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Dr. Saad Saad- Saving lives through safe surgical operations

Dr. Saad Saad was in the 1980s working for the Saudi Royal. The Royal Family had handpicked him as their personal pediatric surgeon at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital. This is the hospital where royal families in the Middle East would bring their family members. To be appointed to serve in this hospital was an honor which not many ever get a chance to even come close to. The appointment of Dr. Saad proved that he was among the best pediatric surgeons in the world. The Saudi Royal does not go from anything short of the best. To get an opportunity to serve in this family is a prestigious approval of one’s skills as a professional. Dr. Saad was serving at the King Faisal Specialists Hospital.


At this hospital, Dr. Saad performed surgery to the youngest child to have ever been admitted to the hospital with an aneurysm. Since this was something that has never been seen before, he published a journal that detailed how the procedure was carried out so that other professionals would learn from him.


At the King Faisal Hospital, he had an opportunity to serve both the rich and the poor. Although the hospital was for the rich, it would at time accept patients who had complex health problems from poor backgrounds. As a person who had grown up in the Persian Gulf, he knew that it meant to be poor. He, therefore, made sure that every child from a poor background who was brought in this facility received medical attention just like others from the royal; families. Dr. Saad believed that it was not right to discriminate a patient based on the background, color or any other differences. Every person deserves to be treated with dignity and this includes serving them in the right manner when they fall ill.


In the cause of helping the poor people get the best medical services, Dr. Saad Saad was involved in medical missions, in the United States and the Middle East. His intention was to offer free surgery services to the poor people. The opportunities had in Saud Arabia brought him back to the Middle East to continue assisting many more people from humble backgrounds.


Another thing that bothered Dr. Saad is the state of surgical methods. Most of the methods that were being practiced were not safe for the patient, and they involved a lot of pain. Dr. Saad, therefore, came up with a plan that saw him create two patented innovations. One of the innovations was for an endoscope that had a suction system to remove fluid in the area under operation. The other was a device that could detect catheter even without going through a screening machine. Learn more: