Dr. Saad Saad is an accomplished pediatric surgeon who has led a noted career. A graduate of the University of Cairo, the Palestinian native has created revolutionary procedures that redefine certain operations. Dr. Saad is also a patent holder for two inventions, Patent Number 5,727, 553 and Patent Number 5,725,478. His first patent is an integral electromagnetic location identification device, and despite being a mouthful it is a pretty useful invention.
Most practicing Physicians look to re-invent the wheel every day. Optimize performance and quality for every operation they perform. They want their operations to be less risky, more successful, with lessened pain, and better results. Dr. Saad wanted to simply be able to find catheters faster.
Catheters are intravenous tubes placed within the body to serve a variety of purposes. Problems arise though when surgeons have to operate around the catheters. As catheters are place within the body first, if they are not put in a trackable location, surgeons have to try to find them before operating. Presently the go to is either an X-ray, or an MRI. Both are capable of scanning the body and locating a catheter. Unfortunately, X-rays bear risk of radiation, and MRI machines are huge bulky affairs. So Dr. Saad developed a catheter strapped with a location device. The location device uses electromagnetic energy to ping its location, which can be picked up by an exterior device the surgeon scans the body with. No muss, no fuss, no radiation. Although still in the development stage, the invention is primed for mainstream use very soon. Learn more: http://medicaldailytimes.com/doctors/hard-to-swallow-advice-from-dr-saad-saad/3663/
Dr. Saad’s other patent is an improvement on the Endoscope. Endoscopes are intravenous optical devices that allow doctors to look within the body. Very useful but not without its headaches. Although there are many different types of endoscopes, all of which exam a different part of the body, they can all run into the same problem. The view from the scope can be obstructed duo to fluids and gases within the body. Much like his first invention, Dr. Saad’s optimization of the endoscope circulates around strapping a devices to the tip. In this case a device that provides suction. By using suction the obstructing fluids or gases are drained out, allowing the endoscope to see. They have already been fitted with anti-foggers, so this will be one more step in complete optimization.
Dr. Saad has credited both of his creation to necessity. A hole he observed in an operation that needed to be filled. Dr. Saad’s inventions move to better medical practice and supply a better quality to patient operations. As technology in the medical field constantly change, innovations like this will carry the industry into the future.