Dr. Saad Saad Creates Two Patented Inventions To Help With Surgical Procedures

Dr. Saad Saad has performed thousands of surgical operations on children during the course of his professional career. Some of these have been complex surgeries which take hours to perform. He says that he isn’t satisfied with the status quo and when he sees something that can be improved upon he takes the bull by the horns and figures out how to make improvements. His two main priorities are reducing the risk his patients face, such as infections and other complications, and also reducing the pain they must suffer. Because of this focus on improving things Dr. Saad Saad has patented two inventions he came up with during his 40-year career as a pediatric surgeon.
Medical catheters are wonderfully useful devices for surgeons. The can be used in a variety of ways not just during surgery but also to treat certain medical conditions. Among their uses during surgery there is draining fluids and gases and providing access for surgical instruments to get where they need to be used. Some catheters are meant to be left in the patient after surgery, either on a short-term basis or permanently, while most are removed during the surgical procedure.
Dr. Saad Saad says one of the difficulties with catheters that are left in the body is keeping track of where they are. The traditional method has been to X-ray the patients to locate them but the complication with that is the repeated exposures to radiation. The other way is to use an MRI machine but that’s not very practical because those can’t be moved to the patient and they are quite large and expensive. To solve this issue Dr. Saad Saad came up with an internal electromagnetic identification device where the doctor can just wave a safe device over the patient that picks up the pinpoint location of the catheter. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/saad-saad
His other invention was for the endoscopes used during surgery. These are used to look around inside a patient but they fog up. There is an anti-fog port on them put surgeons still have to remove the endoscopes, suck up liquids, and then stick the endoscope back in a number of times during surgery. Dr. Saad Saad’s solution puts the suctioning right into the endoscope so it doesn’t have to be repeatedly stuck in and pulled out. He said this is very beneficial, both speeding up surgery times and removing some of the risks of pain and infection after a surgical procedure.

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