difference in the lives of many patients. For over 40 years, he executed complex pediatric surgeries in the U.S. and Middle East. Dr. Saad Saad trained and educated doctors improving the lives of children across the globe. Learn more : https://www.doximity.com/pub/saad-saad-md



**UPDATE** The Most Dangerous Items To Get Stuck In The Windpipe, According To Dr. Saad Saad

Dr. Saad Saad operates in the state of New Jersey as a pedriatic surgeon with 40 years of experience. He received his degree from the Cairo University in Egypt, and immigrated, after he finished his internship in England, to the United States. Throughout his career spanning 4 decades he helped 1,000 children with ages between six months to 14 years with interventions to remove foreign objects from their esophagus and from their windpipe (trachea).

Dr. Saad notes that due to the fact that kids are curious, they put items in their mouth and then swallow them, and this is more true for young kids. While in most of the cases the object passes through their food pipes and ends up in their stomach, avoiding any serious complication, sometimes the object gets stuck accidentally in the windpipe or in the food pipe. Usual signs of this happening are trouble swallowing, wheezing, and trouble breathing.

He performed many bronchoscopies and endoscopies in his career. Our trachea and esophagus produce liquids which make it difficult to see the foreign object with an endoscope due to the fogging of the lenses. While usually a doctor would have to use a vacuum in order to suck the liquid that was blocking the view and then proceed with the examination, Dr. Saad came up with a revolutionary way to change the anti-fog device that is located on the side on the endoscope into a device designed for irrigation and suction. As a result, the doctor is able to suck away the liquid without having to take the endoscope out, and thus he can save time and make the examination a lot faster.

Batteries, mentions Dr. Saad, are dangerous foreign bodies when swallowed by a kid. They tend to be relatively small, which means it is easy for children to pick them up and swallow them without trouble. Batteries can leak acid that is on the inside and cause severe injuries and burns to the stomach or esophagus of a child. It is important for parents to pay attention when kids are playing with TV remotes, electric toys, cameras or any device that uses batteries.

Another particularly dangerous objects mentioned by Dr. Saad are peanuts. Due to their small size they can end up in the windpipe rather than the food pipe. If peanuts get stuck down the windpipe, they can expand as a result of the liquid in the lungs, which can result in further blockage. Taking peanuts out of the windpipe is also a difficult procedure for doctors, as using tweezers can fragment the peanut and allow crumbles to scatter throughout the lungs. He suggests that parents should not permit kids under the age of 7 to have peanuts, as they are extremely dangerous.


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